AWS Backup vs. Azure Backup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Backup
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service from AWS, designed to make it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in the cloud as well as on premises using the AWS Storage Gateway. Using AWS Backup, users can centrally configure backup policies and monitor backup activity for AWS resources, such as Amazon EBS volumes, Amazon RDS databases, Amazon DynamoDB tables, Amazon EFS file systems, and AWS Storage Gateway volumes.
$0.01
per GB per month
Azure Backup
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Backup is a cloud backup service.
$5
Pricing
AWS BackupAzure Backup
Editions & Modules
Backup Storage - Cold Storage
$0.01
per GB per month
Restore - Warm Storage
$0.02
per GB per month
Restore - Cold Storage
$0.03
per GB per month
Backup Storage - Warm Storage
$0.095
per GB per month
Restore - Item-Level Restore
$0.50
per request
Storage in GB/Month
$0.0224 to $0.0569
per GB
Backup Instance <50GB
$5.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance > 50 GB but < or = 500 GB
$10.00 + storage consumed
Backup Instance Instance is > 500 GB
$10 for each 500 GB increment + storage consumed
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS BackupAzure Backup
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
AWS BackupAzure Backup
Considered Both Products
AWS Backup

No answer on this topic

Azure Backup
Chose Azure Backup
Cost and SLA were important [in our] decision to prefer Azure Backup over others. The customization of existing policy with an archive of data was not available in competitors so we had preferred Azure Backup.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AWS BackupAzure Backup
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
AWS Backup
9.3
3 Ratings
4% above category average
Azure Backup
-
Ratings
Management dashboard9.23 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options9.43 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
AWS Backup
-
Ratings
Azure Backup
8.8
11 Ratings
5% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings9.46 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.86 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.411 Ratings
File search00 Ratings6.89 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
AWS Backup
-
Ratings
Azure Backup
9.1
11 Ratings
6% above category average
User and role management00 Ratings9.411 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings9.09 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings8.88 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
AWS Backup
-
Ratings
Azure Backup
9.0
11 Ratings
7% above category average
Performance00 Ratings9.411 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings9.411 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings8.211 Ratings
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User Ratings
AWS BackupAzure Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
7.2
(9 ratings)
9.4
(11 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(4 ratings)
9.7
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS BackupAzure Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
There is a cost involved with data retrieval. AWS Backup is truly that, a backup. If you need to access this data on a regular basis, there are better options out there. For long term, just in case incremental backups, AWS [Backup] checks all the boxes. Just set it up, start your backups, and rest assured your data is safe.
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Microsoft
Azure Backup is suitable for companies of various sizes, with varying amounts of data. The cost of the investment should be thought out carefully so that there are no bad surprises with unnecessary files going to Azure Backup. The interface is friendly and easy to configure and it does not require your company to have a backup expert. It is highly recommended for companies with smaller number of servers and better if the servers are already running in an Azure environment.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Backups - it's what it does.
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Microsoft
  • Azure Backup is fast! Coupled with the fact that Microsoft created Azure and Windows - these two operate phenomenally together!
  • Administering the backups inside of Azure is a breeze. The ability to mount, restore entire backups, or recover files, has been made very easy. You do not have to download any media to recover something, you do this all in the cloud and it gets mounted in Microsoft's systems. Making this process less than a quarter of the time you would have spent with your 'other' backup solutions.
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Not so easy to use
  • A little pricey
  • The backup is in the cloud; make sure to keep an offline backup (the problem of all of this kind of solution)
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Microsoft
  • backup schedule calendar would be cool
  • Backup vaults should ask if you want to send notifications when you first set it up, there have been a couple of times when I noticed a month later that, backup job failures were not configured to send email notifications.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
Very easy to use and is as plug and play as you can get. There are configuration options for multiple schemas that best fits your organization.
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Microsoft
This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
Support for AWS Backup is by Amazon itself so it is solid as always. If you have a business or higher level support plan you'll have no trouble getting engineers or other staff on the job to help you with whatever comes up.
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Microsoft
One of the differentials of the solution is the high level of guarantee and support of the Azure Backup solution. Microsoft is a reference in a technology company with a highly trained support team and helps us with any questions or technical problems with the tool. Service is fast and efficient with trained engineers.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
Being an AWS service, AWS Backup integrates in a native way with other AWS services, providing an easy way to backup those services. Being able to create separate backup plans that meet specific business and regulatory compliance requirements provides us with capabilities to face auditing processes.
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Microsoft
Azure Backup works on Azure, the most famous of the cloud systems that the whole world has switched to, which is now a very large part of the Microsoft ecosystem that we have been used to using for years. Therefore, it is less tiring to use the additional service of an infrastructure that we already use, even if it is a part of it, which can be easily integrated with existing systems, which is one of the most important issues we IT professionals pay attention to. For this reason, we wanted to swim in familiar waters instead of another brand.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • Being able to offer live hot storage in the cloud for production environments allows me to get more people in the creative space with vast demand for speed.
  • Great integration with all my hardware, firewall and backup software was great.
  • Being able to network path my files like a native drive to my computer from the cloud made the designer not complain so much able learning new stuff.
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Microsoft
  • It allowed us to have our VMs protected very quickly and with simple implementation.
  • It saved us from taking backups from Azure workloads from the on-prem environment, or even deploying a Backup environment on the cloud.
  • It has a low/'controlled' cost as you "pay-as-you-go."
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