Carbonite Server vs. Datto SIRIS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Carbonite Server
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Carbonite Server (also replacing the former EVault products acquired from Seagate in 2016) is a full backup and discovery solution. Designed to recover anything from a single file to an entire system with the click of a button, Carbonite Server users can protect virtually any type of file on both physical and virtual servers, NAS, SAN and external hard drives. The vendor’s value proposition is that their solution assures that users without an IT department and those that are the IT department…
$800.04
per year
Datto SIRIS
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Datto SIRIS is a BCDR solution built for MSPs to prevent data loss and minimize downtime. Utilizing a cloud-first approach, MSPs can offer their clients local backup and recovery with a cloud-based repository and full disaster recovery in the cloud. All of this administered from a multi-tenant cloud portal that allows MSPs to view, manage and recover client data from a single interface.N/A
Pricing
Carbonite ServerDatto SIRIS
Editions & Modules
Power
$800.04
per year
Ultimate
1,300.08
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Carbonite ServerDatto SIRIS
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsTrial 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.Datto sells 100% through the channel. Specifically, Datto partners with managed service providers (MSPs). The MSPs then sell direct to small and mid-sized businesses, worldwide.
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Community Pulse
Carbonite ServerDatto SIRIS
Considered Both Products
Carbonite Server

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Datto SIRIS
Chose Datto SIRIS
Datto seemed to be better than other vendors I trialed, and I inherited an Alto device, so it was easy to stay with them. I also assumed the backups had been working with the previous contractor, but it turns out they had been failing for months and no one knew it.
Chose Datto SIRIS
Datto seems to be the most reliable, easy to use, and cost-effective way to backup data. Their support is pretty good, they have an extensive knowledge base, and they are very helpful when needed. The cost is probably the second most important reason as to why we went with …
Chose Datto SIRIS
Shadow Protect being the closest on this list, none of the other stack up against what Datto can provide in terms of technology and being able to quickly recover from a disaster or data loss. What brings Datto above the competition is their level of customer support from their …
Chose Datto SIRIS
The customer to whom I am consulting selected Datto for reasons unbeknownst to me. Had I been involved earlier in the decision process, I would likely have recommended Unitrends, Zerto or another solution.
Top Pros
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Features
Carbonite ServerDatto SIRIS
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Carbonite Server
8.6
21 Ratings
5% above category average
Datto SIRIS
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
Universal recovery8.37 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery8.28 Ratings00 Ratings
Recovery verification7.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Business application protection10.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations10.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.019 Ratings00 Ratings
Backup to the cloud10.020 Ratings00 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression7.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Snapshots10.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Flexible deployment7.99 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Management dashboard7.59 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform support7.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Retention options7.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Encryption8.511 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Carbonite ServerDatto SIRIS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(35 ratings)
9.0
(32 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.8
(6 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
5.5
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.5
(1 ratings)
9.0
(11 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Carbonite ServerDatto SIRIS
Likelihood to Recommend
Carbonite, an OpenText company
More than enough for small companies with several on-prem servers. In 2021, it wouldn't be wise to pit all important data to a single backup service. Carbonite Server is solid, but it's not 100% reliable so I'd definitely recommend having multiple backup services either on the cloud in conjunction with other backup services so the user has multiple safety nets in case of disaster and failed granular restorations.
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Kaseya
Datto is a fantastic option for smaller businesses who don't have as large of a budget. It might work well for larger businesses as well, but the features are not exactly on par with more prevalent backup solutions. So, that should be kept in mind while determining a good fit for a company. But if selling a backup solution is met with push back, this can be a great option to give a good working backup solution. It offers the main features solutions should have, so it's definitely not a compromise. Just keep in mind the features it does not offer.
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Pros
Carbonite, an OpenText company
  • The end-user experience is as simple and robust as I have ever seen from a backup solution. The end-user dashboard, should you choose to allow them access, is intuitive and granular.
  • eVault has the best bandwidth management I have experienced. The endpoint target is available for all operating systems and is intelligent and efficient using very low overhead. It includes data de-dupe and encryption while using very little system resources. Combine these features with bandwidth throttling and you can backup a large amount of data over any size wire.
  • eVault's deployment options will fit any budget and size environment. You can deploy using your own hardware, even. They really focus on providing the right solution for each customer instead of making each customer fit into their pre-determined box.
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Kaseya
  • Simple agent setup for new machines to be protected. A new machine can be setup on the server in under a minute whether it be a Linux or Windows based machine.
  • Local virtualization on the Datto is quick to start up. After a physical problem with a server I had the machine locally virtualized on the Datto before users had a chance to report service issues to me.
  • Nothing to do on my end to get backups shifted to offsite data center. Schedules are setup for each machine or group of machines and I sleep well knowing all our backups are safely stored offsite.
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Cons
Carbonite, an OpenText company
  • 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.
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Kaseya
  • Initial backup sync: The downside to the cloud backup is that, if you have a lot of data, you need an external hard drive to seed to the cloud. And you usually have to request this after you've already got everything else working.
  • Unsyncing: We have pretty decent bandwidth, but with 8TB of data, we'd get syncing issues with the cloud servers every 3 months or so. The only way to address it was to request another external drive and resync it, but that also meant losing the older data.
  • Availability and support: Datto only operates through MSPs and VARs, and will not help you directly without putting in a ticket with your provider. This causes delays, and extra epenses, and if you grow beyond the need for an MSP, you have to keep them around for at least that piece.
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Likelihood to Renew
Carbonite, an OpenText company
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.
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Kaseya
I trust the product and service and am satisfied with the direction of the company
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Usability
Carbonite, an OpenText company
Product needs a lot of improvements in some features like Cloud and Reporting.
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Kaseya
Usability is great. The web interface is simple and easy to use. While various options are available for client backups, it is very easy to re-use settings of the existing client, so adding new clients is a very fast process. Configuration of the agent on the client-side cannot be easier as well. Datto dashboard provides an overview of the client status, and email notifications can be configured for various events.
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Support Rating
Carbonite, an OpenText company
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.
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Kaseya
My specific example or reason for this rating goes back to a need for support after a client on this platform has a fire. In a nutshell, Datto had no idea how to BMR the image back to the server correctly, and as a result, the RAID on the server was lost, due to the Datto BDR environment not being able to see the RAID card, and the support technician knowing how to inject drivers.
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Implementation Rating
Carbonite, an OpenText company
We had appliance and we just needed to setup the Director Console which was straight forward and easy.
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Kaseya
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Carbonite, an OpenText company
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.
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Kaseya
Datto seemed to be better than other vendors I trialed, and I inherited an Alto device, so it was easy to stay with them. I also assumed the backups had been working with the previous contractor, but it turns out they had been failing for months and no one knew it.
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Return on Investment
Carbonite, an OpenText company
  • While EVault can become expensive if you have a lot of data to store, but you have to keep in mind that it does not cost you anything more to restore your data in the event of an emergency. Some systems give you a great upfront cost, until you actually need to retrieve your data.
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Kaseya
  • In most cases, Datto will provide the appliance free of charge with a 3-5 year contract which results in a modest monthly fee instead of a large initial outlay and monthly fees.
  • The contract's warranty is top-notch. Failed drives or issues with the appliances are replaced/corrected with free replacements and shipping.
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