Acronis Backup

Top Rated
72 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor

9 Ratings
Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

I actually think that it works great for most scenarios.
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Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor

If you have rare, very old or very uncommon devices you may need to look elsewhere, but if you are using current tech then this product probably supports your devices.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup
Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor
8.0
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup
Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor
8.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup
Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor
9.0
Platform support
Acronis Backup
Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor
7.0

Pros

  • User-friendly interface makes it easy to manage.
  • Easy to restore files/systems.
  • Acronis supports mobile devices such as Android and Apple.
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  • Asset inventory for storage
  • Predicting the future usage
  • Performance metrics
  • Revealing the internal statistics such as temperatures and hardware condition
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Cons

  • It can be a little expensive.
  • You have to install an agent on your servers.
  • I did not have great luck with it backing up Linux servers.
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  • The list of devices covers the most popular, but adding more types of devices is always helpful
  • Device types make it difficult to connect some times (on the vendor side) but the product does a good job, configuration could be easier for setting up devices.
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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 the best software only solution. Veeam has many flavors and does a superb (and more scalable) job of backing up data and replicating it offsite. Backup Exec is the oldest big player and has not done a lot to keep up with the competitors. Carbonite is a cloud-backup solution that does a good job but primarily pipes data offsite versus retain in-house.
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We have a full suite of SolarWinds products and did not evaluate other options for a full package. For selective monitoring we log into the devices, but this has made that much easier as we have a dashboard rather than logging into devices one at a time.
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Scalability

Acronis Backup7.2
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For the majority of smaller companies, this solution is the best fit. If a company begins to have numerous servers and a large amount of data, this solution may no longer be the best fit.
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Return on Investment

  • We have found that this was a much more cost-effective solution than our Symantec platform. The fact we could purchase a single VM 'host' license meant that we could back up every VM on that host - irrespective of how many VMs there were.
  • The backup management can now be administered centrally - this allows easy remote access from technicians from anywhere within our business.
  • Separate and distinct users can also be configured to add a much needed security layer to the backup management process. This was lacking in the previous Symantec model we had.
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  • With SRM we have proactively monitored devices to stay ahead of data growth
  • SRM makes monitoring of internal asset condition much easier
  • SRM make monitoring of live statistics much easier.
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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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Solarwinds Storage Resource Monitor

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