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Acronis Backup Cloud

Acronis Backup Cloud is suited for backing up Windows Servers. Downtime is greatly decreased by using their virtualization options. You will need a Hyper-V enabled computer to virtualize, though, but this can be one of your general-use workstations. A Windows 10 Pro machine with 16 GB of RAM would do it for you.Or, if you have Macs that need to be backed up, you can do that as well. You can grab either full volume images, or files/folders.I can't really think of a scenario that you would not want Acronis Backup Cloud, except pre-Server 2012 OS's, since virtualization isn't supported on those older systems.
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Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive is a fantastic backup solution for storing your digital files on the web, but if you want to manage, tweak, organize or otherwise maintain those files after they have reached the cloud, the experience immediately begins to suffer. This is especially noted when major competitor products like Microsoft and Dropbox offer similar services at similar prices, but offer far better interfaces for file management.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Versioning
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Video files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Audio files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.4
Document collaboration
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Access control
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
6.9
File search
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Device sync
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
User and role management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
File organization
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Device management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Performance
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Reliability
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Storage Reports
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0

Pros

  • Quick Virtualization. Acronis can virtualize most systems and get you back up in 15-30 minutes.
  • Encryption of Backups. You own the encryption key, and Acronis doesn't - so not even Acronis employees can get into your cloud data. Encryption meets all HIPAA requirements for data protection.
  • Easy to resell. You can create accounts for individuals outside of the company to allow them access to their backup console. It's very easy to set up, and clients are happy with how easy it is to use.
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  • It is very simple to use.
  • It is accessible from any device connected to the internet.
  • It has the support of Amazon.
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Cons

  • The website is pretty slow and will kick you off sometimes. I know they are working on this. For now, this is the biggest problem we have with Acronis.
  • Their support team isn't great. It can take a while to get an issue resolved, although issues do not happen frequently.
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  • Less storage than Google Drive, Google offers 15GB of free space - vs. Amazon's 5GB.
  • Also, unlike with Google Drive, you can't back up your work with Amazon Drive ( I also use Google Drive, since I have a Gmail account).
  • A lot more expensive than Google Drive, which is 1.99/month...but they are more in line with Dropbox pricing.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup Cloud9.1
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The cost savings we realized from moving to this software has us hooked - it does everything we need it to do on a very high level (virtualization, for example) and is very low cost for us.
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Usability

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Amazon Cloud Drive6.1
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Because Amazon Cloud Drive is very easy to use.
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Performance

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Amazon Cloud Drive6.0
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It is safe but has little added value.
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Alternatives Considered

Acronis Backup Cloud has more features than eFolder, and is less than 1/3rd of the cost. In terms of restores, it's faster than eFolder if you use the local component. The restoration component is much better than Carbonite's, which has a tendency to drop connection midway through a file download. Acronis lets you restore to original locations, to a new location on the same device, or just as a download through your browser. Acronis Backup Cloud beats everything else we've tried, and it's unbelievable how affordable it is.
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Amazon Drive Cloud has the advantage of being backed by one of the companies that has had the highest growth in recent years: Amazon. That gives us security and has been the main reason for us to trust this product. We believe that the security systems of this company are good enough to be quiet while our files are stored on their servers
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Return on Investment

  • ROI has been huge. The cost is incredibly cheap, and we saved $1500/month by switching.
  • With a heavy impact on profits, we're able to bundle this backup plan into our basic server management plans with no additional cost, which raises the value of our offerings significantly.
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  • Increased work operation efficiency
  • Short learning curve, easily integrated
  • Very secure with access controls
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Pricing Details

Acronis Backup Cloud

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Amazon Cloud Drive

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