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286 Ratings
Top Rated
286 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100
65 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Data Center Backup

    Amazon S3

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Carbonite Server

    86%
    Carbonite Server ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Universal recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    7 Ratings

    Live recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    8 Ratings

    Recovery verification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    7 Ratings

    Business application protection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    14 Ratings

    Multiple backup destinations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    15 Ratings

    Incremental backup identification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    19 Ratings

    Backup to the cloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    20 Ratings

    Deduplication and file compression

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    12 Ratings

    Snapshots

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    10 Ratings

    Flexible deployment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    9 Ratings

    Management dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    9 Ratings

    Platform support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    10 Ratings

    Retention options

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    11 Ratings

    Encryption

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    11 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    Amazon S3

    92%
    66 Ratings
    9.0

    Carbonite Server

    90%
    35 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon S3

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.8

    Carbonite Server

    48%
    6 Ratings

    Usability

    7.7

    Amazon S3

    77%
    10 Ratings
    5.5

    Carbonite Server

    55%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    9.7

    Amazon S3

    97%
    38 Ratings
    5.5

    Carbonite Server

    55%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon S3

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    Carbonite Server

    64%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon S3

    Amazon S3 is a great service to safely backup your data where redundancy is guaranteed and the cost is fair. We use Amazon S3 for data that we backup and hope we never need to access but in the case of a catastrophic or even small slip of the finger with the delete command we know our data and our client's data is safely backed up by Amazon S3.Transferring data into Amazon S3 is free but transferring data out has an associated, albeit low, cost per GB. This needs to be kept in mind if you plan on transferring out a lot of data frequently. There may be other cost effective options although Amazon S3 prices are really low per GB. Transferring 150TB would cost approximately $50 per month.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Carbonite Server

    More than enough for small companies with several on-prem servers. In 2021, it wouldn't be wise to pit all important data to a single backup service. Carbonite Server is solid, but it's not 100% reliable so I'd definitely recommend having multiple backup services either on the cloud in conjunction with other backup services so the user has multiple safety nets in case of disaster and failed granular restorations.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Amazon S3

    • Fantastic developer API, including AWS command line and library utilities.
    • Strong integration with the AWS ecosystem, especially with regards to access permissions.
    • It's astoundingly stable- you can trust it'll stay online and available for anywhere in the world.
    • Its static website hosting feature is a hidden gem-- it provides perhaps the cheapest, most stable, most high-performing static web hosting available in PaaS.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Carbonite Server

    • The end-user experience is as simple and robust as I have ever seen from a backup solution. The end-user dashboard, should you choose to allow them access, is intuitive and granular.
    • eVault has the best bandwidth management I have experienced. The endpoint target is available for all operating systems and is intelligent and efficient using very low overhead. It includes data de-dupe and encryption while using very little system resources. Combine these features with bandwidth throttling and you can backup a large amount of data over any size wire.
    • eVault's deployment options will fit any budget and size environment. You can deploy using your own hardware, even. They really focus on providing the right solution for each customer instead of making each customer fit into their pre-determined box.
    Shea Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Amazon S3

    • Web console can be very confusing and challenging to use, especially for new users
    • Bucket policies are very flexible, but the composability of the security rules can be very confusing to get right, often leading to security rules in use on buckets other than what you believe they are
    Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Carbonite Server

    • The backup report really needs improvement. It is really pathetic, as it gives wrong information. It is not suitable for auditing.
    • The Exchange DAG backup should support instead of configuring each exchange server.
    • Cloud infrastructure supports a lot of AWS and Azure instances that are coming up.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Amazon S3

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Amazon S3 Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Carbonite Server

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $1,300.08 per year

    Carbonite Server Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Power800.041
    Ultimate1,300.081
    1. per year
    Additional Pricing Details
    Trial and paying customers have access to our valet install free of charge. Call and speak to a specialist who can remotely connect to your machine to ensure it's installed and configured correctly to protect your critical data.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon S3

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Carbonite Server

    Carbonite Server 4.8
    Based on 6 answers
    We packaged carbonite server with the end user product that they provide but we have had issues where the end user site has been down for days at time and backups for both server and user are backing up but we do not the get notification that it was completed for several days. There appears to be latency issues with the mail delivery for completed backups. Additionally, I have used other backup products and find the Carbonite website interface very clunkly and difficult to navigate.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Amazon S3

    Amazon S3 7.7
    Based on 10 answers
    It is tricky to get it all set up correctly with policies and getting the IAM settings right. There is also a lot of lifecycle config you can do in terms of moving data to cold/glacier storage. It is also not to be confused with being a OneDrive or SharePoint replacement, they each have their own place in our environment, and S3 is used more by the IT team and accessed by our PHP applications. It is not necessarily used by an average everyday user for storing their pictures or documents, etc.
    Sam Othman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Carbonite Server

    Carbonite Server 5.5
    Based on 1 answer
    Product needs a lot of improvements in some features like Cloud and Reporting.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Amazon S3

    Amazon S3 9.7
    Based on 38 answers
    AWS has always been quick to resolve any support ticket raised. S3 is no exception. We have only ever used it once to get a clarification regarding the costs involved when data is transferred between S3 and other AWS services or the public internet. We got a response from AWS support team within a day.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Carbonite Server

    Carbonite Server 5.5
    Based on 2 answers
    Some of the requests we could not get resolved on time. They took a long time to provide the reason for the issue we had raised.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon S3

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Carbonite Server

    Carbonite Server 6.4
    Based on 2 answers
    We had appliance and we just needed to setup the Director Console which was straight forward and easy.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon S3

    Overall, we found that Amazon S3 provided a lot of backend features Google Cloud Storage (GCS) simply couldn't compare to. GCS was way more expensive and really did not live up to it. In terms of setup, Google Cloud Storage may have Amazon S3 beat, however, as it is more of a pseudo advanced version of Google Drive, that was not a hard feat for it to achieve. Overall, evaluating GCS, in comparison to S3, was an utter disappointment.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Carbonite Server

    Netbak is a great product but we also had a secondary issue of having to backup several PC's on site and at remote locations. Carbonite helped with both and gave us one central admin console to be able to check the progress of all our backups, where netbak would have required us to setup a tunnel or use the internet to move data back to our main office.
    Robb Glietz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Amazon S3

    • It practically eliminated some real heavy storage servers from our premises and reduced maintenance cost.
    • The excellent durability and reliability make sure the return of money you invested in.
    • If the objects which are not active or stale, one needs to remove them. Those objects keep adding cost to each billing cycle. If you are handling a really big infrastructure, sometimes this creates quite a huge bill for preserving un-necessary objects/documents.
    Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Carbonite Server

    • While EVault can become expensive if you have a lot of data to store, but you have to keep in mind that it does not cost you anything more to restore your data in the event of an emergency. Some systems give you a great upfront cost, until you actually need to retrieve your data.
    Timika Hite | TrustRadius Reviewer

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