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Find out what your peers are saying about Nakivo vs. Rubrik and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The product is good for protecting very low-budget offices, whereas other solutions fail in terms of cost and footprint of the VMs involved.""The fact that it works with Synology is a big valuable point. Also, that we can check the functionality of a backup so easily. Cloud integration is valuable because the ability to not only backup locally, but to the cloud, has been a great addition to the already fantastic product. We can save so much time with Nakivo and are very happy that we found it and loved to use it for our solutions.""The ability to use a variety of cloud providers rather than being tied into one is a huge bonus.""The solution is stable; there is no need to retry any sort of jobs in daily operations.""I could install and configure the trial version in maybe half an hour and had a successful backup of our file server on the same night.""NAKIVO is easy to use and pretty easy to set up.""Nakivo offers direct support through the graphical interface and this is great to have if you need quick help.""The user interface is good, and it's user-friendly. I also like its usability with hyper-convergence products like Nutanix and others in the data infrastructure."

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"The main benefit is that we are secured in terms of workloads. We know that if we need to restore any VMs, or even any files inside a VM, that we will succeed 100 percent. This means that we don't need to spend much time administering the backup environment because we know it is self-healing and efficient. So, we are spending that time on something else, which is always a plus.""What I like about Rubrik is that you can back up to the cloud. It is a different kind of backup where you're not archiving the tape. Rubrik is a physical appliance. It is a dedicated appliance to which you can back up, and you can also back up to another device. So, you can back up to Rubrik and then to another device. If you have more than one site, you can set up Rubrik on site A and also on site B. You can back up to the Rubrik on site A and then replicate that data to the Rubrik on site B.""We have a great success rate for backups with Rubrik and because of the ease of automating tasks, we also run periodical restores to check the quality of the backups.""The initial setup is easy.""The ease of use and innovation are the features that stand out for us.""When it comes to saving time managing our backups, Rubrik has saved us a lot of time compared to what we were using. It feels like it has saved us lifetimes of time because the process used to be difficult. It's not just the day to time savings. When something goes wrong, that's where the real time savings comes into play. We are able to get back to where we need to be more confidently and with much fewer steps.""There is a live-restore feature, their Live Mount, and the way it works we can instantly recover a VM, a past backup, to be directly attached to our VMware environment. Rubrik will act as a disk for it. It's like an instant restore. Within a few minutes our VM is up and running. And then, if we want to restore it, we can just migrate it to our actual storage.""Live Mount is where we do the majority of our big recoveries, unless it is a file recovery. A file recovery takes a few minutes to restore to where the file in the event a file was accidentally deleted by a user, etc. There has been at least a 90 percent reduction in recovery time based on our previous solution, from the need to recover something to when it's actually recovered went from hours to minutes."

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Cons
"I would like to see support for backing up from other platforms, such as physical machines.""It would be a good thing to have some use case and architecture examples online to understand integration in complex infrastructure.""Updating VM Tools on a replicated VM could be better.""While the solution provides mostly what we need, it would be ideal if there were some additional feature capabilities for the API.""There are some errors requiring support to correct and bugs and glitches should be addressed.""It would be great if they had a Let's Encrypt integration.""While the solution provides mostly what we need, it would be ideal if there were some additional feature capabilities for the API.""There are many features we have not had the opportunity to try, such as Tape Backups, Office 365 backups, and many other things."

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"The reporting in the dashboard and reporting for extractions both need improvement. I would suggest making them easier to understand and use, not just out-of-the-box. We should also be able to customize them.""The Office 365 protection could be improved.""I would like to see Rubrik better integrate with Microsoft Active Directory. Instead of just backing up a full domain controller, I would like the solution to have Active Directory object knowledge so we can restore specific objects in Active Directory versus restoring the whole domain controller.""Looking at how the data is broken down, we can see the total story, but sometimes it's difficult to see how big a particular snapshot is. Across 90 days of snapshots, which one is a particularly large one? Looking at the data holistically could be a lot easier.""It is a lot more expensive than other solutions, but you get what you pay for.""We would like to be able to do granular restores directly from Exchange. Also, more granular management of VM backups would help.""I would love to be able to just get from the dashboard to a file that I need, or a system that I need.""Capacity reports could definitely be improved. It's hard to determine what is using the space and why. For instance, you can see that some host is using 2 TB on the Rubrik node and the disk space on that host is 400 GBs. It's hard to explain how there can be 2 TBs of data on local storage when nothing has changed on the host for the past three days."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The product is quite cheap compared to other products on the market, but despite this, it is rich in features both at the level of backup and recovery as well as at the level of additional options.""I think the price is competitive. However, for some projects, it can be a bit much for price-sensitive small businesses.""From the perspective of Indian users, the cost is a little bit high.""Talk to the sales department about all of the possibilities, as they will help you to find the best solution for your setup.""As a free solution for a small environment, this is a great solution!""The licensing currently allows for host-based licensing, which is advantageous if you have a lot of data on a few hosts.""We use a perpetual license that is priced well.""You have a lot of different options when it comes to pricing and the pricing models are pretty flexible and affordable."

