Acronis Advanced Backup vs. Amazon Drive (discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Advanced Backup
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
Acronis Advanced Backup (or formerly Acronis Backup Cloud) is a Backup-as-a-Service solution for Service Providers, available to add to Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud.N/A
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Drive allows users to aggregate all of their digital content, including photos and videos, in one place. The Cloud Drive is build in to Amazon devices. Users have secure access from any computer, or via their free mobile apps. Amazon Drive offers a free 3-month trial, and pricing packages based on what type of storage users seek. For $11.99/yr, users can store unlimited photos plus 5GB of videos and other files. For $59.99/yr, users can upgrade to unlimited everything (photos, videos,…
$1.99
per month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
100 GB
$1.99
per month
1 TB
$6.99
per month
2 TB
$11.99
per month
3 TB
$179.97
per year
4 TB
$239.96
per year
5 TB
$299.95
per year
6 TB
$359.94
per year
7 TB
$419.93
per year
8 TB
$479.92
per year
9 TB
$539.91
per year
10 TB
$599.90
per year
20 TB
1,199.80
per year
30 TB
1,799.70
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
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Ratings
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
8.4
24 Ratings
1% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.021 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.019 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
File search00 Ratings8.919 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.022 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
8.3
22 Ratings
3% below category average
User and role management00 Ratings8.018 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings9.020 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
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Ratings
Amazon Drive (discontinued)
8.7
24 Ratings
4% above category average
Performance00 Ratings9.024 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings8.023 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Acronis Advanced BackupAmazon Drive (discontinued)
Small Businesses
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Score 9.4 out of 10
SugarSync
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.7 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.7 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(9 ratings)
8.0
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(6 ratings)
9.7
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Acronis
Acronis Backup Cloud is suited for backing up Windows Servers. Downtime is greatly decreased by using their virtualization options. You will need a Hyper-V enabled computer to virtualize, though, but this can be one of your general-use workstations. A Windows 10 Pro machine with 16 GB of RAM would do it for you. Or, if you have Macs that need to be backed up, you can do that as well. You can grab either full volume images, or files/folders. I can't really think of a scenario that you would not want Acronis Backup Cloud, except pre-Server 2012 OS's, since virtualization isn't supported on those older systems.
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Amazon AWS
Amazon Cloud Drive is a fantastic backup solution for storing your digital files on the web, but if you want to manage, tweak, organize or otherwise maintain those files after they have reached the cloud, the experience immediately begins to suffer. This is especially noted when major competitor products like Microsoft and Dropbox offer similar services at similar prices, but offer far better interfaces for file management.
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Pros
Acronis
  • Single pane of glass for managing customer tenants
  • Quick and reliable backup recovery
  • Both onsite and offsite backup destinations are supported
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Amazon AWS
  • Amazon Drive automatically detects photos and videos in specific folders (that you choose). It will add them to Drive without any action from me.
  • There is a desktop app where you can access all of your files (in addition to web-based access).
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Cons
Acronis
  • No option for on premises hardware BDR. This means recovery restorations rely on self-supplied hardware performance.
  • License per machine can get costly if large number of computers or servers.
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Amazon AWS
  • Less storage than Google Drive, Google offers 15GB of free space - vs. Amazon's 5GB.
  • Also, unlike with Google Drive, you can't back up your work with Amazon Drive ( I also use Google Drive, since I have a Gmail account).
  • A lot more expensive than Google Drive, which is 1.99/month...but they are more in line with Dropbox pricing.
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Likelihood to Renew
Acronis
The cost savings we realized from moving to this software has us hooked - it does everything we need it to do on a very high level (virtualization, for example) and is very low cost for us.
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Amazon AWS
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Usability
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Amazon AWS
The system is very easy to use and it's use of apps for almost all devices and hardware makes it even easier to manage and store photos and documents. I highly recommend this as an easy to use solution for novices!
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Performance
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Amazon AWS
It is safe but has little added value.
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Support Rating
Acronis
We seldom make use of Acronis support, but when we have they have been brilliant. All our engineers are Acronis certified, if they not able to resolve an issue, we touch base with our local Acronis supplier, Synapsys, who resolve issues 90% of the time.
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Amazon AWS
Overall great software to use for file share, storage, and collaboration. Its security is great and the user management is spot on. The only thing that makes me dock it a point is that the device management as a subset of user management is kind of clunky. It hasn't been an issue yet, but it could compromise security in the future. Overall, would recommend
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Alternatives Considered
Acronis
We went with Acronis Backup Cloud because we're able to backup all platforms, not just PCs. And the price was good when it comes to all those options. It's a hard sell to clients, but when explained properly, the understand the cost of a good solution. It's like having good car insurance.
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Amazon AWS
Amazon Drive Cloud has the advantage of being backed by one of the companies that has had the highest growth in recent years: Amazon. That gives us security and has been the main reason for us to trust this product. We believe that the security systems of this company are good enough to be quiet while our files are stored on their servers
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Return on Investment
Acronis
  • It's been a great investment especially knowing our data is protected.
  • We no longer worry about upgrade storage hardware or devices.
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Amazon AWS
  • It slowed us down at first since we went from purely agile to document based then agile.
  • It is easy to use so even non-developers can access code snippets which they wouldn't know how to access on github.
  • It has a lot of features we don't have a use for in our business.
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