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Veeam Backup

Top Rated
149 Ratings

Acronis Backup Cloud

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Veeam Backup

Top Rated
149 Ratings
Score 8.8 out of 101

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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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Veeam Backup

Perfect for any size vmware environment. As long as you have a large enough target the software will do all of the heavy lifting with ease. You can even backup physical machines to cloud based targets with the agent.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
8.9
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
8.7
Live recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
8.9
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
9.2
Business application protection
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
9.0
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
8.7
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
9.4
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
9.0
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
8.4
Snapshots
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
8.6
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
8.9
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
9.0
Platform support
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
9.1
Retention options
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
9.2
Encryption
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veeam Backup
8.7

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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  • Fast reliable backup of VMWare guests. Who doesn't want fast and reliable backups?
  • Physical machine backups - It does these much faster than our previous product from EMC, Networker.
  • Backup Inline Deduplication - It does this so well with our data that we have turned off the deduplication on our Data Domain.
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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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  • NAS backup. We really wish this was available for our environment.
  • Releasing newer versions of software. Veeam is particularly bad about promising new features and then taking a very long time to release the feature. They have always released a stable product though.
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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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Veeam Backup10.0
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We have already renewed the product. It does all that it promises to do, and we have not used all the available features available to use.
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Usability

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Veeam Backup10.0
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Veeam is the simplest and yet powerful backup system i have ever used i no longer worry about my backups. With the simple restores and the rock solid performance combined with super simple licensing structure i have never looked back.
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Support

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Veeam Backup10.0
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When I needed support I was able to call and get assistance from a live person very quickly. They were very helpful with all aspects of the software from installation and configuration issues to recovery and everyday maintenance issues
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Implementation

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Veeam Backup10.0
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Just follow the instructions and the software is super simple to install.
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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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It is faster, easier, and much more reliable to use than Networker. Networker was not even close to a real backup solution compared to Veeam for our needs. If you buy an older backup system expect it to do well at one thing, back up older systems. If you buy Veeam expect it to do everything except NAS backups.
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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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  • It uses less space yet it still backs up the same environment as our last product.
  • Quick was to DR in the cloud with their service providers.
  • Free Cloud Connect software in all version of Veeam.
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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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Veeam Backup

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