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Score 8.9 out of 100

Box

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Score 8.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Backup

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.
Ismael Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

Box is well suited for syncing any type of files stored on your computer. It is good for creating backups for your data which can be accessed anywhere. The software has apps for the pc and mobile phones which lets you access files on the go. The only issue is that there is a file size limitation and the software won't let you sync your files from the computer if they exceed a size set by the software.
Saransh Dikshit | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Azure Backup
9.0
Box
Versioning
Azure Backup
9.2
Box
Video files
Azure Backup
8.0
Box
Audio files
Azure Backup
8.3
Box
Document collaboration
Azure Backup
9.8
Box
Access control
Azure Backup
9.5
Box
File search
Azure Backup
8.7
Box
Device sync
Azure Backup
9.7
Box

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Azure Backup
9.3
Box
User and role management
Azure Backup
9.5
Box
File organization
Azure Backup
9.3
Box
Device management
Azure Backup
9.2
Box

Cloud Storage Platform

Azure Backup
9.0
Box
Performance
Azure Backup
9.0
Box
Reliability
Azure Backup
9.5
Box
Storage Reports
Azure Backup
8.4
Box

Enterprise Content Management

Azure Backup
Box
6.8
File sync, storage & archiving
Azure Backup
Box
6.4
Document management
Azure Backup
Box
8.2
Records management
Azure Backup
Box
8.2
Content search & retrieval
Azure Backup
Box
6.4
Enterprise content collaboration
Azure Backup
Box
4.5
Security, risk management & information governance
Azure Backup
Box
7.3
Integration
Azure Backup
Box
6.4

Pros

Azure Backup

  • Microsoft products (especially Azure) integration (Windows/Azure SQL instances).
  • Easy to implement and to administer.
  • Friendly interface, compatible to Azure visual identity.
  • Easy to back up and restore.
  • Relatively good backup performance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

  • Helps to sync all the contents in cloud along with that of the Box installed. It integrates with file explorer on that of windows or macOS
  • Sharing of files is very seamless and easy task especially when there are multiple people involved in the organization or project to work.
  • This has a great feature of controlling the access of the files as well as folders and set appropriate privileges while sharing or collaborating with others.
  • Can be shared via link or email and can be managed when it comes to collaboration.
  • It has a great security feature enabled which has AES 256 bit encryption and also has the scope for full end to end encryption. This also has a 2 factor authentication enabled for additional security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Backup

  • There are more features than you need, just learn how to do it.
  • Really, it is constantly being developed, so I don't think of anything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

  • No ability to properly share (with write access) to external collaborators. This is a real show-stopper.
  • No good integration with users' own file system.
  • Difficult to deploy on a smaller scale, so one has to rely on organization-wide SSO, adding additional bureaucracy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 8.0
Based on 12 answers
I like the security features and I like the website. It's easy to use and create and move things around as needed. The main reason for a lower rating is because the Box Sync app is just not a good program. It's a memory hog, it's slow, transfer speeds are slow, and it's not the most efficient route. If you have a large Box account and you need to get a computer up to speed on a large amount of data within Box, you are in for the long haul. Last time I had to do this, it took 3 days to sync all of the files and we are talking around 100 GB worth of data
Sam Montoya, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Backup

Azure Backup 8.0
Based on 1 answer
This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

Box 9.2
Based on 18 answers
Everything with Box is seamless. It can be integrated into virtually any other software or application. You can even get the app for your phone or tablet to work on the go. File syncing is so quick. The only reason I gave it a 9 is the issue I discussed earlier about the local file application rebooting and not continuing to sync files. Other than that, it's great!
Tyler Grudowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 10 answers
Yeah, it's always worked, I've never had any kind of connection issues, the only issues I've had it I've been on our end when the Internet hasn't worked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 9.1
Based on 24 answers
The general operation and management of Box is very efficient, both when accessing the account, and when adding files, downloading or modifying any document directly.The web platform, mobile and desktop versions work really well and quickly, making all the work and process flow smoothly and without setbacks. So far I have not been able to observe any inconvenience
burt smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Backup

Azure Backup 9.1
Based on 4 answers
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.
Amanda Wiens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

Box 8.1
Based on 61 answers
I found their support community lacking in clarity when I experienced a login issue. The error messaging was poor on my Box Sync application. I did not reach out to support staff for help, instead, I reasoned that I should try downloading the Box Sync application again and reinstall it. That fixed my issue, thankfully. I think a less computer-savvy user would've been much more frustrated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The in person training was done in house and I helped with the training, people seem to respond well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 3 answers
The documentation is good. Since Box is a popular service, there were also a number of YouTube videos and other sources that were helpful as we were considering the product and planning for deployment. Also, the ability to try the free version helped to prepare us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 12 answers
Be careful with settings. It is easy to get overwhelmed with updates. For example, you don’t want to be updated when doing historical data uploads. I recommend taking off notifications initially and then turn on post you have done your historical data upload.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Backup

Azure Backup is based on the most secure and encrypted cloud storage facility available...Microsoft. They have been doing this a long time and have ironed out all the kinks, leaving only the good and dependable solution in place. Azure Backup is fast also, you do not have major delays and internet throttling happening from Microsoft, unlike nearly all other competitors. Have you ever tried downloading a backup you have in the cloud from any solution other than Microsoft Azure Backup? If you have, you know they throttle the speed drastically and it could take you more than an hour to restore just 100mb of data. Most server backups are over 50 GB, some of mine are over 1.5 TB. With those slow speeds it could take weeks to recover your system just because you are waiting on the download to finish. Those companies then offer to send you an external drive with your data on it...but for a major price tag! You should not have to pay extra to get your data back and should not have to wait more than an hour to get it all downloaded either. Microsoft does not throttle Azure Backup downloads and I can almost guarantee that they have faster speeds than you have, meaning that you will be able to download at your maximum internet speeds and recover your systems quickly!
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

Both of these services are fine but they both seem to either be missing features or are much slower to do what needs to be done. Price might be the biggest difference since Google Drive is free but paying for Box is still worth it.
Brett Schenker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Box

Box 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's great, as we put more files on there it's done very well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Backup

  • The ability to provide customers with peace of mind that their VM's are protected.
  • Low cost as you only pay for the storage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Box

  • Collaboration online through Box has required fewer in-person meetings to discuss project progress.
  • The most up-to-date information on each project and file can be reliably found in one location. Collaborators can easily view the most current progress and pick up where others have left off.
  • Project supervisors can be as involved as they need to be. Overseeing the progress of a project is easier than ever.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Azure Backup

General

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

Azure Backup Editions & Modules

Edition
Storage in GB/Month$0.0224 to $0.05691
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
  1. per GB
Additional Pricing Details

Box

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Box Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$5.001
Business Plus$25.001
Business$15.001
Enterprise$35.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Box is available as an annual subscription. Many customers opt for either our Digital Workplace or Digital Business suite, which includes the baseline software plat (Box Enterprise) plus multiple additional features including Box Shield for data loss prevention and threat detection, Box Governance for retention management and legal holds, Box Relay for no-code workflow, and Premier Services. Customers are eligible for discounting beyond volume list prices, depending on a number of conditions.

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