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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

StorageCraft Cloud Backup

StorageCraft is the best, in my opinion, when it comes to back up servers with bare metal images. The image manager for sending those files to the cloud is also great. I would have to say the file and folder option,(formally gilware) still needs work. It's just not as reliable or easy to use.
Kevin Youngblood | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

StorageCraft Cloud Backup

  • Easy file and folder backup and restoring.
  • Easy file and folder restoring with versioning.
  • StorageCraft has great tools that allow you to spin up virtual machines from bare metal backups.
Kevin Youngblood | 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

StorageCraft Cloud Backup

  • After buying Gilware, the file and folder backup side of their operation needs to be updated. It's lacking features and hasn't been touched really since the buyout. Also, it does fit into the main Dashboard very well. It's just an iframe that opens another website. It's very clunky.
  • The file and folder software also needs a re-work. It also hasn't been changed much from the Gilware software. Although it works great, it lacks options, and doesn't provide a lot of info.
  • I really can't think of anything else I dislike about the software or the service. Everything just works for the most part.
Kevin Youngblood | 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

StorageCraft Cloud Backup

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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

StorageCraft Cloud Backup

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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

StorageCraft Cloud Backup

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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

StorageCraft Cloud Backup

I haven't used many others, but Acronis is one of them. Acronis seemed to break for me very easily, a problem I don't have with StorageCraft. I couldn't find Macrium in the list, but it also has given me issues that I don't have with StorageCraft. StorageCraft, as I said before, just works, and I don't have to worry about my data.
Kevin Youngblood | 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

StorageCraft Cloud Backup

  • It allows me to providereliable backing to my customers without the headache of constantly tinkering with them.
  • StorageCraft just works. You set it and forget it, which saves time, and time is money
  • They have the packages priced so that small (like myself), medium, and large companies can afford it.
Kevin Youngblood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Datto

General

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

StorageCraft Cloud Backup

General

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

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