Real-Time Replication (beta) for VMware in NAKIVO Backup & Replication v10.10

19. October 2023 Partners 0
Real-Time Replication (beta) for VMware in NAKIVO Backup & Replication v10.10


NAKIVO Backup & Replication is known for its fast deployment across various platforms—Windows, Linux, NAS, and even as a pre-configured VMware/Nutanix virtual appliance or Amazon Machine Image (AMI)—NAKIVO offers a comprehensive suite of features. From ransomware protection with immutable backups to multiple backup targets and instant recovery options, it has set high standards in the industry. The latest release, v10.10, takes a leap forward by introducing Real-Time Replication for VMware, a feature that promises near Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) for data recovery.

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The Business Imperative for Near-Zero RPO

In today’s IT-centric business environment, data is not just an asset; it’s the lifeblood of an organization. Any data loss or downtime can have catastrophic consequences, from lost revenue to reputational damage. This has made near-zero RPO not just a technical requirement but a business imperative. The need for high availability and fast data recovery is driven by various factors such as compliance requirements, customer expectations, and the sheer volume and velocity of data generated by modern businesses.

NAKIVO v10.10 introduces Real-Time Replication (beta) for VMware vSphere, a feature that continuously copies data from the source VM as it is generated. Unlike regular replication jobs, this real-time approach allows for a failover to replica with an RPO as little as one second. This is a game-changer for businesses that require near-zero RPOs, effectively minimizing data loss in disaster scenarios.

A Robust Foundation

While the focus of v10.10 is undoubtedly on Real-Time Replication, it’s good to include the robust foundation of existing capabilities:

  • Ransomware Protection
    Store immutable backups in local Linux-based storage or public clouds like Amazon S3, Wasabi, Azure Blob, and Backblaze B2. The platform even scans backup data for signs of malware or ransomware before recovery.
  • Multiple Backup Targets
    Send backups to various destinations, including SMB/NFS, local storage, offsite locations, and cloud storage options.
  • Instant Recovery
    Ensure data recovery for every scenario, from VMs and physical machines to files and application objects. The platform also supports cross-platform recovery and direct recovery from tape.
  • Faster Backup Speed
    Achieve up to 2 times better performance when installed on a NAS device, thanks to features like incremental backup with CBT/RCT/CRT and LAN-free data transfer.
  • Smaller Backup Size
    Reduce backup data size with global backup deduplication, variable backup compression, and truncation of SQL and Exchange logs.


The introduction of Real-Time Replication in NAKIVO Backup & Replication v10.10 is a significant milestone, especially for businesses using VMware. By offering near-zero RPOs, it meets the business drivers and requirements of today’s businesses. As cloud and virtual environments continue to evolve, solutions like NAKIVO v10.10 will be key in ensuring that businesses can meet the challenges of data protection and disaster recovery head-on.

If you are interested in NAKIVO Backup & Replication, head over to their website for more information, check out their Product Sheet or download a fully functional free trial.

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