Acronis Advanced Backup vs. Google Drive

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
Google Drive
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Google Drive is a cloud file storage, synchronization, and collaboration platform and service, that features Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for document editing and presentation.
$6
per month
Pricing
Acronis Advanced BackupGoogle Drive
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$6.00
per month
Business
$12.00
per month
Enterprise
Contact Vendor for Quote
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Advanced BackupGoogle Drive
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.
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Community Pulse
Acronis Advanced BackupGoogle Drive
Considered Both Products
Acronis Advanced Backup

No answer on this topic

Google Drive
Chose Google Drive
Google drive effectively stands out against Amazon's cloud storage solution due to the easy to use interface, easy file management software and integration with other products. Google Drive is also effective against Amazon in terms of price, and performance reliablitiy due to …
Top Pros
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Features
Acronis Advanced BackupGoogle Drive
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
Google Drive
-
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
Google Drive
-
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
Google Drive
8.8
206 Ratings
4% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.6182 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.1175 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.3169 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.2203 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.0201 Ratings
File search00 Ratings8.9205 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.1192 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
Google Drive
8.4
200 Ratings
3% below category average
User and role management00 Ratings8.4189 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings8.1199 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings8.799 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
Google Drive
8.8
200 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance00 Ratings8.6198 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings9.2200 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings8.587 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acronis Advanced BackupGoogle Drive
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(13 ratings)
8.8
(207 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.9
(5 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.9
(37 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
7.9
(48 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Advanced BackupGoogle Drive
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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Google
It is possible to share files and folders with up to 200 email addresses, as well as with persons outside the company.Use the drop-down arrow to select who may see, comment on, or change the file or folder before sending out an invitation.I am very much impressed with this feature
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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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Google
  • Any user with access can store a file using different platforms like Android, IOS, Windows, or Ubuntu (Desktop version)
  • You can share files with any number of different users with different access rights or you can even keep it public by providing the access link and assign different rights for public access
  • You can open Excel/Word files using google software Sheets/Docs in the browser environment without having to install software like Microsoft Office etc on your Windows OS
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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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Google
  • Having a little bit more control and clarity over what is shared and how it is shared would be a useful improvement.
  • Could be more robust and flexible as far as assigning restrictions.
  • Google Sheets could be enhanced because Excel really is not there yet as a product with equal capabilities as there are still quite a few limitations to the functionality.
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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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Google
For its compatibility, easiness, quick responses, user interface, storage capacity, files management and file listings. These are some of the reasons for giving higher ratings and Google Drive has become an integral part of my professional life. We use this software on daily basis and most of the time saving lot of time.
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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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Google
It's easy enough to use for computer users of all ages and skill levels. I am an advanced user, and I think the hardest part might be showing someone how to download and set up the app on their device if they weren't too familiar with computers, but overall it is very easy to understand.
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Reliability and Availability
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Google
Always available
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Performance
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Google
The documents load fairly quickly and also update in real time, especially given the fact that multiple people can be using it at once. The "Offline" feature works great to allow the user to make edits and access the document without access to the internet, and then sync changes later once they're back.
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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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Google
It takes a few days for customer support to get back to you. Although, I have not had to use support too often. Once you get an email back, they are very thorough and work hard to fix the problem quickly. It is a really great resource and a great way to get the help you need if you're stuck. A phone call also works quickly but you have to call during specific times.
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In-Person Training
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Google
The effective google workspace using training that my organization received and was conducted by me (as a team lead of the ICT team) was mind-blowing and as a result, our staff is performing well in terms of using the application for their daily jobs than before. Now, in my institution, all teachers and all the administrative personnel are very much interested in cloud storage facilities, in previous my institution was afraid of losing all important documents in the cloud storage. But, after having received the training they are now realized that if anyone has only one google account then he or she can use 15GB of cloud storage freely and they are now happy because now it is not necessary for anyone to carry the traditional pen drive.
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Implementation Rating
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Google
It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
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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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Google
In short, Google Drive is better for independent users who store a normal amount of stuff. OneDrive makes more sense for businesses and teams that are doing heavy-duty storage or large-scale syncing. Realistically, though, most users will fall somewhere in between the two, where either platform would meet their needs.
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Scalability
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Google
I have always been able to access
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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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Google
  • It has given our operation remote capabilities
  • Easier to access and understand client's need through collaborative enviroment
  • availability to digital resources fast and easy
  • saved our operation hundreds of dollars in physical storage (both investment and maintenance)
  • our operation became easier for new staff to get onboard: small learning curve to use it
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