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"Rubrik is priced high, but it was the solution that was providing us encryption and was secure. The solution price is high, but you get what you pay for.""Originally, we bought the units on perpetual licenses. Now, we have switched to Rubrik Go. I think the Rubrik Go subscription is a better model, where it is based on your onsite environment and you consume what you use.""Rubrik's support is definitely on the expensive side, but I consider it to be top of the line. We incur no additional costs beyond the standard licensing fees.""Rubrik was probably the most expensive solution but in the long run, it's justified by the value of the data that it protects.""As a technical person, I don't have the details, but from what I have heard, it can be expensive.""You pay a premium for Rubrik, but you're getting a premium service that comes with immutable backups, instant recovery, and world-class support.""Some people say it is expensive, but you get what you pay for. If you want a Maserati, you have to pay for it. If you want to buy a Porsche, you have to pay for it.""The pricing and licensing of Rubrik is better than products that we've had in the past. It was quite a bit cheaper than Commvault and NetBackup."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Nakivo is my favorite backup software. Below are the main benefits of Nakivo compared to Veeam 1. Low cost. 2. Backup storage with global deduplication (this is the main requirement of a backup… more »
Top Answer: The product is very scalable, robust, has an easy setup with a short-duration deployment and good technical support.
Top Answer: Veeam Backup & Replication provides an easy-to-set-up solution to the issue of data storage and recovery. Setting it up is a relatively simple affair. For the most part it prompts you from screen to… more »
Top Answer: For us, Cohesity edged out Rubrik as the better solution. Rubrik was close, but because we have a lot (100+) remote sites with different capacity requirements, Cohesity edged out Rubrik during our… more »
Top Answer: It has also saved us time managing backups. It's pretty stable. So it sends us a report if something goes wrong, then you get a report. You don't really need to manually monitor this software over… more »
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Overview

NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides image-based, application-aware, and forever-incremental backup for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 VMs. This means that NAKIVO Backup & Replication can capture all VM data, ensure the  consistency of applications and databases (such as Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, SharePoint) running in VMs, and transfer only changes to the backup repository. NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses native change tracking technologies (VMware CBT/Hyper-V RCT) to instantly identify changed data. For each VM backup, you can save up to 1,000 recovery points and rotate them on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.

Rubrik provides the industry's first Converged Data Management platform with the Rubrik r300 Series Hybrid Cloud Appliance, fusing enterprise-class data management with web-scale IT. Organizations use Rubrik to deliver live data access to recover from failures and accelerate application development. Our team has helped build products such as Google File System, Google Search, YouTube, Facebook Data Infrastructure, VMware Virtualization, Data Domain File System, and Amazon Infrastructure.

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Sample Customers
Coca Cola, Honda, 3M, University of Arizona, University of Maryland, University of Arkansas, Johns Hopkins University, Marriott, United States Military Academy West Point, Greenpeace, China Airlines, Radisson Hotels and Resorts, Fujifilm
Driscoll's, Red Hawk Casino, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Wabash National, Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Galliker Transport & Logistics
Top Industries
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Manufacturing Company13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Computer Software Company13%
Reseller13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company20%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company3%
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University15%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Healthcare Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business74%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise9%
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Small Business21%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise75%
Find out what your peers are saying about Nakivo vs. Rubrik and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,676 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Nakivo is ranked 6th in Backup and Recovery Software with 43 reviews while Rubrik is ranked 4th in Backup and Recovery Software with 24 reviews. Nakivo is rated 9.6, while Rubrik is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Nakivo writes "Easy to setup and use, this is a flexible, viable, and inexpensive alternative to familiar solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rubrik writes "Easy to use with an intuitive web interface, helpful support, good performance, and saves us time". Nakivo is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup, Acronis Backup, Zerto and Commvault, whereas Rubrik is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Cohesity DataProtect, Commvault, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Zerto. See our Nakivo vs. Rubrik report.

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