NAKIVO Unveils Backup & Replication v7.3, Adds Support for Deduplication Appliances

NAKIVO recently released the latest version of its backup and replication product. NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.3 features a new type of backup repository with a special architecture optimized for deduplication appliances, according to a release from the company.

Deduplication appliances aim to reduce data size and work best with sequential large block I/O from backup software, the vendor reported. If a backup repository’s architecture is not optimized for deduplication appliances, “VM backup may appear to be random I/O, which deduplication appliances are not designed to handle.”

NAKIVO’s new repository was tested in a client environment and reportedly showed backup speeds that were 53 times faster than the regular backup repository.

“With a high-end NEC Hydrastor deduplication appliance as a target, NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.3 backed up the customer VMs at an incredible 3.2 GB/s,” the vendor reported.

The backup repository structure was enhanced as well and is now easier to manage. Each backup and its recovery points are now stored in a separate folder.

The new backup repository reportedly works well with the current one, meaning that clients can decide between the regular backup repository that’s optimized for generic storage systems or the backup repository that’s optimized for deduplication appliances.

“We listen to our customers’ feedback and continue improving NAKIVO Backup & Replication so that our customers can back up and restore their data more efficiently. By providing support for deduplication appliances, we aim to help businesses leverage leading storage solutions while maintaining high data protection performance,” said CEO and co-founder of NAKIVO Bruce Talley in a release. “NEC HydraStor, used by some of our largest customers including large banks and managed hosting providers, delivers an unprecedented level of storage optimization and reliability.”

If you’re interested and would like to learn more, visit the vendor’s website where you can also download a free trial of NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.3.

“NAKIVO Backup & Replication v7.3 takes VM backup performance to a whole new level,” said Director of NEC Enterprise Solutions Francois-Remy Monnier in a release. “Our joint customers selected NAKIVO for its reliable, scalable, and extensible architecture, which matches perfectly NEC HYDRAstor Scale Out grid architecture. The new VM backup performance levels delivered by NAKIVO v7.3 will only add to their high satisfaction levels.”