"Some of the most valuable features are recovery, protection against malware, and software management. I am happy with the dashboards and user interface."
"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 extra protection, especially for the backup."
"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 local backups, it has options to back up almost any storage. The back can be either a shared folder or anything you want, it's pretty flexible."
"This is a full software so deployment time is very quick."
"The licensing model is very good."
"It's not easy to scale it."
"When I have had to use tech support, they've been very good."
"They have great support."
"I really like the reporting options you get for various email reports."
"I like the fact that you can recover the VMs inside the appliance. For example, they're basically running this appliance on a Linux-based distribution, and they're spinning off KVM virtual machines inside."
"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."
"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."
"One improvement that could be made is adding the option to download files in a PST format when doing a 365 or Google Cloud to cloud backup."
"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."
"Acronis has some limitations on the cloud side."
"When an error occurs, the information is not always easy to understand and these messages should be made more clear."
"I would like to have more hardware space. It would make it better. I would like to have two more terabytes."
"It supports Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange, but it does not support Oracle databases or Postgres."
"Probably the biggest issue I've had is actually paying for the unit, and part of that problem is that they use a third party for the billing."
"I would like to see the real-time replication process improved, and a zero RPO feature added."
"It seems like Unitrends moved away from enterprise customer engagement and moved more towards the managed service provider market."
"There's a lot that can be made better. For example, it could be more scalable."
"I would like to see more storage options for the free version."
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 31 reviews while Unitrends is ranked 39th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.0, while Unitrends is rated 7.6. 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 Unitrends writes "Was the right choice at the time, but we moved on to a more cloud ready solution". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Unitrends is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Rubrik, Nakivo and Commvault. See our Acronis Backup vs. Unitrends report.
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