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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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

Carbonite Server

A key question is, "how much critical data needs to be backed up?". A follow-up question might be, "what impact would it have on your business and reputation if you were to lose this data or take more than a few days to recover?"If a company's data is not critical or valuable to the success of their business, then this is not a good solution.
Shea Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Azure Backup
9.2
Carbonite Server
Versioning
Azure Backup
9.5
Carbonite Server
Video files
Azure Backup
8.4
Carbonite Server
Audio files
Azure Backup
8.7
Carbonite Server
Document collaboration
Azure Backup
9.8
Carbonite Server
Access control
Azure Backup
10.0
Carbonite Server
File search
Azure Backup
8.5
Carbonite Server
Device sync
Azure Backup
9.5
Carbonite Server

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Azure Backup
9.4
Carbonite Server
User and role management
Azure Backup
9.7
Carbonite Server
File organization
Azure Backup
9.4
Carbonite Server
Device management
Azure Backup
9.2
Carbonite Server

Cloud Storage Platform

Azure Backup
9.3
Carbonite Server
Performance
Azure Backup
9.4
Carbonite Server
Reliability
Azure Backup
10.0
Carbonite Server
Storage Reports
Azure Backup
8.3
Carbonite Server

Data Center Backup

Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
7.9
Universal recovery
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
8.3
Live recovery
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
8.2
Recovery verification
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
7.9
Business application protection
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
7.8
Multiple backup destinations
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
7.8
Incremental backup identification
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
8.4
Backup to the cloud
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
9.5
Deduplication and file compression
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
7.6
Snapshots
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
6.4
Flexible deployment
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
7.9
Management dashboard
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
7.5
Platform support
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
7.5
Retention options
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
7.7
Encryption
Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
8.5

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

Carbonite Server

  • Carbonite Evault allows for easy management of backups. Once the system is integrated there is minimal hands on time. The system is smart enough to email you if there is an issue to give you the opportunity to fix it before it becomes a larger issue.
  • Carbonite Evault does restores very well also. Our favorite restores are the BMR (Bare Metal Restores). This type of back up allows you to restore the entire server configuration to a brand new box.
  • Carbonite Evault does a good job of allowing you to schedule backups when it is convenient to you with little impact on your bandwith.
Timika Hite | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Backup

  • Perhaps makes users a bit more dependent on the UI of the service to use it.
  • The lack of detailed APIs makes it a little harder to integrate into an automation chain.
Anonymous | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Backup

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

Azure Backup

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Azure Backup

Azure Backup 8.9
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

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

Azure Backup

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

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

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

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

Carbonite Server

  • For a small firm, it has outsourced an important element to support our business continuity.
  • Email archiving was something we couldn't keep up with an EVault type of solution. We have more control of our file storage size than email, so we felt we were paying too much to archive spam and solicitations than important business communication. We went to a Google solution which was extremely cost effective and with more features.
Eric Romaine | 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

Carbonite Server

General

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

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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Backup
9.3
Carbonite Server
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
4.8

Usability

Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
5.5

Support Rating

Azure Backup
8.9
Carbonite Server
5.5

Implementation Rating

Azure Backup
Carbonite Server
6.4

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