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NAKIVO Releases v8.5 with Support for Nutanix AHV

About a month ago I announced here the new NAKIVO beta Release, now that beta release is General Availability(GA). Officially now NAKIVO Releases v8.5 with Support for Nutanix AHV.

In this new version, NAKIVO adds several new features that we already have discussed previously in our Beta Release blog post. Features like Nutanix AHV Support, Ransomware-Proof Mini Backup Appliance Based on Raspberry Pi, Replication From Backup, Software-Defined Backup Appliance Based on FreeNAS, Automated Update and Windows Server 2019 support.

What is new:

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 comes with support for Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor, unique per-machine licensing, extended NAS server support, and other features.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 has added:

  • Nutanix AHV Support: In addition to supporting VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 environments, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 can now protect Nutanix Acropolis-based infrastructures. By using a single pane of glass, customers can perform application-aware, image-based, incremental backup across VMware, Hyper-V,  Amazon EC2, and Nutanix AHV environments.
  • Per-machine subscription licensing: Customers can now purchase a per-machine annual subscription for NAKIVO Backup & Replication at an unprecedented price starting at just $17 per machine/year. A machine is either a VMware VM, Hyper-V VM, or a Nutanix AHV VM. The new licensing model removes vendor lock-in and enables customers to switch between virtualization platforms without extra backup fees or license changes.
  • Replication from Backup: Advanced data protection strategies require creating both backups of critical VMs for long-term data retention, and replicas of the same VMs for instant disaster recovery. Performing both VM backup and replication for the same VM doubles the load put on your production environment. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 can create VM replicas from existing VM backups, eliminating the need to read the same data twice from the source VM. Such VM replication jobs can be chained to a backup job and run automatically every time a backup is created.  
  • Ransomware-Proof Mini Backup Appliance Based on Raspberry Pi: Given that it is exceptionally lightweight, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 can be installed on Raspberry Pi devices, thus creating a portable yet fully-functional backup appliance, which can be configured to be ransomware-proof.  
  • Software-Defined Backup Appliance Based on FreeNAS: NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 can be installed on the FreeNAS operating system. By deploying NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 on FreeNAS, customers can turn a NAS server into a cost-effective, hardware-agnostic backup appliance with industry-leading data protection and site recovery capabilities.
  • Auto-Update: NAKIVO Backup & Replication can be updated to the latest version in just a few clicks directly from the web interface.
  • Windows Server 2019 Support: NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 stays up to date with industry releases and can be installed on Microsoft Windows Server 2019.

Bruce Talley CEO of NAKIVO Inc said:

“We are excited to introduce support for Nutanix AHV to our customers. With the new per-machine subscription licensing, we are delivering one of the most feature-rich, flexible, and cost-effective solutions available on the market.”


The winner of a “Best of VMworld 2018” and the Gold Award for Data Protection, NAKIVO is a US-based corporation dedicated to developing the ultimate VM backup and site recovery solution. With 20 consecutive quarters of double-digit growth, 5-star online community reviews, 97.3% customer satisfaction with support, and more than 11,000 paid customers worldwide, NAKIVO delivers an unprecedented level of protection for VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, and Amazon EC2 environments. Being one of the fastest-growing data protection software vendors in the industry, NAKIVO protects data of major companies such as Coca-Cola, Honda, and China Airlines, as well as works with over 3,600 channel partners in 140 countries worldwide.

NAKIVO, Inc., a fast-growing software company delivering data protection and site recovery solutions, announced today the release of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5. To mark its 25th software release, NAKIVO is offering a limited-time 10% discount on a 3-year Enterprise subscription license.


Download and test the new version:

Final notes:

Virtual Backups (including physical) are growing in companies. Not only the perspective that backups are mandatory, but also that they are essential for the security and management of their infrastructure. Backup companies and backups tools are following that growth by extending the support to different systems and now is possible to virtual backup environments from almost every system (local, remote, cloud, hypervisor, HCI, etc.) and NAKIVO has also following that growth. Not only by supporting more different systems and environments, but also adding more and more new features and new functionalities for their primary product NAKIVO Backup & Replication.

I follow NAKIVO company and their work for some time now, and they have improved their product consistently and efficiently. With the new version, NAKIVO did continue the growth and the improvement of their main product.

I am still building my nested NUTANIX environment; when is up and running, I plan to do a full backup test with NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5 and write a version review, with NUTANIX backup environment test.

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By | 2020-05-02T19:55:44+02:00 May 11th, 2019|Backups Posts, Nakivo, Partners, VMware Posts|1 Comment

About the Author:

I have over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. I have been working with Virtualization for more than 15 years (mainly VMware). I recently obtained certifications, including VCP DCV 2022, VCAP DCV Design 2023, and VCP Cloud 2023. Additionally, I have VCP6.5-DCV, VMware vSAN Specialist, vExpert vSAN, vExpert NSX, vExpert Cloud Provider for the last two years, and vExpert for the last 7 years and a old MCP. My specialties are Virtualization, Storage, and Virtual Backup. I am a Solutions Architect in the area VMware, Cloud and Backup / Storage. I am employed by ITQ, a VMware partner as a Senior Consultant. I am also a blogger and owner of the blog ProVirtualzone.com and recently book author.

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