The new NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 provides a host of great new features including support for Hyper-V 2016 and 2012 (R2), support for VMware v6.5, skip swap files, and Active Directory integration.

Hyper-V Backup: Fast, Simple, Powerful

NAKIVO Backup & Replication simplifies and automates Hyper-V backup, and provides a variety of recovery options, should you need to get your data or an entire VM back. With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, advanced built-in features work behind the scenes to reduce backup time, save storage space, ensure data recoverability, and speed up recovery time, letting you concentrate on your tasks and goals rather than forcing you to babysit backups.

Built with your needs in mind, NAKIVO Backup & Replication features an intuitive (and responsive) web interface, which you can access at any time and from anywhere. At the same time, the product is designed to support large and distributed environments so it can easily scale out with your business both in one datacenter and across multiple, geographically distributed locations: some of our customers protect 3,000+ VMs and span across 150+ locations.

Support for VMware vSphere 6.5
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 stays up to date with industry releases and provides support for VMware vSphere v6.5 out of the box. The new version enables VM backup, replication, and recovery for VMware vSphere v6.5 environments.

Skip swap files and partitions
Swap files on Windows OS and swap partitions on Linux OS serve as a “virtual memory” and store temporary runtime data that is not in use by RAM. The swap contents change constantly, so swap data is included in every VM backup and VM replica. Since the swap size can automatically grow up to 3X the size of RAM, this means that gigabytes of unnecessary data are processed, transferred, and stored for every VM. The impact of swap files and partitions on the backup and replication is significant even in small environments. For example, a backup of just 10 VMs during a month can contain 1.2 TB of unnecessary swap data. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 automatically skips swap files and partitions in VMware VMs, Hyper-V VMs, and AWS EC2 instances, which results in faster and smaller backups and replicas.

Active Directory Integration
Microsoft Active Directory is one of the most popular directory services and enables organizations to improve security, manageability, and scalability. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7 enables mapping Active Directory groups to NAKIVO Backup & Replication user roles, which allows domain users to log in to NAKIVO Backup & Replication with their domain credentials. Integration with Active Directory enables organizations to align NAKIVO Backup & Replication with their security policy and simplify user access to NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

“We’ve been following NAKIVO since the initial release 5 years ago. The company has a consistent track record of rapid software development. As a result, NAKIVO Backup & Replication has accumulated capabilities that help simplify VM backup management, increase backup performance, reduce storage consumption and speed up data recovery. The new v7 release extends these benefits to a new platform – Microsoft Hyper-V, and provides a compelling solution for protecting the most popular virtualized and cloud environments.” George Crump, Chief Steward, Storage Switzerland.