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Acronis Backup Cloud

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

Veritas NetBackup

40 Ratings
Score 7.2 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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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
7.0
Universal recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
6.7
Live recovery
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Recovery verification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
7.0
Business application protection
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Multiple backup destinations
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
8.0
Backup to the cloud
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Deduplication and file compression
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
7.3
Snapshots
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
7.7
Flexible deployment
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
5.7
Management dashboard
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
5.5
Platform support
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
6.0
Retention options
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
9.0
Encryption
Acronis Backup Cloud
Veritas NetBackup
7.3

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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  • NetBackup integrates well with Windows servers. The client is reliable.
  • NetBackup does a good job of tracking tapes in the catalog, whether the tapes are still on-site in the robot or off-site at a storage facility.
  • We saw a significant reduction (between 20% and sometimes as much as 80%) on backup sizes with deduplication. This was more so with things like Exchange and SharePoint, less so with images and video files.
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Cons

  • More features needed - tapes support, more advanced deduplication
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  • The upgrade process with NetBackup is very challenging, at least in our implementation. Each upgrade required a significant amount of troubleshooting, and then we would have to fix integrations with other Veritas and Microsoft products that were no longer compatible with the minor release update of NetBackup.
  • NetBackup doesn't always provide, at least in our environment, the best status reports on what is working and what is not. If something didn't go right with a backup, we didn't always see it right away.
  • The cost of NetBackup was increasing. We were not licensed for their multi-data center replication and high availability components, so we made the decision to move off NetBackup rather than accept a significant price jump.
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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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While comparing NetBackup (NB) to Metalogix SharePoint Backup we found NB to have more features and flexibility than Metalogix SharePoint Backup. The licensing price was also better than what Metalogix SharePoint Backup had to offer.
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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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  • NetBackup had a positive impact on the business by cutting down the restore time from 24 hours at times to just a couple of hours.
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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