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Dropbox Business

Top Rated
411 Ratings

Acronis Backup Cloud

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Dropbox Business

Top Rated
411 Ratings
Score 8.3 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 Business

Most useful for accessing documents on the go, or to back up files when switching to a new computer or other devices. The business subscription is great for sharing documents with co-workers, storing commonly used files (such as logos and templates), and for collaboration. Doesn't have all the features of other project management software, but for document sharing, it has everything I need. The recent updates to the platform are helpful in providing quick access to files. Also, I really like that you can link your personal and business accounts.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
7.8
Versioning
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
7.5
Video files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.1
Audio files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
7.9
Document collaboration
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
7.3
Access control
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.3
File search
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
7.4
Device sync
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
7.8

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.5
User and role management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.4
File organization
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.7
Device management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.5

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.8
Performance
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.7
Reliability
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
9.0
Storage Reports
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.7

Pros

  • The Acronis backup console is easy to use.
  • Acronis offers an online recovery console to access items quickly and easily.
  • The ability to backup and restore Office 365 mailboxes.
  • Creating backup plans and schedules is simple.
  • Email alerts notifying administrators on backup failures.
  • The backup deduplication and compression features is one of industries best.
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  • Syncs quickly
  • Can handle sizable files
  • Affordable
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Cons

  • More features needed - tapes support, more advanced deduplication
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  • Price - minimum $75/mo isn't exactly a big deal, but for what we need it's a bit much. I get more out of other cheaper tools that I use more often. Could use a lower-tiered option because honestly, nobody needs unlimited cloud storage, and I think they know that...
  • Security - they say that transmission is SSL-encrypted, which is a bit dated. Maybe they just need to update their marketing but if they aren't using TLS yet, well they should be.
  • Administering my team isn't the most intuitive feature.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Backup Cloud9.1
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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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Dropbox Business5.5
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System is very easy to use as files sync to users computers - looks just like browsing through Windows.
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Usability

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Dropbox Business8.8
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Software is very user friendly - it is just like navigating Windows Explorer to access files. The system takes little to no training to get new uses up to speed.The website is well organized when outside of the office or using a different computer.
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Reliability and Availability

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Dropbox Business7.0
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At least once a week the app crashes on my computer and causes files to stop syncing. It is an easy fix to re-open the app, however I have to notice the app stopped working to realize it needs to be reopened.
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Performance

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Dropbox Business10.0
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Syncing to the cloud is almost instantaneous. Users on the same network can see my changes within seconds on their computer.
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Support

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Dropbox Business4.2
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One of our employees accidentally deleted large portion of our database. I've reached out for help as the admin site did not manage to restore the content (it requested I contact support). It took Dropbox about 2 month to handle the problem, and eventually we got a very huge mess. Some of the files were never restored, and we lost money and reputation. Dropbox, on their part, did not do but the bare minimum to help us with this, nor they took responsibility for their inability to supply us with the backup and restore features they were committed to.
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Implementation

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Dropbox Business10.0
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The implementation was actually very simple. Again, as stated previously, the most intriguing part of the entire exercise was the implementation of the directory structure for each account. Once you design and implement it for one, it becomes quite simple to replicate for each account you implement thereafter. You just really need to take time to ensure you implement the first perfectly and those that follow on will be likewise work efficiently and easily.
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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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I'm actually a OneDrive fan and use it personally. I think DropBox and OneDrive for Business stack up fairly reasonably. Both can integrate directly with most Microsoft products now. One thing I've found is the DropBox sync seems to be solid, whereas OneDrive sync can often "break" on the client and you have to re-install or re-configure the client.
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Scalability

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Dropbox Business7.0
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The only limit to scaling Dropbox is pricing. After a certain point, using traditional data storage would be more cost effective than per user pricing.
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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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  • Dropbox has allowed our business to grow without costly expenditure around storage infrastructure, backups etc.
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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 Business

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