Overall Satisfaction with CrashPlan
We have been using CrashPlan site wide for about three years. We use it to back up our users' data as well as our departmental data. We are using a "hybrid cloud" structure which meets the needs our our users effectively. One of the more significant applications of CrashPlan is how it affects data and virus infiltrations. We use to panic if we were hit by any encryption/ransomware type viruses. Critical data was always at risk of at least some level of data loss. If we are hit now, we just clean the virus, and restore from CrashPlan. The level of stress relief of our users is always gratifying when they realize they didn't lose any data. We also use CrashPlan to restore data to users receiving new equipment. It is a very easy process, and it takes a lot of the data mining burden off our shoulders.
- CrashPlan backs up data silently. Our users don't even know it is working in the background.
- CrashPlan has virtually no adverse affect on computer performance.
- Crashplan is extremely stable and reliable.
- A few CrashPlan deployments have successfully installed, but did not back up data because the user did not log into Crashplan.
- Reporting non-backed up machines would be nice.
- The web console could be more intuitive.
- Users are backed up. User downtime is minimized.
- Viruses are no longer a worry. Data recovery is very easy to accomplish.
- Reliability is extremely high. Little or no downtime for CrashPlan simply means our job as technicians is easier.
We were using a tape back-up. We would have to wait until the next date to attempt to restore data as the tapes were stored off site. CrashPlan makes data recovery fast and reliable.