Acronis Advanced Backup vs. Veeam Backup for AWS

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
Veeam Backup for AWS
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Veeam® delivers native, automated AWS backup and disaster recovery to protect and manage Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon EFS and Amazon VPC data. Veeam states it is built with simplicity, scalability, savings and security in mind, so users can eliminate the risk of data loss for AWS services.
$40
per year instance
Pricing
Acronis Advanced BackupVeeam Backup for AWS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Advanced BackupVeeam Backup for AWS
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Acronis Advanced BackupVeeam Backup for AWS
Considered Both Products
Acronis Advanced Backup

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Veeam Backup for AWS
Chose Veeam Backup for AWS
There really is not a comparison. Veeam is one of the only products that we have ever found to be just as good or better than was advertised. I would recommend it to anyone.
Chose Veeam Backup for AWS
Veeam Backup for AWS is a cloud-native data protection solution specifically designed for use with Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments. It provides a range of features that allow businesses to securely back up and recover data stored in their AWS environments. Some of the …
Chose Veeam Backup for AWS
We had some incidents with Hyper-V environments. When we scheduled a backup, they had to open up Check Point before they took a backup. Yet, due to some issues. The price is a little high considering some backup software is free, but it does have some great features that make …
Chose Veeam Backup for AWS
Other products required multiple programss and vendors to work correctly. To be able to operate everything from one program makes management, training, and recovery so much easier
Chose Veeam Backup for AWS
All backup solutions work but for Veeam there is the power of sure backup point-in-time support and they have a history of very dependable products for recovery for VMware and Hyper-V environment.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Acronis Advanced BackupVeeam Backup for AWS
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
Veeam Backup for AWS
7.9
79 Ratings
8% below category average
Universal recovery8.82 Ratings7.978 Ratings
Instant recovery5.22 Ratings8.077 Ratings
Recovery verification5.62 Ratings8.176 Ratings
Business application protection7.31 Ratings7.669 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations8.82 Ratings8.076 Ratings
Incremental backup identification8.82 Ratings7.874 Ratings
Backup to the cloud8.82 Ratings8.278 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression6.22 Ratings7.871 Ratings
Snapshots3.61 Ratings7.971 Ratings
Flexible deployment7.12 Ratings7.871 Ratings
Management dashboard6.41 Ratings7.773 Ratings
Platform support8.42 Ratings8.071 Ratings
Retention options8.82 Ratings7.970 Ratings
Encryption8.82 Ratings7.970 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
Veeam Backup for AWS
8.0
82 Ratings
3% below category average
Continuous data protection7.12 Ratings8.377 Ratings
Replication8.02 Ratings8.775 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics4.02 Ratings8.175 Ratings
Malware protection7.32 Ratings7.362 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities6.72 Ratings7.773 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery6.41 Ratings7.838 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acronis Advanced BackupVeeam Backup for AWS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(11 ratings)
8.0
(115 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.1
(11 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(12 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(106 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(8 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
7.8
(11 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.6
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.2
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(8 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.7
(6 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(6 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.1
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.4
(9 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(5 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(6 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Advanced BackupVeeam Backup for AWS
Likelihood to Recommend
Acronis
The endpoint protection is fantastic. Being able to recover a single file on the fly has saved many customers hours of frustration. Long term recovery of O365 data has worked well. I bit more difficult but not Acronis Advanced Backup issue, it has been MS issues. Nothing beats on premise backup / recovery speed but, when it is not available, Acronis Advanced Backup gets the job done for bare metal recovery.
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Veeam Software
I like the idea of using this product for backups and cold storage. This allows for long retention times and a very low cost. The ability to quickly restore and the efficiency of all the products involved. I haven't come across scenarios where it isn't appropriate. I don't have a lot of experience so for me, it works well in my cases.
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Pros
Acronis
  • Quick Virtualization. Acronis can virtualize most systems and get you back up in 15-30 minutes.
  • Encryption of Backups. You own the encryption key, and Acronis doesn't - so not even Acronis employees can get into your cloud data. Encryption meets all HIPAA requirements for data protection.
  • Easy to resell. You can create accounts for individuals outside of the company to allow them access to their backup console. It's very easy to set up, and clients are happy with how easy it is to use.
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Veeam Software
  • Veeam Backup for AWS provides a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solution for AWS workloads.
  • It's very easily integrated with the AWS cloud.
  • The Simple and intuitive user interface of Veeam Backup for AWS makes it easy to set up and manage backups for AWS instances.
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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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Veeam Software
  • We have never managed to use Veeam for Azure or GCP. It works well with AWS.
  • A client needed a multi-cloud DR solution management but we had a security issue and could find a solution from Veeam Backup for AWS.
