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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis 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.
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StorSimple

Onsite storage needs and backing up to Azure.
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Pros

Acronis 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.
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StorSimple

  • Performance via the SSD drives.
  • Writes back to our Private Cloud via Azure.
  • Easy to Admin via Web client interface.
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Cons

Acronis 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
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  • Additional fail-over functionality
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup

Acronis 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.
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StorSimple

StorSimple 10.0
Based on 1 answer
If I wanted to use just onsite storage the StorSimple device is already paid for.
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Usability

Acronis Backup

Acronis 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.
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StorSimple

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Support

Acronis Backup

Acronis Backup 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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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StorSimple

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Implementation

Acronis Backup

Acronis 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.
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StorSimple

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Alternatives Considered

Acronis Backup

Those products are all very similar. They all have pros and cons, but at the end of the day, they are all very much the same. You pick the one that you like the most, you definitely have to try many. For us, we use it for end user computers, and use something else for VMs, and something else for servers. We decided no software was doing everything perfectly, better use more than one.
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StorSimple

Easy to use and highly compatible with our MSFT Hyper-V environment
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Scalability

Acronis Backup

Acronis Backup 7.9
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.
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StorSimple

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Return on Investment

Acronis Backup

  • Positive ROI in that at least three (3) times during the past year, users have been able to recover valuable data that may not have been replaceable by any other means.
  • The ROI was positive in that returns were seen the very first year we implemented it.
  • ROI is a difficult sell to middle and upper management... until they have a data loss or breach.
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StorSimple

  • Great Folks on the MSFT Implementation team
  • Great value on year 2
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup

General

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

StorSimple

General

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

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