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VMware SRM

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Acronis Backup Cloud

16 Ratings
Score 7.5 out of 101

VMware SRM

22 Ratings
Score 7.4 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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VMware SRM

SRM is a good tool for a quick DR failover to a remote site.
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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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  • Easy to build a recovery plan
  • Easy to test recovery plans
  • Works with storage based replication or non storage based replication
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Cons

  • The website is pretty slow and will kick you off sometimes. I know they are working on this. For now, this is the biggest problem we have with Acronis.
  • Their support team isn't great. It can take a while to get an issue resolved, although issues do not happen frequently.
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  • Using self signed certs offer constant reconnections to remote devices.
  • Instruction or recommendations on how to patch, should you shutdown appliances or vmotion. Offer better understanding on DR (target) storage DRS or not to DRS, etc. This may be a vReplication issue.
  • Improve integration where vCenter service reboots are reduced or eliminated "Not Connected to SRM server" from vCenter to SRM error message "getAttribute: Session already invalidated".
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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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VMware SRM10.0
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- easy to set up - easy to protect critical servers in case of disaster
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VMware SRM10.0
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Excellent support provides by VMware , understand the issue and provide quick resolution
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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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If SRM worked as advertised, it would be comparable, however, Veeam also provides you with the ability to create real time labs with your machines, and they can be accessed via a proxy. This allows you to failover some machines and test them from outside the DR bubble.
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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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  • Due to the very poor experiences we had with the setup and their support teams, I would not recommend it.
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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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VMware SRM

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