Umbra, VM Backup Appliance Based on NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Generates Business for Integrative

Integrative Global Limited, an IT services company headquartered in Macao (China), created Umbra – a high-performance VMware Backup Appliance based on NAKIVO Backup & Replication – and performed five large installations to customers in Asia and the Caribbean regions.

Campbell, CA, United States — November 29, 2016

NAKIVO Inc., a fast-growing software company for protecting virtualized and cloud environments, has announced today that Integrative Global Limited – an IT services company headquartered in Macao (China) - has built Umbra, a VMware Backup Appliance based on NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Integrative’s main goal is to help organizations find a way in the maze of today's technologies to build an IT infrastructure that makes business sense. Integrative’s team possesses experience in systems management, infrastructure optimization, DR planning and implementation, database optimization, infrastructure design, security, and compliance. “At Integrative, we take all available building blocks and objectivity into consideration, when selecting the right technologies and vendors to fit our customer requirements. Our team offers in-depth knowledge and a full range of capabilities to help today's IT leaders tackle their toughest challenges,” says Mr. Kool, Technical Director at Integrative Global Ltd.

Integrative plays a key part in leading customers to the right backup solution to protect their virtual environments. “Our customers are looking not only for a standard VM backup solution, but most require VM replication, backup copy, and VM disaster recovery features as well. Some organizations have tight budgets, so we need to offer a solution according to their budget requirements. Other organizations experience various technical challenges with in place solutions and are just tired of ongoing issues,” says Mr. Kool.

For Integrative, the key reason to start developing a relationship with NAKIVO, was that NAKIVO Backup & Replication runs on Linux which fits into Integrative’s open-source integration strategy. Since most of Integrative’s customers were looking for an appliance type solution, Integrative decided to develop a high-performance VMware backup appliance based on NAKIVO Backup & Replication. The main advantage of the VMware backup appliance is that end users do not need to worry about managing the backup system itself, they only need to use its functionality.

Umbra (Unified Managed Backup & Recovery) is built on Supermicro servers that run a custom build of Ubuntu and use the ZFS file system. “The core of the VMware backup appliance is NAKIVO Backup & Replication, which provides VM backup, replication, and recovery. The Umbra appliance is available in three sizes: medium, large, and extra-large to make it simple for our customers. Usually, we work with large data sets, so our smallest VMware backup appliance is 80 TB, going up to half of PetaByte from there,” says Mr. Kool.

While other competitive products are just too complex to set up, maintain, and administer, NAKIVO Backup & Replication is the simplest to operate. "Our customers want to switch to NAKIVO Backup & Replication mainly because they are fed up with constant technical issues and just want a user-friendly software that works,” says Mr. Kool.

By partnering with NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Integrative is successfully expanding business. "We are a small company, but we are steadily growing. Recently, we sold our first extra-large VMware backup appliance in Macao, China and that will lead to additional business. NAKIVO Backup & Replication feature set makes the product attractive to customers to choose over other data protection solutions," says Mr. Kool.

Recently, Integrative achieved a NAKIVO Silver Solution Partner Level. "We have been actively working with NAKIVO for the last half a year and so far performed five large installations. I believe that NAKIVO is truly involved in our partnership and is responsive to questions and suggestions. Experience with NAKIVO has been great because their team works with us to create new business and deliver the product to our customers," says Mr. Kool.

Presently, Integrative’s customers are satisfied with the performance of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. "Our customers are impressed with the simplicity of the product. The biggest response comes when they actually need to restore a VM or a file. Then they see the true value in quick and reliable data recoverability," says Mr. Kool.


ABOUT Integrative

Headquartered in Macau SAR, founded on the island of Curacao (Dutch Caribbean) in 2007, with presence in APAC (Hong Kong and Macau), EMEA (NL/UK), and the Americas. The consultants at Integrative have decades of experience in IT infrastructure management, telecommunications, cloud computing, financial services, reinsurance, hospitality, and on-line entertainment. The core of Integrative is a close knitted network of globally positioned partners each working as an independent advisor and technology evangelist. Each partner has at least 20 years of experience in his or her field and has developed a broad skillset and strategic vision. The services of Integrative range from IT Strategy and managerial support in the form of virtual CIO and CTO roles to architectural design, security audits, procurement management, project management, and delivery of services and solutions. For more information, visit


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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