Supported third-party backup solutions | Part 3

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How does one navigate in the ocean of solutions that are available on the market? What is supported? What is compatible with which hypervisor? Allow us to help! Here part three of supported backup solutions together with an overview of each.



Top significant functionalities:

  • Native protection for Nutanix’s Acropolis Hypervisor via APIs.

  • Backup storage can be Nutanix storage connected directly or an external NAS.

  • Extend long-term retention or full site disaster recovery to a second Nutanix deployment, or even the Unitrends Cloud.

  • Recovery Assurance for vSphere, Hyper-V and physical Windows through instant recovery, automated backup verification, failover plans, DR testing and compliance reporting.

  • Can use Nutanix snapshots for short-term retention and local VM recovery

Supported hypervisors:

  • Nutanix AHV, VMware vSphere, XenServer and Hyper-V

Nutanix platform OS:

  • Unitrends 10.1.1-3 is validated on Nutanix AHV (AOS

Resources and getting started:

Datasheet: Unitrends and Nutanix

Getting started and trial: Download Free trials and Tools

On-demand demo: View the on-demand product demonstration

Overview of Unitrends: Get to know Unitrends Products

Alliance Program



Top significant functionalities:

  • NetBackup CloudCatalyst deduplication technology that takes advantage of object storage architectures like Nutanix Objects. 

  • Tier data to public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

  • Shrink the size of data by deduplicating it — or rapidly removing duplicate copies — and store data on Nutanix Objects. 

  • Scale easily from terabytes to petabytes of unstructured storage capacity accessed from a single namespace with no minimum storage capacity requirements.

  • Synchronous and asynchronous replication with DR orchestration between sites.

  • Application-aware operations.

Supported hypervisors:

  • Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi

Nutanix platform OS:

  • Veritas NetBackup 8.2 AHV plug-in has been certified under the Nutanix Ready Program.

  • InfoScale Enterprise 7.4.1 U1 is validated on Nutanix AHV ( AOS 5.10.5 ).

  • Veritas NetBackup 8.1 is validated and has API integration with Nutanix Objects 1.0 (AOS 5.11 ).

  • Veritas Backup Exec 20.4 is validated on ESXi ( AOS 5.10.3 ).

Resources and getting started:

Datasheet: Backup with Nutanix Objects and Veritas Backup

Getting started and trial: Download Free trials Backup Exec

Overview of Veritas: Data Protection Solutions for the Enterprise

Alliance Program



Top significant functionalities:

  • Provides agentless Nutanix AHV backup.

  • Nutanix AHV backup in NAKIVO Backup & Replication is application-aware. This means that all application data is captured in a transactionally consistent state.

  • Change tracking technology – Nutanix Changed Regions Tracking – to identify and back up only unique data blocks and thus save storage space.

  • LAN-free data transfer and network acceleration.

  • Enables to copy  Nutanix AHV backups to tape for long term storage or archival.

  • Can use 256-bit encryption to protect The Nutanix AHV backups in flight and at rest.

Supported Hypervisors:

  • Nutanix AHV, VMware vSphere and Hyper-V

Nutanix Platform OS:

  • NAKIVO Backup & Replication v8.5.2 is validated on Nutanix AHV(AOS LTS)

Resources and Getting Started:

Datasheet: NAKIVO Backup & Replication

Getting started and trial: Download Full- Feature Free Trial

Overview of Nakivo: Nutanix AHV Backup

Technology: Alliance Program



Top significant functionalities:

  • Distributed Object File System.

  • VMware™ vStorage APIs.

  • Globally Deduplicating and Compressing Changed Data.

  • LiveClone creates an independent copy to be mounted and then maintained as the primary data is refreshed.

  • Automated vSphere Disaster Recovery.

  • Regulatory compliance functions for analytics or forensic analysis.

Supported hypervisors:

  • VMware vSphere and Hyper-V

Nutanix platform OS:

  • Actifio Sky 7.0.4-622 is validated on ESXi (6AOS 5.1)

Resources and getting started:

White Paper: Learn How Actifio Works

Getting started: Nutanix Enterprise Cloud & Actifio

Overview of Actifio: Visionary Enterprise-Class Backup and Recovery

Alliance Program

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