NAKIVO Releases v5 with Flash VM Boot for VMware VMs

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5 was released today featuring Flash VM Boot, which provides the ability to run VMware VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups.

Campbell, CA, United States — October 27, 2014

NAKIVO Inc., the fastest growing virtualization and cloud backup software company for VMware environments, has released NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5 today. More details and free download are available at /resources/download/trial-download/.

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Flash VM Boot provides the ability to run VMware VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups, without recovering the entire VMs first. The backup from which the VM is started remains unchanged to preserve the integrity of the data.

The Flash VM Boot feature works out-of-the-box for both Windows-based and Linux-based VMs and provides customers with a rich set of opportunities, enabling them to:

  • Permanently recover VMs booted from backups
  • Access files and application objects of any application on any OS within seconds
  • Test system updates and application patches before applying them to production VMs
  • Verify the VM backups and ensure that OS and applications run properly
  • Copy VMDK files and then delete the virtual machine.

Named one of the top 10 coolest storage startups of 2014 by CRN, NAKIVO is delivering a new way for Cloud Providers, enterprises, and SMBs to protect their VMware environments more reliably, efficiently, and cost-effectively. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is VMware-certified, purely agentless, and can be deployed on both Linux and Windows. Featuring a simple and intuitive Web UI, the product can back up and replicate VMware VMs onsite, offsite, and to private/public clouds (including single-click integration with Amazon Cloud). NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports live applications and databases, instantly recovers files and application objects directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups, speeds up data transfer with network acceleration, and reduces data size with global deduplication and compression.


"The ability to recover business-critical VMs within a short time frame is a top requirement for cloud providers, enterprises, and SMBs. With the release of v5, we enable our customers to recover their VMs within seconds, thus providing the highest-possible recovery time objectives for production VMs," Bruce Talley, CEO and Co-Founder of NAKIVO.

"NAKIVO is a rapidly growing provider of onsite, offsite, and cloud backup software. Their product - NAKIVO Backup & Replication - offers an impressive list of data protection and recovery features for cloud providers, enterprises, and SMBs. What makes NAKIVO stand out, is their ability to perform an in place recovery from a compressed and deduplicated VM backups and still deliver production-level performance." George Crump, Lead Analyst, Storage Switzerland.



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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