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"The interface is easy to use. They keep on adding new features. Acronis recently added multi-platform support.""It actually does its job very well and has interesting capabilities, but it has the most awful interface.""Acronis is a flexible solution. It can back up workstations, endpoints, and even your virtual environments and cloud-based environments. So, we can do the backup of the whole gamut of products.""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 was easy to install and to deploy.""The web-based interface makes it easy to use.""The administration is pretty flexible in terms of defining a multi-tenant type of setup.""Some of the most valuable features are recovery, protection against malware, and software management. I am happy with the dashboards and user interface."

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"Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do.""I would say flexibility is the most important feature of the product. The performance and speed are the best on the market.""The deduplication is the most valuable feature because it helps to control the overhead."

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"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.""It supports Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange, but it does not support Oracle databases or Postgres.""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.""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 would like to have more hardware space. It would make it better. I would like to have two more terabytes.""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.""It would be better if they made it easier to obtain images for laptops and desktops. It isn't easy right now to have many different types of desktop computers. This is because Microsoft is changing a lot of things in Windows 10."

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"The Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager reports could improve. There should be different kinds of reports on failures, such as dashboards that we can submit to top management or auditors.""As a new product, there are some things that still need to improve a bit as it matures.""There is always room for improvement. The compression ratio should be improved as well as the efficiency."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing is comparable to the newest solution available on the market, Altaro."
  • "The cost of updates is less than $100 USD yearly."
  • "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."
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  • "The licensing costs and pricing model are based on capacity and the license is easy to upgrade."
  • "The price of Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is reasonable."
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    Questions from the Community
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    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 »
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    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.
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    The pricing is reasonable. However, it depends on the storage that you use. It would be great to have a package that we can use up to a certain size of the backup, this would allow us to know what the… more »
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    Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is user-friendly and easy to use. it does what it needs to do.
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    The Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager reports could improve. There should be different kinds of reports on failures, such as dashboards that we can submit to top management or auditors.
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    Also Known As
    Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
    PowerProtect, Dell EMC PowerProtect
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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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    The Dell EMC PowerProtect Software is called a platform and provides data protection, replication and re-use. It supports long-term retention in the public cloud and is described as a multi-cloud product. Dell EMC slide. Backed up data and virtual machines data are live mounted by VMs in client servers.

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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
    Rushmore Electric, Melanson Health, Arrow Electronics
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    Non Profit13%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Pharma/Biotech Company8%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company4%
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    Computer Software Company34%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Government6%
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    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise26%
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    Acronis Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 31 reviews while Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is ranked 34th in Backup and Recovery Software with 3 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.0, while Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is rated 8.4. 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 Data Manager writes "The ratio of deduplication is very high and it has good performance ". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas Backup Exec, Veeam Backup for Office 365, Commvault and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is most compared with Dell EMC Avamar, Dell EMC NetWorker, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault and Veritas NetBackup Appliance. See our Acronis Backup vs. Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager report.

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