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Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Backup Cloud

Small to medium environments (1-5 physical servers, 20-200 workstations)
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Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)

Best for cases where performance is not an issue.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
6.1
Versioning
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
4.0
Video files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
5.0
Audio files
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
7.0
Document collaboration
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
7.0
Access control
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
6.0
File search
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
7.0
Device sync
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
7.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
7.7
User and role management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
8.0
File organization
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
7.0
Device management
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
8.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
6.7
Performance
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
4.0
Reliability
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
7.0
Storage Reports
Acronis Backup Cloud
Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)
9.0

Pros

  • Up to date UI, convenient central management interface, web-based console (we use local web console)
  • Good to backup all machines (PC, windows server, Vmware) using a single tool
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  • HCP/HDI interface works like charm. it's easy to deploy and scale.
  • Hitachi customer support is at par with expectations
  • More cost effective than EMC/NetApp solutions.
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Cons

  • More features needed - tapes support, more advanced deduplication
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  • Initial setup might be tougher than other products. Better to have HDS expert with you.
  • Performance is always the issue. Make sure that users are aware that this is for tier-2/tier-3 applications.
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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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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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My company has close ties with Hitachi. NetApp chargeback was more per Gig and for cost saving purposes, we had to choose HCP.
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Return on Investment

  • Easy to configure and install as well as setup.
  • Restorations can be very quick if self provided hardware is powerful.
  • Can require switching products if company has large growth as more endpoints require large cost investment.
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  • Positive returns on this investment. No regrets at all.
  • Users are happy that they are getting less chargeback for their storage.
  • migration was smooth from NetApp to HCP.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)

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