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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 is great for individuals or small businesses who want to run large/unlimited backups at a low cost. The price coupled with great customer service make this a company I hope to stick with for a very long time. Be prepared for large backups to take a good deal of time to complete (though this will also vary dependent on your internet connection). If you find the desktop client to be underwhelming or confusing, just chat with an agent to resolve your issue
Liz Wade | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

Well suited for a company that has an extensive virtual environment setup. Definitely a good choice for companies that require an in-depth disaster recovery system, especially when the infrastructure is hosted in house. This system is expensive on a monthly basis, so I would not recommend this to small businesses as there are less expensive alternatives out there.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
9.1
Universal recovery
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
9.5
Live recovery
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
8.2
Recovery verification
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
8.0
Business application protection
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
8.8
Multiple backup destinations
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
8.5
Incremental backup identification
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
9.8
Backup to the cloud
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
9.8
Deduplication and file compression
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
10.0
Snapshots
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
10.0
Flexible deployment
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
8.0
Management dashboard
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
8.3
Platform support
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
9.5
Retention options
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
9.5
Encryption
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Infrascale Platform
9.5

Pros

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

  • Code42 is an extremely powerful and flexible backup program with multiple options of what files to backup, how often to back them up, how much CPU should be used during backup operations (both when a user is present and away), how much bandwidth should be used during backup (again both while a user is present and away), and a multitude of other options.
  • Unlike a number of other cloud-based backup services, Code42 can backup network drives (such as those from a Synology NAS) - this makes setting up a backup system a lot more simple and cost-effective, as you can connect multiple network drives to a single computer - and backup both that computer and the attached network drives.
  • Code42 keeps your backup history indefinitely. This means that if you delete a file, a year goes by, and you need to recover that file, you can use Code42 to do that. Most other cloud-based backup services only keep history for around 30 days before deleting them from the backup archive.
  • Another powerful feature, Code42 allows you to not only back up to the CrashPlan Central cloud, but also to an external drive or network drive. Essentially, you can use Code42 as an all-in-one backup solution for both local and cloud backups. The local backups are heavily compressed with data deduplication to save space on the backup destination, thus allowing you to keep a long history of backups.
  • The cloud-based backups can be heavily encrypted with a custom made encryption key that even Code42 can't recover.
Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

  • Backups. You can customize the schedule and methods and create real snapshots for your important data.
  • White Labeled Software. It has real, effective ransomware protection all managed under one place and one white-labeled piece of software that is easy to use for any MSP.
  • Price.
Daniel Cauley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

  • The first backup is taxing on the system. Some users report that their computers become almost useless. You can set maximum usage and idle time usage parameters but the original backup is still time and resource consuming. Be prepared.
  • The initial setup is lengthy and confusing. If it weren't for the walkthrough with the technical support administrator, I would never have attempted it.
  • Feedback from the admin portal is non-existent. We had multiple systems whose backups wouldn't start and finally realized, through other means, that we were out of licenses.
  • Users can stop and disable the service.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

  • The interface can use a serious update. It's understandable, but not modern.
  • I don't like the fact that it forced an upgrade to VMware. That's not something that can be done by every company very easily.
  • The restore process can be more intuitive.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.9
Based on 2 answers
No other product works as well.
Clifford Goeke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.8
Based on 3 answers
Everything is great except support for desktop and Mobile Safari browsers
Nathan McQuillen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

Infrascale Platform 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is one of the best cloud back up data protection software and software platforms on the entire market for MSPs. There are not many other solutions that offer this level of customization and execution in the data protection and disaster recovery arena better than Infrascale. I highly recommend it for any MSP.
Daniel Cauley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 7.7
Based on 8 answers
The good news is that we have not had a need for very much support at all from CrashPlan Pro; however, their support model while adequate does not set them apart from other vendors. CrashPlan Pro has sufficient and adequate support but is not always the easiest to use or find what you are looking for.
David White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

Infrascale Platform 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is the cheapest way to truly protect data and has an amazing support team behind the product. You get what you pay for.
Daniel Cauley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan) 9.7
Based on 2 answers
Very easy to follow the install guide.
Michael Stepetic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

We compared CrashPlan with other choices and they were either too expensive or didn't have the backup capacity we required at the time. For lack of a better solution, we were very close to signing with Mozy, and this was years ago when CrashPlan was still a new player in the market. I found them at the eleventh hour and started the product comparison. Mozy couldn't offer us unlimited storage space and when we found that CrashPlan could, it was almost a no-brainer. Carbonite was a close contender as well, but if I recall correctly, they didn't offer enterprise level pricing that we were looking for (note, this was years ago and their current offerings may be different).
Alan Richtmyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

I'll state up front that our VAR pushed us to Infrascale as they fully manage this particular choice/vendor for us. I manage the system itself, so I did have final approval. Between Axcient and Infrascale—they do exactly the same thing. I can say this about Axcient, their tech support was excellent. I haven't had cause to contact Infrascale support just yet, so no comment. Regarding Code42, this is one of those "less expensive" options I mentioned earlier. This is a super stable platform that provides straight backup (File/Folder), but not for virtual environments.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

  • The licensing cost is negligible on our budget, but the return and peace of mind is significant. It has already saved our butts against ransomware viruses and we've lost data in natural disasters before - now we're prepared if it happens again!
Leora &quot;Sparky&quot; Thomas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Infrascale Platform

  • Peace of mind: our entire virtual environment is backed up both onsite and offsite
  • As stated, it is pricey. Since we haven't needed to do anything more than basic file restores, ROI is hard to measure. A full restore of a virtual server immediately would be priceless. So, on that note, ROI is good.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

General

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

Infrascale Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
8.8
Infrascale Platform
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
9.9
Infrascale Platform

Usability

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
9.8
Infrascale Platform
10.0

Support Rating

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
7.7
Infrascale Platform
9.0

Implementation Rating

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
9.7
Infrascale Platform

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