April 9, 2019
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta – Back Up Nutanix AHV VMs and Replicate Directly From Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta Program is now open! Our team has worked hard to extend the list of available backup options and increase the efficiency of your backup operations.
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta, you can back up and recover Nutanix AHV VMs, replicate your VMs directly from backups (saving you time and system resources), build a ransomwarep-proof mini backup appliance based on Raspberry Pi as well as create a software-defined backup appliance based on FreeNAS. As an added bonus, you can now get all the updates in a few clicks with the Auto-Update feature.
Download NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta and fulfill the simple Beta Program requirements to get an Amazon eGift Card!
Support for Nutanix AHV
Multi-platform environments are always harder to manage than their single-platform counterparts in terms of data protection, not only due to additional costs or complexity, but because there are fewer solutions that can accomplish that. NAKIVO Backup & Replication strives to live up to this challenge by continuously expanding the list of its supported platforms. The latest version adds Support for Nutanix AHV allowing you to take advantage of agentless, incremental, application-aware backup and recovery of Nutanix AHV VMs. The feature includes additional benefits such as reduced storage space consumption with global data deduplication and variable compression, and increased backup performance with Network Acceleration, among others.
Replication From Backup
Using both replication and backup is an important part of backup strategy, especially in larger environments. Besides the constant need to improve RTO and RPO, you also need the flexibility offered by using both replication and backup at the same time. Yet running these processes simultaneously may cause additional strain to your IT resources.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta allows you to replicate VMs directly from backups, which significantly reduces the load on the CPU and RAM resources and saves time. Performing backup and replication at the same time would normally require the solution to make two separate VM snapshots. However, with replication from backup, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta needs to take a snapshot only during the original backup, reducing the load on the host.
Ransomware-Proof Mini Backup Appliance Based on Raspberry Pi
There are various solutions you can choose from if you want to buy or create a backup appliance. However, ease-of-use, price, and portability are always going to remain as highly relevant factors during this choice.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be used to create a unique mini backup appliance that is not only cost-effective, but also ransomware-proof. The solution is so fundamentally light-weight that it can be easily installed on the Raspberry Pi. This allows you to get the wide range of NAKIVO Backup & Replication data protection options and still take advantage of the portability, security, and simplicity offered by Raspberry Pi.
Software-Defined Backup Appliance Based on FreeNAS
Purchasing additional storage space for backups is a pain point for many companies. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta can help alleviate this problem by introducing the ability to create a software-defined backup appliance based on FreeNAS.
FreeNAS OS can be installed on a wide range of devices turning them into network-attached storage. By adding NAKIVO Backup & Replication to the mix, you can create a cost-effective and high-performing VM backup appliance to take care of data protection in your infrastructure. The appliance retains the key benefits of a standard purpose-built backup appliance, such as higher reliability and backup performance, while saving your budget.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication has a great history of releases, implementing new features almost every quarter. With the new Auto-Update feature, you can keep track of the newest versions of the solution and automatically download updates from the main UI of NAKIVO Backup & Replication in just a few clicks.
Windows Server 2019 Support
Last but not least, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta can now be installed on Windows Server 2019. If you are planning to upgrade your environment, then you can be certain that your trusted data protection solution is already one step ahead.
Download NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta to test our award-winning data protection and disaster recovery solution in your own environment.