Acronis Advanced Backup vs. Azure Backup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Advanced Backup
Score 7.4 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
Azure Backup
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Backup is a cloud backup service.
$5
Pricing
Acronis Advanced BackupAzure Backup
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Storage in GB/Month
$0.0224 to $0.0569
per GB
Backup Instance <50GB
$5.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB
$10.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance Instance is > 500 GB
$10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Advanced BackupAzure Backup
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
Acronis Advanced BackupAzure Backup
Considered Both Products
Acronis Advanced Backup
Chose Acronis Advanced Backup
Price! All the services have low entry points and then hit you with big fees. Acronis Advanced Backup provides better management and control of your cost then the other services we evaluated. We have tested a number of solutions not on the list that have are price competitive, …
Azure Backup
Chose Azure Backup
Azure Backup, Commvault, Acronis Data Protector, and Veeam Backup are popular backup solutions that offer similar functionality to protect data and applications.Azure Backup vs CommvaultCommvault is a comprehensive data backup and recovery solution that covers everything from …
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Features
Acronis Advanced BackupAzure Backup
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
8.0
4 Ratings
4% below category average
Azure Backup
-
Ratings
Universal recovery8.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery7.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification7.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification8.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression6.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots7.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment7.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support8.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options7.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption8.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
7.5
4 Ratings
9% below category average
Azure Backup
-
Ratings
Continuous data protection8.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics5.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection6.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
Azure Backup
8.7
11 Ratings
3% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.26 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.36 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
File search00 Ratings7.59 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
Azure Backup
8.8
11 Ratings
2% above category average
User and role management00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings8.38 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
Azure Backup
9.0
11 Ratings
5% above category average
Performance00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings8.711 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acronis Advanced BackupAzure Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(13 ratings)
9.2
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
9.7
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Advanced BackupAzure Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
Acronis
The endpoint protection is fantastic. Being able to recover a single file on the fly has saved many customers hours of frustration. Long term recovery of O365 data has worked well. I bit more difficult but not Acronis Advanced Backup issue, it has been MS issues. Nothing beats on premise backup / recovery speed but, when it is not available, Acronis Advanced Backup gets the job done for bare metal recovery.
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Microsoft
Azure Backup is suitable for companies of various sizes, with varying amounts of data. The cost of the investment should be thought out carefully so that there are no bad surprises with unnecessary files going to Azure Backup. The interface is friendly and easy to configure and it does not require your company to have a backup expert. It is highly recommended for companies with smaller number of servers and better if the servers are already running in an Azure environment.
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Pros
Acronis
  • Quick Virtualization. Acronis can virtualize most systems and get you back up in 15-30 minutes.
  • Encryption of Backups. You own the encryption key, and Acronis doesn't - so not even Acronis employees can get into your cloud data. Encryption meets all HIPAA requirements for data protection.
  • Easy to resell. You can create accounts for individuals outside of the company to allow them access to their backup console. It's very easy to set up, and clients are happy with how easy it is to use.
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Microsoft
  • Azure Backup is fast! Coupled with the fact that Microsoft created Azure and Windows - these two operate phenomenally together!
  • Administering the backups inside of Azure is a breeze. The ability to mount, restore entire backups, or recover files, has been made very easy. You do not have to download any media to recover something, you do this all in the cloud and it gets mounted in Microsoft's systems. Making this process less than a quarter of the time you would have spent with your 'other' backup solutions.
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Cons
Acronis
  • They do not sell their product directly, so a reseller is needed - or third party website to process payments for them in order to download the product suite.
  • They have done away with stand-alone software purchases, and have moved to a yearly subscription-based model. It's affordable, but you never truly "own" the software now.
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Microsoft
  • backup schedule calendar would be cool
  • Backup vaults should ask if you want to send notifications when you first set it up, there have been a couple of times when I noticed a month later that, backup job failures were not configured to send email notifications.
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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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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Usability
Acronis
the interface is clean and easy to understand, things arent stacked 4-5 menus deep. logs and straight forward and easy to understand the problem
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Microsoft
This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
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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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Microsoft
One of the differentials of the solution is the high level of guarantee and support of the Azure Backup solution. Microsoft is a reference in a technology company with a highly trained support team and helps us with any questions or technical problems with the tool. Service is fast and efficient with trained engineers.
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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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Microsoft
Azure Backup works on Azure, the most famous of the cloud systems that the whole world has switched to, which is now a very large part of the Microsoft ecosystem that we have been used to using for years. Therefore, it is less tiring to use the additional service of an infrastructure that we already use, even if it is a part of it, which can be easily integrated with existing systems, which is one of the most important issues we IT professionals pay attention to. For this reason, we wanted to swim in familiar waters instead of another brand.
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Return on Investment
Acronis
  • You have to watch for storage creep. The cost for storage can get away from you if you are not careful.
  • We have 2 cloud servers that we moved off Acronis storage and onto our own cloud server. That has reduced our long term cost by 23%
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Microsoft
  • It allowed us to have our VMs protected very quickly and with simple implementation.
  • It saved us from taking backups from Azure workloads from the on-prem environment, or even deploying a Backup environment on the cloud.
  • It has a low/'controlled' cost as you "pay-as-you-go."
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