Carbonite Server vs. Rubrik

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Carbonite Server
Score 8.6 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
Rubrik
Score 9.2 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Rubrik is cloud data management and enterprise backup software provided by Palo Alto-based Rubrik, Inc. It is a software platform that provides backup, instant recovery, archival, search, analytics, compliance, and copy data management in one secure fabric across data centers and clouds.N/A
Pricing
Carbonite ServerRubrik
Editions & Modules
Power
$800.04
per year
Ultimate
1,300.08
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Carbonite ServerRubrik
Free Trial
YesNo
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.
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Top Pros
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Features
Carbonite ServerRubrik
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
Carbonite Server
8.6
21 Ratings
6% above category average
Rubrik
9.0
122 Ratings
10% above category average
Universal recovery8.37 Ratings8.8109 Ratings
Instant recovery8.216 Ratings9.4118 Ratings
Recovery verification7.97 Ratings8.6105 Ratings
Business application protection10.014 Ratings8.6107 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations10.015 Ratings8.9113 Ratings
Incremental backup identification10.019 Ratings9.1113 Ratings
Backup to the cloud10.020 Ratings9.5112 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression7.612 Ratings8.8119 Ratings
Snapshots10.010 Ratings9.4121 Ratings
Flexible deployment7.99 Ratings9.0112 Ratings
Management dashboard7.59 Ratings9.1122 Ratings
Platform support7.510 Ratings8.5118 Ratings
Retention options7.711 Ratings9.1121 Ratings
Encryption8.511 Ratings9.4111 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Rubrik
Rubrik
Score 9.2 out of 10
Bacula Enterprise
Bacula Enterprise
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Rubrik
Rubrik
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Carbonite ServerRubrik
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(35 ratings)
9.3
(122 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
4.8
(6 ratings)
9.0
(12 ratings)
Usability
5.5
(1 ratings)
9.0
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
5.5
(2 ratings)
8.8
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.4
(2 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
Carbonite ServerRubrik
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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Rubrik, Inc
The speed of restoring data and simplicity to kick that off is hands down the best. The intuitive nature of the system to recognize a missing VM and to auto flag it as a relic to reduce log clutter and distractions. I honestly don't look at it often due to the stability of the system.
Where its less suited would be the full feature set is only for VMware, with the recent approval from Nutanix as a partner there have been a lot of growth adding function for AHV VMs. Custom reporting doesn't seem to be as feature rich as other processes along with the YARA rules coding for threat hunting.
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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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Rubrik, Inc
  • Validates all backups against ransomware during and after backups are performed.
  • Is seamless in backing up data whether on prem or in the Cloud.
  • Support engineers are extremely knowledgeable and useful in providing guidance.
  • Integrates will with native Oracle and SQL backup processes.
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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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Rubrik, Inc
  • Anything Rubrik is missing can be developed with their open API.
  • It would be nicer if Rubrik had better networking options out of the box for machines being restored to a location other than their normal location.
  • Better node reporting or performance, we have had a few nodes need to be rebooted.
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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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Rubrik, Inc
I gave rating do to the following: The product works great with little time needed to manage to be sure that backups work. Customer is very helpful and respond quickly to resolve errors or answer product questions. The continued education that Rubrik continue to offer such as training, webinars, and blogs.
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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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Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik has a simple to use interface and day to day management is very simple yet it doesn't sacrifice flexibility. Expanding capacity as data grows is very easy and does not require downtime. Upgrading is simple and efficient. Setup and configuration are straight forward.
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Reliability and Availability
Carbonite, an OpenText company
No answers on this topic
Rubrik, Inc
Never goes down
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Performance
Carbonite, an OpenText company
No answers on this topic
Rubrik, Inc
I did not find any performance issues.
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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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Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik support is hands down some of the best product support we have. They know their product and are quick to assist. Submitting support cases is easier and they are very responsive. You don't have to use Rubrik support often but when you do they have your back.
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In-Person Training
Carbonite, an OpenText company
No answers on this topic
Rubrik, Inc
Very easy to take in and pass on.
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Online Training
Carbonite, an OpenText company
No answers on this topic
Rubrik, Inc
I've given 5 here as i have not done the Rubrik university stuff - just read their KB which is decent.
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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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Rubrik, Inc
From experience the implementation was smooth and easy, like a simple plug and play format but would need coordination from your network team to be able to see the entire IT infrastructure.
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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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Rubrik, Inc
Rubrik has smaller footprint of hardware compared to the competition and ease of operations. The software is a bit more stable and allows the scaling of the infra in a much easier way and manage. The polaris tool / reporting module is very easy for management to look at the statistics and get the meat of the information from the overall operations
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Carbonite, an OpenText company
No answers on this topic
Rubrik, Inc
the only downside with a hardware+software all in one solution is having to pay for more licensing if you need more disk space instead of just adding space. other than that it's great
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Scalability
Carbonite, an OpenText company
No answers on this topic
Rubrik, Inc
Very easy to add new 'briks' (or nodes as everyone else calls them :P) as long as the network is plugged in and configured, the briks will discuss among themselves and welcome the new comer into the cluster
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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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Rubrik, Inc
  • This solution was comparable in price to other solutions we examined and offered features not available from some other leading backup providers.
  • This has increased the speed with which I can restore files and especially entire virtual machines (literally seconds to spin up a restore instead of often over an hour with Avamar) so less downtime for customers who need help.
  • While (thankfully) we haven't had to use it, this also offers ransomware detection and protection.
  • Single Sign-On integration allows us to use our existing 2FA to increase security.
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ScreenShots

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