We performed a comparison between Acronis Backup and Veeam Backup & Replication based on our users’ reviews in five categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.
Comparison Results: Acronis Backup has an edge over Veeam Backup in this comparison. It is easy to deploy, robust, and high-performing. In addition, Acronis Backup has an impressive ROI and is less expensive than Veeam Backup & Replication.
"Acronis has a very rich functionality."
"The most valuable features of Acronis Backup are cloning and many other capabilities. For example, you are able to clone the whole operating system and drive. Additionally, the solution is a complete package."
"In my opinion, it's the best product for end-users and PCs."
"The setup is very easy."
"There is advanced management where we can do passing, software inventory, and hardware inventory."
"All the necessary features required to set up a proper backup are already present in Acronis Backup."
"This is a perfect option for an SMB."
"The Acronis panel is user friendly and tracking backups across a number of different devices is great. Acronis provides prompts and reminders to users if certain files are not backed up."
"One of the most valuable features is the incremental backup. It is, of course, perfect because you have a lot of restore points, but you don't need all the space. The stability is also perfect."
"The backup and replication features are most valuable."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of use."
"This product is user-friendly. The interface is easy to use."
"Replication is most valuable."
"I have found the most valuable feature to be the new CDP features. It is very popular for my customer's needs."
"Its performance is fine. It supports us very well. It is able to support our policy for RTO, RPO, and other things that we need."
"One of the most valuable features of Veeam is that the restoration is easy and reliable."
"The solution could be better if some of the features were more in-depth."
"We would always support better pricing."
"I would like to have more cybersecurity integration to properly round up the product and its offering. In terms of cybersecurity, if the offerings can be more versatile so that it is not just a backup solution, it would be great. Some addition to cybersecurity would really be helpful so that it becomes a kind of a suite of products. Backup and recovery form a part of the broader security strategy. Its integration with other cybersecurity solutions would provide proper visibility to not just your cybersecurity dashboard but also to all of your backups. You would have a pretty good view of the entire security landscape that you are managing."
"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."
"Acronis has some limitations on the cloud side."
"In some cases, at the time of reinstallation, some disasters happen. For the licensing on the computer the name of the computer and domain, everything is removed from the registry level. Then we have to install the Acronis from the start for it to work properly. Otherwise, the Acronis software will cause a lot of trouble at the time of reinstallation. That's where they need to improve the product. In the case people want to install the same software with the same hardware, it should not stop me."
"On the cloud side, security could always be better."
"There are a lot of products out there that are a little bit stronger than Acronis where AV is concerned."
"I would like to see the licensing model improved. They have recently changed the model and have made it more complicated."
"The implementation was straightforward. However, we used an integrator, the process could be easier for us to do it ourselves."
"It is always nice to get products cheaper."
"When you have some small issues, you should be able to go through it by yourself and solve the issue instead of opening the ticket and waiting for the engineers to troubleshoot."
"Veeam Backup & Replication should include a cloud solution."
"There is always some room for improvement, especially with some of the different technologies such as DB2. Commvault has a DB2 agent, but Veeam still doesn't have it. We have to use the universal one for it."
"The cloud part of it can be improved. There should be an option for Veeam in your own cloud, as compared to the Veeam cloud offering that's currently there. The rest of it is easy."
"The backup and integration could be improved."
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.
Veeam’s® premier product, Veeam Backup & Replication™, delivers availability for cloud, virtual, Kubernetes and physical workloads. Through a simple-by-design management console, users are offered what is presented as a fast, flexible, reliable Backup, archival, recovery and replication.
Reviews from Real Users
Veeam Backup & Replication is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are its ease of set up, the fact that it is agentless, and that it has an intuitive dashboard.
A Network Operations Manager at an educational organization says, "Integration with VMware is excellent with very granular recovery."
An Inside Solutions Architect at a tech services company mentions, “I like that it's agent-less, easy to set up, and hardware-agnostic.”
An Account Manager at a tech services company states, “The dashboard is very, very easy to understand. We do demonstrations all the time with customers just to show them. If they've lost particular files because of a server going down, we can retrieve those files for them and quickly bring those files back up.”
Kerem C., Director of Professional Services/Senior Solution Architect/Trainer at a tech services company, explains, “It's good for backup performance management and backup window management.”
Acronis Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 36 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery Software with 115 reviews. Acronis Backup is rated 8.0, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Acronis Backup writes "A single solution protecting all platforms, that is highly secure, and easy to deploy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Veeam Backup & Replication writes "Dynamic and reliable backup solution". Acronis Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Azure Backup, Veritas Backup Exec and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Azure Backup, Rubrik, Veritas NetBackup, Nakivo and Cohesity DataProtect. See our Acronis Backup vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.
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-Modern mobile-enabled web interface
-Touch-friendly, works on tablets
-21st century look and feel
-Basic outdated windows interface
-Windows only – no mobile devices
-Ancient look and feel
Veeam is a good easy to use backup solution. But it has some limitations when you have an HCI Infrastructure like Nutanix.
Veeam BEM though can manage the jobs in Nutanix but if I need to fetch any reports for compliance requirements, it's not available. BEM will provide reports only if you are using VMWARE or HyperV. hence we are moving towards Rubrik.
First off Azure is not a backup strategy or solution, its an S3 repository. Acronis, Veeam, Rubrik, Cohesity are Enterprise Backup Solutions/EBS that can facilitate an S3 (Cloud-out). Read the Gartner Report on EBS publisehd last Nov 2019 for better insight. - Best, Aaron
I have used Acronis and Veeam and choosing between the two depends on result you expect to get from the Backup Solution. I will advise you try the trial version of both and decide which gives you better result.
That all comes down what exactly you are looking to backup. Virtual, physical, cloud. Nevertheless if you are looking for a simple, reliable, scalable, and flexible solution which has a portable license model that fits all go with Veeam
There is no “proper” answer to your question.
First, before the tool, define your goal as:
- how many systems?
- how many virtual vs physical?
- sizing (even roughly)
- is there some DBs or specific app?
Then time will come to choose the correct tool.
Veeam is a leader. Acronis is a niche player. Veeam is integrated with most storage systems on the market. Functionality - I'd recommend Veeam.
Hi Mark, hope you are well and keeping safe. Would this be for an on-prem, off-prem or hybrid solution you are looking for? For the record, Azure is a Cloud based solution and other vendors like Arcserve, Acronis, Veeam etc...have an on-prem/hybrid solution offerings. Happy to discuss