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Pros
"The solution is exceptional for desktop backup.""This is a full software so deployment time is very quick.""The web-based interface makes it easy to use.""The most valuable feature is that you can do a bare-metal restore even with dissimilar hardware.""It's a good solution that's very easy to use. Acronis has two valuable features. The first one is creating images, and the other is starting virtual machines in the cloud so the client can work immediately.""The backup timing and restoring process is great compared to other options.""The main reasons that our customers like Acronis are that it is very strong and easy to use.""One of the features I have found most valuable is the restore point - it gives us what we need at the time we need it. The important thing is that the backup for Acronis doesn't depend as much on the device."

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"First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client. You can schedule it as you like. You can also control the bandwidth, so the backup will not utilize. The internet will depend on the bandwidth.""The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it is easy to create a backup by using Azure Backup. It also has a good user interface and nice features for sending notifications when any backup fails or there is a change in the status of virtual machines.""The MARS agent makes it easy to use.""It's very simple to configure which is very useful. It's not complex to configure it.""The best aspect of the solution is its backup functionality.""I like that it's a stable solution and their support is good. I think Microsoft's commercial force is superior.""We are happy with this product and have not found any issues while using it.""One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data."

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Cons
"For smaller companies it's a little more challenging to maintain.""The problems that we face are often related to the customer's network, although sometimes there are problems with the software, such as an error in the configuration.""The whole product structure is confusing. You can actually get to do what you want to do. But Acronis seems to have a singular ability to make things difficult.""It would be better if they made it easier to obtain images for laptops and desktops. It isn't easy right now to have many different types of desktop computers. This is because Microsoft is changing a lot of things in Windows 10.""The solution could use a single sign-on integration that can default to the admin dashboard. Right now, it's only username and password. If you had had an additional two-factor authentication, this would be beneficial for me.""The backing up of virtual machines in VMware and Nutanix needs better integration and the performance of the solution needs improvement.""There are some limitations to the backup.""I would like to have more cybersecurity integration to properly round up the product and its offering. In terms of cybersecurity, if the offerings can be more versatile so that it is not just a backup solution, it would be great. Some addition to cybersecurity would really be helpful so that it becomes a kind of a suite of products. Backup and recovery form a part of the broader security strategy. Its integration with other cybersecurity solutions would provide proper visibility to not just your cybersecurity dashboard but also to all of your backups. You would have a pretty good view of the entire security landscape that you are managing."

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"Technical support is in need of improvement.""We have a concern with the backup when were are working with VMs that are running in Barracuda Firewall because it usually fails.""On-prem can be complex to set up but the cloud is simple.""I once tried restoring a Linux environment, and the size of the Linux VM or the data disk was really huge. It took a really long time to restore the environment and send the data from the storage to the disk. It took around 25 to 30 minutes, which was much longer than I anticipated. They can improve the duration of such restore operations. In the next release, it would also be good if they could reduce the duration for transferring the data from their storage to the actual storage while creating a virtual machine. They can reduce the duration or increase the data transfer rate.""The time required to restore files should be a little faster.""I would like to see better integration with more products, and more services.""The solution is still in its infancy; it's not a mature product yet.""We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This is an affordable product and fits within our customers' budgets.""There is a license required to use this solution and it is inexpensive. However, it is an old license.""It is very cost-effective for the SMB segment, especially for start-ups and smaller environments. It is cost-effective for on-premises and on-cloud deployments in such environments.""We have a Cyber Cloud backup license and we have on-premises storage. Both can be useful for our customers.""The cost of updates is less than $100 USD yearly.""There is a license required for this solution and it can be on a monthly basis.""You pay for what you use in the cloud. If you don't start the virtual machine in the cloud, you only pay for the information stored there. But when you start the virtual machine, another pricing model is activated.""The price of the solution is expensive and could be reduced a little."

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"The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain.""Price-wise, it's similar to AWS.""It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing.""Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares.""We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers.""The price is somewhat high and could be lower.""This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Acronis Backup is a versatile backup-as-a-service solution for service providers. It allows you to protect workloads on-premises and in the cloud and provide backup to any storage. The deployment is… more »
Top Answer: Acronis is a flexible solution. It can back up workstations, endpoints, and even your virtual environments and cloud-based environments. So, we can do the backup of the whole gamut of products.
Top Answer: Its price is quite friendly on the pocket. You need to pay the licensing cost upfront, and then the support charges are on an annual basis.
Top Answer: Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam… more »
Top Answer: I like that it's a simple system.
Top Answer: Price-wise, it's similar to AWS. It's always better to see a lower price.
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Also Known As
Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
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Overview

Acronis Backup 12.5 is the world’s easiest and fastest backup solution for all your data, whether it is located on-premises, in remote systems, in private and public clouds, or on mobile devices. With enhanced backup validation and blockchain-based authentication of your backups with Acronis Notary, Acronis Backup 12.5 is the most reliable backup solution on the market today. 

Available in Standard and Advanced editions, Acronis Backup 12.5 protects data on 21 platforms. With active protection from ransomware, 15-second Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), and backups that are two times faster than the closest competitor, it is easiest to-use, fastest, most secure and complete backup solution available today.

 Acronis Backup simplifies the management of data protection and reduces IT manual efforts with innovative features that automate data protection. These features include a zero-installation, unified touch-friendly web-based console to manage backup and recovery of all workloads and data, agentless and agent-based backups; and flexible granular, bare-metal, and dissimilar hardware recovery options.

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Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.

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Sample Customers
Kings Academy, Rush Memorial, Pentagon Credit Union, Oxford School District, New York City Probation, Dolmen Insurance, New Bedford Community Health, Gerard Darel, Ready Honda
Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
Top Industries
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Non Profit14%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company23%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company25%
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Financial Services Firm25%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government8%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Company Size
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Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise27%
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Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise18%
Find out what your peers are saying about Acronis Backup vs. Azure Backup and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
552,695 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Acronis Backup is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 21 reviews while Azure Backup is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 16 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.2, while Azure Backup is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Acronis Backup writes "A stable and scalable backup solution with superior image restoring capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows, whereas Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC Avamar and IBM Spectrum Protect. See our Acronis Backup vs. Azure Backup report.

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