Backup Solution for Schools and Universities

NAKIVO caters to the unique data protection needs of educational institutions allowing them to protect the data of their staff and students with limited budgets. NAKIVO Backup & Replication helps schools and universities ensure continuous availability in hybrid learning environments.

✔ Incremental backups
✔ Direct backup to cloud
✔ Flexible recovery options
✔ Ransomware resilience
✔ Up to 50% backup cost reduction
✔ Special pricing starting at $195 per socket


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Backup Services for Educational Institutions with NAKIVO

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All-in-One Solution

Protect virtual, cloud, physical and SaaS environments using a single centralized interface

simplified administration

Simplified Administration

Reduce administration time by up to 85% with automation features and HTTP API integrations

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Ransomware Protection

Store critical data in immutable repositories onsite or in the cloud to prevent encryption by ransomware

automated workflows

Automated Workflows

Configure pre-set policies and schedule tasks to run data protection workflows automatically

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Instant Recovery

Recover VMs, physical machines, individual files and application objects with near-zero RTOs

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Optimized Performance

Reduce storage space consumption, improve backup speed and prevent network overload

Cloud Backups for
Educational Institutions

Multi-Platform Support

Protect virtual, physical, cloud, SaaS, and mixed environments including:

VMware Cloud Director VMs and vApps
Nutanix AHV VMs
Amazon EC2 instances

Data Consistency

Use application-aware mode to ensure that backup and replica data is consistent. The solution flushes the memory of applications and databases to the disk before taking a snapshot. This way, applications run smoothly after recovery without the need for any configurations and no data loss.

Cross-Platform Protection

Simplify data protection in a multi-platform environment. Instantly restore Windows/Linux physical machines from backups as VMware vSphere VMs with physical-to-virtual recovery. Recover between VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V servers using the Cross-Platform Recovery feature.

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Enhanced Performance

Free up storage space and reduce resource usage by conducting fast incremental backups and replicas, saving only changed data blocks to the repository. The solution also provides features to boost the performance of data protection activities and prevent network overload. You can restrict bandwidth consumption during working hours, use LAN-free data transfer to avoid performance degradation or integrate the solution with a deduplication appliance.

Advanced Cloud Mobility

Cut down on storage maintenance costs and on administration times with cloud backups. Use NAKIVO Backup & Replication to send backups directly to public cloud platforms: Amazon S3, Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, Backblaze B2 and Azure Blob Storage.

Instant Recovery

Recover full VMs, individual files, folders and objects directly from backups in seconds. NAKIVO supports Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange Server and SQL Server, enabling you to search for and recover application objects directly from compressed backups.

Guaranteed Recoverability

Instantly verify that VM backups and replicas are recoverable. NAKIVO Backup & Replication automatically boots VMs with a turned-off network to check whether the OS is running. The solution then sends you an OS screenshot or a report by email. You can also view the results in the solution’s interface.

Additional Security

Personal data can be subject to strict compliance and audit requirements. The solution provides features to enhance the security of data protection activities with data encryption, 2FA and role-based access control. When it comes to storage and availability of data, use flexible retention policies to retain weekly, monthly and yearly backups of this type of data. Ensure that backups cannot be compromised or deleted by ransomware attacks or other users by storing data in immutable repositories locally or in the public cloud.

Disaster Recovery

Fully automate your disaster recovery process for a variety of disaster scenarios. Configure automated workflows and then trigger instant failover/failback to an offsite replica with a single click.

Simplified Administration

Schedule workflows and prevent overlaps with the Calendar dashboard. Automate routine tasks by configuring custom rules to protect workloads that fit your specified criteria. Expand automation capabilities even more by integrating third-party solutions via HTTP API.

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Universities and Schools with NAKIVO

Eliminate a single point of failure

Benefit from advanced storage tiering and easily send backup copies to multiple locations to implement the 3-2-1 rule. Verify recoverability, configure disaster recovery workflows and use multiple recovery options to resume your IT operations with minimal to no downtime in case of a disaster.

Ensure regulatory compliance

Use advanced recovery point rotation schemes to guarantee that you meet compliance and auditing requirements in education. Reduce audit efforts with the Global Search feature and easily find the needed data across your backups and replicas.

Protect your data from ransomware

Store critical data backups in immutable repositories onsite or in the cloud. Ensure that no one can access or delete the data until the immutability period is over. You can also prevent unauthorized access to your data by configuring role-based access control (RBAC) and encrypting your data.

