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Acronis Backup vs Arcserve UDP: pricing and subscription models


I work as COO at a Tech Services company. Currently, I'm checking these two backup solutions: Acronis Backup and Arcserve UDP

I would like to know the pricing and subscription models of both. 

Can anyone help with this info? Thank you.

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22 Answers

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I agree with @Syed Abid Hussain

Arcserve is a true DR / Ransomware enabled solution for all businesses and when compared apples to apples to other solutions, very affordable.  It is available in cloud, hybrid cloud and appliance, your choice.  Use the cloud solution and keep what you have if you like, or replace it all with ARCSERVE.

Is it good? I think it is underrated personally. Arcserve just received PC Editors choice, which isn't too shabby.  I've worked with Arcserve for a while and it is a "SET AND FORGET" solution when configured properly. I also know many who use it who only have issues due to misconfiguring the software. Never place it directly on your domain is a starter suggestion.

Arcserve gives you:

  • Global deduplication

  • Direct-to-cloud backup

  • WAN-optimized replication

  • Agentless backup for VMware and Hyper-V

  • Backup of CIFS/NFS

  • Cross-platform Virtual Standby and Recovery

  • P2P, P2V, V2P and V2V migration

    What doesn't Acronis do?

  • It does not have integrated DR and backup appliances, 

  • Not secured from ransomware and malware (Arcserve uses SOPHOS)

  • Limited to no tape support for devices

  • No agentless Nutanix AHV backup and support of Nutanix Objects

  • No support for Solaris / IBM AIX / HP-UX / FreeBSD / IBM System z

  • No SLA/RTO/RPO reports

  • Doe not have continuous availability and CDP

  • No Email archiving

    So it truly depends upon what you are really looking for in a solution. I hope this helps. 

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Top 5Real User

Acronis is good but with very limited features also expensive.

Arcserve has more features like Integrated DR, ransomware security, malware detection. different backups support, multiple hardware support. Also, pricing is lower than Acronis.

if you need just backup service Acronis is good while Arcserve UDP is a full-fledged complete suite for small, medium & large-scale businesses.

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