We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The solution has all the features I need and user friendly."
"The administration is pretty flexible in terms of defining a multi-tenant type of setup."
"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."
"For my first experience, it is the best software for backups, especially for a five-system backup."
"It's always stable. It's very good, useful, and user-friendly."
"This is a full software so deployment time is very quick."
"It actually does its job very well and has interesting capabilities, but it has the most awful interface."
"The most valuable feature is the quick restoration. We can restore the data quickly."
"The product is good for protecting very low-budget offices, whereas other solutions fail in terms of cost and footprint of the VMs involved."
"This enables us to do quick granular file recovery as and when required but also to do whole-site relocation in the case of a total loss scenario."
"Nakivo Backup and Replication's web-based management interface enables intuitive, rapid, and seamless configuration and management of all backup and recovery functionality across the enterprise."
"The updates are problem-free, so we can keep Nakivo up to date on the server and NAS too."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of creating a backup copy job to get the backups to a second device."
"The product license and support delivery have been great!"
"This product has a very clean and intuitive GUI."
"I could install and configure the trial version in maybe half an hour and had a successful backup of our file server on the same night."
"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."
"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."
"They can include something called a backup appliance. Although Acronis is a software-driven company, it would be good for customers to have some kind of backup appliance on top of a lightweight operating system. This will also reduce the cost. Currently, the customers have to buy the hardware in addition to the operating system, which increases the overhead in terms of procurement."
"When an error occurs, the information is not always easy to understand and these messages should be made more clear."
"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 solution could improve by providing more database backup features and have better integration with many different types of databases. We cannot implement it in all of our infrastructures."
"The backing up of virtual machines in VMware and Nutanix needs better integration and the performance of the solution needs improvement."
"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."
"What must be improved is the response time to technical support requests."
"Personally, I would like to have the ability to backup older legacy systems on the new versions as well."
"I need no more valuable features for backs-up. I have not yet tried the latest release, however, I have all the features that I need."
"I would love to see BackBlaze B2 implementation in the future, as that would be our preferred cloud destination, but Amazon and Wasabi are both very great choices in the meantime."
"There are many features we have not had the opportunity to try, such as Tape Backups, Office 365 backups, and many other things."
"It would be helpful to be able to have a custom footprint so that only the required features are installed."
"The interface can be a little clunky at times."
"It would be interesting if it were possible to integrate a mobile app to monitor the system in real-time."
"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."
"There is a license required to use this solution and it is inexpensive. However, it is an old license."
"We have a Cyber Cloud backup license and we have on-premises storage. Both can be useful for our customers."
"This is an affordable product and fits within our customers' budgets."
"There is a license required for this solution and it can be on a monthly basis."
"The price is reasonable."
"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."
"The price of the solution is expensive and could be reduced a little."
"Talk to the sales department about all of the possibilities, as they will help you to find the best solution for your setup."
"We use a perpetual license that is priced well."
"I think the price is competitive. However, for some projects, it can be a bit much for price-sensitive small businesses."
"The licensing model is crystal clear on the website."
"Nakivo Backup & Replication also have another great value, which is that it is one of the lowest prices on the market."
"Nakivo has a good price-performance ratio."
"This product is cheaper than other big rivals."
"From the perspective of Indian users, the cost is a little bit high."
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.
NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides image-based, application-aware, and forever-incremental backup for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 VMs. This means that NAKIVO Backup & Replication can capture all VM data, ensure the consistency of applications and databases (such as Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, SharePoint) running in VMs, and transfer only changes to the backup repository. NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses native change tracking technologies (VMware CBT/Hyper-V RCT) to instantly identify changed data. For each VM backup, you can save up to 1,000 recovery points and rotate them on a daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly basis.
Acronis Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 21 reviews while Nakivo is ranked 6th in Backup and Recovery Software with 43 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.2, while Nakivo is rated 9.6. 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 Nakivo writes "Easy to setup and use, this is a flexible, viable, and inexpensive alternative to familiar solutions". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault and Druva inSync, whereas Nakivo is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup, Rubrik, Zerto and Commvault. See our Acronis Backup vs. Nakivo report.
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