Optimize resource usage

Monitor the use of your infrastructure in real time and correctly allocate resources using IT Monitoring. Save storage space with incremental backups and exclusion of swap data. You can also accelerate the speed of your data protection tasks and reduce the load on your network.

Manage workflows from a centralized interface

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can easily manage mixed environments via a web-based management dashboard that you can access from any location and device. Schedule workflows using the Calendar dashboard and automate routine tasks with policy-based data protection and job chaining.

Enable Multi-Tenancy

Offload data protection tasks to different divisions or campuses. Create up to 1,000 isolated IT environments and distribute resources between them using the multi-tenant mode from NAKIVO. Tenants can manage data protection tasks within their environments using the Self-Service Portal while you maintain complete oversight.

NAKIVO Pricing for Education Institutions

Get a special discount for
educational institutions

With NAKIVO, you can save up to 50% on backup costs. To use NAKIVO Backup & Replication, purchase either a perpetual or subscription license.

Perpetual licenses are charged per CPU socket for VMs or per physical machine. The license includes a year of free Standard Support via phone, chat and email during business hours.

Subscription licenses are charged per workload, which can be a single VM, an Amazon EC2 instance, one physical server, three workstations, an Oracle database, or 500 GB of source file share data. The license includes 24/7 technical support.

For more details, check out the Pricing and Editions page.

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  • Comprehensive solution for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments.
  • 2-minute deployment on Windows/Linux machines and NAS as a VA or Amazon AMI.
  • Local and offsite backup destinations including NAS, cloud and tape.
  • Instant full and granular recovery of files, folders and application objects.
  • Platform migration using instant physical-to-virtual (P2V) or cross-platform recoveries.
  • Microsoft Active Directory integration for simplified user management.
  • Faster workflows with LAN-free backup and Network Acceleration.
  • Site Recovery with automated workflows for a variety of disaster scenarios.
  • Near-instant failover to a VM on a secondary site.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I ensure compliance with the data protection policies of the education industry?

NAKIVO offers several features that help you establish security and privacy to guarantee regulatory compliance:

Role-based access control (RBAC): Configure granular permissions to prevent unauthorized access.
Two-factor authentication (2FA): Add an extra security check when logging in to your accounts.
Advanced encryption: Apply encryption to backup data in transit or at rest.
Microsoft Active Directory integration: Enhance user management and assign specific roles.

Additionally, you can retain backups on a long-term basis for archiving purposes, for example with backup copies on tape. You can also easily search across your backups and recover data following a disaster using the Site Recovery functionality.

How do I protect my backups from ransomware infections?

With NAKIVO, you can ensure data protection and prevent ransomware infections by making backups immutable when storing them in local Linux-based repositories or in cloud storage platforms (Amazon S3, Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage, Backblaze B2 and Azure Blob).

How does NAKIVO Backup & Replication simplify administration?

You can easily deploy the solution within minutes and start running your data protection activities. Automate your workflows by:

Scheduling tasks using the Calendar dashboard.
Running backup and replication jobs automatically one after the other with the Job Chaining feature.
Configuring Policy-Based Data Protection to automatically back up the workloads that fit specific criteria.

Can I try NAKIVO Backup & Replication for free?

Yes. You can try a full-featured version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication for 15 days with the Free Trial. You can easily deploy the solution yourself or book a free deployment session with a technical specialist if you need assistance.

“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, the university saved time and money, while gaining peace of mind. I now spend the majority of my time not on backup administration, but on other IT-related tasks.”.
Edwardson A. Pedragosa Jr., Network Administrator at the Asia-Pacific International University
Boise Cascade
“NAKIVO’s fast VM backup and VM replication keep our critical VMs running at all times. If our VMware VMs failed, we would only need a couple of minutes to recover with VM failover and failback.”
Noel Peden, Applications Development Supervisor at Boise Cascade
“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication installed on QNAP NAS, the backup is 2.5X faster! We found a professional solution that covers all our needs, saves money, and provides reliability.”
Mickaël Masquelin, IT Department Manager at the IEMN
“With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, every hour that we save on VM backup administration can be translated into cost savings. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is resource-efficient in terms of installation and configuration. NAKIVO Backup & Replication is just what we needed.”
Samuel Riley, IT Manager at MyoKardia
One World Direct
“In NAKIVO Backup & Replication, we found a stable VM backup solution that lets us back up VMs faster and recover VMs in minutes, which is extremely helpful in order to keep our business operations available at all times.”
Steven Schmidt, System Administrator at One World Direct