QNAP has a great product line of disk appliances to fit every user from small home and SMB units all the way up to enterprise level rack mount units. Embedding a backup application within those units makes for a seamless administration experience that puts the backup console within the disk management console. Nakivo previously announced support for Synology disk appliances and has now just recently announced support for QNAP disk appliances as well.
The benefits of this solution include easier management as backup and disk management are unified. It also frees up virtual infrastructure resources that were previously used for backup and results in a smaller footprint and less maintenance. Additionally it also increases efficiency by allowing higher VM backup speed by up to 2x compared to VM-based backup solutions. This is achieved because backup data is written directly to the NAS disks, bypassing network protocols such as NFS and CIFS.
All in all having disk and backup combined just makes sense and when you couple that with Nakivo’s rich feature set and affordable price point you end up with a great well-integrated backup solution. Want to see for yourself? Nakivo lets you try before you buy with a trial edition so you can experience the benefits first hand. So if you want to ensure that your VMware environment is well-protected from data corruption, malware, user mistakes, hardware failures or disasters give Nakivo a look and get peace of mind for an affordable price.