NAKIVO Announces Availability of VM Backup Appliances Based on QNAP NAS

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 is available in the QNAP App Center and enables to turn x86-based QNAP NAS servers into high-performance VM backup appliances.

Campbell, CA, United States — May 4, 2017

NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments announced today that NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 is available in the QNAP App Center for x86-based entry-level, mid-range, and high-end SMB and Enterprise QNAP NAS servers. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 can turn supported QNAP NAS servers into high-performance VM backup appliances for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2.

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NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS combine backup hardware, backup software, backup storage, and data deduplication in a single device. This setup frees up virtual infrastructure resources previously used for backup and results in a smaller footprint and less maintenance. Compared to purpose-build backup appliances, the combination of NAKIVO Backup & Replication and QNAP NAS is up to 5X more affordable, while delivering the same or higher levels of performance and reliability.

NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS also deliver higher VM backup speed when compared to VM-based backup solutions. This is because backup data is written directly to the NAS disks, bypassing network protocols such as NFS and CIFS. NAKIVO VM backup appliance based on QNAP NAS can boost VM backup performance by up to 1.9X.

NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS separate virtual infrastructure and backup software, which improves reliability and ensures that recovery can be performed even if a portion of virtual infrastructure is unavailable.

NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS can be deployed onsite or offsite - even in locations with no virtual infrastructure - and can be used to store primary and secondary VM backups. NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS provides all components that are required for operational and disaster recovery: hardware to run restores, backup data, and backup software.

"We are excited to partner with QNAP and deliver a high-performance VM backup solution based on QNAP NAS," said Bruce Talley, CEO of NAKIVO, Inc. "QNAP delivers cutting-edge NAS servers featuring robust operation, large storage capacity, and reliability that are ideal for building a fast and reliable VM backup appliance."

"NAKIVO provides excellent functionality and an affordable option for QNAP NAS users to back up VMs with a unified, single system,” said Jack Yang, Associate Vice President of Product Management at QNAP. "To fulfill intensive virtualization application in a modern IT infrastructure, we offer the dual-controller Enterprise ZFS NAS as a high-availability VM storage. Users can easily leverage QNAP-based NAKIVO VM backup appliance for online backups from the Enterprise ZFS NAS to enjoy a complete virtualization-ready solution from the QNAP offering."

Named "Top 20 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2016" by CRN, NAKIVO provides a better way for SMBs, enterprises, and cloud providers to protect and recover their virtualized and cloud environments more reliably, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 environments and offers advanced features that increase VM backup performance, improve reliability, speed up recovery, and help save time and money. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides:

  • Proper backups: Native, agentless, image-based, application-aware VM backup and replication
  • Fast backups: Forever-incremental backups, LAN-free data transfer, network acceleration
  • Small backups: Exclusion of SWAP files and partitions, global backup deduplication, variable backup compression
  • Guaranteed recovery: Instant backup verification with screenshots of test-recovered VMs, backup copy offsite/to the cloud
  • Faster recovery: Instant recovery of VMs, files, Exchange objects, Active Directory objects, instant disaster recovery with VM replicas.

About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise "Quality Network Appliance Provider", aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation. More information is at to learn more.


NAKIVO is a US corporation founded in 2012. NAKIVO develops a fast, reliable, and affordable data protection solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and cloud environments. Over 10,000 companies are using NAKIVO Backup & Replication to protect and recover their data more efficiently and cost-effectively, while over 180 hosting, managed, and cloud service providers are using NAKIVO’s software to deliver VM BaaS and DRaaS to their customers. NAKIVO has a global presence with over 2,300 channel partners in 124 countries worldwide. Visit to learn more.

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