Acronis Advanced Backup vs. IBM Cloud Block 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 Block Storage
Score 9.3 out of 10
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IBM offers their Block Storage service via IBM Cloud, allowing users to deploy and customize flash-backed iSCSI block storage from 25 GB to 12,000 GB capacity with up to 48,000 IOPS.N/A
Pricing
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Acronis Advanced BackupIBM Cloud Block Storage
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Small Businesses
Carbonite Safe
Carbonite Safe
Score 10.0 out of 10
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Score 8.6 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Rubrik
Rubrik
Score 9.2 out of 10
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Rubrik
Rubrik
Score 9.2 out of 10
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Acronis Advanced BackupIBM Cloud Block Storage
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(9 ratings)
9.4
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(6 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Advanced BackupIBM Cloud Block 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
Perfect solution for handling Cloud data storage platforms and its data threats management functionalities are excellent and data access control is effective. The processing of any data size through IBM Cloud Block Storage is very quick and cost-effective, because its functions performance on Cloud and the data visualization and report building is easy.
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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
  • IBM Cloud Block Storage conducts an automated backup efficiently.
  • The deployment of the security measures is perfect.
  • The sharing of data, more so with the various nodes is effective.
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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
  • The documentation must be clearer and updated, thinking about each distribution that they offer in the cloud
  • Downtime when IOPS are raised can be less
  • The configuration can be more automated from the same control panel and not have to take it so much to the CLI
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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
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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
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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
Unlike the above platforms, IBM Cloud Block Storage enable secure and quick big data migration through its secure environment and the flexibility of its Cloud options is effective. Data analytics through IBM Cloud Block Storage are easily prepared and the data access is very easy and the ability to monitor various Cloud operations is excellent.
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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
  • IBM Cloud Block Storage is valuable tool for Cloud data storage planning and effective Cloud storage management.
  • Pulling big data across various Construction projects is very easy and secure from data threats.
  • Creating analytics and gathering feedback across various Cloud platform and the Automation of Cloud services is excellent.
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