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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
7.7
Versioning
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Video files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Audio files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Document collaboration
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Access control
Acronis Backup Cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.0
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
8.6
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

  • Up to date UI, convenient central management interface, web-based console (we use local web console)
  • Good to backup all machines (PC, windows server, Vmware) using a single tool
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  • Fast synced data across all of your devices – Desktops, Tablets and Phones.
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage space for all of your important media, files and documents from a reputable company.
  • Extremely helpful and friendly technical support staff who goes above and beyond when you need their help – even if the issue was a user's fault.
  • Seamless integration for your digital files. Plays very well with other popular services.
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Cons

  • More features needed - tapes support, more advanced deduplication
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  • They seem to have reduced their tiered payment options to just two, which might be difficult to swallow for first-time users. The gap between payment options jumps from $11.99 per year to $60.00 per year with no middle ground between them. A pay for what you use option (like they offer in their Amazon Web Services tool) would be nice to see.
  • It can feel cumbersome to manage your files once they make it to the cloud. Issues with duplicate files is commonplace and a hassle to find and deal with after a file has already been uploaded. So in fewer words, better post-upload organization options would be lovely.
  • As primarily a desktop user, I'm disappointed by how poor the experience is compared to mobile. The mobile app is speedy and intuitive, but the desktop versions, including both Windows and Mac, can be painfully slow and hard to use.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup Cloud9.1
Based on 1 answer
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 Drive6.2
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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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We use Dropbox and Google Drive. Personally, I like Google Drive slightly better because they're cheaper (you can't beat $1.99). They also offer a business option that feels a little more professional. But functionality wise, they compare really similarly and are both excellent products and highly recommended!
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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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  • Internal document management has become much smoother
  • More secure than internal storage solutions
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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