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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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MediaFire

MediaFire is suitable for individual users that want to store and maybe share files. It has a good initial space in the free version that can be enough for most users. The same applies for small teams that want to store documents (text, presentations) and share it between members (FileDrop features can help increase collaboration and productivity). If you have a big team or want to store big files you have to upgrade to the business or pro version (the price is interesting).
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
8.8
Versioning
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
7.0
Video files
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
9.2
Audio files
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
9.3
Document collaboration
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
8.7
Access control
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
9.5
File search
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
9.0
Device sync
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
9.1

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
9.1
User and role management
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
8.8
File organization
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
9.5
Device management
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
9.1
Performance
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
9.3
Reliability
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
9.3
Storage Reports
Acronis Backup Cloud
MediaFire
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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  • FileDrop feature. This is an amazing functionality that increases collaboration among our team. People can drop files in a specific folder related to a project and we can keep it organized.
  • Mobile Apps for Android and iOS. The apps works pretty well and you can carry your files everywhere.
  • Regular and Instant Uploads - MediaFire checks for the exact same file in the cloud. If it finds it, the upload will be instant. Otherwise, it proceeds with regular upload.
  • Multiple Upload Types - Basic, Flash and HTML5
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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 10GB Overall File Storage Limit. I really don't like this and I wish it were a 10GB limit per file. But I understand Mediafire wants to have some sort of limit with the Free accounts.
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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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The listed alternative is very good but we prefer Mediafire as we feel it's much more of a simple website to use.
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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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  • When we've had our BETA testing programs for our products, we initially at the start of our business used Mediafire to send our BETA version of our products. But now we don't use it as it isn't 100% secure. Mediafire is best suited for completely public files.
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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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MediaFire

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