Acronis Advanced Backup vs. IBM Cloud Object Storage

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Advanced Backup
Score 7.5 out of 10
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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
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Score 8.7 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Object Storage is an IBM Cloud product in the endpoint backup and IaaS categories. It is commonly used for data archiving and backup, for web and mobile applications, and as scalable, persistent storage for analytics.N/A
Pricing
Acronis Advanced BackupIBM Cloud Object Storage
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Lite Plan
Free
Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
Standard Plan
There is no minimum fee, pay only for what you use
For pricing and all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Advanced BackupIBM Cloud Object Storage
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
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Features
Acronis Advanced BackupIBM Cloud Object Storage
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
Comparison of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
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Ratings
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.2
130 Ratings
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime00 Ratings8.1118 Ratings
Dynamic scaling00 Ratings8.5120 Ratings
Elastic load balancing00 Ratings7.8117 Ratings
Monitoring tools00 Ratings8.0120 Ratings
Security controls00 Ratings8.7125 Ratings
User Ratings
Acronis Advanced BackupIBM Cloud Object Storage
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(9 ratings)
8.3
(133 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(6 ratings)
9.1
(8 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
5.1
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Advanced BackupIBM Cloud Object Storage
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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IBM
IBM's cloud object storage is very well-suited to be a database for big projects in big organizations. Important documents, files, images, or anything the organization needs to move to either make space or organize. The IBM cloud object storage is also well suited for this use, for it is very secure. The organization can rest assured that its data and files are safe within the IBM Cloud object storage.
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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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IBM
  • Cloud storage allows you to save data and files in an off-site location that you access either through the public internet or a dedicated private network connection.
  • Cloud storage delivers a cost-effective, scalable alternative to storing files on on-premise hard drives or storage networks.
  • Cloud storage services provide elasticity, which means you can scale capacity as your data volumes increase or dial down capacity if necessary.
  • Business continuity of Storing data offsite supports business continuity in the event that a natural disaster or terrorist attack cuts access to your premises.
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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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IBM
  • Unexpected errors are known to occur when downloading/uploading files.
  • Not easy to get started. In order to take full advantage of the platform and its features, additional training and reading documentation is needed.
  • The UI of the platform can get a bit confusing and it's easy to get lost.
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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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IBM
because it is a robust, safe and flexible product
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Usability
Acronis
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IBM
Although it is not so easy to use at the beginning, once I learned it we were able to take full advantage of the functions.
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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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IBM
I have been working in IT sector for more than 15 years. I have worked with various vendors. IBM's sales team, support team have been really helpful. After we start to use their product, their UX design team also contacted us to get feedback from us. They are really interested about our experience.
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Online Training
Acronis
No answers on this topic
IBM
I just researching and applying the tools on their platforms to ensure a good learning path, based on my needs. Reading the documentation related with resources, tools. Is too big, but I am trying to know more about it every day. It is a good way to know more about their resources. A new way to attract new customers. At the end of the day, we are all involved in improvement and automation of our tasks and resources for customers and end-users.
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Implementation Rating
Acronis
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IBM
IBM's professional service for migrating data and implementing new cloud environment was perfect. They started to help us before we begin to bring together all data such as how can it could be best to transfer all data without problems. During the migration they watched all the process closely to prevent any failure. Lastly, after the migration, they gave us trainings on implementation.
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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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IBM
As far as the other cloud storage services are concerned, I have limited experience. I used pleased by IBM cloud storage because it provided a smooth, running environment for my data science projects. I used IBM Watson Studio and the experience was smooth. I used IBM Db2, and it was useful too. I am happy with third-party integrations provided by the IBM cloud storage. I transferred my data files from IBM Watson Studio to my Github. I imagine how useful it will be for a business. You should definitely get it.
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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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IBM
  • This allows us to recommend a platform to our clients that will quickly help them create new, efficient business processes with very little development.
  • This saves clients hours and days of manual analysis of images, allowing the system to do the work when attaching Object Storage to models.
  • There is a learning curve in utilizing the storage and the modeling, but once up and running, it works well during deployment.
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