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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Cyber Backup

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

What we like most is how easy it is to effectively backup and restore virtual machines. It can be done in the following ways: complete restoration, disk, and volume mounting on the local computer. It is a well-established solution in the market and a secure cloud with high availability and security.
Amanda Wiens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
9.2
Versioning
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
9.5
Video files
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
8.5
Audio files
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
8.5
Document collaboration
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
9.7
Access control
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
10.0
File search
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
8.5
Device sync
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
9.5

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
9.3
User and role management
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
9.8
File organization
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
9.5
Device management
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
9.6
Performance
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
10.0
Reliability
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
10.0
Storage Reports
Acronis Cyber Backup
Azure Backup
8.8

Pros

Acronis Cyber Backup

  • 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.
Kevin Cooper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

  • Out-of-the-box simplicity.
  • Provides a single location to ensure backups are covered.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acronis Cyber Backup

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

  • Having an admin console that you can use to manage backup schedules across your network would be useful. Going machine to machine to check the current settings is ok but would be better in a GUI.
  • Maybe an agent utility installed on each workstation where the user can specify or customize the backup, perhaps just a set of folders, or ignore certain folders, would be helpful to eliminate garbage in the cloud.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Cyber Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
Ethan Nick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

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Usability

Acronis Cyber Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
Ethan Nick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

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Support Rating

Acronis Cyber Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup 7.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
Ethan Nick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

Azure Backup 8.8
Based on 4 answers
As Azure Backup is a Microsoft product, you get support directly from Microsoft if the product is not working as intended. This is a benefit and a drawback at the same time. The benefit being that the product ties in with the Azure platform, drawback as Microsoft support is not always the easiest to work with, depending on the technician you are assigned.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Acronis Cyber Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Ethan Nick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

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Alternatives Considered

Acronis Cyber Backup

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

Azure Backup is based on the most secure and encrypted cloud storage facility available...Microsoft. They have been doing this a long time and have ironed out all the kinks, leaving only the good and dependable solution in place. Azure Backup is fast also, you do not have major delays and internet throttling happening from Microsoft, unlike nearly all other competitors. Have you ever tried downloading a backup you have in the cloud from any solution other than Microsoft Azure Backup? If you have, you know they throttle the speed drastically and it could take you more than an hour to restore just 100mb of data. Most server backups are over 50 GB, some of mine are over 1.5 TB. With those slow speeds it could take weeks to recover your system just because you are waiting on the download to finish. Those companies then offer to send you an external drive with your data on it...but for a major price tag! You should not have to pay extra to get your data back and should not have to wait more than an hour to get it all downloaded either. Microsoft does not throttle Azure Backup downloads and I can almost guarantee that they have faster speeds than you have, meaning that you will be able to download at your maximum internet speeds and recover your systems quickly!
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Acronis Cyber Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup 8.4
Based on 26 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

No score
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Return on Investment

Acronis Cyber Backup

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

  • The data is secure and can be restored at any time.
  • Optimizes time and increases IT productivity.
Amanda Wiens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Acronis Cyber Backup

General

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

Azure Backup

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Cyber Backup
9.0
Azure Backup
9.5

Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Cyber Backup
9.1
Azure Backup

Usability

Acronis Cyber Backup
8.2
Azure Backup

Support Rating

Acronis Cyber Backup
7.1
Azure Backup
8.8

Implementation Rating

Acronis Cyber Backup
9.1
Azure Backup

Scalability

Acronis Cyber Backup
8.4
Azure Backup

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