Acronis Advanced Backup vs. Veeam Backup for Azure

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 Azure
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Veeam® Backup for Azure delivers native, policy-based protection for reliable recovery from accidental deletion, ransomware and other data loss scenarios. With an API-first approach, immutable backups and full- and file-level restores ensure resilient protection that’s easy and cost-optimized, freeing up time and resources for more strategic IT priorities. Immutable and Encrypted - Data integrity through WORM state and encryption Logically…
$40
per year Azure VM/year Backup and recovery
Pricing
Acronis Advanced BackupVeeam Backup for Azure
Editions & Modules
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BYOL edition
$40
per year per Azure VM (Back up and recover in Azure only with 24/7 production support)
Free Edition
Free
Backup up to 10 Azure VMs FREE with no limitations on features or number of restores.
BYOL edition (Hybrid-/multi-cloud)
VUL Portable licensing
Backup and recover anything, anywhere via Veeam Universal License for any supported workload – cloud, virtual and physical – interchangeably
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Advanced BackupVeeam Backup for Azure
Free Trial
YesNo
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 Azure
Considered Both Products
Acronis Advanced Backup

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Veeam Backup for Azure
Chose Veeam Backup for Azure
While we have a big Cove Data Protection usage it is simply not able to offer the same functionality as Veeam Backup for Azure, in a case a Azure VM fails to boot due to a configuration error or faulty Windows Update we would not be able to restore it with Cove Data Protection.
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
Acronis Advanced BackupVeeam Backup for Azure
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
Veeam Backup for Azure
8.1
37 Ratings
10% below category average
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 Ratings7.937 Ratings
Platform support6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options7.31 Ratings8.137 Ratings
Encryption7.31 Ratings8.333 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
Veeam Backup for Azure
7.8
21 Ratings
9% below category average
Continuous data protection7.31 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics2.71 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection6.41 Ratings7.821 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery6.41 Ratings00 Ratings
SaaS Backup
Comparison of SaaS Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Advanced Backup
-
Ratings
Veeam Backup for Azure
7.9
31 Ratings
13% below category average
SaaS Product Integration00 Ratings7.721 Ratings
Multiple Data Restoration Options00 Ratings8.126 Ratings
Data Storage in the Cloud or On-Premises00 Ratings8.129 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acronis Advanced BackupVeeam Backup for Azure
Likelihood to Recommend
6.8
(10 ratings)
8.2
(39 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(38 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Advanced BackupVeeam Backup for Azure
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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Veeam Software
For our purposes I can't particularly find any shortcomings of Veeam Backup for Azure. It has been working well for our needs for a few years now. Maybe for someone with a larger cloud footprint or more complex needs, or maybe someone who wants to be able to deploy and configure the appliance using infrastructure as code it may not be as practical.
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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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Veeam Software
  • Reduce storage costs and minimizing the impact on network consuption.
  • Veaam Backup for Azure provides application-aware backups for Microsoft SQL Server, ensuring that our data is backed up and available for recovery correctly.
  • Replication: Veeam Backup for Azure helps us to replicate our workloads to another Azure region or on-premises environment for disaster recovery purposes and compliance needs.
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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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Veeam Software
  • Documentation around service account permissions was a little sparse when we implemented it
  • It's sometimes hard to get the reason behind a (rare) job failure without going into logs
  • The UI around snapshots and backups could do with some clarity around the restore points that will be available
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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
Plainly, the product just works. I don't have to babysit it.
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Usability
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Veeam Software
It was so easy that you thought it wasn't working. Once you saw data and was able to recover it or do a restore with the product those beliefs in the system went to the roof. Once you get a product that does everything you want it to do, you will give it it's props.
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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
Great support team!
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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
Backup Exec was a very clunky application and took forever to backup to and restore from. We would backup to SSD external hard drives from a flash array, but the process still took forever to finish. Sending our data to the Azure blob storage via Veeam is a faster and more secure process than saving to the external hard drives with Backup Exec.
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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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Veeam Software
  • We have had fast recovery of documents when needed; sub 10 minutes from start of restore to complete and in the users hands
  • Easily a value add for backing up files outside of the given Microsoft retention period; piece of mind
  • Easy tool to use with minimal training required to use it and set up backups
  • When you do change your cloud licensing it does require manual intervention to update backup data requirements. if the business makes changes then your backup person may not know to make these changes
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ScreenShots

Veeam Backup for Azure Screenshots

Screenshot of Welcome screenScreenshot of Policies setupScreenshot of Cost estimationScreenshot of Restore options