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Pros
"The administration is pretty flexible in terms of defining a multi-tenant type of setup.""The main reasons that our customers like Acronis are that it is very strong and easy to use.""It actually does its job very well and has interesting capabilities, but it has the most awful interface.""This is a full software so deployment time is very quick.""It's always stable. It's very good, useful, and user-friendly.""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.""Acronis Backup is easy to use.""The most valuable feature is the quick restoration. We can restore the data quickly."

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"The most valuable feature is the performance because you can back up data really quickly.""The features that I have found most valuable with Dell EMC PowerProtect DD are its deduplication feature and its DD Boost protocol for fast transfer, which is amazing.""I find the data to be most valuable.""The hardware can operate in high temperatures, in case of any disaster.""The most valuable features of this product are its guaranteed reliability and its duplication capability.""The solution is very scalable.""The stability is excellent.""Good starting capacity and scalability."

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Cons
"When you are using enterprise hardware and software that increases over time, there need to be better and more management features. For pure backup software, it is fine, but when it comes to managing a large infrastructure it is lacking.""For smaller companies it's a little more challenging to maintain.""The solution could be better if some of the features were more in-depth.""There are some limitations to the backup.""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.""When I first started using Acronis, I found it a little bit confusing when it came to the configuration.""When an error occurs, the information is not always easy to understand and these messages should be made more clear.""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."

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"I would like to see better integration and support for backing up to cloud providers such as Alibaba Cloud.""Its management can be improved.""When you use Data Domain, you have to have at least 20% free space so it can work properly. Sometimes we struggle with that, because we wanted to use all the free space, but then Data Domain becomes really slow. I understand that 20% is needed to process all the data, and doing the duplication and compression and all that, but it would be a big improvement if they did not require that 20%, because it is just too much to have available.""I would like to see integration with public cloud.""First-time integrations are difficult in NetWorker. NetWorker software needs to be simplified. It's very complex.""I would like to see some kind of integration with the ransomware in the next release.""It can probably have integration with other OEMs. It should also have more features for ransomware protection.""They still have hardware different from the software."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""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.""This is an affordable product and fits within our customers' budgets.""The cost of updates is less than $100 USD yearly.""Licensing fees are billed annually and there are no extra charges.""The price of the solution is expensive and could be reduced a little.""We were on a perpetual license for Acronis Backup."

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"The price is on the high side.""Its price is reasonable.""It could be more competitively priced. Its licensing was for five years. Obviously, the support will get renewed at some stage, but that's it.""Becoming more expensive."

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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: The most valuable feature is the quick restoration. We can restore the data quickly.
Top Answer: The price is a bit steep. We pay for the support every three years.
Top Answer: The price is on the high side. I would like to see integration with public cloud.
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Also Known As
Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
DataDomain, Dell EMC Data Domain, PowerProtect Data Domain
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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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EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems continue to revolutionize disk backup, archiving, and disaster recovery with high-speed, inline deduplication. EMC Data Domain Operating System is intelligence behind EMC Data Domain deduplication storage systems. DD OS powers the industry's most efficient, scalable, reliable, cloud-ready protection storage platform.
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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
The US Army, City of Houston, Lloyds TSB, TiVo, Teck, Ingram Entertainment, The New York Mets
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Non Profit14%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company23%
Government6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Financial Services Firm31%
Insurance Company19%
Computer Software Company13%
Logistics Company6%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business51%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise27%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise45%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise76%
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Acronis Backup is ranked 6th in Cloud Backup with 23 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is ranked 1st in Deduplication Software with 12 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.2, while Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is rated 9.0. 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 Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) writes "Very scalable, integrates well with other solutions, and has good security". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault and Rubrik, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) is most compared with HPE StoreOnce, Dell EMC Avamar, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik and Oracle Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance.

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