Axcient x360Recover vs. Dropbox

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Axcient x360Recover
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Axcient x360Recover (formerly BRC) can not only recover a single server or desktop, but can automate the recovery of an entire customer site through its Virtual Office and automated Runbook features. In a disaster event, authorized users can log into the web application or Remote Management Console and create a virtual private cloud called a Virtual Office. The Virtual Office ensures security, privacy and reliability for every organization needing to run one or more failover virtual machines in…N/A
Dropbox
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Dropbox is a cloud storage solution, equipped with features that help users to save time, improve productivity, and collaborate with others. Users can edit PDFs, share videos, sign documents, and collaborate with stakeholders without leaving Dropbox.
$9.99
per month
Pricing
Axcient x360RecoverDropbox
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Plus
$9.99
per month
Essentials
$18
per month
Business
$20
per month per user
Business Plus
$26
per month per user
Basic
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Axcient x360RecoverDropbox
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Axcient x360RecoverDropbox
Considered Both Products
Axcient x360Recover
Chose Axcient x360Recover
Dashboard overview is good.

While x360 claims to have more extensive Backup Restoration features, specifically BMR, it does not perform well in real world situations.
Dropbox

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Axcient x360RecoverDropbox
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Axcient x360Recover
8.4
35 Ratings
6% above category average
Dropbox
-
Ratings
Universal recovery8.332 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery8.235 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification8.533 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection8.633 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations8.130 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification8.534 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud8.834 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression8.130 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots8.735 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.935 Ratings00 Ratings
Management dashboard7.935 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support7.835 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options8.434 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption8.633 Ratings00 Ratings
Enterprise Backup
Comparison of Enterprise Backup features of Product A and Product B
Axcient x360Recover
8.4
32 Ratings
1% above category average
Dropbox
-
Ratings
Continuous data protection8.726 Ratings00 Ratings
Replication8.830 Ratings00 Ratings
Operational reporting and analytics7.830 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware protection8.023 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-location capabilities8.729 Ratings00 Ratings
Ransomware Recovery8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Disaster Recovery
Comparison of Disaster Recovery features of Product A and Product B
Axcient x360Recover
8.0
35 Ratings
6% above category average
Dropbox
-
Ratings
Disaster Recovery Planning8.431 Ratings00 Ratings
Hot Sites7.926 Ratings00 Ratings
Disaster Recovery Testing8.234 Ratings00 Ratings
Automated Disaster Recovery7.628 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Axcient x360Recover
-
Ratings
Dropbox
7.6
586 Ratings
11% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.2446 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.0455 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.4404 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings7.6509 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.5547 Ratings
File search00 Ratings7.0568 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings7.5538 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Axcient x360Recover
-
Ratings
Dropbox
7.4
563 Ratings
16% below category average
User and role management00 Ratings7.2508 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings7.8554 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings7.1472 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Axcient x360Recover
-
Ratings
Dropbox
7.6
559 Ratings
12% below category average
Performance00 Ratings7.7556 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings8.0558 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings7.1423 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
NAKIVO Backup & Replication
Score 9.2 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Zerto
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
Axcient x360RecoverDropbox
Likelihood to Recommend
9.7
(49 ratings)
7.3
(608 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(12 ratings)
6.2
(27 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(1 ratings)
8.5
(26 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
1.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
1.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(33 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
2.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Axcient x360RecoverDropbox
Likelihood to Recommend
Axcient
I feel that Axcient x360Recover is well suited for any environment, both large and small. Weather you build your own device, BYOD or purchase one of theirs, it all works great. I even use it at home via the direct to cloud option. Well work the investment. I am unable to find a downside at this time.
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Dropbox
Ultimately, Dropbox just works better when working crossplatform between Windows, Mac, Andoid, ios. It's snappier compared to Google Drive and is overall a more pleasant experience. The lack of integration with the rest of Google's suite is a small sacrifice. Image preview is also snappier and more pleasant to use compared to drive. Though any large batches that need review should be relegated to a better image gallery hosting platform like pic-time.
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Pros
Axcient
  • Setup and configuration is extremely easy.
  • The business continuity component for spinning up the desired recovery point as a virtual machine on the appliance in order to keep the business operational is rock solid.
  • Recovering the desired backup point back to the physical hardware or virtual environment and syncing the most recent changes to finalize the recovery is awesome.
  • The system documentation is concise and easy to use.
  • The support team is absolutely fantastic.
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Dropbox
  • Dropbox's real-time collaboration features, including simultaneous editing and commenting, have revolutionized the way our teams work together.
  • On multiple occasions, we've accidentally overwritten important documents or needed to retrieve deleted files. With Dropbox, we can easily revert to previous versions or recover deleted files, preventing data loss and minimizing disruptions.
  • Dropbox excels in making file sharing a breeze. With just a few clicks, we can generate shareable links or invite colleagues to shared folders.
