We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable feature is the extra protection, especially for the backup."
"The solution is exceptional for desktop backup."
"The most valuable feature is that you can do a bare-metal restore even with dissimilar hardware."
"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."
"The solution has all the features I need and user friendly."
"The backup timing and restoring process is great compared to other options."
"The licensing model is very good."
"It actually does its job very well and has interesting capabilities, but it has the most awful interface."
"It works great and it provides you with several standard tools to restore your backup, even after a big failure."
"Bacula is pretty stable."
"The most valuable features are the special plugins such as SAP HANA databases, Microsoft SQL, and various types of virtualization."
"It supports Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange, but it does not support Oracle databases or Postgres."
"No technical support and minimal documentation."
"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."
"In some cases, at the time of reinstallation, some disasters happen. For the licensing on the computer the name of the computer and domain, everything is removed from the registry level. Then we have to install the Acronis from the start for it to work properly. Otherwise, the Acronis software will cause a lot of trouble at the time of reinstallation. That's where they need to improve the product. In the case people want to install the same software with the same hardware, it should not stop me."
"We have issues with the SQL databases which are a little shaky."
"The biggest problem that we have is when the antivirus is installed, the whole machine runs very slowly and some of the machines hang."
"They've got an agent to back up Microsoft SQL, to our Office 365, but there is not an agent to back up my SQL databases."
"In the span of six months, maintenance is done at least twice and you are told that it is coming up, with apologies for the inconvenience. It's a distraction, and it interferes with the backup schedule."
"Easier setup and configuration, perhaps including a GUI, would be an improvement."
"Bacula needs a graphical user interface because, for administrators, the command-line interface is okay, but for the average user it is not very easy."
"We are looking for a unique interface that can rule both enterprise and open source editions. Such a thing does not yet exist."
"We have a Cyber Cloud backup license and we have on-premises storage. Both can be useful for our customers."
"There is a license required to use this solution and it is inexpensive. However, it is an old license."
"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."
"There is a license required for this solution and it can be on a monthly basis."
"The pricing is comparable to the newest solution available on the market, Altaro."
"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."
"This is an affordable product and fits within our customers' budgets."
"The price is reasonable."
"We have a perpetual license."
"This is an open-source solution."
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.
Acronis Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 21 reviews while Bacula Enterprise is ranked 43rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.2, while Bacula Enterprise is rated 8.4. 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 Bacula Enterprise writes "Easy to use, stable, and offers many tools and features ". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Bacula Enterprise is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Veeam Agent for Linux. See our Acronis Backup vs. Bacula Enterprise report.
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