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Nakivo's Serdyuk said that the pricing is about half the cost of using more established offerings, including those from Veeam, Dell Quest and Acronis, which all charge about $800 per socket. Other versions, which allow the protection of both virtual and physical machines, can cost up to $2,000 per socket, he said.
Nakivo Backup & Replication offers live backup support for such applications running in VMware virtual machines as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL server, Oracle 11g, SAP and Java. It works in both Windows and Linux environments.
Also included is near-continuous data protection, which automatically backs up changes to data every five minutes.
The software also offers block-level data deduplication with a reduction ratio of up to 30-to-1, as well as compression of data by up to 50 percent after it is deduped. "These are options so that a customer can turn them off if there is already a physical device handling these operations," he said.
The software currently backs up data in virtual machines only, but next year it could also include physical machines, Serdyuk said.
"But, virtualized environments are growing much faster," he said. "Some companies are trying to bridge the gap between virtual and physical machines, but I don't think that's been so successful so far."
Nakivo Backup & Replication is currently in beta testing and is slated to be available commercially on Oct. 30.
Nakivo was founded in 2011 and is funded by its founders. While the company is headquartered in Campbell, Calif., its R&D is handled in Kiev, Ukraine.