Campbell, CA, United States — July 22, 2014
NAKIVO Inc., the fastest-growing provider of data protection software for VMware virtualized environments and cloud backup, today released NAKIVO Backup & Replication v4.1. The new version introduces new features for cloud, hosting, and service providers who can use NAKIVO Backup & Replication to provide VM Backup-as-a-Service, Replication-as-a-Service, and Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service in their cloud environments.
Developer Kit: NAKIVO provides an HTTP API that enables customers to automate and orchestrate VM backup, replication, and recovery jobs within NAKIVO Backup & Replication. The kit includes API documentation and code examples and has been designed so that even non-developers can easily use it. The API enables cloud, hosting, and service providers to easily integrate NAKIVO Backup & Replication v4.1 with cloud monitoring, automation, and orchestration solutions to further reduce time spent on VMware data protection management and decrease their data protection costs.
Call Home: NAKIVO introduces a new feature to proactively provide support services to its SMB, enterprise, and cloud provider customers. NAKIVO Backup & Replication can now automatically create, encrypt, and upload support bundles to a NAKIVO support server. This will help NAKIVO support to quickly identify a root cause of an issue and provide a solution. Also, the new Call Home feature can help NAKIVO Support to discover, investigate and suggest possible resolutions to a problem, even before a customer becomes aware of the issue.
VA user interface: In addition to Windows and Linux installers, NAKIVO provides pre-configured Virtual Appliances (VAs) which enable a simple and streamlined deployment of the product. In the new version, pre-configured VAs now have a new UI which enables users to configure VA networking and increase backup repository size without the need to use Linux commands.
Datastore clusters support: A VMware datastore cluster is a collection of datastores with shared resources and a shared management interface. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v4.1 now supports datastore clusters that can be selected as a target for VM replication or as a target for recovery from VM backup.
"NAKIVO continues to advance into VMware cloud backup and disaster recovery market with their new release. New features will help cloud service providers - such as our company - to deliver more reliable and cost-effective services to our SMB and enterprise customers," said Marco Musolesi, CIO, eLogic SRL.
"Most software vendors take a passive and reactive approach to Technical Support – their engineers wait for customers to submit issues, and often require to exchange emails or calls before they start working on anything. NAKIVO is clearly aiming to help their customers be successful in protecting their VMware environments. With the release of the Call Home feature, NAKIVO Technical Support should be able to proactively support customers, cut down issue resolution time, and maybe even provide assistance even before a customer is aware of an issue" said George Crump, Lead Analyst, Storage Switzerland.
"We're focused on delivering new features for enabling our cloud service provider partners be successful in delivering simple and cost-effective VM data protection services," said Bruce Talley, CEO and Co-Founder of NAKIVO. "We will continue to improve our cloud-provider feature set and further penetrate into the cloud backup market."
Built for virtualization, NAKIVO Backup & Replication has been certified by VMware and offers a complete VM data protection feature set for SMB, Enterprise, and Cloud Provider virtualized environments. The product is purely agentless, can be deployed on Windows and Linux, backs up and replicates VMware VMs onsite, offsite, and to private/public clouds, 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.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, NAKIVO is a privately-held software company that has been profitable since founding in 2012. With more than 3,000 customers and over 500 channel partners worldwide, NAKIVO develops and markets a line of next generation data protection products for VMware virtualized environments. NAKIVO provides a fast, reliable, and affordable VM backup and replication solution for enabling SMBs and enterprises to protect and recover VM data onsite, offsite, and in the cloud. NAKIVO has also enabled over 50 hosting, managed, and cloud services providers to create and offer VM Backup-as-a-Service, Replication-as-a-Service, and DR-as-a-Service to their customers. NAKIVO was the first virtualization backup specialist to offer VM backup to public clouds such as Amazon to SMB customers and multi-tenancy to service providers and enterprise customers. For more information, please visit www.nakivo.com.
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