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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Cyber 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.
Dan Gospe | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

When used as a backup target PowerProtect DD models offer incredible density and can efficiently replicate to another cloud-based or offsite unit. Most complaints about these have been addressed in software over the years and they are now a intuitive and easily managed backup system. You are not buying a Swiss army knife, you are getting a machine designed for a purpose, use it for that and you will not be disappointed. While they have the ability to serve as a CIFS server, they are not a filer and lack many of the features inherent to filers and are a poor substitute.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.8
Universal recovery
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.2
Live recovery
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
6.8
Recovery verification
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.3
Business application protection
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.9
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.7
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.5
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.8
Snapshots
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.8
Flexible deployment
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
7.8
Management dashboard
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.7
Platform support
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.4
Retention options
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.4
Encryption
Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
9.7

Pros

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

  • Full image and bare-metal recovery backups for any physical or virtual server.
  • Physical to virtual and other tools built-in to make conversions / recoveries easier and more efficient.
  • Ability to spin up servers on the fly from recovery media.
  • Options to backup on premise as well as offsite to Acronis cloud.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

  • It writes backups quickly. DDBoost add-on is very useful as well for improving backup speeds.
  • DD is very efficient in its use of capacity. It dedupes and compresses very well.
  • It spans to large capacity amounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

  • 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.
Michael O'Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

  • It can be expensive to implement, especially when used in conjunction with other applications/hardware such as Avamar.
  • The TCO can be high, especially when it needs its storage expanded.
  • Recovery speeds can be slow (compared to other solutions) for when recovery is time sensitive.
Sam Majam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud 9.1
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.
Dan Gospe | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
DD has performed flawlessly for almost 10 years as our backup/recovery storage with offsite replication. Given its track record and great support from EMC, we're unlikely to look elsewhere any time soon.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud 8.4
Based on 3 answers
We seldom make use of Acronis support, but when we have they have been brilliant. All our engineers are Acronis certified, if they not able to resolve an issue, we touch base with our local Acronis supplier, Synapsys, who resolve issues 90% of the time.
Gary Fouche | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain) 5.6
Based on 4 answers
Customer support has had some ups and downs here. We've had several issues with EMC support before and during the acquisition by Dell, but in the last 18 months support has been top notch. Quick and knowledgeable help is but a chat away, or they will call you back so you don't have to wait on hold. The team supporting us is responsive and is quick to assist with any request or issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

We went with Acronis Backup Cloud because we're able to backup all platforms, not just PCs. And the price was good when it comes to all those options. It's a hard sell to clients, but when explained properly, the understand the cost of a good solution. It's like having good car insurance.
Rob Rotundo | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

We selected Data Domain due to its integration with our backup software. The Data Domain works well for what we need it to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

  • Acronis met our business objectives by simplifying our backup infrastructure
  • Reduced costs of our off site backup infrastructure
  • Reduced staff dedicated to monitoring off site backups
Ted Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

  • We were able to immediately discontinue our remote tape storage and TBU maintenance.
  • Reduced backup footprint in the data center.
  • It is costly to expand so buy it with a purpose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud

General

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

PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
8.9
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
9.1
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
10.0

Support Rating

Acronis Cyber Backup Cloud
8.4
PowerProtect DD (formerly Dell EMC Data Domain)
5.6

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