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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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Dropbox

Dropbox is great for those looking for a highly useful cloud storage, especially if those in your organization are dealing with large files that need to be shared. It’s even better if your team has fast computers with plenty of storage so you can utilize sync features. It is not great for anyone looking for cloud storage where you can collaborate since there is no real time editing of documents. In that case, it would require the sync feature have great discipline to ensure everyone has the most recent version of a file.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.8
Versioning
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.6
Video files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.0
Audio files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.9
Document collaboration
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.0
Access control
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.2
File search
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.0
Device sync
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.9

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.9
User and role management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.0
File organization
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.0
Device management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.9

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.3
Performance
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.5
Reliability
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.5
Storage Reports
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.9

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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  • Dropbox retains the ability to roll back a couple generations for a file, this is important if you have an error saving over old files. (This has saved me several times.)
  • Syncing up to Dropbox on a variety of computers makes the workflow clear and simple across laptops and desktops, when I am switching from Mac to PC to test compatibility, I know that the files I need are updated in real time between both synced computers. This also makes working with dropbox easy as your computer sees it more like a hard drive.
  • Dropbox allows for users to be easily turned on and off, so as participants come and go, you can easily manage the accessibility so there is no gaps in protecting your files.
  • Sharing files with our printers, partners, and delivery team is easy as sending a link.
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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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  • The small free storage space can be expanded, of course, you can expand the storage, which has a cost.
  • You can access the tool only if you have access to the Internet, which limits access to information
  • When sharing files, you should not work on the same file at the same time, since it is because two copies of the file are created. You can only synchronize what is inside the folder that is created automatically.
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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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Dropbox9.6
Based on 19 answers
Even though it has its shortcomings, Dropbox is an exceptionally useful product for simple file sharing. It’s intelligent design and user-friendly interface have continued to facilitate project completion. However, as we expand, we will probably look to other solutions for storage and sharing as we undertake larger and more intensely collaborative projects
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Usability

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Dropbox9.0
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It’s easy to use at all levels. Doesn’t take any training or special skill. A couple quirks make it less simple than I’d like but overall it’s simple.
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Performance

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Dropbox9.0
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Always works as it should!
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Support

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Dropbox5.0
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Never used customer support with Dropbox before.
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Implementation

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Dropbox10.0
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I needed to stay current in improving my daily operations. Dropbox
was suggested to me by a former colleague two-years ago and I've been using it just fine ever since.
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Alternatives Considered

I believe Acronis has the easiest interface to control backups and restores. The backup solution that didn't work the best for us was Symantec Backup. The other backup solutions (Unitrends, Barracuda,and Veeam) have similar backup features as Acronis and are recommended. Uniterends backup is more advanced and can be complicated not for organizations without IT staff.
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What I like about G Drive is how the storage is integrated with all the other Google services we use including G Mail, Docs, etc. Dropbox is not integrated with these but it's very reliable. Both work for storage and sharing but in my experience, Dropbox seems a little more widely used. Plenty of people use Gmail but for business purposes, Dropbox seems to have great name recognition and we never had issues sharing things with clients.
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Scalability

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Dropbox8.0
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I can add and add a tin files large files and Dropbox is still working great!
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Return on Investment

  • It's been a great investment especially knowing our data is protected.
  • We no longer worry about upgrade storage hardware or devices.
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  • Positive in our ability to share large files quickly
  • The stability of knowing the files are safe to be on dropbox as a back up storage in some cases
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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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Dropbox

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