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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Cyber 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.
Dan Gospe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

If you're looking to quickly establish backup schedules and need to quickly configure a set of new assets, Azure backup will work well. Azure backup works especially well if you're working with a standard set of needs around your scheduling, recovery, and distribution parameters. If you want to do more complicated integration into custom automation pipelines, some more web-services based providers might be a better fit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
8.8
Versioning
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
9.3
Video files
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
8.0
Audio files
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
8.0
Document collaboration
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
9.5
Access control
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
10.0
File search
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
8.0
Device sync
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
9.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
9.0
User and role management
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
9.7
File organization
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
9.3
Device management
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
8.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
9.4
Performance
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
10.0
Reliability
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
10.0
Storage Reports
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
Azure Backup
8.3

Pros

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

  • Full image and bare-metal recovery backups for any physical or virtual server.
  • Physical to virtual and other tools built-in to make conversions / recoveries easier and more efficient.
  • Ability to spin up servers on the fly from recovery media.
  • Options to backup on premise as well as offsite to Acronis cloud.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

  • Azure Backup is fast! Coupled with the fact that Microsoft created Azure and Windows - these two operate phenomenally together!
  • Administering the backups inside of Azure is a breeze. The ability to mount, restore entire backups, or recover files, has been made very easy. You do not have to download any media to recover something, you do this all in the cloud and it gets mounted in Microsoft's systems. Making this process less than a quarter of the time you would have spent with your 'other' backup solutions.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

  • The fact Acronis is an OS client base backup, which leads to more backup failures. Although most issues can be corrected with restarting services.
  • Recovering backups from the cloud(internet) is a lot slower then acessing local backups.
  • The backup error reports are not detailed enough to help administrators fix issues.
Michael O'Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

  • Restoring from Azure backup is a whole new VM deployment instead of just a VM restore.
  • Not as many metrics available for deep dive/analytics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud 9.1
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.
Dan Gospe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud 8.4
Based on 3 answers
We seldom make use of Acronis support, but when we have they have been brilliant. All our engineers are Acronis certified, if they not able to resolve an issue, we touch base with our local Acronis supplier, Synapsys, who resolve issues 90% of the time.
Gary Fouche | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

Azure Backup 8.3
Based on 3 answers
Microsoft has really listened to its user base and developed a solution to backups that work well. Their support of Azure Backup falls under the umbrella of the Azure support team overall which continues to impress as always. I feel that Azure Backup adds to the many compelling reasons that Azure continues to grow year over year.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

We went with Acronis Backup Cloud because we're able to backup all platforms, not just PCs. And the price was good when it comes to all those options. It's a hard sell to clients, but when explained properly, the understand the cost of a good solution. It's like having good car insurance.
Rob Rotundo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

Azure Backup is based on the most secure and encrypted cloud storage facility available...Microsoft. They have been doing this a long time and have ironed out all the kinks, leaving only the good and dependable solution in place. Azure Backup is fast also, you do not have major delays and internet throttling happening from Microsoft, unlike nearly all other competitors. Have you ever tried downloading a backup you have in the cloud from any solution other than Microsoft Azure Backup? If you have, you know they throttle the speed drastically and it could take you more than an hour to restore just 100mb of data. Most server backups are over 50 GB, some of mine are over 1.5 TB. With those slow speeds it could take weeks to recover your system just because you are waiting on the download to finish. Those companies then offer to send you an external drive with your data on it...but for a major price tag! You should not have to pay extra to get your data back and should not have to wait more than an hour to get it all downloaded either. Microsoft does not throttle Azure Backup downloads and I can almost guarantee that they have faster speeds than you have, meaning that you will be able to download at your maximum internet speeds and recover your systems quickly!
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

  • Acronis met our business objectives by simplifying our backup infrastructure
  • Reduced costs of our off site backup infrastructure
  • Reduced staff dedicated to monitoring off site backups
Ted Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Azure Backup

  • The ability to provide customers with peace of mind that their VM's are protected.
  • Low cost as you only pay for the storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

General

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

Azure Backup

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
8.7
Azure Backup
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
9.1
Azure Backup

Support

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
8.4
Azure Backup
8.3

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