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Google Drive

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2674 Ratings

Acronis Backup Cloud

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Google Drive

Top Rated
2674 Ratings
Score 8.8 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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Google Drive

It's great for basic file storage and sharing for small nonprofits. I'd recommend only having a few users have access to any given folder, unless you have a plan/policy to control file editing because you don't want to lose data. I don't think there is any backup feature. If you have a large staff or are sharing lots of things all the time, it's probably better to invest in a more robust platform.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
8.8
Versioning
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
8.3
Video files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
8.2
Audio files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
8.6
Document collaboration
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
9.5
Access control
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
8.7
File search
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
8.7
Device sync
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
9.3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
8.4
User and role management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
8.6
File organization
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
8.2
Device management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
8.5

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
8.9
Performance
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
9.3
Reliability
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
9.0
Storage Reports
Acronis Backup Cloud
Google Drive
8.4

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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  • It's easy to use. There's no troubleshooting or trying to figure out where anything is. We love that anyone with basic computer skills can quickly learn how to use Google Drive.
  • It's secure. We feel confident storing important documents there, and appreciate the different options for security settings on documents and folders.
  • The space limit is huge, saving us a lot of money over products like DropBox, which we used to use until we couldn't afford it.
  • They keep making improvements year after year, so it gets even easier to use and more powerful.
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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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  • It is not the most intuitive tool when it comes to managing folders and documents
  • Depending on the connection, you might have some issues with saving your work
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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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Google Drive9.0
Based on 4 answers
It's the cheapest, most effective platform we've found to store files in the cloud.
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Usability

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Google Drive9.5
Based on 6 answers
I find it very smooth and a perfectly tested user interface and functionalities that fits all types of users.
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Support

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Google Drive9.0
Based on 4 answers
I am very happy with the product and its features because it fulfills all my needs.
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Implementation

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Google Drive9.0
Based on 2 answers
After implementing this product in our organization we are now 100% satisfied.
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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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I use both Google Drive and Dropbox. I prefer Google Drive over Dropbox when it comes to documents, organization and easier access (since I always have my Gmail up). When it comes to photos or videos, I prefer Dropbox. Much like Google Drive, Dropbox's free space is limited. In the work space, I use Dropbox Business and am able to share/access a ton of photos and videos
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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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  • File sharing is much easier than it was when using DropBox
  • Collaborative reports has improved our meeting minutes
  • Document linking has helped with reports given by others.
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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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Google Drive

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