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Acronis Backup Cloud

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Tivoli Storage Manager

17 Ratings
Score 6.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Tivoli Storage Manager

Well suited for file level backup, data recovery needs 30, 60, or 90 days, or perhaps the last 3 iterations of a file change. Version we are running not suited for VMware backups, but IBM does have a VMware TSM version that will accommodate. Assess and be aware of what exactly the business data recovery requires.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup Cloud
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Live recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup Cloud
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Platform support
Acronis Backup Cloud
Tivoli Storage Manager
9.0
Retention options
Acronis Backup Cloud
Tivoli Storage Manager
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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  • Good Support
  • GUI interface is straightforward and easy to navigate.
  • CLI is also an option to check on health or status of Tape Library.
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Cons

  • More features needed - tapes support, more advanced deduplication
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  • I do not see anything at the moment that requires change or adjusting. TSM works great for what we need it to do.
  • Note worth mentioning: We never had the opportunity to explore the VM backup functionality, as we are currently using VMware snapshots. This data protection solution came highly recommended to any business environment running VWware / virtualization.
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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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Tivoli Storage Manager1.0
Based on 1 answer
Not required, company closed.TSM is not used in my current role at my current job.
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Alternatives Considered

Acronis Backup Cloud has more features than eFolder, and is less than 1/3rd of the cost. In terms of restores, it's faster than eFolder if you use the local component. The restoration component is much better than Carbonite's, which has a tendency to drop connection midway through a file download. Acronis lets you restore to original locations, to a new location on the same device, or just as a download through your browser. Acronis Backup Cloud beats everything else we've tried, and it's unbelievable how affordable it is.
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We are an IBM shop. TSM was bundled into the mix when we purchased new IBM equipment for new ERP project.
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Return on Investment

  • ROI has been huge. The cost is incredibly cheap, and we saved $1500/month by switching.
  • With a heavy impact on profits, we're able to bundle this backup plan into our basic server management plans with no additional cost, which raises the value of our offerings significantly.
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  • ROI has been good.
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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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Tivoli Storage Manager

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