Acronis Cyber Protect vs. Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Cyber Protect
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
Acronis Cyber Protect helps you safeguard your data from various threats while natively integrating your data protection and cybersecurity.
$85
per year
Amazon S3
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Amazon S3 is a cloud-based object storage service from Amazon Web Services. It's key features are storage management and monitoring, access management and security, data querying, and data transfer.N/A
Pricing
Acronis Cyber ProtectAmazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
Editions & Modules
Acronis Cyber Protect
$85
per year
Acronis Cyber Protect
$85
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Cyber ProtectAmazon S3
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Acronis Cyber ProtectAmazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect
4.7
25 Ratings
55% below category average
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
9.1
8 Ratings
9% above category average
Universal recovery1.023 Ratings9.17 Ratings
Instant recovery1.022 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Recovery verification1.022 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Business application protection1.021 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations7.022 Ratings9.47 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.023 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Backup to the cloud7.015 Ratings9.58 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression6.015 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Snapshots8.619 Ratings9.65 Ratings
Flexible deployment3.011 Ratings9.48 Ratings
Management dashboard2.016 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Platform support6.016 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Retention options2.015 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Encryption9.412 Ratings9.86 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect
1.0
1 Ratings
157% below category average
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
8.8
8 Ratings
7% above category average
Continuous data protection1.01 Ratings9.58 Ratings
Replication1.01 Ratings9.47 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics1.01 Ratings8.48 Ratings
Malware protection00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities00 Ratings9.68 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acronis Cyber ProtectAmazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
Likelihood to Recommend
3.7
(48 ratings)
9.4
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
3.0
(4 ratings)
9.0
(11 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(5 ratings)
9.8
(21 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.5
(26 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Acronis Cyber ProtectAmazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)
Likelihood to Recommend
Acronis
If you don't have to manage your client's email and their email archiver Acronis works very well. If you're looking for just a backup service for what's on a particular computer then Acronis is perfect. It is easy to use, so newcomers are not overwhelmed with features.It does not include as robust features as Barracuda and Cloudberry, but it does work well as just a backup.
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Amazon AWS
Amazon S3 is a great service to safely backup your data where redundancy is guaranteed and the cost is fair. We use Amazon S3 for data that we backup and hope we never need to access but in the case of a catastrophic or even small slip of the finger with the delete command we know our data and our client's data is safely backed up by Amazon S3. Transferring data into Amazon S3 is free but transferring data out has an associated, albeit low, cost per GB. This needs to be kept in mind if you plan on transferring out a lot of data frequently. There may be other cost effective options although Amazon S3 prices are really low per GB. Transferring 150TB would cost approximately $50 per month.
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Pros
Acronis
  • Image based backups. After the initial backup, the backups happen quite quickly. This allows for multiple backups per day.
  • We have different classes of data which requires different retention policies. Acronis makes that easy to manage.
  • Restoration can be done directly to hardware or to a VM. This makes it easy to migrate a physical server to a VM.
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Amazon AWS
  • Fantastic developer API, including AWS command line and library utilities.
  • Strong integration with the AWS ecosystem, especially with regards to access permissions.
  • It's astoundingly stable- you can trust it'll stay online and available for anywhere in the world.
  • Its static website hosting feature is a hidden gem-- it provides perhaps the cheapest, most stable, most high-performing static web hosting available in PaaS.
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Cons
Acronis
  • The web interface is slow and can kick you off from time to time
  • I do find that the error messages are hard to decipher if/when a backup is unsuccessful. However, support is very good in helping out the solution
  • The user interface is not intuitive enough to find failures in backups or track logs with alerts or errors
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Amazon AWS
  • Web console can be very confusing and challenging to use, especially for new users
  • Bucket policies are very flexible, but the composability of the security rules can be very confusing to get right, often leading to security rules in use on buckets other than what you believe they are
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Likelihood to Renew
Acronis
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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Amazon AWS
Due to princing, availability and scalability.
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Usability
Acronis
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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Amazon AWS
It is tricky to get it all set up correctly with policies and getting the IAM settings right. There is also a lot of lifecycle config you can do in terms of moving data to cold/glacier storage. It is also not to be confused with being a OneDrive or SharePoint replacement, they each have their own place in our environment, and S3 is used more by the IT team and accessed by our PHP applications. It is not necessarily used by an average everyday user for storing their pictures or documents, etc.
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Support Rating
Acronis
I only got one issue resolved for more than 20 cases open. The escalation is ineffective. Most of the time, I have the feeling that I know the solution better than the support technician. Overall, case management is time-consuming, as our resolution rate is really low
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Amazon AWS
AWS has always been quick to resolve any support ticket raised. S3 is no exception. We have only ever used it once to get a clarification regarding the costs involved when data is transferred between S3 and other AWS services or the public internet. We got a response from AWS support team within a day.
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Implementation Rating
Acronis
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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Amazon AWS
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Alternatives Considered
Acronis
We've looked at SolarWinds, Veritas, etc. but none of them had the right combination of features, price and ease of use when compared against Acronis and its ease of implementation, setup and recovery options. We didn't like the wait time for recovery with some of the others and being able to quickly get a machine back entirely was important to us.
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Amazon AWS
Overall, we found that Amazon S3 provided a lot of backend features Google Cloud Storage (GCS) simply couldn't compare to. GCS was way more expensive and really did not live up to it. In terms of setup, Google Cloud Storage may have Amazon S3 beat, however, as it is more of a pseudo advanced version of Google Drive, that was not a hard feat for it to achieve. Overall, evaluating GCS, in comparison to S3, was an utter disappointment.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Acronis
I would love it if they offered better cloud space pricing or even "unlimited"
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Amazon AWS
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Scalability
Acronis
The ability to back up multiple servers from one source is a great tool to have for businesses that have equipment in different locations on the same network with a variety of software data to back up such as SQL, Exchange or a Files Server. You can decide to purchase individual server licenses as well if you would like to keep the process separate or have multiple sites where your data is housed.
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Amazon AWS
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Return on Investment
Acronis
  • Every times you restore a file, you see the value and the ROI of backup.
  • Backup is a great protection against ransomware, you can always restore files that has been infected.
  • When you want to go back in previous version of files, it can be life saver.
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Amazon AWS
  • It practically eliminated some real heavy storage servers from our premises and reduced maintenance cost.
  • The excellent durability and reliability make sure the return of money you invested in.
  • If the objects which are not active or stale, one needs to remove them. Those objects keep adding cost to each billing cycle. If you are handling a really big infrastructure, sometimes this creates quite a huge bill for preserving un-necessary objects/documents.
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