NAKIVO Provides Direct Backup to Amazon S3 for School

St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju, a boarding school in South Korea, protects the school’s data and applications with NAKIVO Backup & Replication and Amazon S3.

Business Challenge

St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju’s IT infrastructure includes 2 VMware servers with nearly twenty virtual machines. VMs store critical data of the school library. One of the most important applications these VMs run is a SNAP application, which is used to operate and manage the medical program at the school.

Data backup for the VMs is vital for this academic institution, which includes a library, research, databases, and school programs. The school’s data needs to be thoroughly protected in order to ensure the continuity of operations. In case of data loss, the school’s daily operations will come to a halt, and complaints from students and their parents would follow.

St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju did not rely on any VM backup solutions before, as the school used built-in backup tools in some applications or manually transferred data to storage and hard drives. The manual labor of transferring data to hard drives was complicated to manage, unreliable, and time-consuming. Not so long ago, the school decided to look for a dedicated VM backup solution to back up data efficiently and easily. The main criteria were: professional technical support, easy configuration, powerful backup performance, a user-friendly interface, and a reasonable price.


Since ease of configuration and management was one of the main criteria for the school, the IT team chose NAKIVO Backup & Replication as their new VM backup solution. The solution also offers all the advanced data protection needed at an affordable price.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication was installed and configured on the school’s premises in just half an hour. “After spending half an hour on installation, we had a successful backup of our file server that same night,” says Howon Lee, Network Manager at St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju. “The web interface is extremely straightforward, friendly, and plain simple.”

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides a wide variety of installation options, including QNAP NAS installation. “We installed NAKIVO Backup & Replication on a QNAP NAS, and we use AWS as target storage while also doing backups to Amazon S3 every day,” says Howon.

“The integration with AWS is great and makes our backup jobs efficient with the automation capabilities provided by NAKIVO Backup & Replication. We back up our entire infrastructure within a few hours, and we run backup jobs every day,” says Howon. “We like this VM backup solution because it is a flexible, feasible, and inexpensive alternative to all other familiar solutions.”

NAKIVO Backup & Replication allows the direct backup of all workloads to Amazon S3, a scalable cloud storage platform. Backup copies are being stored in Amazon S3, making data safe and accessible in case the primary backups become unavailable. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers great compatibility with Amazon S3 and short backup times. The seamless integration between NAKIVO Backup & Replication and Amazon S3 cloud is automated and helps us save time on work,” says Howon.


“By switching to NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we managed to save 20% on our budget and allocated the savings to the other activities needed by the school,” says Howon. “NAKIVO Backup & Replication is easy to set up and use. The solution is flexible and feasible. NAKIVO Backup & Replication solved our problems because now we are able to manage all backup jobs in one place conveniently and efficiently. The solution can capture all VM data, ensure the consistency of our applications and databases running in the VMs, and transfer only changes to the backup repository.”

About St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju

St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju is a boarding school located on the island of Jeju, South Korea. The school is K-12 and has 1,000 students and 150 faculty and staff members. The inquiry-based curriculum and student life programs provide an enriched course of study and a unique boarding experience for Korean and international students. For more information, visit