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Dropbox Business

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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

Dropbox is well known in the cloud storage industry. It has been around for years and has a relatively good reputation. The interface is easy to use and it makes sharing files relatively painless. The price point for the business version may be too high for small businesses, so they may want to consider a different version or competitive pricing with products like GoogleDrive or OneDrive.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.3
Versioning
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.2
Video files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.4
Audio files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.5
Document collaboration
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
7.5
Access control
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.7
File search
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.0
Device sync
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.5

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.6
User and role management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.6
File organization
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.8
Device management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.5

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
9.0
Performance
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
9.1
Reliability
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
9.1
Storage Reports
Acronis Backup Cloud
Dropbox Business
8.8

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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  • Simplicity - it doesn't need to do very much, and it does those thing simply and cleanly. Drag and drop your files. Post your link to Basecamp, or whatever, and that covers 99.99% of your use cases. No problems with any of these.
  • Reliability - my links NEVER fail. Other solutions have a lot more trouble in this area.
  • Sharing Prevention - I can keep people from sharing files outside of our organization. Perfect.
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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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  • Sometimes someone uploads a massive amount of data to a folder you sync, and therefore it attempts to sync to your devices...potentially filling up your entire free space. It would be great of there was a warning if suddenly there was a data sync of more than 1GB to give you some sort of option not to sync.
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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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Dropbox Business5.2
Based on 4 answers
Dropbox is very expensive and its price is not as competitive as it was. We are looking for an alternative that will enable as to subscribe more users at a more affordable cost.Also, we did not like Dropbox customer service, and felt that they should have found a way to compensate us for some of the damage they were responsible for when restoring our data.
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Usability

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Dropbox Business8.9
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Dropbox is relatively easy to install and manage, and when done properly is very much a set it and forget solution. Because Dropbox can integrate directly with an Operating System - whether it be Windows, macOS, or Linux - accessing Dropbox's more advanced features (such as sharing files and folders with other Dropbox users) can be done directly within Windows Explorer or the Finder, etc. via either a right-click or a dropdown menu. The biggest downside to Dropbox, however, is when something does go wrong, it can be difficult to pinpoint the problem. The desktop interface is fairly barebones (by design), and Dropbox does not keep consistent log files.
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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 Business9.0
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Dropbox generally performs quite well. Syncing b/w computer and cloud is generally quick, even for large files - and Dropbox does a good job at managing bandwidth to not use all available bandwidth. In addition, Dropbox includes a LAN based syncing mechanism, so two computers on the same network can sync files via LAN vs. over the internet. Dropbox's webpages always to seem to load quickly and display files, even in a folder with large amount of files, quickly. Dropbox's web-based search though is often times slow and inaccurate.
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Support

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Dropbox Business4.1
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Support for Dropbox is adequate.
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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

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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We use all available services to store information.
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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

  • 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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  • Sharing made easy.
  • Different access types for different users.
  • Our organization doesn't allow hard drives or pen drives, so Dropbox helped a lot.
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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