Leading Nutanix AHV Backup Solution

NAKIVO Backup & Replication delivers advanced protection for Nutanix AHV infrastructures with a broad range of backup, recovery and ransomware protection capabilities. Streamline your data protection process, improve backup performance and ensure that all your Nutanix AHV workloads are accessible and recoverable within minutes.


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Backup for Nutanix AHV at a Glance

Fast Incremental Backups

Fast Incremental Backups

Agentless incremental and application consistent backups

Instant Granular Recovery

Instant Granular Recovery

Recover objects in Microsoft applications and files right when you need them

Anti-Ransomware Features

Anti-Ransomware Features

Make backups immutable to protect them against encryption by ransomware

Nutanix AHV VM Recovery

Nutanix AHV VM Recovery

Full Nutanix AHV VM recovery from backups with minimal RTO

Simple Administration

Simple Administration

Streamlined data protection workflows with automation, scheduling and web interface

Easy Deployment as VA

Easy Deployment as VA

Multiple installation options, including deployment as a pre-configured Nutanix AHV VA

Choose NAKIVO Backup & Replication for Nutanix AHV Backup

Efficient Nutanix AHV Backup

NAKIVO Backup & Replication performs agentless, incremental backups, ensuring complete data protection for Nutanix AHV infrastructures. Agentless means you don’t have to install third-party software inside the VM’s guest OS or the VM’s host. To reduce backup time, NAKIVO Backup & Replication relies on Nutanix’s Changed Regions Tracking (CRT) technology to create incremental backups and transfers only the data that has changed since the last backup job to the backup repository.

Flexible Recovery Options

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides multiple recovery options that cover different data recovery scenarios. You can recover entire Nutanix AHV virtual machines by simply choosing the needed recovery point to bring your VM back to production. Full VM restore allows you to mitigate disruptions and resume business operations within short timeframes. You can also recover specific files and application objects in Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server.

Backup Copy Automation

The 3-2-1 backup rule dictates that you should have three copies of your data, with two copies on different types of storage media and at least one copy kept offsite or in the cloud. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can create Nutanix AHV backup copies and send them offsite storage, tape or public clouds (Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Wasabi) to eliminate a single point of failure. Moreover, you can use the Job Chaining feature in NAKIVO Backup & Replication to set up your backup copy jobs to run immediately after the initial backup is completed.

Data Transfer Efficiency

NAKIVO Backup & Replication can help improve your Nutanix AHV backup performance, shorten backup windows and reduce network congestion. This is achieved via Network Acceleration, which can boost backup job speed by up to 2 times while reducing the amount of data transferred over LAN and WAN networks. The LAN-free data transfer mode can help you offload production networks, thus reducing backup windows and ensuring high backup performance. You can also use Advanced Bandwidth Throttling to limit bandwidth usage to a user-specified amount, so it doesn’t exceed the specified target.

Consistent Backup Data

By default, backups are application-aware to ensure the transactional consistency of data in applications and databases such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft SQL Server and others. With consistent backups, instant granular recovery is simple and data can be used immediately without any additional steps or configurations.

Flexible Recovery Options

Ransomware-Resilient Backups

Ransomware attacks continue to target backups for deletion or encryption to prevent a safe recovery. You enable immutability for backups and backup copies sent to a Linux-based local repository for a defined period of time. NAKIVO Backup & Replication also relies on S3 Object Lock to make your Nutanix AHV backups and backup copies stored in Amazon S3 immutable. S3 Object Lock protects stored data from being altered, deleted or encrypted by ransomware for a specified period.

Simplified Data Protection Administration

NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers several features that can help you simplify the administration of your Nutanix AHV data protection activities. You can automate Nutanix AHV VM backup jobs by setting up policy rules that automatically add new virtual machines to the corresponding backup jobs if they match previously set rules. To further reduce data protection management time, you can use the scheduling options and configure your Nutanix AHV backup jobs to start at a specific time or set up a custom schedule that suits your business needs.

NAKIVO Makes Nutanix AHV Data Protection More Reliable, Secure and Efficient

Streamlined Nutanix AHV Data Protection

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you gain direct access to a full range of features for reducing backup size, enhancing performance and simplifying administration. These features can drastically save time and resources and eliminate the complexities of data protection for virtual, physical and mixed environments. Moreover, you can use all the capabilities of NAKIVO Backup & Replication and create backup and recovery tasks directly from a centralized web-based interface that you can access from anywhere and at any time.

Optimal Storage Space Savings

Better RTOs and RPOs

With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can rest assured that your data is available for recovery in a range of data loss incidents for improved RTOs and RPOs. In case of unexpected system failure, you can recover the entire Nutanix AHV VM to its previous state or to an earlier point in time to its original location or an alternative one, thus reducing downtime. The recovered VM includes all the relevant data, including configuration, OS, applications and system state. Also, you can instantly recover specific files or objects without having to recover the entire VM first. This granular recovery feature for app objects supports Microsoft apps like Active Directory, Exchange Server and SQL Server.

