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Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings

Cohesity

17 Ratings

Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Cohesity

17 Ratings
Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

Any areas where mission critical data needs to be backed up. I no longer worry about our clients' backups. They simply work.
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Cohesity

It is well suited for highly virtualized environments that backup over the network. When many people play a hand in backup and recovery it works well due to the simplicity of the interface. It will not work well for environments who are utilizing SAN based backup as Cohesity does not support Fiber Channel backup.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Cohesity
8.8
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
8.6
Live recovery
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
8.7
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
8.3
Business application protection
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
8.3
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
8.9
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
9.0
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
9.2
Snapshots
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
8.8
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
8.5
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
8.8
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
8.9
Retention options
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
9.0
Encryption
Acronis Backup
Cohesity
9.0

Pros

  • We love the daily status updates. It’s very simple and easy to use.
  • It’s super fast, better than anything we have used in the past.
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  • Cohesity is great at finding files for day to day restore operations. It's like a "Google search tool".
  • Cohesity is great at cloning a VM into a test environment. The whole process only takes a couple min.
  • Cohesity is great at making it clear which servers are a which servers are not getting backed up.
  • Cohesity's Auto protect feature is great. Your servers get backed up as they are created.
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Cons

  • Does not recognize/individually backup MySQL Server software. Therefore, with my server if the database goes bad the entire server has to be restored. Apparently, Acronis only recognizes name-brand products.
  • Interface seems to be web-based. If the internet is down, the server cannot be restored.
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  • I would like to see Cohesity have the ability to do a file level restore from a server using a dynamic disk.
  • Cohesity needs a way to backup SQL databases without an agent.
  • Cohesity cannot run a backup of a single VM.
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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 so much simpler in setting up a backup schedule. You can choose any preferred backup type according to your environment need. Dashboard will clearly indicate your backup status, progress, and an alert will be sent to you to inform you of the details of timing and progress. Simple restore no matter file or image level. With the assistance of acronis universal restore you can simply restore your environment across hardware with high success rate.
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Cohesity only has few minor short comings when compared to VEEAM but for the price you get the software and the hardware with Cohesity.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
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Simple backup and easy restore
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Return on Investment

  • Secure Data backup on and off premises
  • Save Data from Ransomware
  • Easy management using acronis advance
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  • Positive ROI , is the ease of use.
  • Positive ROI, is the time it takes to learn the UI.
  • Confident that our backups are working.
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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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Cohesity

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