I trust my critical data to eVault.
July 25, 2014

I trust my critical data to eVault.

Shea Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Carbonite EVault

We use eVault in two ways. The first way is to back up all of our company's internal data to our off-site location. The second way is by reselling eVault products and solutions to our customers.
It addresses the business problems of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for us and most of our customers.


  • The end-user experience is as simple and robust as I have ever seen from a backup solution. The end-user dashboard, should you choose to allow them access, is intuitive and granular.
  • eVault has the best bandwidth management I have experienced. The endpoint target is available for all operating systems and is intelligent and efficient using very low overhead. It includes data de-dupe and encryption while using very little system resources. Combine these features with bandwidth throttling and you can backup a large amount of data over any size wire.
  • eVault's deployment options will fit any budget and size environment. You can deploy using your own hardware, even. They really focus on providing the right solution for each customer instead of making each customer fit into their pre-determined box.


  • The eVault process is so thorough, sometimes a simple deployment can take much longer than a customer expects.
  • Their solutions in the past have been targeted to mid-sized to enterprise sized budgets. They now have solutions to fit the small business, but don't market them well.
  • eVault is an insurance policy against data loss. Do not expect high ROI. You will see some increase in productivity because of data availability and IT efficiency.
I have used EMC, Symantec, Barracuda, Bacula (open source), IBM, HP, eFolder, Veam, Acronis, etc. I am always evaluating different products so I can be a trusted advisor to my customers.
A key question is, "how much critical data needs to be backed up?". A follow-up question might be, "what impact would it have on your business and reputation if you were to lose this data or take more than a few days to recover?"
If a company's data is not critical or valuable to the success of their business, then this is not a good solution.

Using Carbonite EVault

I trust EVault's product. It has been battle tested and proven. A backup is only as good as its ability to restore. EVault will restore your data when you need it, period.


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