Cost Effective Flat Fee Backup Solution
August 01, 2019

Cost Effective Flat Fee Backup Solution

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

We use Code42 for cloud/offsite backups across our firm. It's inexpensive, easy to use and a great way to backup data offsite.
  • Cost effective
  • Easy to implement
  • Simple to Use
  • Does not allow you to backup data to a local file repository.
  • Backup speed varies.
  • Depending on how much data there is, it doesn't always complete a backup in one backup session.
  • Tremendous cost savings as the amount of data you backup doesn't impact cost. One flat rate!
  • Implementation time was minimal and requires little to no maintenance. Since installation, I've not had to correct or fix any issues. It just works.
  • We opted to supplement Code42 with another solution that allowed us to backup data to a local repository due to the amount for data that changes in our firm.
We've been using Nakivo and Code42 together. It works great as we are able to have the peace of mind of having data backed up offsite (Code42) and locally (Nakivo) I found this combo worked better than the costly and complicated setup of both Unitrends and Zerto. My biggest complaint about Zerto is the inability to easily change drive size on a source and having the corresponding backup drive destination match that change or being able to make that change easily without having to re-sync the whole share across the WAN. Not only do we end up saving the frustration, but we saved money in the process. By leveraging existing storage space and Code42 not charging by the amount of data, we also save the cost of data storage.
Code42 really works great if you aren't working with extremely large file sizes and are looking for a cloud backup solution. It's straightforward to implement and is very affordable. For smaller offices, backups are completed in a timely manner and are easier to migrate should you ever need to change servers. Support is available via phone or chat, which I like. For companies dealing with larger amounts of data (100s of GB), you may want to consider partnering Code42 with another product that allows data to be backed up locally. This would also allow flexibility in restoring data back onsite at a faster rate rather than waiting for large data files to be restored via the WAN. This is a consideration for any cloud backup solution, not just specific to Code42.