Acronis Advanced Backup vs. BDRSuite

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
BDRSuite
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Vembu BDR Suite is a universal backup solution catering to the backup, recovery, and disaster recovery needs of diverse IT environments. It is also optimized for service providers who deliver BaaS and DRaaS to their customers.
$0.40
per month per user
Pricing
Acronis Advanced BackupBDRSuite
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Microsoft 365, Google Workspace Backup
$0.40
per month per user
Endpoint Backup
$0.45
per month per endpoint
VMware, Hyper-V, KVM Backup
$1.8
per month per VM
Linux, Windows Server Backup
$1.8
per month per server
Apps & DB Backup
$1.8
per month Apps
AWS, Azure Backup
$1.8
per month per instance
NAS Fileshare Backup
$1.8
per month per 500 GB
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Advanced BackupBDRSuite
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Acronis Advanced BackupBDRSuite
Considered Both Products
Acronis Advanced Backup

No answer on this topic

BDRSuite
Chose BDRSuite
The admin management is better, we already have a relationship with Vembu and it gives us more flexibility.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Acronis Advanced BackupBDRSuite
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
BDRSuite
8.2
55 Ratings
1% above category average
Universal recovery7.31 Ratings8.246 Ratings
Instant recovery5.51 Ratings8.345 Ratings
Recovery verification6.41 Ratings9.247 Ratings
Business application protection7.31 Ratings7.638 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations7.31 Ratings8.638 Ratings
Incremental backup identification7.31 Ratings8.552 Ratings
Backup to the cloud7.31 Ratings8.331 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression6.41 Ratings8.942 Ratings
Snapshots3.61 Ratings8.239 Ratings
Flexible deployment7.31 Ratings6.848 Ratings
Management dashboard6.41 Ratings7.853 Ratings
Platform support6.41 Ratings7.953 Ratings
Retention options7.31 Ratings8.451 Ratings
Encryption7.31 Ratings8.245 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
BDRSuite
-
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 BackupBDRSuite
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(10 ratings)
8.8
(57 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
6.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(55 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
7.0
(5 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Advanced BackupBDRSuite
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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Vembu Technologies
Well, it is suited for backups for Hyper-V virtualization and off-site replication. It´s less appropriate for someone that needs to automate actions; there are no script possibilities using BDR. There´s no simple migration/move to another server. It´s the right tool to have a basic backup and replication at a fair price.
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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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Vembu Technologies
  • Seed an offsite backup. A simple checkbox to seed a large backup prior to backing it up to our datacenter. Previously with another well knows backup provider this was convoluted and time-consuming.
  • Backup Speed. Vembu BDR is fast and allows me to schedule multiple jobs within time constraints that prohibit some backup products from working.
  • DR - Vembu BDR provides an option to mirror your backups to an offsite datacenter without taxing production servers with a secondary backup job.
  • Bare Metal Recovery: the ability to create a custom bootable ISO that you can quickly recover a failed physical server or workstation.
  • Ease of use: The console is consistent and very easy to use. From initial install to being fully configured takes just a few minutes.
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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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Vembu Technologies
  • Their documentation needs improvement both from a base framework perspective and from a version-to-version perspective.
  • error messages that aren't helpful or documentation that isn't for the new version.
  • The uninstallation and reinstallation process should be smoother if you're attempting to do a repair because a version update broke something
  • When upgrading, sometimes the agent on the target server needs upgrading but doesn't auto-upgrade and so you have to dig through older versions' documentation to find the command to uninstall and then reinstall.
  • Restoring a Domain Controller causes issues that aren't documented as possibilities. The issues aren't related to the DC, but due to the way, the restore is done which effect DCs specifically.
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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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Vembu Technologies
I think the product will remain useful for us and as the company keeps improving features it will continue to be relevant and useful. We don't like switching technology much and BDR solutions shouldn't be something that a company replaces every few years., that's why most likely we will keep using it.
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Usability
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Vembu Technologies
Vembu is a great solution, but it still requires some fine-tuning. The user interface for Managed Service Providers could be more streamlined. Support logs need to provide clearer information about an issue whenever there's a failure. Backup agents should have the ability to automatically update when there's a new version and support should be on-shore during US business hours.
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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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Vembu Technologies
It often takes a very long time to get an issue fixed. the support folks seem committed to getting it fixed but they often seem to be trying different things and hoping something works. I did not get the sense that they had a clear idea what was wrong.
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Implementation Rating
Acronis
No answers on this topic
Vembu Technologies
It wasn't difficult at all, it fact, it was mostly simple, implementation doesn't require much skills and knowledge, but the configuration part does require some skills to create the jobs and configure certain settings, overall, its an easy implementation, especially for experienced IT People
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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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Vembu Technologies
I tested Vembu against Veeam and for the price, Vembu was the better option. I also had a great support experience as I had to contact Vembu twice after mistakes I made. While using Veeam the software was not as intuitive and support responses were not as swift and accurate.
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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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Vembu Technologies
  • For organizations that use different tools for Backup and recovery, this could be the single tool for Storage and Backup Administrators to automate and work effectively.
  • Software cost is lesser thus the money can be invested for other tools/software procurement
  • I don't think there is any negative impact as of now
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