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Dropbox

1472 Ratings

Acronis Backup Cloud

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Dropbox

1472 Ratings
Score 8.4 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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Dropbox

Dropbox is well suited for file sharing and file syncing. I highly recommend it to anyone that works from multiple locations or uses multiple peripherals. It may be less appropriate for large-scale collaboration unless you invest in an appropriate package. It may also be less appropriate depending on how secure the files need to be. I have never had any issues with security for my purposes but sensitive documents like medical records may not be suitable without research into the security offered by Dropbox.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.8
Versioning
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.5
Video files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.8
Audio files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.5
Document collaboration
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.5
Access control
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.2
File search
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.3
Device sync
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
8.6

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.1
User and role management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.1
File organization
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.1
Device management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.2

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.2
Performance
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.5
Reliability
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox
9.3
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 syncs across all team members' computers, so that we can keep documents up to date and accessible for all employees across work sites.
  • Dropbox makes documents accessible from the cloud - so I don't have to take my computer with me all the time.
  • Dropbox backs everything up - so when one of my employee's computers broke, we didn't lose any of the documents he was working on.
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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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  • It does not allow multiple users to update a document in real-time, like Google Docs seems to. This would be a great feature, but the ability to edit permissions, share within and outside the organization, and access documents from other work stations outweighs the need to edit in real time with multiple people.
  • If Dropbox software isn't installed on your computer, it takes a bit longer to visit the website, login, find the documents, download a document, and then upload the new document.
  • With Dropbox software is installed on my computer, I have instant access to everything on the server even when I'm offline. But that means I have a copy of everything on my local computer, and it can eat up hard drive space pretty quickly.
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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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Dropbox9.0
Based on 18 answers
It wouldn't make sense to switch programs, especially since I already know how to use Dropbox well and I have not run into any major issues with it.
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Usability

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Dropbox9.0
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Easy to use on multiple platforms. I can upload all types of files and share them whenever, with whoever. If I need to maintain the integrity of the file, I can compress it.
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Performance

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Dropbox9.0
Based on 2 answers
Always works as it should!
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Support

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Dropbox5.0
Based on 2 answers
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

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 lacks the ability to share the files with other non-Apple users. Google Drive and OneDrive do have the ability of collaboration with multiple users but their user interfaces and user experience are not as good as Dropbox
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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

  • 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 speed up our projects by making our file sharing more efficient.
  • We don't use more than 2GB, so it is a free service to us.
  • Less time is use by our IT department in supporting us because we are using an outside software.
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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