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Carbonite EVault

Top Rated
32 Ratings

Acronis Backup Cloud

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Carbonite EVault

Top Rated
32 Ratings
Score 7.4 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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Carbonite EVault

A key question is, "how much critical data needs to be backed up?". A follow-up question might be, "what impact would it have on your business and reputation if you were to lose this data or take more than a few days to recover?"If a company's data is not critical or valuable to the success of their business, then this is not a good solution.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
8.0
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
8.3
Live recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
8.2
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
7.9
Business application protection
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
8.5
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
8.6
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
8.6
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
7.6
Snapshots
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
7.7
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
7.9
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
7.5
Platform support
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
7.5
Retention options
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
7.7
Encryption
Acronis Backup Cloud
Carbonite EVault
8.5

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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  • The end-user experience is as simple and robust as I have ever seen from a backup solution. The end-user dashboard, should you choose to allow them access, is intuitive and granular.
  • eVault has the best bandwidth management I have experienced. The endpoint target is available for all operating systems and is intelligent and efficient using very low overhead. It includes data de-dupe and encryption while using very little system resources. Combine these features with bandwidth throttling and you can backup a large amount of data over any size wire.
  • eVault's deployment options will fit any budget and size environment. You can deploy using your own hardware, even. They really focus on providing the right solution for each customer instead of making each customer fit into their pre-determined box.
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Cons

  • The fact Acronis is an OS client base backup, which leads to more backup failures. Although most issues can be corrected with restarting services.
  • Recovering backups from the cloud(internet) is a lot slower then acessing local backups.
  • The backup error reports are not detailed enough to help administrators fix issues.
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  • The eVault process is so thorough, sometimes a simple deployment can take much longer than a customer expects.
  • Their solutions in the past have been targeted to mid-sized to enterprise sized budgets. They now have solutions to fit the small business, but don't market them well.
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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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Carbonite EVault8.1
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I trust EVault's product. It has been battle tested and proven. A backup is only as good as its ability to restore. EVault will restore your data when you need it, period.
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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 have not used or evaluated other similar products. My only experience in disaster recovery involved backing up to tapes and taking those tapes to an off-site location to restore the system, which was a much longer process.
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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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  • Our DR plan is based on using EVault backups
  • No hard numbers, but the ability to restore individual files quickly has saved me quite a bit of time and users appreciate the quick turn-around on restore requests
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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
Acronis Backup Cloud Editions & Modules
Acronis Backup Cloud
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Carbonite EVault

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Carbonite EVault Editions & Modules
Carbonite EVault
On-premise Edition
Carbonite EVault Onsite Backup
$0
Carbonite EVault Hybrid Backup
$0
SaaS Edition
Carbonite EVault Cloud Backup
$0
Carbonite EVault Hybrid Backup
$0
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