Today(4th of May), Nakivo launched a new Backup appliance tool for QNAP. Nakivo VM Backup VM appliance is to use in x86-based QNAP NAS servers into high-performance VM backup appliances.
This new appliance from Nakivo will increase Nakivo Portfolio regarding Virtual Backup and Appliances. Before Nakivo NAS appliance was only for Synology and WD NAS, now QNAP Appliance will be another Storage NAS vendor that Nakivo will support for their Nakivo Backup & Replication tool, in this case in an appliance.
Should we use an Appliance for our Backups instead of a Windows or Linux version? If you have a NAS and you could install the Backup Appliance in your NAS, then in my opinion yes.
With a Backup NAS appliance, we will transfer all the Backup workload to the Storage system and will you have fewer licenses(from the Guest OS), fewer bottlenecks that can happen between your Backup, your Storage system, and the Hypervisor. Also, the deduplication will be only in the NAS Storage System. With a Backup NAS Appliance, you will get all in one (Storage and VMs Backups). You can backup VMware or Hyper-V.
In our previous Nakivo articles, we have listed all Nakivo features. All those features can now again be used in this new Nakivo VM Backup QNAP appliance.
“NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS combine backup hardware, backup software, backup storage, and data deduplication in a single device. This setup frees up virtual infrastructure resources previously used for backup and results in a smaller footprint and less maintenance. Compared to purpose-build backup appliances, the combination of NAKIVO Backup & Replication and QNAP NAS is up to 5X more affordable, while delivering the same or higher levels of performance and reliability.
NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS also deliver higher VM backup speed when compared to VM-based backup solutions. This is because backup data is written directly to the NAS disks, bypassing network protocols such as NFS and CIFS. NAKIVO VM backup appliance based on QNAP NAS can boost VM backup performance by up to 2X.
NAKIVO VM backup appliances based on QNAP NAS separate virtual infrastructure and backup software, which improves reliability and ensures that recovery can be performed even if a portion of a virtual infrastructure is unavailable”
NAKIVO Backup & Replication supports VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 environments and offers advanced features that increase VM backup performance, improve reliability, speed up recovery, and help save time and money. NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides:
- Proper backups: Native, agentless, image-based, application-aware VM backup and replication
- Fast backups: Forever-incremental backups, LAN-free data transfer, network acceleration
- Small backups: Exclusion of SWAP files and partitions, global backup deduplication, variable backup compression
- Guaranteed recovery: Instant backup verification with screenshots of test-recovered VMs, backup copy offsite/to the cloud
- Faster recovery: Instant recovery of VMs, files, Exchange objects, Active Directory objects, instant disaster recovery with VM replicas.
You can download new Nakivo VM Backup appliance from QNAP store or install manually with a .qpkg file for QNAP NAS.
In the following weeks, we will test this Appliance in one of my QNAPs and write a review about it. Will also explain how to install the appliance in your QNAP.
More information about Nakivo VM Backup appliance in QNAP HERE.
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