CrashPlan above all others
May 25, 2016

CrashPlan above all others

Tyler Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with CrashPlan

Currently we are using CrashPlan for our top 50 VIPs and other users deemed with sensitive information. We use this to back up everyone from our CEO to our vice presidents. We had major problems with our previous cloud backup solutions and even on site solutions (virus infection, terrible admin console, no remote push) until we decided on CrashPlan. This has everything you could possibly want out of a cloud storage solution. Security, reliability, ease of use, the list goes on. Every company I will decide to go to in the future, implementing CrashPlan will definitely be my first priority.
  • Ease of use and deployment. Once deployed, users don't really need any training as the product is already backing up and if there are any problems the users will have no problem figuring out if need be. You are able to deploy with SCCM and even by hand it takes no longer then 3 minutes.
  • Remote restore is particularly efficient. You can pull up the user and their machines that are being backed up and choose which time frame, which day all the way down to minute to restore. simply amazing.
  • Back up! This barely uses any resources and the users will never notice. The only downside I guess you can say is the initial backup. One of our users had roughly 2 TB to back up. It had shown us that it will take 4+ months to back up. I realized this was from our horrible network at work.
  • There truly isn't much room for improvement but if I have to nit pick, maybe more admin console features.
  • Have a full feature list of commands you can set regarding the console view.
  • Be more visible regarding upload speeds and time left.
  • There has only been positive impacts. Being able to quickly migrate users from crashed hardware (laptops & desktops) is extremely time efficient.
  • We have probably made our money back from the man hours saved from restore files and migration within the first 3 months.
  • Very easy admin console so currently admins being trained for the position has saved time and effort.
We selected CrashPlan because of my personal experiences with the company. I had had CrashPlan in the home for the past 3 years before being implemented at D+H. We looked at a couple others and none came close to the user experience and the admin tools available to support the users.
I truly believe in CrashPlan as a product. I have had it save my hide more than a few times. We have had viruses hit and other software didn't even come close to restoring files required as CrashPlan did. Also it made all of our computer migrations extremely easy to do.