Free Data Protection for Virtual, Physical, Cloud and SaaS Environments

Download the Free Edition and start protecting your virtual, cloud, physical and SaaS workloads without paying a penny. With the free version of NAKIVO Backup & Replication, you can protect 10 workloads and 5 Microsoft 365 users for a whole year and get IT monitoring for 10 VMware vSphere VMs.
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NAKIVO Backup & Replication

The Top-Rated Data Protection Solution

Watch this video to learn why organizations worldwide trust NAKIVO to protect their virtual, cloud, physical and SaaS data. The solution offers great features, outstanding performance, easy administration and instant recoveries at an affordable price.

What You Get with the Free Edition

One Solution for All Your Workloads

The NAKIVO solution covers all of your data protection needs. Perform image-based, application-aware, incremental backups to protect your VMware vSphere VMs, Microsoft Hyper-V VMs, Nutanix AHV VMs, Amazon EC 2 instances, Windows server/workstation, Linux server/workstation and Microsoft Office 365 data.

Ransomware-Free Backups

Protect backup data against ransomware with immutable local Linux-based repositories. Create local repositories or deploy them as a part of a pre-configured hardened virtual appliance / Amazon Machine Image. Immutability protects backups from accidental changes and from encryption, deletion and modification by ransomware. This way you can be sure that you have an unaltered backup to recover from when you need it.

Multiple Storage Destinations

Send backups to a local folder or CIFS/NFS share. To enable backup tiering, upgrade to the Enterprise Edition and send backup copies to a public cloud (Amazon S3, Wasabi), tape or a deduplication appliance.

Instant Granular Recovery

With just a few clicks, recover the files or objects you need, whenever you need them. With image-based, app-aware backups, your files and application objects in Microsoft SQL, Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange can be recovered instantly for uninterrupted workflows.

Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Get backup and recovery for 5 Microsoft Office 365 users and take advantage of seamless protection for Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online data. Instantly restore Microsoft Office 365 items to maintain uninterrupted cooperation, connectivity and productivity.

Instant VM Recovery

The Flash VM Boot feature offers smooth, near-instant full VM recovery. To cut your RTOs to a minimum, boot your VMs right from compressed and deduplicated backups. Simply choose a recovery point and location to boot any VM without running a full recovery.

IT Monitoring for VMware vSphere

Get a bird’s-eye view of your VMware vSphere infrastructure performance to improve your resource management, resolve issues swiftly and ensure peak performance. Monitor CPU, RAM and disk usage of your hosts, VMs and datastores in real time. View historical data for better capacity planning and trend analysis.

Simple Administration

The solution is available through a unified web-based dashboard, which simplifies administration and improves visibility of data protection activities. Thanks to the intuitive wizards, backup and recovery jobs are easy to create and manage.

Install Anywhere

Install on Windows

One-click Windows installation

Install on Linux

Single-command Linux deployment

Deploy as VA

Pre-configured VMware
vSphere or Nutanix AHV VA

Deploy as AMI

Pre-configured Amazon Machine Image

Deploy on NAS

Flexible installation of NAS devices

Tight Integration with Top Technology Brands

Our Customers Say It Best

The best decision ever made. Test and switch over if you have VMware to be backed up.

CEO, Services Industry

Very easy to use and deploy. It can run almost anywhere with low requirements.

IT Manager, Services Industry

Strong core backup and restore performance. Super easy to set up and use.

Network Manager, Education Industry

NAKIVO is a great product. Helpful features, great support, competitive pricing.

IT Manager, Energy and Utilities Industry

VMware backup and replication at an affordable price with best result.

System Administrator, Finance Industry

Good solution with Synology NAS.

Head of IT, Retail Industry

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The complete overview of the NAKIVO solution’s functionality


Solution Brief

The solution’s features for VMware vSphere data protection


Solution Brief

The solution’s features for Microsoft Hyper-V data protection


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NAKIVO is a US-based corporation dedicated to delivering the ultimate backup and disaster recovery solution for virtual, physical, cloud and SaaS environments as well as IT monitoring. As one of the fastest-growing backup and ransomware recovery software vendors in the industry, NAKIVO boasts 24 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 98% customer satisfaction with support and a network of over 7,000 partners worldwide. Over 22,000 customers in 171 countries trust NAKIVO with protecting their data, including major companies like Coca-Cola, Honda, Siemens and Cisco.