AWS Backup vs. Carbonite Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Backup
Score 8.1 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
Carbonite Server
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Carbonite Server (also replacing the former EVault products acquired from Seagate in 2016) is a full backup and discovery solution. Designed to recover anything from a single file to an entire system with the click of a button, Carbonite Server users can protect virtually any type of file on both physical and virtual servers, NAS, SAN and external hard drives. The vendor’s value proposition is that their solution assures that users without an IT department and those that are the IT department…
$800.04
per year
Pricing
AWS BackupCarbonite Server
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
Power
$800.04
per year
Ultimate
1,300.08
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS BackupCarbonite Server
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsTrial 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.
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Features
AWS BackupCarbonite Server
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
AWS Backup
9.3
3 Ratings
3% above category average
Carbonite Server
8.6
21 Ratings
5% above category average
Management dashboard9.23 Ratings7.59 Ratings
Retention options9.43 Ratings7.711 Ratings
Encryption10.03 Ratings8.511 Ratings
Universal recovery00 Ratings8.37 Ratings
Instant recovery00 Ratings8.28 Ratings
Recovery verification00 Ratings7.97 Ratings
Business application protection00 Ratings10.014 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations00 Ratings10.015 Ratings
Incremental backup identification00 Ratings10.019 Ratings
Backup to the cloud00 Ratings10.020 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression00 Ratings7.612 Ratings
Snapshots00 Ratings10.010 Ratings
Flexible deployment00 Ratings7.99 Ratings
Platform support00 Ratings7.510 Ratings
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AWS BackupCarbonite Server
Small Businesses
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Score 9.6 out of 10
BDRSuite
BDRSuite
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Spanning Backup
Spanning Backup
Score 9.7 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.6 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
AWS BackupCarbonite Server
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(9 ratings)
9.0
(35 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
4.8
(6 ratings)
Usability
9.5
(2 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(4 ratings)
5.5
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS BackupCarbonite Server
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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Carbonite, an OpenText company
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.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Backups - it's what it does.
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Carbonite, an OpenText company
  • 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.
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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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Carbonite, an OpenText company
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Carbonite, an OpenText company
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.
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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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Carbonite, an OpenText company
Product needs a lot of improvements in some features like Cloud and Reporting.
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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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Carbonite, an OpenText company
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.
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Implementation Rating
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Carbonite, an OpenText company
We had appliance and we just needed to setup the Director Console which was straight forward and easy.
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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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Carbonite, an OpenText company
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.
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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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Carbonite, an OpenText company
  • 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.
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