NAKIVO Gives Away v5 Not For Resale Licenses to VMware Professionals

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5 featuring Flash VM Boot is now available free of charge to VMware Professionals.

Campbell, CA, United States — November 3, 2014

NAKIVO Inc., the fastest-growing provider of virtualization data protection software, has announced today that it provides free Not for Resale (NFR) licenses to VMware professionals: current VMUG members, VMware vExperts, VCIs, VCPs, VTSPs, and VSPs can receive an NFR license of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v5. The NFR license keys are available for non-production use only, including educational, lab testing, evaluation, training, and demonstration purposes. NFR licenses are available at /resources/download/free-nfr-license/.

The new version provides the ability to run VMware VMs directly from compressed and deduplicated VM backups, without recovering the entire VMs first. 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.

"NAKIVO Backup & Replication is loaded with new technology and capabilities to protect and recover VMs locally, offsite, and in clouds. We are excited provide VMware professionals with a free yet powerful solution for their home and non-production labs," said Bruce Talley, CEO and Founder of NAKIVO.



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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