Acronis Cyber Protect vs. Azure Backup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Acronis Cyber Protect
Score 6.5 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
Azure Backup
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Backup is a cloud backup service.
$5
Pricing
Acronis Cyber ProtectAzure Backup
Editions & Modules
Acronis Cyber Protect
$85
per year
Acronis Cyber Protect
$85
per year
Storage in GB/Month
$0.0224 to $0.0569
per GB
Backup Instance <50GB
$5.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB
$10.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance Instance is > 500 GB
$10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Acronis Cyber ProtectAzure Backup
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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Community Pulse
Acronis Cyber ProtectAzure Backup
Top Pros
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Features
Acronis Cyber ProtectAzure Backup
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
Azure Backup
-
Ratings
Universal recovery1.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery1.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification1.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection1.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations7.022 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud7.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression6.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots8.619 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment3.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard2.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support6.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options2.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption9.412 Ratings00 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
Azure Backup
-
Ratings
Continuous data protection1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics1.01 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect
-
Ratings
Azure Backup
8.7
11 Ratings
3% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.26 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.36 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
File search00 Ratings7.59 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect
-
Ratings
Azure Backup
8.8
11 Ratings
2% above category average
User and role management00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings8.38 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Acronis Cyber Protect
-
Ratings
Azure Backup
9.0
11 Ratings
5% above category average
Performance00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings9.211 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings8.711 Ratings
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User Ratings
Acronis Cyber ProtectAzure Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
3.7
(48 ratings)
9.2
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
3.0
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(5 ratings)
9.7
(4 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 ProtectAzure Backup
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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Microsoft
Azure Backup is suitable for companies of various sizes, with varying amounts of data. The cost of the investment should be thought out carefully so that there are no bad surprises with unnecessary files going to Azure Backup. The interface is friendly and easy to configure and it does not require your company to have a backup expert. It is highly recommended for companies with smaller number of servers and better if the servers are already running in an Azure environment.
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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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Microsoft
  • Azure Backup is fast! Coupled with the fact that Microsoft created Azure and Windows - these two operate phenomenally together!
  • Administering the backups inside of Azure is a breeze. The ability to mount, restore entire backups, or recover files, has been made very easy. You do not have to download any media to recover something, you do this all in the cloud and it gets mounted in Microsoft's systems. Making this process less than a quarter of the time you would have spent with your 'other' backup solutions.
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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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Microsoft
  • backup schedule calendar would be cool
  • Backup vaults should ask if you want to send notifications when you first set it up, there have been a couple of times when I noticed a month later that, backup job failures were not configured to send email notifications.
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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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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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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Microsoft
This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
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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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Microsoft
One of the differentials of the solution is the high level of guarantee and support of the Azure Backup solution. Microsoft is a reference in a technology company with a highly trained support team and helps us with any questions or technical problems with the tool. Service is fast and efficient with trained engineers.
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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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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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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Microsoft
Azure Backup works on Azure, the most famous of the cloud systems that the whole world has switched to, which is now a very large part of the Microsoft ecosystem that we have been used to using for years. Therefore, it is less tiring to use the additional service of an infrastructure that we already use, even if it is a part of it, which can be easily integrated with existing systems, which is one of the most important issues we IT professionals pay attention to. For this reason, we wanted to swim in familiar waters instead of another brand.
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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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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
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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Microsoft
  • It allowed us to have our VMs protected very quickly and with simple implementation.
  • It saved us from taking backups from Azure workloads from the on-prem environment, or even deploying a Backup environment on the cloud.
  • It has a low/'controlled' cost as you "pay-as-you-go."
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