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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    8.2

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    82%

    IBM Spectrum Protect

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Acronis Cyber Backup ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    9.1
    91%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Instant recovery

    7.2
    72%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    8.3
    83%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Business application protection

    7.5
    75%
    20 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    8.9
    89%
    21 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    6.6
    66%
    22 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    7.0
    70%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    8.7
    87%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Snapshots

    8.6
    86%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    8.2
    82%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    7.6
    76%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform support

    9.1
    91%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Retention options

    9.1
    91%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Encryption

    9.4
    94%
    12 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Spectrum Protect is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.3

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    63%
    47 Ratings
    9.3

    IBM Spectrum Protect

    93%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    91%
    2 Ratings

    IBM Spectrum Protect

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    5.3

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    53%
    3 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Spectrum Protect

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    4.4

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    44%
    5 Ratings
    7.6

    IBM Spectrum Protect

    76%
    3 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.1

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    91%
    2 Ratings

    IBM Spectrum Protect

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Contract Terms and Pricing Model

    8.0

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    80%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    IBM Spectrum Protect

    100%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    8.5

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    85%
    26 Ratings

    IBM Spectrum Protect

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    IBM Spectrum Protect

    90%
    1 Rating

    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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    IBM

    It is less appropriate for small clients/workloads, with not much data to back up, and not many servers. More suited for enterprise customers with hundreds of servers and several terabytes of data to back up daily.
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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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    IBM

    • Large number of clients backed up
    • More data managements
    • Mass data fragmentation
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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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    IBM

    • The tool administration platform must be improved.
    • You should look for simplicity for the configuration complexity of suite products.
    • The online viewing tool should be more stable.
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    Pricing Details

    Acronis Cyber Backup

    Starting Price

    $59

    Editions & Modules

    Acronis Cyber Backup editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Acronis Cyber Backup591
    Acronis Cyber Backup592

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    IBM Spectrum Protect

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    IBM Spectrum Protect editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      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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      IBM

      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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      IBM

      In the present, a backup solution is a must-have, but then companies start using a solution for virtual machines, another solution for bare-metal servers, and another solution for their ERP. By using Spectrum Protect you can have all of that in a single pane of glass. This way you can have a simple recovery plan for all your information assets.
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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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      IBM

      IBM has reduced the staff for IBM Spectrum Protect support. In some situations there are a lot of Sev1 cases opened and not enough support staff to take care of them.
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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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      IBM

      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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      IBM

      IBM Spectrum Protect is related to the other IBM Spectrum products listed because it is part of the suite and is also the main backup product for backup and restoration of information. With Veeam it is related as they present competence in different lines of technology, often the integration of both tools can be the best solution for clients looking for a successful backup strategy.
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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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      IBM

      Not at the moment, but it can leverage the billing outcomes as per the scales.
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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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      IBM

      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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      IBM

      • It can be used as a disaster recovery solution when you have the right configuration (either replication or tape copies in a safe location). This way it can be a lifesaver for any company.
      • It can bring back the information you need if you are hit by ransomeware.
      • It is also needed if you are accounting for user error, sometimes people delete the files they need by accident and without a backup solution they are out of luck
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