Azure Backup vs. Nextcloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Azure Backup
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft's Azure Backup is a cloud backup service.
$5
Nextcloud
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Nextcloud offers their open source, self-hosted Content Collaboration Platform, combining what they describe as an easy user interface for consumer-grade cloud solutions with the security and compliance measures enterprises need. Nextcloud brings together universal access to data through mobile, desktop and web interfaces with next-generation, on-premise secure communication and collaboration features like real-time document editing, chat and video calls, putting them under…N/A
Pricing
Azure BackupNextcloud
Editions & Modules
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Azure BackupNextcloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Features
Azure BackupNextcloud
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Azure Backup
8.8
11 Ratings
4% above category average
Nextcloud
8.4
11 Ratings
0% below category average
Versioning9.09 Ratings5.89 Ratings
Video files9.36 Ratings8.810 Ratings
Audio files8.56 Ratings10.09 Ratings
Document collaboration9.05 Ratings9.99 Ratings
Access control9.311 Ratings8.211 Ratings
File search7.29 Ratings7.010 Ratings
Device sync9.06 Ratings9.011 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Azure Backup
8.9
11 Ratings
3% above category average
Nextcloud
9.0
11 Ratings
4% above category average
User and role management9.311 Ratings8.211 Ratings
File organization9.09 Ratings9.410 Ratings
Device management8.58 Ratings9.49 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Azure Backup
9.0
11 Ratings
6% above category average
Nextcloud
8.1
10 Ratings
5% below category average
Performance9.311 Ratings5.110 Ratings
Reliability9.311 Ratings9.410 Ratings
Storage Reports8.511 Ratings9.98 Ratings
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Azure BackupNextcloud
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Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Enterprises
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Azure BackupNextcloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(11 ratings)
8.8
(11 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.7
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Azure BackupNextcloud
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Nextcloud
For a SOHO business, this solution is ideal. You don't need to administrative overhead of other products like GSuite, and it saves licensing costs. The maintenance effort is minimal as long as you use their default applications. Migrations to newer versions can be done with a few commands and run automatically. If you're planning on using Nextcloud in large deployments with many users, you'll start to see higher costs on your resources and maintenance. There will be a point at which Gsuite becomes easier to manage.
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Pros
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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Nextcloud
  • Remote collaboration platform with just the right tools.
  • Ease of access from any device, anywhere.
  • Solid templates for development teams to collaborate without distraction.
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Cons
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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Nextcloud
  • Slow in comparison to other solutions
  • May be complex for the start since there are lots of apps and features
  • May be not focusing on core topics
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Usability
Microsoft
This Justifies that usability of azure is at huge extent
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Nextcloud
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Support Rating
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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Nextcloud
I never needed support as everything always worked fine. The documentation on Nextcloud website is extensive and clear. The community is very active on the forum and should support you if you don't already find what you are looking for.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Nextcloud
Nextcloud stacks up pretty well against Mattermost and ownCloud. I really appreciate the fact that Nextcloud seems to integrate with other products pretty seamlessly and allows for extensibility that our product team can extend and improve functionality without a tremendous ramp-up time. We once used ownCloud in previous years, but they went the wrong way, and have found Nextcloud to be the right direction over time.
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Return on Investment
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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Nextcloud
  • It allowed us access to our files from any device over the internet.
  • It helped manage and organize our file sharing with third parties.
  • It provided a secure wrapper for accessing files.
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ScreenShots

Nextcloud Screenshots

Screenshot of Nextcloud HubScreenshot of Nextcloud CalendarScreenshot of Nextcloud Talk