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Cons
Axcient
  • The only thing missing is the ability to cancel a backup as they appear to just continue to try to run even after rebooting the BDR and endpoint until a failure finally occurs.
  • The only other ask would be to expand support to Linux operating systems.
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Dropbox
  • Change the name of the root folder, the "()" can cause problems sometimes with some tools trying to find paths inside of the root folder.
  • The upload queue becomes slow trying to upload files that have more than ~500mb of file size, even if I have 1 Gbit of speed, Dropbox gets stuck uploading single files with that rule.
  • Sometimes we can't move a shared folder from root location.
  • LAN sync seems not to be working in my experience.
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Likelihood to Renew
Axcient
We've been using Axcient over the years and have worked with their development team to suggest new features, something that you would not normally be able to do with other companies. They listen to what we have to say and understand that we are a business, just like them. It's great to know that someone will always be there for you when you need them.
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Dropbox
Dropbox is a user-friendly, easy tool which requires little to no skill and they offer a free version with a good amount of storage available. There are other file sharing tools available however at a cost. Dropbox free version I have used for years and it serves every purpose I need.
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Usability
Axcient
Easy to use and doesn't require a lot of training.
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Dropbox
[Its] functionality and usability are very good, however[,] on every computer that I have ever installed the app on, Dropbox assumes I want it to update the files every time I start the system up. That's not always true, but the app assumes it is. I can switch that function off, but I would rather that function default to "Off" and then I can decide to turn it on as needed.
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Performance
Axcient
No answers on this topic
Dropbox
Dropbox is really useful, you can access any file from anywhere and you can upload and even edit files online, but, sometimes it can be slow. Downloading, uploading, and syncing is a bit slow, it can take several minutes. Furthermore, the search engine for large amounts of data can be slow too and it is not powerful.
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Support Rating
Axcient
Issues with failing backups drag out for months at a time. Axcient hardware replacements are quick to be suggested by support but as the issues are most often with the software architecture this almost never helps. Support often uses their access to the appliance as a back door into customer environments without our consent and despite our repeated complaints, accessing our customers servers and executing disruptive diagnostics like chkdsk in the middle of production hours for that customer environment. More recently they've been blaming their frequent off-site transfer failures on our customer's firewalls (of all makes and models) and insisting that the only possible resolution is to increase the TCP session timeout dangerously high (multiple hours), putting every client environment at substantial disk of even accidental Denial of Service attacks. Talking to any two support individuals, even when escalated all the way to their development team, often yields entirely different and contradictory answers regardless of the problem.
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Dropbox
Our experience with support has been limited which is a good thing. We haven't experienced any major issues with the service and most of our service interactions have been useability questions which we were able to find answers for within their knowledge base. For the few times we have reached out to support, the responses were on point, quick, and our issue was resolved in one interaction. I appreciate not being routed to a chatbot or offshored support.
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Implementation Rating
Axcient
I had the miss fortune to go back to this device. Alot has changed since the first time I had used it. Now instead a full deployable network appliance, you have to download a preconfigured virtual machine that will only run on an ESXi server. What about Hyper-V? I have many clients that are Hyper-V only. I setup a test lab to get this thing up and running and it has been a nightmare to say the least. Will be looking at other options.
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Dropbox
I needed to stay current in improving my daily operations. Dropbox
was suggested to me by a former colleague two-years ago and I've been using it just fine ever since.
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Alternatives Considered
Axcient
Security and encryption of Axcient is a top priority . Axcient have all the tools to provide solutions to different kind of businesses Best part is it has an MSP friendly console to manage multiples devices and clients at the same Dashboard. Deployment process is very easy in Windows an VMWare Devices.
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Dropbox
Dropbox gives more visual control over the success of uploading. WeTransfer uploads and then sends a link to the recipient. If something goes wrong during the upload, there doesn't appear to be a way to begin again from the dropping point. With Dropbox, I can watch as it uploads. If I lose a connection, it will continue uploading where it left off when I get a new connection. This is vital in transferring large files. If WeTransfer offers that, I was never able to figure it out.
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Return on Investment
Axcient
  • The few customers I have I feel confident and comfortable that a disaster will make recovery easy and fast for my clients.
  • I can set it up and forget about it with reports and alerts
  • I recommend it to any client that requires a good solid backup solution;
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Dropbox
  • Helped us to streamline boxes of papers into electronic folders.
  • Enables a more solid backup of necessary files, not dependent on one specific computer or one specific box of papers.
  • Enabled a quicker search to locate specific files than the previously used operations.
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ScreenShots

Dropbox Screenshots

Screenshot of the action bar, that sits across the browser page can be used to record the screen, edit PDFs, upload files, create folders, get signatures, or send and track documents.Screenshot of Dropbox Replay, that lets collaborators leave frame-accurate feedback and markups directly on project files.Screenshot of Dropbox Capture, which can be used to take screen recordings, screenshots, and GIFs with one click and share them with a link.Screenshot of the interface where Dropbox lets users upload, edit, send, and sign PDFs in one place.