Acronis Advanced Backup vs. ownCloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Advanced Backup
Score 7.2 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
ownCloud
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
ownCloud is a self-hosted open source file syncing and sharing option, from the Boston-based company of the same name.
$5
per month
Pricing
Acronis Advanced BackupownCloud
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Standard
$5
per month
Enterprise
$12
per month
For Teams
$13
per month
For Single Users
$15
per month
Community
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Advanced BackupownCloud
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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Community Pulse
Acronis Advanced BackupownCloud
Top Pros
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Features
Acronis Advanced BackupownCloud
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
6.6
1 Ratings
25% below category average
ownCloud
-
Ratings
Universal recovery7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots3.61 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
5.8
1 Ratings
33% below category average
ownCloud
-
Ratings
Continuous data protection7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics2.71 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
ownCloud
8.5
13 Ratings
1% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.89 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.19 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings7.812 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.512 Ratings
File search00 Ratings8.112 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.312 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
ownCloud
8.5
13 Ratings
1% below category average
User and role management00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings7.79 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
ownCloud
8.8
13 Ratings
4% above category average
Performance00 Ratings8.813 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings9.113 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings8.410 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acronis Advanced BackupownCloud
Likelihood to Recommend
7.2
(10 ratings)
7.8
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Advanced BackupownCloud
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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ownCloud
I'd easily recommend ownCloud to small businesses or teams within organizations. I've not used ownCloud in large deployments, so I'd hesitate before suggesting it in a situation where more than 10 users need support. That said, ownCloud is easy to set up and multiple instances could be used to service a large user base.
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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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ownCloud
  • Attention and dedication to making the product a world class product with continual product updates.
  • Ease of use from an administration standpoint, and a very Clear UI.
  • The price -- you can't beat free!
  • Mobile applications are great.
  • Integration with public S3 cloud providers like AWS S3 and Wasabi S3.
  • 2FA authentication is supported and works great!
  • Marketplace Add-Ons: I love this! For example, I can install an add-on that natively opens raw images. I am a photographer as well, and being able to quickly view the CR2 Raw Files direct from the camera is fantastic! This was made possible by a marketplace add-in.
  • Embedded Media Players: Photos, Music, and Video files can be viewed and played right in the browser window.
  • Sync application to keep local files on a computer updated with the files on the server.
  • Access control and permissions -- shareable links!
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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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ownCloud
  • Inability to easily collaboratively edit the same document by several people. Some advances have been made with Collabora (Libreoffice online) but it is still very sub-par compared to Office365 and desktop/online Office editing Sharepoint or OneDrive documents.
  • Apps for Calendar and Contacts are not part of the basic core, and although now quite supported they cannot still be easily deployed in common email clients such as Outlook or Thunderbird, separate CalDAV and CardDAV plugins need to be installed. Embedding an email solution and plugins for major email clients so they can work just by entering username and password would be good.
  • Risk of moving important folders/files to another location just by random drag-and-drop on Windows. Sometimes this breaks public links that cannot be restored anymore. Reverting such mistake by any of the users is impossible automatically.
  • When some user deletes some data in a shared folder it is put into recycle bin of the owner of the folder. The user who deleted cannot himself/herself revert such action as he/she does not see the recycle bin (trash) of the owner. Also, there is no log in the recycle bin who deleted that file or folder.
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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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ownCloud
No answers on this topic
Usability
Acronis
No answers on this topic
ownCloud
OwnCloud is easy for me to use, and I believe it would be for others too. The barrier for most people will be the set up. For a technology professional like myself, ownCloud's setup is pretty straightforward, but it's not the sort of thing most casual users will be able to handle. Also, it's on the user to maintain the service. These can be taken care of by paying someone to do it for you.
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Performance
Acronis
No answers on this topic
ownCloud
Compared with other cloud services, ownCloud has been the most efficient. It doesn't create a noticeable drain on resources and very quickly syncs across all my devices. I'm usually able to save a file on my laptop and by the time I walk over and sit down at my desktop machine, it's already there. I don't need to wait as often as I have with services like OneDrive.
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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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ownCloud
Regarding the community edition, there is a reasonably good support on the IRC, forums and in the issue section on Github. Perhaps a much more individual approach would be available if the premium support was chosen and the instance of the server was provided by the Owncloud company that also offers some premium extensions, not available generally. However, we did not need this level of support yet.
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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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ownCloud
The paid cloud services are expensive if you need a lot of data. You're giving your personal and business information to a data-hungry organization. Local NAS solutions are too slow. We run ownCloud on an older business PC and the performance is outstanding, even for remote access, due to local syncing.
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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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ownCloud
  • Software is free so if you are going for a hosted solution anyway, it's hard to beat
  • One of the easiest way to make sure your data is secured without compromising on features
  • You need to manage the infrastructure and software
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