Software-Defined Backup Appliance
Based on FreeNAS

Turn the hardware of your choice into a powerful backup appliance

Installation on FreeNAS
Full-fledged software-defined backup appliance icon

Full-fledged software-defined backup appliance

Installs on the hardware of your choice icon

Installs on the hardware of your choice

Saves space & improves backup performance icon

Saves space & improves backup performance

Handle Your Backups More Efficiently with NAKIVO and FreeNAS

Buying additional storage space for backups has always been a point of concern for SMBs and enterprises alike. With existing hardware quickly becoming insufficient and obsolete, companies are forced to spend more on their storage resources every year.

NAKIVO Backup & Replication and FreeNAS offer a simple yet affordable solution to this problem: you can turn any hardware into a NAS-based backup appliance and have it take care of your data protection needs.

Create a Backup Appliance in Two Simple Steps

FreeNAS operating system can be installed on a wide range of hardware devices to provide it with network-attached storage capabilities. Once the OS is installed, all you need to do is access the app store from the FreeNAS web interface and download NAKIVO Backup & Replication. Complete the installation process in a few clicks and your backup appliance is ready to protect Hyper-V, VMware or Nutanix AHV VMs as well as AWS EC2 instances.

Improve Reliability and Save Storage Space

By running NAKIVO Backup & Replication on the FreeNAS operating system, you create a comprehensive solution that is reliable, efficient, and cost-effective.

Separated from the production environment, the backup appliance serves as a means to reliably back up, store, and instantly recover your data whenever necessary.

Moreover, because backup data is written directly to disks of the backup appliance hardware, bypassing the network protocols, you can achieve up to double the backup speed compared to VM-based backup solutions. Global data deduplication, variable compression, and the ability to exclude swap data during backup amount to the decrease of storage space consumption by up to 10X.

Protect Your Infrastructure on a Budget

FreeNAS operating system is free and has modest system requirements, which means you can purchase the most affordable hardware or even repurpose the hardware you already have. Add NAKIVO Backup & Replication’s competitive per-socket pricing and you get a solution that can spare you considerable costs while delivering enterprise-grade data protection functionality.