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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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Veritas NetBackup

Like most enterprise backup applications, Symantec NetBackup (NBU) suffers from complexity. Using and understanding advanced features can be challenging at times. Real world experience is needed to know if they are worth the time to implement. On the other hand I have found NBU relativity easy to use with a little training from just a simple backup scheduling and restore perspective.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
7.2
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
6.8
Live recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
6.9
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
7.2
Business application protection
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
6.8
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
8.4
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
7.8
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
7.1
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
7.2
Snapshots
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
7.1
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
6.3
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
5.9
Platform support
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
6.9
Retention options
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Encryption
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
7.6

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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  • It has a flexible schedule that can be set to perform the required back ups.
  • It has add-on for other applications such as Microsoft SharePoint.
  • NetBackup lets you restore individual items or site collections from SharePoint.
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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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  • I dislike the fact that every server needs a license in a SharePoint Farm; servers such as the indexing server shouldn't need a license if NetBackup will not be used for it.
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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

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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Backup solutions are largely dependent on your needs--one size typically doesn't fit all. In an all virtual environment, I would not choose NBU--I would choose Veeam. But in an environment with several different data types, I wouldn't hesitate to try out NBU.
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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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  • The cost is substantial no matter how it is licensed. They switched from a host based model to a storage based scenario, and the cost was lower at first, but quickly spiraled out of control. Our renewal and trueup was just too much.
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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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Veritas NetBackup

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