NAKIVO Helps Protect Manufacturing Processes for a Machinery Company

Zetor, an agricultural machinery manufacturer in Czechia, shortens backup windows and saves time on backup administration with NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

Business Challenge

Zetor started manufacturing tractors in the post-war period after 1945. The first Zetor tractor, the Z 25, was delivered in 1946. Five months later, the Chamber of Commerce and Trade of the Czechoslovak Republic (as it was known at the time) issued a trademark for the Zetor brand. Since then, the Zetor brand has become synonymous with hard work and is one of the most important exporters in Czechia.

Zetor’s operating data is stored on virtual machines and mainly consists of planning, projection, and business systems. In the era of cybercrime and other threats to business continuity, data backup is essential for Zetor. Without proper backup and recovery processes, the company’s operations would be exposed to high risk. In case of data loss, the company’s operations can come to a complete halt, disrupting production, trade, and supply.

Zetor’s environment was previously protected by a different backup solution. The company decided to switch to a different vendor because the existing solution was too expensive. Moreover, backup jobs took longer than acceptable, and there was too much administration effort for the IT team. Zetor’s ideal backup solution would have offered the perfect price-performance ratio, as well as ease of use for the IT department.


“The main reason for choosing NAKIVO Backup & Replication was a greater balance in the price-performance ratio of the backup solution. Another key thing was the benefit of applying a trial version of the solution to test so that we could evaluate the benefits for our organization,” says Lukas Varvarovsky, IT infrastructure specialist at Zetor. “In our case, NAKIVO Backup & Replication strongly prevailed.”

“We had a positive experience with installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication. The subsequent implementation and configuration were supported by a strong regional solution provider that recommended NAKIVO Backup & Replication in the first place. Thanks to this collaboration, we had more room for testing,” says Lukas. “The web interface is simple, and due to this, we save time and increase the efficiency of our key IT experts.”

“NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides excellent integration opportunities. Especially, QNAP and Synology servers are key NAS devices in our region. NAKIVO Backup & Replication thus has significantly helped our organization with this highly functional integration. The main advantage is the significant time savings when managing a backup plan,” says Lukas.

“NAKIVO Backup & Replication has all the key functionalities in balance, which means an ideal backup option for our organization. Currently, we take advantage of virtual machine backup, backup to Tape, and Office 365 backup in the future. Backups take about three hours, and we back up every day. We enjoy the simplicity of the solution and the efficiency of backup management, says Lukas. “Backup to tape is a conservative method that still makes sense, and we recommend this data protection method. Office 365 backup is also offered by NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Therefore, this will be implemented at a later stage in our environment.”

“NAKIVO’s technical support can be assessed over time. Our requirements are addressed promptly and with sufficient quality and expertise. Therefore, we are already deciding to renew our technical support for NAKIVO Backup & Replication for next year,” says Lukas.


“NAKIVO Backup & Replication is an ideal option for organizations that want to have a reliable backup solution, with an emphasis on simplicity and economic benefits for the IT department. NAKIVO Backup & Replication solved a number of problems,” says Lukas, “The main thing is the simple administration of the product that does not require hours from our IT department. According to our implementation analysis, there were definitely time savings. We also saved time on backup speed because NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers faster backup windows than our previous product.”

About Zetor

Founded in 1946, Zetor has grown into one of the best-known tractor manufacturers in Europe with a 55% market share in Central Europe. Over 1.4 million Zetor tractors are in use today in over 90 countries around the world. The quality of Zetor tractors is assured by in-house design and manufacturing by Zetor in Brno, Czechia. Zetor’s strategy has always been based on practical innovation, design, manufacturing, and extensive testing. For more information, visit