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Score 9.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Datto

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.
Adam Friedli | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

If you're using AWS to run your Virtual Workloads, CloudRanger is one of the easiest ways to backup and protect those resources. If you're using cloud-native stacks like Lambda, Containers, or Serverless workloads, CloudRanger may not be a good fit since it solely exists in the EC2 space. Even if you're looking for a tool to schedule servers powering on and off to save on compute cost, CloudRanger does a fantastic job.
Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Cloud Management

Datto
CloudRanger
9.1
Cloud Management Security
Datto
CloudRanger
10.0
Automation and Orchestration
Datto
CloudRanger
8.4
Cost Management
Datto
CloudRanger
9.6
Cloud Management Performance Monitoring
Datto
CloudRanger
9.0
Governance and Compliance
Datto
CloudRanger
8.0
Resource Management
Datto
CloudRanger
9.6
Systems Integration
Datto
CloudRanger
9.0

Pros

Datto

  • 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.
Matthew Fex | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

  • Automate taking EBS Snapshots on any schedule and managing the life cycle of those snapshots so they don't accumulate over time.
  • Automate starting/stopping of EC2 instances on any schedule.
Juan Palma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Datto

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

  • I would love to see something for RDS environments. We only have a few, but there is no support for them.
  • Being able to share backup AMI's with other accounts would be fantastic. We could take backups of QA\Dev and share those images to our Prod account.
Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Datto

Datto 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I trust the product and service and am satisfied with the direction of the company
Franz Josef Bautista | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Datto

Datto 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Datto

Datto 7.3
Based on 12 answers
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.
Dale Bradford | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

CloudRanger 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Their support is top notch. I've only had to open a few tickets that were mostly just a Q and A session. But their support has proactivaly reached out and suggested that we update our CloudFormation template to get the latest software features. I usually get a response within an hour after opening a non-critical ticket.
Tyler Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Datto

ShadowProtect quality has decreased over the years and their price has increased. Datto is far superior in terms of UI, datacentre capabilities as well as confirmation of backup successes. Veeam offers these same features in a more complicated format but also lets you roll your own backup solution so we have chosen Veeam as our new standard.
Karl Fulljames | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

The alternative to CloudRanger is really developing something in-house. Automating starting/stopping EC2 instances and managing EBS snapshots can easily be accomplished with AWS' extensive API, but if you're not interested in spending the time to do these things on your own, CloudRanger provides a secure, easy to use, and cost-effective solution for these tasks.
Juan Palma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Datto

  • We've saved some money by consolidating backups offsite to the one appliance and letting it store backups in one location offsite, rather than trying to maintain several different platforms or connections.
  • Negatively, since the appliance doesn't expand in storage, we've got sunk costs into this unit and will have to move to something else to continue growing. I work in healthcare and we can't just purge charts and stop backing up information, I've got to expand my ability to back up that information.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

CloudRanger

  • Reduced implementation and maintenance time significantly by providing a turnkey solution that's ready to use upon logging in.
Juan Palma | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Datto

General

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

Datto Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
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.

CloudRanger

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

CloudRanger Editions & Modules

Edition
Startup$491
Business$1491
Growth$3991
High Volume$7991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
*Pricing is based on your monthly spend across all AWS accounts. Choose the best option for your size. For more information, please visit https://cloudranger.com/pricing/

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Datto
8.3
CloudRanger
9.6

Likelihood to Renew

Datto
10.0
CloudRanger

Usability

Datto
10.0
CloudRanger

Support Rating

Datto
7.3
CloudRanger
10.0

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