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Backblaze

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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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

Spanning is well suited for backing up Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, and Form data, as well as other file types including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Acrobat PDF, PhotoShop and InDesign files. It also backs up media files of all formats. It is not well suited to backing up Access databases. It can also not restore Google Form meta-data.
William Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

  • Well, first of all it does what its name suggests: it backs up G Suite and does a fantastic job of doing so.
  • Recovery of files is as simple as locating what you require and hitting go.
  • The setup process took less than 30 minutes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Stephen Yoder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

  • Administrative users can backup multiple accounts at one time, but can only restore one account at a time.
  • Management console navigation opens additional tabs, but I believe they are working to improve that.
  • It would be nice to be able to delete emails and files from user accounts from within Spanning instead of having to login to Google as the user.
  • Google Forms meta-data is not able to be restored to other accounts.
William Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
William Levins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

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Support Rating

Backblaze

Backblaze 8.1
Based on 11 answers
They answered any questions I had accurately and politely. I prefer to call a phone number and get a human on the phone, but they prefer email and chat. I understand they have business profits to consider, so it makes sense.
Ellwood Howard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

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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.
Tyler Despain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

I've not looked at any other products as this met all my needs and was recommend to me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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!
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Spanning Backup for G Suite

  • Nonprofit friendly pricing.
  • Scales easily to add more accounts.
  • No hardware to maintain.
William Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Backblaze

General

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

Spanning Backup for G Suite

General

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

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