Acronis Advanced Backup vs. Paragon Hard Disk Manager

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
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Paragon Software headquartered in Irvine offers Paragon Hard Disk Manager, a storage management solution for physical and virtual drives, and disaster recovery framework solution for businesses of all sizes.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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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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Features
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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
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
-
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
Paragon Hard Disk Manager
-
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
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User Ratings
Acronis Advanced BackupParagon Hard Disk Manager
Likelihood to Recommend
6.8
(10 ratings)
8.6
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Advanced BackupParagon Hard Disk Manager
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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Paragon Software
Paragon Hard Disk Manager is suitable for use by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The graphical user interface helps to make the software easy to use, even by those with limited computer/technical knowledge and skills. The software will likely meet most, if not all, of the backup requirements of SMEs.
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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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Paragon Software
  • Disk wiping - quick and effective solution for simple wipe processes
  • Partitioning - the software allowed us to work more closely with the partitions in a GUI environment
  • Data Migrations - Paragon Hard Disk Manager made this process of data migration very easy and convenient
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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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Paragon Software
  • It can be upgraded to offer cloud storage services.
  • The performance of the current features is stable.
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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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Paragon Software
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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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Paragon Software
I've never had to contact Paragon support which speaks to the quality of their product.
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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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Paragon Software
Paragon has much more flexibility to manipulate partitions and clone drives
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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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Paragon Software
  • Paragon Hard Disk Manager makes creating regular incremental backups straightforward. The ease of configuring the software to automatically perform backup jobs increases the likelihood that we will follow through with our backup strategy, thus protecting our data.
  • Any loss of important data would potentially be catastrophic to our business. Paragon Hard Disk Manager minimizes this risk.
  • The software's ease of use also means we can focus more on our core business activities (and spend less time and effort on data backups).
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