Acronis Advanced Backup vs. CloudAlly by OpenText

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Advanced Backup
Score 7.3 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
CloudAlly by OpenText
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
CloudAlly, now from Opentext, which acquired CloudAlly parent company Zix in December, 2021, aims to offer an easy and reliable backup solution for leading online services such as Office365, Google Apps, Box and Salesforce. CloudAlly subscriptions include: - Unlimited secure Amazon S3 storage and unlimited retention of daily archives - Archive storage in Amazon’s U.S., E.U. or Australia Data Centers - One-click non-destructive…
$2
user, month
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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SharePoint Online and OneDrive backups for Business
$2
user, month
Backup Box for Business and Enterprise
$2
user, month
Gmail Backup
$2
user, month
Yahoo! Mail Backup
$2
user, month
IMAP Backup
$2
user, month
Amazon DynamoDB and SimpleDB Backups
$2
user, month
office-365-backup
$3
user, month
Google Apps Backup
$3
user, month
Salesforce Backup
$3
user, month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Advanced BackupCloudAlly by OpenText
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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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
CloudAlly by OpenText
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Ratings
Universal recovery8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery5.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification5.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression6.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots3.61 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption8.82 Ratings00 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
CloudAlly by OpenText
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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 BackupCloudAlly by OpenText
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(11 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Advanced BackupCloudAlly by OpenText
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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OpenText
CloudAlly is a great backup for Salesforce and Box that is cloud based for a reasonable monthly/annual cost. Thankfully, we have rarely had to use our backups, but the service has been very reliable. It is less appropriate if you are not storing a lot in any of the platforms that they backup
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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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OpenText
  • Backup Services
  • Salesforce Backup
  • Box Backup
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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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OpenText
  • User interface could be easier to use
  • Backups in Salesforce could be easier to view
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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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OpenText
No answers on this topic
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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OpenText
No answers on this topic
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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OpenText
We chose CloudAlly because it had both Box and Salesforce as backup options so we were able to only setup one service, rather than two. The price point is also much better than OwnBackup, which was our second option. I like Skyvia for importing data, but their interface is not as easy to use.
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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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OpenText
  • Extra layer of protection on our data
  • Ability to retrieve past data if an issue occurs
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