  • Usually, you need a dedicated resource to monitor when the number of workloads is high. That adds to the cost.
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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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Veeam Software
We have been using Veeam Backup for AWS for our cloud hosted solutions for the last several years and will continue to do so. The ease of use and available support staff make the learning curve for use nearly flat in our case and having Veeam Backup for on-premise workloads makes the decision easy.
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Usability
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
The UI and the integration is good with the product. so far
has not encountered any major challenges while using the UI. of course, this is
user perspective. Few users suggested some different view that it should be
change father should have some different options but overall the feedback about
UI is positive and no major issues encountered by using the UI or forsake of
this usability.
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Reliability and Availability
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
Veeam Backup has never failed me, whenever we have needed to recover data it has worked flawlessly. It is highly available and I do not know of of a situation where our business has needed Veeam Backup fo AWS and has not been able to access or use it in some way.
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Performance
Acronis
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Veeam Software
We have not really noticed much difference and only notice it when doing work afterhours with our veeam being backed up. However, this is not the case as we do not do this often and hence we don't really have any real challenges for performance issues. Overall, we find that the performance is pretty good
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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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Veeam Software
One of the best and leading backup solution with central management for all Virtual Servers, Physical servers and Application level backup. Migrated from distributed backup solution running at each site to central VEEAM solution which has reduced overhead of backup administrator and improves the backup performance. Veeam team is very supportive in solution design, taken care of all our requirements and provided the cost effective solution.
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In-Person Training
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
We had only one due to the pandemic, but we remember really enjoying the help. Someone came to our site and walked us through the process and we had lots of time to ask questions and got really helpful solutions and tips and tricks to make sure that staff would understand and learn how to use it
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Online Training
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
The training provided online was good. The training was restrictive to users but was content was good and informative. The information provided was relevent and flow was maintained well. The Question and answers were good and supported well. Need to have more material provided with the training and will support users to adopt train the trainer approach.
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Implementation Rating
Acronis
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Veeam Software
We were pretty happy with our implementation as it was simple to deploy and we followed the technical guide online with out much technical assistance from vendor support. We had also tested and streamlined a process based on our own documentation for our own company which was simple to follow overall for deploying into AWS for future instances
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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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Veeam Software
I had looked at N2WS Backup & Recovery backup and disaster recovery solution for AWS environments. But while it provides similar backup and recovery capabilities as Veeam Backup for AWS, it lacks some of the advanced features such as instant VM recovery, file-level recovery, and integration with Veeam Backup & Replication.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
Overall, we pretty happy with the way it is contracted and the pricing structure. However, as stated we got it on promotion so we wont know until what it is after the 3 years but at this stage we are pretty happy with the product and the pricing from the commercial aspect
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Scalability
Acronis
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Veeam Software
We have using this solution since 2020. In that moment we had four Host Linux and today we have forty vm Linux and Windows. The solution work fine as with few vm as multiples vm. The backup operators lovely this feacture, because keep simple his duties. Finally, we use the same solution for AWS, Azure or onpremise. This is great characteristic for skill transfer over backup team!
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Professional Services
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
Generally satisfied
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Return on Investment
Acronis
  • You have to watch for storage creep. The cost for storage can get away from you if you are not careful.
  • We have 2 cloud servers that we moved off Acronis storage and onto our own cloud server. That has reduced our long term cost by 23%
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Veeam Software
  • The only thing is that you have to make sure you understand your AWS costs if your retention periods are not kept under control.
  • ROI is hard to prove until the moment you need to restore your workload.
  • Time-saving is something that comes to mind. Before Veeam, we used to spend/waste a lot of time verifying and testing our backup and restore. Veeam makes it easy with its SureBackup technology.
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ScreenShots

Veeam Backup for AWS Screenshots

Screenshot of Overview page detailing high-level information like alarms, protected instances, policies, and session information.Screenshot of Policies page detailing available policies, status and sessions log.Screenshot of Estimated monthly costs in policy wizard for snapshots, replicas, backups, traffic and transactions for machines in a policy.Screenshot of File Level Recovery, where individual files and folders can be searched and browsed for granular recovery.