VM Backup Appliance Based on QNAP NAS

Install NAKIVO Backup & Replication on a QNAP NAS to create a high-performance VM backup appliance

NAKIVO Backup & Replication is available in QNAP App Center and can be installed on x86-based QNAP NAS servers.

By deploying NAKIVO Backup & Replication on a QNAP NAS, you create an all-in-one, high-performance VM backup appliance that combines backup software, hardware, storage, and data deduplication in a single device.

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QNAP delivers cutting-edge NAS servers featuring robust operation, large storage capacity, and reliability that are ideal for building fast and reliable VM backup appliances.

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Increase VM Backup Speed

The VM backup process puts an extra load on your environment – source hosts, storages, and networks are affected. The best way to offload your infrastructure resources is to ensure that the backups are completed in the shortest time possible.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides great features that improve VM backup speed, such as forever-incremental backups with CBT/RCT, LAN-free Data Transfer, and Network Acceleration.

However, when NAKIVO Backup & Replication is installed on QNAP NAS, VM backup performance can be increased even further.

The performance is increased due to the fact that NAKIVO Backup & Replication can write backups directly to NAS disks, bypassing the overhead of network protocols, such as NFS and CIFS. As a result, VM backup and replication jobs can complete up to 2X faster vs. VM-based backup solutions!

Save Storage Space

NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on a QNAP NAS helps save a lot of storage space for VM backups providing the following set of useful features:

  • Skip swap files and partitions: unnecessary swap data are automatically excluded from VM backups, so the size of VM backups is smaller;
  • Global data deduplication: duplicate data blocks are excluded from the VM backup, so only unique data blocks are kept in the backup repository;
  • Compression: each unique data block is further automatically compressed, thus, minimizing the VM backup size.

Ensure Reliability of VM Backup

If your backup software runs in a VM, chances are that any incident in the virtualized environment will render your backup software unusable. Losing your production VMs and the ability to restore from your backups is a true disaster.

By installing NAKIVO Backup & Replication on a QNAP NAS, you can separate backup software and backup storage from your virtualized environment. This way you free your infrastructure resources from backup workloads and ensure that you can recover your data anytime and anywhere, even if some of your VMware or Hyper-V servers are down.

A VM backup appliance can be located onsite or offsite and can be easily moved to a new location in case of a disaster. One physical device contains everything you need for recovery – hardware, software, and VM backups from which you can restore.

VM Backup Appliance Based on QNAP NAS

Make Disaster Recovery Easy

A QNAP NAS-based VM backup appliance has all necessary components streamlining disaster recovery: backed up VM data, feature-rich software, and reliable hardware.

Therefore, this VM backup appliance is configured and ready to be used for instant recovery of VMs, Microsoft Exchange objects, Microsoft SQL Server Objects, Microsoft Active Directory objects, and files of Windows-based and Linux-based VMs.

Save Costs on VM Backup

When backup software is installed in a VM, it consumes the server’s CPU and RAM, which could be used to run production workloads. In addition, backup data would have to travel over the network from the backup server to its destination, loading the server’s network and affecting the performance of all VMs on that server.

Instead of purchasing a separate backup server and a storage server for your backups, you can get a single QNAP NAS and use it to both process and store your backups. By doing this, you offload your virtual infrastructure from backup tasks and improve backup performance.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication combines affordable pricing with minimal system requirements: the product can be installed even on entry-level QNAP NAS, such as TS-451U. And when it comes to enterprise-level data protection, the combination of NAKIVO Backup & Replication and QNAP NAS is at least 5X less expensive than purpose-built backup appliances with similar hardware and software characteristics.