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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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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

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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
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Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)

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