NAKIVO Inc., #1 virtualization data protection software provider, has announced today that Host Ventura - the leading Cloud Services Provider in Europe - has selected NAKIVO Backup & Replication Pro Cloud Provider Edition to protect mission-critical client VMs.
Host Ventura is an ISO/IEC 27001:2005 hosting and cloud services provider based in Sofia, Bulgaria, with regional operating centers based in Germany, United Kingdom, and Belgium. The company is led by a team of business-driven PRINCEII, ITIL, VMware and Microsoft certified (vExpert, VCDX) experts with a wealth of experience in the IT sector. The Host Ventura backup and disaster recovery services are now powered by NAKIVO.
Host Ventura protects more than 80 VMs running business-critical applications as well as Postgress and SQL databases. “Our previous VMware backup and replication product was inefficient and consumed both our time and our customers’ time,” said Tom Arentsen, a VMware Certified Design Expert and the IT Director at Host Ventura. “First, our previous solution had a complex user interface, so it took us about eight hours on average to teach each new cloud customer. We needed a more intuitive user interface that could be learned by our new customers in 15 minutes or less. Second, the performance and reliability of backup and replication jobs had to be better to reduce the amount of time required to troubleshoot client problems. Finally, the total cost of ownership with our previous solution grew each year, causing us to disappoint our customers by passing the costs along to them. We needed a simple VM-based rental model that would be stable for us and our customers over time.”
Host Ventura is a rapidly growing cloud services business, and while 80 VMs are protected by NAKIVO today, Host Ventura expects to protect thousands of VMs in the future. Since continuing to endure price increases and growing IT time allocations for customer training and problem resolution was impacting their cloud services business, Tom Arentsen decided to investigate other possible options. “We evaluated the leading VM data protection offerings available on the market,” he said. “In our evaluation, NAKIVO Backup & Replication came out on top with the highest VM backup performance and job completion reliability, while providing a much more intuitive user interface and all this at a lower overall price point.”
NAKIVO Backup & Replication delivered on Host Ventura’s requirements for better performance, along with better pricing, and reduced IT time for training and trouble shooting. The product supports backing up VMs within vCloud Director and can process multiple VMs at the same time due to its multi-threaded architecture.
“Also critical for us is the ability to backup VMs within vCloud Director,” said Tom Arentsen. “We liked NAKIVO’s support for vCloud Director as well as the modern, web 2.0 interface that has reduced our new customer training time from 8 hours to just 15 minutes.” Additionally, Host Ventura has gained the ability to extend their cloud service offering with backup to public clouds.
With NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Host Ventura can now offer more competitive prices to their SMB customers as well as enjoy higher margins utilizing NAKIVO’s flexible monthly VM-based rental pricing. VM backup and replication time has been reduced by 30%, along with even greater reduction in time spent by Host Ventura on VM job troubleshooting.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California NAKIVO (nakivo.com) is a privately-held company that develops and markets a line of next generation data protection products for VMware virtualized environments with live applications & databases including Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, and Oracle. NAKIVO provides the most intuitive, fast, and affordable VM backup and replication solution enabling SMBs to protect, encrypt, compress and deduplicate data both onsite with local storage and offsite with public clouds. NAKIVO is focused on customer feedback and innovation to deliver the most advanced technology for reducing customer VM recovery time objectives (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO), while also delivering the most cost effective VM backup to cloud solution with support for leading storage cloud providers including Amazon and Dropbox.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication Resources
• Overview (Video): nakivo.com/product.htm
• Datasheet: nakivo.com/Resources/NBR-DS.pdf
• Success Story - GRW (60X Performance Improvement): nakivo.com/Resources/NBR-SS-GRW.pdf
• What’s New in v3 demonstration (Webinar): nakivo.com/en/webinar-v3-on-demand.htm
• Essentials and Pro Edition Trial (Download): nakivo.com/en/VMware-Backup-Free-Trial.htm
• Free Edition: nakivo.com/en/NAKIVO-Backup-and-Replication-Free-Edition.htm
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