Hyper-V Disaster Recovery Solution

Your readiness to respond to the widest possible range of disaster scenarios can protect your business from significant losses. Disasters come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from cyber-attacks and equipment failures to fires and natural calamities. Having an adequate response plan can help you minimize data loss and resume business-critical operations faster. This is the only way to reduce the financial consequences of a disaster and save your company’s reputation.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides rich functionality for disaster recovery purposes. Below, you will find a brief outline of tools and features designed to help you ensure the continuity of operations in Hyper-V-based environments. Our solution can help you implement your Hyper-V disaster recovery plan and make sure that your services are available 24/7.


Key Features at a Glance

  • Orchestration of Hyper-V disaster recovery operations
  • Advanced functionality to improve performance
  • Efficient usage of storage space
  • Non-disruptive Hyper-V disaster recovery testing
  • Instant recovery of VMs, individual files, and application objects
  • Automation of data protection activities
  • User-friendly and intuitive interface
Application-Aware Mode

Application-Aware Mode

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides a way to create backups and replicas in an application-aware mode. With this feature, you can rest assured that data inside your applications and databases is backed up in a transactionally-consistent way.

Flexible Retention Scheme

Flexible Retention Scheme

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can keep recovery points from any period you need. For Hyper-V environments, these are 30 and 4,000 recovery points for replicas and backups, respectively.

Instant Recovery

Instant Recovery

NAKIVO Backup & Replication enables you to instantly recover your VMs, as well as individual files, folders, and application objects. This allows for a granular approach and thus, saves your time.

Hyper-V Disaster Recovery with NAKIVO Backup & Replication

NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers a fully-fledged solution to help you ensure disaster recovery when using Hyper-V in basically no time.

Hyper-V Replication

The replication technology in our product enables you to quickly minimize the effects of an unpredicted occurrence. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can simply power on the VM replica if a disaster strikes your primary environment. This way, you may have your business operations running right away, with no need to restore the VM first. Until needed, the replica VM remains in a powered-off state and does not consume CPU, memory, or network resources. You can store your VM replicas on-site or at a remote location, or do even better and use both. With a VM replica in place, you can improve recovery times, thus avoiding substantial interruptions in your business functions.

Hyper-V Replication from Backup

A comprehensive Hyper-V disaster recovery plan requires you to both back up and replicate your production VMs. With Replication from Backup, another feature of our product, you can perform VM replication directly from backups. This not only allows you to reduce recovery time, but also to avoid snapshot overhead, offloading your production environment in turn. This is a great helper for infrastructures with large quantities of VMs, hosts, and applications, where snapshot redundancy may negatively affect network performance. Moreover, the Job Chaining feature provides a way to link jobs so that they automatically start one another, saving you time and manual effort.

Automated Hyper-V VM Failover

A wise step would be to decide how to implement Hyper-V failover disaster recovery algorithm in your overall strategy. With the Automated VM Failover feature, you can resume operations after a disaster just by running a single job. The only thing you need is a valid replica of your VM. Once you have your VM successfully replicated, you can create a set of failover jobs to automate the Hyper-V disaster recovery process. Moreover, our functionality allows you to set up network mapping and re-IP rules to reconfigure VM networking upon failover. After your VM is recovered, you can perform a failback to return the workloads to the production site.

Site Recovery

The Site Recovery functionality allows you to manage Hyper-V disaster recovery across multiple sites. You can create several algorithms of actions to be prepared for any disaster scenario. Our product regularly scans your environment and sends notifications if any of your VMs cannot be reached. What’s more, disaster recovery activities can easily be automated to further reduce downtime. To make sure your Hyper-V disaster recovery plan is indeed effective, regularly test and update your existing jobs. Our solution allows for doing this without disrupting your production environment.


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