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Acronis Backup

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup

I actually think that it works great for most scenarios.
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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 cloud based backup and the local backup don't talk to each other. I can never get one answer on how much total cloud storage is being used by both the cloud managed endpoints and the locally managed endpoints.
  • Licensing could be easier to manage. Adding new licenses seems a bit manual.
  • Deploying agents doesn't always work from the console. I have to occasionally do a manual installation.
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StorSimple

  • 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

No score
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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

No score
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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

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Acronis Backup

Barracuda Cloud Essentials has email security, archiving, and allows users to manage their own spam email. Barracuda also comes with a backup feature and it all works together under one roof. Barracuda has been our alternative to other major services on the market. Acronis does well as a backup service, but Barracuda provides us a much more broader experience as an IT client.
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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 7.7
Based on 26 answers
If you need a robust multisite backup solution, I would look elsewhere. If you need something small and affordable, Acronis will get the job done and get the job done well. I can't emphasize this enough: it just works.
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StorSimple

No score
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Return on Investment

Acronis Backup

  • We just started rolling this out, I can tell you it has cut down on man hours babysitting backups. We no longer have to do that.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

StorSimple

General

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

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