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Acronis Backup Cloud

Acronis is a great solution for organizations with an IT department or consultant. It works great for IT administrators that have multiple data centers so they can have a central backup location. Acronis would not be a great fit for organizations with low bandwidth or slow internet speeds
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CommVault

Commvault's strength lies in its robustness and flexibility. It can protect workloads on many different platforms. The UI while intimidating is fairly quick to learn once you understand basic concepts and their terminology. There are very few products that can scale up into the largest enterprises and go low to medium sized businesses and Commvault is clearly one of them. Their SMB business has been slow due to heavy competition especially in VMware centric shops where Veeam has been a strong competitor, but Commvault quickly wins in any environment with more than a few dozen VMs or that has anything other than pure VMware of Hyper-V. Commvault really needs a smaller SQL express like build that supports say a very small SMB where Veeam is easier to set up and use, but far less space efficient on the backups. Commvault's support organization has had its ups and downs, but the last few years has been very solid. Unless you need a true HSM based solution then Comvmault is hard to beat. TSM is the better HSM based product for now, but I would not put it past Commvault to try and one up TSM over the years. We backed up over 500TB across 200+ locations and our main data center and can't think of a product that would have been any easier or more reliable to use. Version 11 is the version that is really a true Enterprise ready deduplication and protection system.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
9.1
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
9.0
Live recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
8.4
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
8.8
Business application protection
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
9.1
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
9.3
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
9.2
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
9.3
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
9.1
Snapshots
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
8.8
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
9.4
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
8.7
Platform support
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
9.1
Retention options
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
9.5
Encryption
Acronis Backup Cloud
CommVault
9.3

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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  • Commvault has made their software increasingly easier to navigate with what seems to be every service pack revision. I have found more shortcuts to places I need to navigate to with every update. That makes this a very functional software.
  • Commvault also gives very detailed logs to look over if there is an issue. They also give the ability to send logs very easily to support through their software. No need to manually collect logs and email them out, as it is all in the software GUI.
  • Commvault reporting and dashboards are very detailed, showing things like front end footprint and deduplication / compression rates. It shows the amount of disk used and how much is freed up on a daily basis.
  • The Commvault job controller allows for a very customized look into your current running backups. They have the ability to create multiple filters so you can apply them quickly to just see what you need.
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Cons

  • More features needed - tapes support, more advanced deduplication
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  • The commcell browser tabs need to be static. When I am looking at the default subclient for a particular type of job, if I click on another client computer, it changes that default window into whatever I just clicked on. That is annoying. They could make the tab a little bigger and put a more detailed description in it so you can open up more tabs.
  • The job controller update intervals interfere with selecting multiple jobs and keeping them highlighted in case you need to suspend or kill multiple jobs. When it updates, it removes the selections.
  • Using JAVA is a hindrance because sometimes after you update multiple servers to a new service pack level, even after doing a manual refresh, it still says the old software version. You have to close out of the GUI and go back in for it to report properly. I think this is more of a JAVA issue and not a Commvault issue.
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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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CommVault3.0
Based on 1 answer
I feel like our previous solution was more reliable and flexible.
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Usability

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CommVault7.4
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Not a simple solution to use and one with a lexicon and vocabulary you will need to be familiar with in order to use the product to its potential.
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Alternatives Considered

Acronis is a great solution and provides a flexible amount of ways to backup and restore data. For software, it competes directly with Carbonite, ShadowProtect, Veeam, and Veritas. Most of these solutions are agent based and require licenses for each. Acronis does a great job for small to medium businesses and matches the features of the other software solutions.
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Commvault is a one stop shop. it is a single pane of glass for your backup, archiving, and disaster recovery solutions. They are constantly improving their product and their support has been stellar. The backup agents and the ease of operation / administration is infinitely more intuitive than other products I have used. Navigation through the GUI is very easy. The learning curve is minimal. I have other business groups restoring their own data, and I can tailor what they see in the commcell browser to fit their needs.
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Return on Investment

  • Easy to configure and install as well as setup.
  • Restorations can be very quick if self provided hardware is powerful.
  • Can require switching products if company has large growth as more endpoints require large cost investment.
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  • With a successful DR test, Commvault has proven that our most critical systems could be recovered in a very short amount of time. Since these Tier One systems are the money makers, it is a relief to know they can be up and running within the SLA provided by the business.
  • With the large amount of client agents used for backups, we are backing up databases that we couldn't before with NetBackup. Right now, our environment is the most protected it has ever been.
  • Even though we have increased the amount of data we are backing up by a very large margin, the success rates have allowed us to work on other things than having to worry about backups not working. Productivity has certainly increased.
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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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CommVault

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