NAKIVO Unveils v7.1 with Support for Hyper-V Failover Clusters for VM Backup

On Tuesday, NAKIVO released the latest version of their backup platform, v7.1. The new version now supports Hyper-V failover clusters.

According to the vendor, a Hyper-V failover cluster is a “group of Hyper-V servers (nodes) that can use the Live Migration technology to move live VMs between nodes in the cluster without downtime.” If a cluster node doesn’t do its job, its VMs are able to be started, automatically, on a different cluster node.

“In addition, VMs in the cluster can be moved between nodes both manually and by Microsoft’s System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Dynamic Optimization feature that can automatically move VMs to distribute the load evenly between nodes,” according to the release.

NAKIVO’s latest version of their solution, Backup & Replication v7.1, can reportedly find the VM location in the cluster and then protect the VM no matter where it’s located. This is a vital benefit given that virtual environments are constantly changing. It also helps to prevent unsecured VMs and lost data. NAKIVO Backup & Replication features a container protection feature, which allows clients to add a Hyper-V Failover Cluster to VM backups and replications.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication features a container protection feature, which allows clients to add a Hyper-V Failover Cluster to VM backups and replications.

“When an entire Failover Cluster is protected, NAKIVO Backup & Replication will monitor the cluster contents and will automatically add all new VMs in the Failover Cluster to the job,” the release said. That allows VMs to remain secure.

The provider’s latest platform supports VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 environments. Plus, it features advanced capabilities that give VM backup performance, reliability, recovery, productivity and cost savings a boost.

According to the vendor, this tool also 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.

“The new v7.1 release demonstrates our commitment to improve the support for Microsoft Hyper-V, which we have added to NAKIVO Backup & Replication in Q1 2017,” said Bruce Talley, CEO of NAKIVO, Inc. “We see a great demand for a fast, reliable, ad affordable data protection solution for Hyper-V environments from our customers and partners, and NAKIVO Backup & Replication delivers on those demands.”