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Likelihood to Recommend

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

CTERA Edge X Series

This is all about the selling you a "Device" and prices vary greatly between resellers. The devices work well, but the pure cloud solutions need a lot of work.
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Carbonite Server
7.9
CTERA Edge X Series
Universal recovery
Carbonite Server
8.3
CTERA Edge X Series
Live recovery
Carbonite Server
8.2
CTERA Edge X Series
Recovery verification
Carbonite Server
7.9
CTERA Edge X Series
Business application protection
Carbonite Server
7.8
CTERA Edge X Series
Multiple backup destinations
Carbonite Server
7.8
CTERA Edge X Series
Incremental backup identification
Carbonite Server
8.4
CTERA Edge X Series
Backup to the cloud
Carbonite Server
9.5
CTERA Edge X Series
Deduplication and file compression
Carbonite Server
7.6
CTERA Edge X Series
Snapshots
Carbonite Server
6.3
CTERA Edge X Series
Flexible deployment
Carbonite Server
7.9
CTERA Edge X Series
Management dashboard
Carbonite Server
7.5
CTERA Edge X Series
Platform support
Carbonite Server
7.5
CTERA Edge X Series
Retention options
Carbonite Server
7.7
CTERA Edge X Series
Encryption
Carbonite Server
8.5
CTERA Edge X Series

Pros

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

CTERA Edge X Series

  • Standard File Backup
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

CTERA Edge X Series

  • SQL Backups just don't work reliably. For us, we lost all of our SQL data backed up through the CTERA Application process. Although the logs indicated a success, that was really not the case. This came close to putting us out of business. Luckily I had taken a genuine SQL backup to a folder. Unfortunately it was a month old. We had to pick-up the pieces from there.
  • Don't use it for file sync and share. There are better products out there i.e. anchorworks.com
  • Support sucks. Good luck with response time and answers that are inconsistent between team members. For example I had to rebuild a VM from scratch. When I re-installed the CTERA client It obviously thought I was adding another device. When I inquired to tech support, one member said "copy the old Data folder" (I still had the old VHD. That did not work). The other directed me to the correct spot to just change the associated folder. The turn-around time was over 24 hours for this simple fix.
  • Documentation, plenty of fodder but no real tech there.
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 5.5
Based on 1 answer
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

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Carbonite Server

Carbonite Server 6.4
Based on 1 answer
We had appliance and we just needed to setup the Director Console which was straight forward and easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

CTERA Edge X Series

Unfortunately CTERA does not stack up well if you want a pure cloud BDR. I have use iDrive and Asigra. iDrive has similar support and SQL backup issues. Asigra can vary widely in support and price, but the software is solid.
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

CTERA Edge X Series

  • NONE, it about put us out of business
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Carbonite Server

General

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

CTERA Edge X Series

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Carbonite Server
9.0
CTERA Edge X Series
1.0

Likelihood to Renew

Carbonite Server
4.8
CTERA Edge X Series

Usability

Carbonite Server
5.5
CTERA Edge X Series

Support Rating

Carbonite Server
5.5
CTERA Edge X Series

Implementation Rating

Carbonite Server
6.4
CTERA Edge X Series

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