Acronis Advanced Backup vs. Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

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
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
Score 8.1 out of 10
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The Unitrends Recovery Series Backup Appliances are hardware developed for data backup and management. They cover enterprise backup, ransomware detection, recovery assurance, proactive monitoring, and cloud continuity into a single platform for organizations of all sizes.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Acronis Advanced BackupUnitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
Considered Both Products
Acronis Advanced Backup
Chose Acronis Advanced Backup
I believe Acronis has the easiest interface to control backups and restores. The backup solution that didn't work the best for us was Symantec Backup. The other backup solutions (Unitrends, Barracuda,and Veeam) have similar backup features as Acronis and are recommended. …
Chose Acronis Advanced Backup
Acronis works faster
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
Chose Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
[Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery] gave us more "bang for the buck."
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Chose Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery

Unitrends has a very good and knowledgeable support team. They are always willing to help. We selected Unitrends because of its variety/multi-tiered backup solutions. Also because of cloud options, VMware backup support and cost effectiveness. We are happy with our choice and …

Chose Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
By now, I'm probably starting to sound like a broken record... Unitrends Backup is bulletproof, and their support is awesome.
Chose Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
Unitrends gives you a better backup configuration of applications than Acronis. Veeam is a great backup solution but Unitrends out beats [them] by giving you reliable local backups.
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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
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Ratings
Unitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
8.5
358 Ratings
Universal recovery00 Ratings8.6300 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings8.4576 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings8.4286 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings8.4260 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings8.2266 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings8.5337 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings8.4211 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings8.4324 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings8.4241 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings8.84 Ratings
Management dashboard00 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Retention options00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
Encryption00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
User Ratings
Acronis Advanced BackupUnitrends Data Center Backup and Recovery
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(9 ratings)
8.4
(360 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.0
(25 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(14 ratings)
Availability
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(0 ratings)
6.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
5.6
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(6 ratings)
8.1
(39 ratings)
Online Training
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(0 ratings)
7.2
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
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(0 ratings)
8.7
(20 ratings)
Configurability
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(0 ratings)
7.2
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
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(0 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
3.9
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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(0 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
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(0 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
We have a traditional stack and pretty typical needs as a manufacturer. I have used and evaluated everything out there, but the Unitrends solution fits very well and was competitively priced. I would think if it fits us, it could fit anyone like us with a similar stack.
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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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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
  • It has fully automated and customizable dashboards that can run with less administrative attention.
  • It should be able to run on virtual machines or be deployed as a virtual machine within MS Azure or AWS.
  • It's AI-based ransomware detection helps to understand data characteristics and alerts for ransomware attacks.
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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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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
  • Errors on backup jobs could be more clearly explained. As the administrator of the device for my company, I often don't know what caused an error, and can't tell from the error information what happened or caused the error.
  • Updates of the devices should have an automatic option. It takes to much time to do an update to the devices if updates haven't been maintained.
  • Shutdown and restarting the device should be available from the main UI screen to eliminate some time when doing updates or if you're doing some maintenance on the device.
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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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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
We have grown very attached to the Unitrends appliances and their use for recovery and other file restoration needs as well as data archival, data replication to other appliance and data migration to other servers or long term storage requirements. The appliances work well and the support for them is very good as well.
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Usability
Acronis
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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
I have never used such an easy product that is stable and scalable like Unitrends. I have been running backups for MANY years. On premise, tape, disk, cloud, you name it. Unitrends is very flexible, stable and has incredible reporting features. It's nice when management requests a report and it takes you 5 minutes to run it and dump it to PDF. How can you beat that?
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Reliability and Availability
Acronis
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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
The appliances have been there when we need them and have rarely if ever gone down. Hardware issues have been resolved quickly.
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Performance
Acronis
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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
The hardware is adequate and speedy. The user interface responds quickly. Backups complete quickly.
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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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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
They're incredible, attentive, thorough. They make sure my issue is resolved and follow up. I'm usually behind on giving them a reply or an update. They have always gone above and beyond for me, and I'll continue to do the same for them.
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Online Training
Acronis
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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
It was sufficient to get started. It was not super deep. We called support often to get going.
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Implementation Rating
Acronis
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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
The Unitrends employees involved in the installation were very friendly and knowledgeable. A certain degree of hiccups can be expected during any installation but never shook my confidence because of the friendly and knowledgeable team that was assigned to my project.
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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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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
Symantec Backup Exec was the primary tool used for backups for years. We also used Veeam for some Office 365/Exchange backups. Unitrends once configured and set up works very well against the competition. Backup Exec interface was more user friendly. The search tool for exploring backups was much better than Unitrends as well. Unitrends is much faster if you need to restore an entire VM or large file folders. Also once you have Unitrends all set up, it is very low maintenance, it just works. If something fails 9/10 it will correct itself on the next backup that is scheduled to run
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Scalability
Acronis
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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
Once you exceed the capacity of the appliances, you have to forklift a new appliance. This is very expensive.
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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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Unitrends, a Kaseya Company
  • It has saved some deleted file server data for our business department.
  • We have lost some reports for the business department due to an overlooked setting that make the backup reports look great, but the server was not being backed up in reality.
  • Less anxiety for the IT department, we have backup plan and that is worth a lot to us.
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