NAKIVO is working on v8.5 of their Backup & Replication solution. You can sign-up for the Beta and download a trial until April 23rd at https://www.nakivo.com/resources/releases/8.5-beta/. Nakivo Backup & Replication v8.5 comes with a set of interesting new features:
- Nutanix AHV Support
- Replication From Backup
- Ransomware-Proof Mini Backup Appliance Based on Raspberry Pi
- Software-Defined Backup Appliance Based on FreeNAS
- Windows Server 2019 Support
- Automated Update
Let’s take a look at each of these features….
Nutanix AHV Support
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta further expands on the list of supported platforms with Nutanix AHV Support. Perform an incremental, application-aware backup of either full Nutanix VMs or of separate disks. Network Acceleration and LAN-free data transfer can ensure high performance of your Nutanix backups. You can also save storage space with the help of global data deduplication and variable compression options.
Replication From Backup
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta allows you to replicate your VMs directly from backups. This allows you to decrease the use of system resources required for replication as no additional snapshots of the production VM are created. The whole process can be automated with Job Chaining, meaning that a successful backup job can trigger the replication job with a backup as the source.
Ransomware-Proof Mini Backup Appliance Based on Raspberry Pi
Having a small footprint, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta can be installed on Raspberry Pi, which allows you to create a portable, ransomware-proof backup appliance. With modest pricing and compact size, Raspberry Pi is the perfect means to protect your data securely and affordably.
Software-Defined Backup Appliance Based on FreeNAS
Install NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta on FreeNAS operating system to turn your PC or server into a powerful backup appliance. With the introduction of NAKIVO’s backup appliance based on FreeNAS, you can use the hardware of your choice (or even repurpose your existing hardware) to run and store backups in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
Windows Server 2019 Support
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta can be installed on Microsoft Windows Server 2019. If you decide to upgrade your environment, you can be certain that NAKIVO Backup & Replication is fully compatible and ready to protect your critical business data.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 Beta automates the update process letting you stay up-to-date with frequent software releases. Install updates in a few clicks right from the web interface and get access to all the latest features and improvements as soon as they are available.
I really like how Nakivo is moving their product in different, innovative areas. The Backup Appliance Based on Raspberry Pi is an example of how Nakivo is making backup capabilities available for every market segment and corner use case:
The Raspberry Pi running a full option version of Backup & replication delivers a compact, cost-effective, and ransomware-proof backup appliance.
The ability to plug into FreeNAS is another example of how Nakivo is pushing their product towards cost-aware customers. With these kind of innovative and cost-effective options, there is no excuse left for not having a backup solution in place!