NAKIVO Helps Banking Company Save Thousands of Dollars on Renewal Costs

Texas Peoples National Bancshares, a banking company in Texas, saves thousands of dollars in yearly data protection software renewal costs with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Business Challenge

Texas Peoples National Bancshares provides a full range of commercial banking services to customers in the state of Texas. The company’s products and services include investments, financing, cards, insurance, remote banking, personal banking, and direct deposit.

Texas Peoples National Bancshares operates out of three sites with 1 physical server and 22 virtual machines. Virtual machines store the company’s critical data like documents, spreadsheets, and databases. The company runs financial applications to support teller functions, account opening, and instant issuing of debit cards. Virtual machines also run an email server, a telephone system, and collaboration applications. Maintaining uninterrupted access to critical data and applications that support the organization and their customers is of the utmost importance. Protecting data with the help of a VM backup solution ensures data availability and business continuity.

Previously, the company relied on a different VM backup solution for data availability. Recovery with the previous solution was slow, there were daily failed jobs or backup hangs. The main criteria for choosing a new solution were speed, efficiency, reliability, and cost.


NAKIVO Backup & Replication stood out from the competition due to the solution’s extensive functionality set and multiple deployment options. The solution can protect virtual, physical, cloud, and SaaS environments with incremental and application-aware backups. The solution provides complete visibility via a unified dashboard for all data protection activities and workloads. Moreover, deployment is easy and flexible with a range of options: installation on Windows/Linux, as a pre-configured virtual appliance, or on NAS.

“Installing and configuring NAKIVO Backup & Replication was a breeze. The web interface is simple, intuitive, and responsive. Since the solution offered integration with Synology NAS, we took advantage of this functionality, and we really enjoy the portability and unification of both hardware and software,” says Pat Watson, Vice President/CTO at Texas Peoples National Bancshares.

“Backing up our entire environment takes nearly four hours, while incremental backups take about 50 minutes,” says Pat. “We enjoy fully automated backups that reduce administrative complexity and time spent on data protection. We do not experience issues anymore with stuck or hung backups.”

“In the past, recovery was a long and exhausting process for us. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we can recover entire VMs, files, and application objects directly from backups. Thus, we have minimized time for recovery dramatically,” says Pat.

“We also take advantage of backup copy functionality and VM replication. We keep an extra copy of our backups for archival purposes. And with VM replication, we always have a VM replica available for disaster recovery purposes,” says Pat.


“The simplicity, elegance, and complete functionality set is unmatched at the price point that NAKIVO provides its customers,” says Pat. “Our backups are portable, fast, and more reliable than ever before. NAKIVO Backup & Replication has saved us thousands of dollars in yearly renewal costs and eliminated countless hours we used to spend on maintaining our old solution,” says Pat. “With the previous solution, we struggled to complete offsite replication due to limited bandwidth between our sites. We no longer have this problem with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.”

About About Texas Peoples National Bancshares Inc.

In 1988, a group of local businessmen formed Texas Peoples National Bancshares, Inc. (TPNB). In December of 1988, TPNB acquired the assets and assumed the liabilities of the failed First National Bank – Bogata from the FDIC. The assets and liabilities were acquired into a new wholly owned subsidiary of TPNB known as Peoples National Bank. PNB began to experience rapid growth as a result of a local board of directors with a commitment to serving the local community. PNB was the first local bank to offer the convenience of three locations to its customers. For more information, visit