Backup is the first pillar for data protection safety for any company. What happens in the event of hardware failure? How fast can you recover in the event of ransomware? The biggest disaster of any company is the loss of data. Nutanix is a very popular platform that has seen tremendous growth in the last couple of years. And it shows as you can see enterprise backup vendors supporting the platform.
Top Nutanix Backup Solutions
If there were only a few backup products, not so long ago for the Nutanix platform, with the rise in popularity, that has changed. Below you will find the most popular solutions.
NAKIVO offers you a super-fast very reliable and efficient protection for your Nutanix AHV infrastructure and will protect you from data loss. NAKIVO Backup & Replication seamlessly integrates into your Nutanix AHV environment and provides agentless, application-aware, incremental VM backup. You can set up Nakivo in a 1-minute installation on Windows or Linux, you can deploy it as a VMware VA, you can Install Nakivo on major NAS devices like QNAP, Synology, NETGEAR, FreeNAS, ASUSTOR, WD NAS servers even Raspberry PI. With Nakivo you can easily follow a best practice 3-2-1 backup rule for best compliance with backup copy offsite or to the cloud. Nakivo provides a simple and intuitive HTML5 web interface with automation capabilities, built-in Network acceleration for improved performance, and a Global search for easier data protection management.
HYCU is the industry-first purposely-built backup and recovery software for Nutanix. HYCU is known for simplicity with simple management. It boasts the elegance of use with a Prism look and feel. You can learn HYCU in less than 4 minutes, you can deploy it in 3 minutes and you can use it to recover in less than 2 minutes. HYCU features Prism like user interface, it’s well integrated into the Nutanix environment. Since its tightly integrated it helps with simplicity.
Veritas is a veteran in the backup space. It protects the Nutanix HCI using the Veritas NetBackup. The product is trusted in the enterprises of all sizes. Veritas is providing software-based solutions that are vendor agnostic and infrastructure-independent. The main features of Vertias Net Backup are New web UI, which provides simple, secure user experience, role-based access so you can grant limited access to specific users and roles. By not using agents you can restore faster and easier. It supports automatic client updates and has supports for Amazon Glacier Vaults. Recovery provides cross-platform for Physical to Virtual (p2V), Virtual to Virtual (V2V), and Virtual to Physical (V2P) Recoveries which makes it the perfect companion for physical and virtual environments.
Veeam is known for 3 features which are: simplicity, reliability, and flexibility. Veeam Availability Platform is quite a complete solution and if you are not aware, Veeam was the first company that annihilated Symantec Backup, back in the days of fist VMware backup programs. Now it also delivers Hyper-Availability for all applications and data running on Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV). Veeam has an intuitive Prism like interface, It supports Granular data recovery for Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, and Oracle. It provides agentless and granular recovery of applications objects, including files and objects. Compared to enterprise products is cost-efficient.
You can deploy Commvault anywhere as it is a software-based solution. YOu can set up an appliance, virtual appliance or you can set it up as part of the hybrid solution using the cloud as the backup target. Commvault supports Nutanix snapshots in addition to virtually and hypervisor. Commavult has really extensive hypervisor support which is one of the Commvault main benefits as you can use one product and backup practically your entire infrastructure, regardless of what products you have. In addition, Commvault supports automatic data protection, global deduplication, and encryption for increased security.
Nutanix reported fourth quarter and fiscal Financial results. Some of the highlights are a 9% increase in revenue, a 5% increase in billings, a 14% increase in Software and Support revenue, increased Gross Margin… very solid results. Nutanix is a great platform and it only makes sense to complements such a great product with a great backup solution. All the listed products are great and reliable. Nakivo is a great performer that is also easy on the pocket, it has great features and you can install it on your NAS. Veritas is a veteran in the backup space. Veeam on the other hand gave Symantec run for its money and is still a great performer.