Acronis Advanced Backup vs. Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Advanced Backup
Score 7.3 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
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Score 6.2 out of 10
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System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) is an enterprise backup and recovery system that contributes to BCDR strategy by facilitating the backup and recovery of enterprise data.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Advanced BackupMicrosoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
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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Top Pros
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Features
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Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
7.3
2 Ratings
16% below category average
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
8.0
3 Ratings
2% below category average
Universal recovery8.82 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Instant recovery5.22 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Recovery verification5.62 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Business application protection7.31 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations8.82 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Incremental backup identification8.82 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Backup to the cloud8.82 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression6.22 Ratings9.83 Ratings
Snapshots3.61 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Flexible deployment7.12 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Management dashboard6.41 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Platform support8.42 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Retention options8.82 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Encryption8.82 Ratings6.93 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
6.6
2 Ratings
22% below category average
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
-
Ratings
Continuous data protection7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics4.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection7.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities6.72 Ratings00 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acronis Advanced BackupMicrosoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(11 ratings)
8.1
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Advanced BackupMicrosoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM)
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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Microsoft
Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager is well suited for Windows domain environments where you need to make backups of Hyper-V virtual machines or bare metal servers. It is possible to backup SQL databases, works pretty well, but sometimes needs consistency checks on backups to properly continue to backup databases. Easy to restore anything to production or to another location.
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Pros
Acronis
  • Full image and bare-metal recovery backups for any physical or virtual server.
  • Physical to virtual and other tools built-in to make conversions / recoveries easier and more efficient.
  • Ability to spin up servers on the fly from recovery media.
  • Options to backup on premise as well as offsite to Acronis cloud.
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Microsoft
  • Hyper-V backup /restore
  • Bare-Metal backup/restore
  • Good management console
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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
  • Integration with some devices
  • Web client
  • Slow interface
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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
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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
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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
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Return on Investment
Acronis
  • It's less than $100/year for three installs of the software - the price to utilize this fantastic software is absolutely marginal.
  • I believe they have a higher-end business product available, but it consumes a license each time it is used on a device - so I did not pursue any further information after discovering that.
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Microsoft
  • It has saved us on licensing costs and through centralized management.
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