We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the extra protection, especially for the backup."
"The main reasons that our customers like Acronis are that it is very strong and easy to use."
"For my first experience, it is the best software for backups, especially for a five-system backup."
"It actually does its job very well and has interesting capabilities, but it has the most awful interface."
"The solution has all the features I need and user friendly."
"The most valuable feature is the quick restoration. We can restore the data quickly."
"Acronis is a flexible solution. It can back up workstations, endpoints, and even your virtual environments and cloud-based environments. So, we can do the backup of the whole gamut of products."
"The image backup and image restore features have been very beneficial to us."
"Azure Backup is good because it is entirely cloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe."
"The MARS agent makes it easy to use."
"I like that it's a stable solution and their support is good. I think Microsoft's commercial force is superior."
"It is easy to schedule backups."
"First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client. You can schedule it as you like. You can also control the bandwidth, so the backup will not utilize. The internet will depend on the bandwidth."
"The fact that Azure Backup is integrated is one of its biggest advantages."
"I like that it's a simple system."
"I have no issues with the stability at all. So I don't necessarily care about the stability of the product. I look more at whether or not can I recover. And I haven't had a failed recovery yet. I've got no failed recoveries of all my years."
"The backing up of virtual machines in VMware and Nutanix needs better integration and the performance of the solution needs improvement."
"When an error occurs, the information is not always easy to understand and these messages should be made more clear."
"We have issues with the SQL databases which are a little shaky."
"The solution could be better if some of the features were more in-depth."
"I would like to have more hardware space. It would make it better. I would like to have two more terabytes."
"In some cases, at the time of reinstallation, some disasters happen. For the licensing on the computer the name of the computer and domain, everything is removed from the registry level. Then we have to install the Acronis from the start for it to work properly. Otherwise, the Acronis software will cause a lot of trouble at the time of reinstallation. That's where they need to improve the product. In the case people want to install the same software with the same hardware, it should not stop me."
"It supports Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange, but it does not support Oracle databases or Postgres."
"There are some limitations to the backup."
"They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day."
"In the next release, I would like to see the ability to back up to different cloud providers."
"I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services."
"We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened."
"Technical support is in need of improvement."
"The monitoring and tagging features could be improved."
"I once tried restoring a Linux environment, and the size of the Linux VM or the data disk was really huge. It took a really long time to restore the environment and send the data from the storage to the disk. It took around 25 to 30 minutes, which was much longer than I anticipated. They can improve the duration of such restore operations. In the next release, it would also be good if they could reduce the duration for transferring the data from their storage to the actual storage while creating a virtual machine. They can reduce the duration or increase the data transfer rate."
"We have a concern with the backup when were are working with VMs that are running in Barracuda Firewall because it usually fails."
"It is very cost-effective for the SMB segment, especially for start-ups and smaller environments. It is cost-effective for on-premises and on-cloud deployments in such environments."
"The price of the solution is expensive and could be reduced a little."
"The cost of updates is less than $100 USD yearly."
"We have a Cyber Cloud backup license and we have on-premises storage. Both can be useful for our customers."
"Licensing fees are billed annually and there are no extra charges."
"There is a license required to use this solution and it is inexpensive. However, it is an old license."
"Its price is quite friendly on the pocket. You need to pay the licensing cost upfront, and then the support charges are on an annual basis."
"You pay for what you use in the cloud. If you don't start the virtual machine in the cloud, you only pay for the information stored there. But when you start the virtual machine, another pricing model is activated."
"The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain."
"We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers."
"This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."
"The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
"It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
"Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
"Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
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.
Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.
Acronis Backup is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 21 reviews while Azure Backup is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 16 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.2, while Azure Backup is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Acronis Backup writes "A stable and scalable backup solution with superior image restoring capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, whereas Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC Avamar and IBM Spectrum Protect. See our Acronis Backup vs. Azure Backup report.
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