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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Backblaze

Backblaze does one thing and does one thing well: backup. If you recognize it for what it is, you will be very happy with it as an unobtrusive off-site backup solution. If, however, you want full-featured endpoint protection, you'll want to look elsewhere. For me and my needs, Backblaze provides the right amount of protection at a cheap price. You can't beat it.
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Barracuda Backup

There are few scenarios that it's not well suited for as long as it's either VMware or Agent Based installations. I have not had success with directly backing up a non-Windows file share. I would definitely test the product first if you are not planning to directly backup through an agent.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
8.8
Universal recovery
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
8.2
Live recovery
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
8.1
Recovery verification
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
7.9
Business application protection
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
8.1
Multiple backup destinations
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
9.0
Incremental backup identification
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
9.2
Backup to the cloud
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Deduplication and file compression
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
9.5
Snapshots
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
9.3
Flexible deployment
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
9.1
Management dashboard
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
8.7
Platform support
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
8.4
Retention options
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
9.4
Encryption
Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
8.7

Pros

Backblaze

  • Backblaze utilizes a native app across platforms vs. a javascript app you find with other backup services (CrashPlan being one of them). Native apps function better and have a better user interface than comparable javascript apps.
  • Backblaze has an intuitive interface that automatically backs everything up from your computer but allows you to easily exclude items you don't want or need to backup (applications, system files, etc.).
  • Backblaze has a built-in bandwidth cap and monitor allowing you to limit how much data is backed up on a daily basis to prevent going over ISP data caps or utilizing all of your upload bandwidth.
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Barracuda Backup

  • Quickness to deploy. You will not need an expert to get this up and running.
  • Extremely intuitive interface: Brand new techs can pick this up without much training.
  • Global Accessibility: The cloud interface allows administrators to access their backups from everywhere for quick restores after hours.
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Cons

Backblaze

  • User management isn't the greatest. We had the choice of either a site license under one email address, or a domain license, allowing users to log in with their own email address, however there's no management for this option. I can see metrics of the users' backup, but I can't manage the accounts in any way.
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Barracuda Backup

  • In some of the older version of the software, drilling down to restore a single files was quite the process. It's still a little slow to this day, but improvements have been made.
  • It would be nice to have the ability to spin up a virtual machine directly on the backup appliance in the event of a failed server. At current time you need a Hyper-v or VMWare environment to restore a failed machine to.
  • Once you put the device in cloud control mode, some of your options are limited when you log directly into the local appliance. I personally would like to see all the options remain the same so I can administer the device the same remotely and I would sitting in front of it.
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Likelihood to Renew

Backblaze

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Love the units
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Usability

Backblaze

Backblaze 6.0
Based on 2 answers
As stated in my review, Backblaze simply works and works simply. You install it. It runs silently in the background storing and safeguarding all your computer data remotely. You seldom notice it until you've lost something you need - then you can quickly find it online using their interface and restore it - which is what's really important.
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Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 9.5
Based on 2 answers
The front-end webpages are basic without to much clutter which makes finding what you are trying to do fairly easy.
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Support

Backblaze

Backblaze 8.8
Based on 9 answers
I've never had to reach out to customer support, but their periodic emails letting me know if a device is missing are very nice for informing me when something is wrong. Based on how helpful their system is, I would imagine their customer support is top-notch.
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Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I have had multiple calls for various reasons with Barracuda Backup's support on various issues that have crept up in my backup. They are quick to jump into the system and help when needed and have access to the backend system to check the integrity of the system and run various fixes for issues that are not readily visible through the user-accessible UI.
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Implementation

Backblaze

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Barracuda Backup

Barracuda Backup 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Work on a backup agent for Mac OS X or any Apple OS.
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Alternatives Considered

Backblaze

Backblaze B2 offers very similar service as these providers, but at a much better price per GB. I've been able to vastly provide better and more cost-effective service in regards to my backup offerings because of B2 storage. It's a fantastic service with an insane price point that just works.
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Barracuda Backup

I'm much happier with how Barracuda lays out their console and user interface. Acronis is a great product and you do get what you expect. But to have a the learning curve personally cut by at least 50% is a great thing to have when it comes to training new members to the IT team and getting them up to speed of our procedures.
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Return on Investment

Backblaze

  • The saving of data is almost immeasurable - Backblaze is the best backup company I've ever used.
  • Getting started is quick and easy - and you get a 14-day trial.
  • The price is cheaper than every other service - but don't tell them!
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Barracuda Backup

  • We've had a couple situations where we've had to pull data back down from the BBS cloud and while it can take a while sometimes, we haven't had an issue where we haven't been able to restore something that we needed. Overall it has been very reliable.
  • We've had to implement two other backup systems in addition to Barracuda Backup and dedicate our BBSs to just mission-critical data because we're size-locked in our appliances. Upgrading to larger models is not financially viable at the moment and we can't expand their internal storage or point them to an iSCSI share or likewise. We brought in other systems to handle non-critical and virtual data because of those storage limitations.
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Pricing Details

Backblaze

General

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

Barracuda Backup

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Backblaze
9.3
Barracuda Backup
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
10.0

Usability

Backblaze
6.0
Barracuda Backup
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
7.0

Performance

Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
9.0

Support

Backblaze
8.8
Barracuda Backup
8.5

Implementation

Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
8.0

Scalability

Backblaze
Barracuda Backup
7.0

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