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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Actifio Enterprise

3 Ratings
Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

It is well-suited for enterprise use, even when multiple platforms are being utilized. You need to have a reliable network and a competent IT staff (which most are). It is less appropriate for very small companies or companies that have disparate locations across the globe. Acronis Backup Standard might be more suited for smaller companies.
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Actifio Enterprise

Actifio is a good fit for anyone looking for draas or backup as a service with Bluechip.co.uk being able to tailor a solution to fit your need if you are a medium size business looking to protect over 20TB of source data on a mix of virtual and physical servers in your datacentre our hosted within our state of the art datacentres.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
9.3
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
8.0
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
9.0
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
10.0
Encryption
Acronis Backup
Actifio Enterprise
10.0

Pros

  • This software is really easy to implement. You are up and running within a day.
  • Restores are extremely easy to implement.
  • When you do need to contact support they are really helpful.
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  • Reliable and easy to deploy backup solution with low administration overhead.
  • Fast backup solution with low impact on production systems as it backs them up.
  • Dedup and replication of backed up data between sites and with streamsnap very quick recovery on dr site.
  • Great customer support with quick response to changing demands.
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Cons

  • It can be a little expensive.
  • You have to install an agent on your servers.
  • I did not have great luck with it backing up Linux servers.
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  • Single file restore has always been an issue but hopefully will be added soon.
  • Physical server backup restoring has always been tricky but achievable.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup9.1
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We have renewed our subscription over the course of a few years now. We used to use Backup Exec and it was tedious and difficult to obtain our backups when needed. Acronis just fits our environment style and the way we prefer to do business and use our third party software.
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Usability

Acronis Backup8.2
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I give it a rating of 9 do to its ease of usability. It's ease of understanding how to setup - form - fit - and function. I have no sorrows when having to login to the console in order to setup a new backup schedule or retrieve and recover lost data.
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Support

Acronis Backup8.2
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We have only had to contact support a hand full of times. The reason for this 9 out of 10 is do to how quickly and cooperative they have been on the rare occasion we needed to chat with them about our small questions or queries with potential issues do to the nature of our business.
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Implementation

Acronis Backup9.1
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I don't have any real key 'insights' per say except that it wasn't difficult at all, and do not be afraid to dabble in its tools and settings. It is quite intuitive with built in common sense. I cannot say enough good things about our companies experience when using this backup software.
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Alternatives Considered

Acronis is the best software only solution. Veeam has many flavors and does a superb (and more scalable) job of backing up data and replicating it offsite. Backup Exec is the oldest big player and has not done a lot to keep up with the competitors. Carbonite is a cloud-backup solution that does a good job but primarily pipes data offsite versus retain in-house.
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Actifio is quicker to deploy easier to manage and capacity plan with less components to keep patched.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
Based on 24 answers
Does the job. Covers large and small scopes. It is nice to know that as our company expands, there are multiple software options available to support our backup needs and to possible make the expansion easier trough being able to view multiple servers through one station. We have yet to scale what we have set but communication with Acronis support has made us confident that it will be simple.
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Return on Investment

  • Peace of mind. It is good to know that at any time we can have information restored for our users within minutes. Previous software needed an extended amount of time and failed often.
  • Data backup and recovery have been a breeze. As previously stated, we have had no issues with the process of restoring data, unlike we had with previous software.
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  • We have managed to scale up the size of our environment without the need for extra admin overhead.
  • Over 99% backups complete.
  • Solution is robust and quick to scale to meet demands.
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Actifio Enterprise

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details