Maximum Ease of Use and Efficiency

NAKIVO Backup & Replication enables you to easily manage the data protection tasks of your Nutanix AHV environment through a simple web-based interface. While the Calendar dashboard offers a bird’s eye view of your past, current and future scheduled backup jobs, so you can avoid overlaps and prevent network bottlenecks. With Global Search, you can quickly find and retrieve any required item by simply using its name. Furthermore, you can also add multiple schedules to a single backup job based on your needs with the flexible job scheduler.

Immutable Backups for Reliable Recoveries

Immutability ensures data integrity against alteration, deletion, ransomware encryption and other cyber threats. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can make Nutanix AHV backups and backup copies sent to a Linux-based local repository immutable for as long as necessary to make sure they are recoverable in the event of a ransomware attack. No one except the root user can lift immutability for local backups. You can also make Nutanix AHV backups and backup copies stored in Amazon S3 buckets immutable with S3 Object Lock. You can apply immutability to your backup repository for a specified duration to make sure no one can modify or encrypt your backups.

Optimal Storage Space Savings

NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses multiple data reduction techniques to decrease the size of your Nutanix AHV backups. With the Nutanix Changed Regions Tracking (CRT) technology integration, NAKIVO Backup & Replication identifies the data blocks that have changed since the previous backup job and transfers only those new blocks to the backup repository. The solution can further reduce the data footprint by deduplicating all Nutanix AHV VM backups across the entire backup repository to ensure that only unique data is saved. The deduplicated blocks can then be compressed, allowing for significant space savings and hence reducing storage costs.

No Single Point of Failure

Backing up your Nutanix AHV VMs to multiple destinations adds an extra layer of protection to your backup strategy. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides various onsite and offsite storage targets to meet different business needs and budgets. You can store backups and backup copies on local storage, CIFS/NFS shares or deduplication appliances for fast restores. You can send backups and backup copies to public clouds, such as Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure or Wasabi, in case your primary copy gets lost or corrupted or to tape for compliance requirements as well as archival needs.

Highly Secure Backup Data

NAKIVO Backup & Replication offers advanced security features to ensure your backups remain secure at all times. Use Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) to create user roles and assign specific access permissions to each of them to deny unauthorized access to the solution. For an added layer of security, you can enable two-factor authentication (2FA) to ensure no one can tamper with your Nutanix AHV backup and recovery jobs. Moreover, NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports the AES 256 encryption standard for encrypting data in-flight and can encrypt at-rest data.

Starting at USD 29 per workload per year billed upfront. 24/7 Support included.

Ensure your Nutanix AHV environment is protected by purchasing a perpetual license or a subscription license of one of the most cost-efficient Nutanix AHV backup solutions in the industry. You can back up Nutanix AHV VMs and perform full VM recoveries with any edition of NAKIVO Backup & Replication. With Pro and Pro Essentials, you can perform the full range of data recoveries, leverage the enhanced backup performance features, and more. With Enterprise, Enterprise Essentials, and Enterprise Plus, you gain access to every backup administration and disaster recovery feature and the opportunity to offer DRaaS and BaaS.

Perpetual licenses are charged per CPU socket for indefinite use and include 1 year of free Standard Support, giving you access to technical support via phone, chat, and email during business hours.

Subscription Licenses are charged per workload and provide 24/7 Support, which gives you access to around-the-clock assistance. You can purchase one to five-year subscriptions.

For more details on pricing and editions, see NAKIVO Backup & Replication Pricing and Editions.

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  • Fast deployment. Install NAKIVO Backup & Replication and run your first backup job in just two minutes.
  • Protect virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments. Back up VMware VMs, Hyper-V VMs, Nutanix AHV VMs and Amazon EC2 instances; Windows and Linux physical servers/workstations; Microsoft Office 365 application data; and Oracle Database via RMAN.
  • Ransomware Protection. Immutability in Amazon S3 (with S3 Object Lock integration) and in Linux-based local repositories for ultimate anti-ransomware protection.
  • Multiple backup destinations. Send backups to NAS appliances, the cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi and Microsoft Azure) or tape.
  • Instant recovery. Recover entire VMs, individual files and application objects back to original or custom locations. Boot VMs on target hosts directly from virtual or physical machine backups.
  • Site Recovery. Automate disaster recovery with unique failback and failover workflows for different disaster scenarios. Perform non-disruptive site recovery testing for guaranteed disaster recovery.
  • Backup size reduction. Save storage space with incremental backups, global deduplication, multiple compression levels and swap data exclusion.
  • Backup speed boost. Shorten backup windows with LAN-free data transfer and network acceleration. Cut backup times to NAS appliances by up to half.
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