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We performed a comparison between Acronis Backup and Dell Avamar based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Acronis Backup vs. Dell Avamar report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"For my first experience, it is the best software for backups, especially for a five-system backup.""The interface is easy to use. They keep on adding new features. Acronis recently added multi-platform support.""It has simple buying options and deployments. You can buy on-cloud, on-premises, or hybrid solutions. Acronis Backup is very easy to deploy. It also does not consume much hardware. The administrator's tasks are very simple. It is very user friendly, and it also has good security features with low-level encryption and data encryption.""The solution is stable and reliable.""Acronis Backup is easy to use, intuitive, and has high performance.""The backup timing and restoring process is great compared to other options.""The image backup and image restore features have been very beneficial to us.""The performance has been fine so far."

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"I have found the product to be scalable.""Dell EMC Avamar is very good with endpoint backups.""We have seen huge data reduction and data deduplication and compression, which is very cost-effective and cost-reducing for the company.""It works quickly and is very stable.""I like Dell EMC Avamar's compression of data.""The most valuable feature is the integration with Data Domain and your VM stacks.""The source site replication feature is valuable.""The product is very powerful and offers very good performance."

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Cons
"Acronis has some limitations on the cloud side.""It could have a better ability to manage backups over a longer period.""There are some limitations to the backup.""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.""I believe that the next release should be easier to configure as this one is difficult to configure even the easiest of tasks.""The backing up of virtual machines in VMware and Nutanix needs better integration and the performance of the solution needs improvement.""Acronis Backup can improve the latency when the file size is larger, we have had issues. Additionally, they could allow more flexibility when searching for information and I cannot download the CBIS backup copy information which could be made easier.""The new version has anti-malware and software management features, but these features should be enhanced. It is working as an exclusive solution along with the backup and recovery."

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"The performance takes up a lot of resources, unfortunately.""When we used the solution, it was still new, and so the customer service/technical support was not the best.""The user interface still needs to have some level of improvement. It could be more user-friendly and intuitive.""Some integrations are not in place, such as the email alerts, which are not compatible with Office 365 SMTP gateway.""Avamar needs a greater emphasis on storage targets. If it's going to keep pace with the times, it needs more ability to leverage cloud storage.""I have found the support from Dell EMC Avamar to be not as good as Veeam. The time it takes to receive support could be improved. However, once we have the support the agents are knowledgeable and helpful.""Setting up Avamar wasn't so easy, and we had a partner doing the installation for us. Though it was hard at first, it's getting better. The main difficulty was finding plugins for Oracle Database. It took some time to open a ticket with Dell, but everything was fine after that.""The solution should improve its tape-connectivity features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "Licensing fees are billed annually and there are no extra charges."
  • "The price of the solution is expensive and could be reduced a little."
  • "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."
  • "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 for this solution and it can be on a monthly basis."
  • "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."
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  • "When it comes to competition the price is not what is important, it's not the problem."
  • "The price of this product should be lower."
  • "It was very expensive before, but after integrating it with Dell EMC Avamar Data Protection suite licensing, we are getting better discounts."
  • "The cost of the solution is very expensive."
  • "Its price should be reduced. It would be good if you could pay as per usage, and there is a subscription model like VMware. There should be some flexibility because sometimes, the customer only uses the backup for one month or three months. Currently, I have to pay whether I use it or not. Its licensing should be flexible and based on consumption."
  • "Its licensing is weird. It is not just the licenses; we also purchase hardware. With most software products, such as Veeam, Commvault, and Data Protector, there is no hardware purchase at the same time. Because Avamar and Data Domain are tied together, they have an integrated pipe. You can separate them, but basically, they're designed to work as a couple. Because the Data Domain backend is designed to do dedupe and compression, we get 60:1. When you count it, you count it as a straight compression, but of course, that's with dedupe and some other stuff. You have to buy the hardware, the licensing, and the software at the same time. So, it's not just software."
  • "It is expensive. The maintenance comes with it for five years. So, you buy the whole thing for five years, and your maintenance is included with it, but it's a big chunk of change upfront. We like capital expenses because we can CapEx them. We pay once every five years, so we spend a big chunk of change. You'd have to divide that out by the five years to come up with how much it costs. It's just about three-quarters of a million dollars for five years."
  • "It's a very high-end solution and comparable to Rubrik and Cohesity."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Comparing the features of the four is not the right approach. You need to develop a list of requirements for backup and DR that are specific to your organization and then compare each of the four… more »
    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 features of Acronis Backup are instant restore, antivirus, and ransomware protection. Additionally, the documentation is good.
    Top Answer:From the very beginning, Dell EMC NetWorker considers users and those who might potentially become users. In terms of both pricing and setup, this product offers an experience that is significantly… more »
    Top Answer:We've been using this solution to backup our servers. It is a simple backup and restore data application.
    Top Answer:This is a fairly expensive solution. It cost approximately 21,000 each year.
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    Also Known As
    Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
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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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    Dell Avamar data protection software delivers flexible and efficient backup and recovery operations that can scale from daily backup protection for endpoints to high-performance protection for large enterprises with diverse applications and workloads. With application consistent recovery, automation and fast backup and restores, Avamar can help you meet your SLAs and optimize your backup and recovery processes

    If you are deploying all or part of your backup environment to the cloud, Avamar enables you to make the most of your cloud investment, enabling replication, disaster recovery and long-term retention for customers using AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud.

    Avamar is available as part of Dell Data Protection Suite, which offers comprehensive data protection software applications and tools. Avamar is delivered as software and as a virtual edition.

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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
    Dodge County, St Laurence's College, FieldCore (a GE Company), Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Getronics, Lewisville Independent School District, EnvisionRxOptions, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
    Top Industries
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    Non Profit13%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Government6%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company15%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Retailer13%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business58%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise24%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Acronis Backup vs. Dell Avamar
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Acronis Backup vs. Dell Avamar and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Acronis Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 31 reviews while Dell Avamar is ranked 11th in Backup and Recovery Software with 37 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.2, while Dell Avamar 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 Dell Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Veritas Backup Exec and Azure Backup, whereas Dell Avamar is most compared with Dell NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager and Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain). See our Acronis Backup vs. Dell Avamar report.

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