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Acronis Backup Cloud

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Apple iCloud

358 Ratings
Score 7.8 out of 101

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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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Apple iCloud

It is great for temporary, automatic storage. I would recommend this for someone who wants a regular backup of files but doesn’t take many pictures. Space runs out fast.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
8.4
Versioning
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
7.7
Video files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
9.0
Audio files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
8.6
Document collaboration
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
7.4
Access control
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
8.3
File search
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
8.9
Device sync
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
9.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
8.3
User and role management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
7.9
File organization
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
8.1
Device management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
9.1

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
8.2
Performance
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
8.8
Reliability
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
8.8
Storage Reports
Acronis Backup Cloud
Apple iCloud
6.9

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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  • Backup and restore features work very well
  • Ability to access documents and files across multiple devices
  • Ability to sync contacts and user preferences, makes it easy to replace devices
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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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  • iCloud could use some improvement integrating better with businesses. Each user needs their own Apple ID which can be cumbersome the more users you have. Would be nice to have some type of management tool for iCloud for businesses that can be setup and handled by a company administrator. Would also like to see the ability for users to collaborate on shared documents.
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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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Apple iCloud9.4
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It's so seamless that I can't imagine another product doing a better job synchronizing all of my devices. I simply do not think about it at all. Everything happens behind the scenes and I'm confident that Apple keeps my data safe and secure. I'm a happy customer as far as this is concerned. I have not had a bad experience with this service.
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Apple iCloud6.9
Based on 6 answers
It does what it does behind the scenes. Whenever you do use the interface online, its functions are very simple to use
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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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iCloud is a very friendly intuitive environment, no need to work around in order to get what you're looking for.
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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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  • It has helped me view documents when away from my Mac. I don't need to worry about my document being lost in Apple's cloud and being inaccessible.
  • Creating documents on my Mac and then showing them to clients in meetings via my iPad is extremely easy.
  • I've had to purchase additional storage as the 5GB standard option is too small.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

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