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Network Administrator at a K-12 educational company or school
Nov 27 2017

What is most valuable?

My favorite feature is that we use it for backing up our VMware environment and then, we just have a few physical servers. I like that I can configure a single backup so as to backup all the VM servers. I also like that it gives you a place for backing up to multiple locations of all the backup jobs/plans. Other features such as setting up the vaults, email notifications, restoring a full VM… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I don't worry that the backups aren't running or panic when a storm is coming through; it just reassures us because we've seen what it's doing, what it can do, and that it's doing what we're asking it to do. For example, if somebody deletes a file out of their Home folder or a shared folder, then knowing that I've got it and that I can get it back fairly quickly is important. Also, if a VM server… more»

What needs improvement?

We have been using this solution for almost a year now. I'm not sure about the improvements aspect because it has been a learning experience for me. However, I know that any time I've come across an issue with it, I open a case with support by calling or starting a chat session and they help me figure it out. A lot of the times, it was just something that I was doing wrong. Setting everything up… more»
Senior Security and Compliance Engineer at a retailer with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 29 2014

What is most valuable?

Live System Imaging – Zero Downtime.

How has it helped my organization?

The key for me at the time was allowing my Engineers to have their weekends free vs rotating them through a schedule so that servers were taken offline and imaged during the change window… more»

What needs improvement?

There can be inconsistencies between builds in terms of the product working with one NIC or another, especially on newer generation servers. Usually downloading the latest bits solved, though. A minor… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Rough cost at time of implementation was approximately $1200 per managed server. One engineer monitored the job status, spending approximately 15 minutes per day.

What other advice do I have?

Great product, nearly set-and-forget for Server Live Imaging once fully configured.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?


What is Acronis Backup?

Acronis Backup 12.5 is the world’s easiest and fastest backup solution for all your data, whether it is located on-premises, in remote systems, in private and public clouds, or on mobile devices. With enhanced backup validation and blockchain-based authentication of your backups with Acronis Notary, Acronis Backup 12.5 is the most reliable backup solution on the market today. 

Available in Standard and Advanced editions, Acronis Backup 12.5 protects data on 21 platforms. With active protection from ransomware, 15-second Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), and backups that are two times faster than the closest competitor, it is easiest to-use, fastest, most secure and complete backup solution available today.

 Acronis Backup simplifies the management of data protection and reduces IT manual efforts with innovative features that automate data protection. These features include a zero-installation, unified touch-friendly web-based console to manage backup and recovery of all workloads and data, agentless and agent-based backups; and flexible granular, bare-metal, and dissimilar hardware recovery options.

Also known as
Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
Acronis Backup customers

Kings Academy, Rush Memorial, Pentagon Credit Union, Oxford School District, New York City Probation, Dolmen Insurance, New Bedford Community Health, Gerard Darel, Ready Honda

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