Acronis Cyber Protect vs Commvault Cloud comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Jul 19, 2023
 

Categories and Ranking

Acronis Cyber Protect
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
9th
Ranking in Cloud Backup
5th
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
119
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Commvault Cloud
Ranking in Backup and Recovery
3rd
Ranking in Cloud Backup
2nd
Average Rating
8.6
Number of Reviews
105
Ranking in other categories
eDiscovery (2nd), Disaster Recovery as a Service (2nd), File Archiving (2nd), Disaster Recovery (DR) Software (3rd), SaaS Backup (1st), Threat Deception Platforms (1st), Container Backup Software (3rd)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Backup and Recovery category, the mindshare of Acronis Cyber Protect is 4.5%, down from 4.8% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Commvault Cloud is 8.8%, up from 5.6% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Backup and Recovery
Unique Categories:
Cloud Backup
8.1%
eDiscovery
3.5%
 

Featured Reviews

AS
Jan 12, 2022
Easy to deploy and suitable for a small organization with little or no knowledge of backup solutions, but should integrate with more platforms
We use it for backing up local PCs and other things. We don't use it for Office 365. It is used for simple and basic use cases. I am using its latest version We use it for some very basic stuff on the local machines. It is mostly used for drive-to-drive copy and file or folder restoration. In…
Ryan Sinnwell - PeerSpot reviewer
Oct 27, 2023
We can do hourly backups on more systems than ever before, and our RPOs have decreased significantly
As a long-time Commvault customer, we still use the Java console heavily because it is how we learned to do everything. The web-based Command Center is coming along and has most of what we need, but it is a learning process to change our knowledge to the new way of doing things. As Commvault continues to grow SaaS data protection options, there are some that are on my wish list that have not yet made their roadmap. Knowing what is being worked on for future support would be great we can keep that in mind as we are looking at future technologies to adopt.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The most valuable feature is the quick restoration. We can restore the data quickly."
"The performance has been fine so far."
"The most valuable features of Acronis Backup are instant restore, antivirus, and ransomware protection. Additionally, the documentation is good."
"The most valuable feature is its consistency."
"Acronis has many features, which are really very interesting, when it comes to data backup and recovery, especially disaster recovery (DR)."
"It is a very fast and reliable backup, which requires less management and restores quickly.​"
"The most valuable feature is that you can do a bare-metal restore even with dissimilar hardware."
"The setup is very easy."
"This is a very stable product."
"The most valuable feature of Commvault HyperScale X is the automatic nature of its operation. We don't need to worry about sets of documents. It worked automatically, we don't need to think about it. When you set the solution up in a good way, you don't need to worry."
"Commvault's Command Center is one of the best solutions out there. You can rely on Commvault solutions for the most complex and most demanding environments."
"Backup and archive with a single window, with a single backup job. You only need to type "c"."
"The recovery features are useful. It is easy to recover data. If something happens, we can easily recover data. We have faced ransomware issues twice, and we recovered because of Commvault."
"Among the best features are the BMR (Bare Metal Recovery), Live Sync, and IntelliSnap, which is used for snapshots of hypervisor storage. It's predefined so you only need to enable it and it works. I haven't seen anything like this in other backup tools like Veritas NetBackup or Dell EMC or TSM. We will use snapshotting for all our machines."
"We specialize in Commvault and IntelliSnap. Commvault covers all our customers' backup needs in one system, and they have complete control over their Snapshot backups. Snapshots are important to our customers because of the size of their data sets."
"The multi-tenancy is the most valuable feature for us because it's the only software that is fully multi-tenant and that has all the features we need to provide to all our tenants. It provides us with advanced features for MySQL and Oracle, among other platforms"
 

Cons

"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."
"Currently, there is no option to use the tape drives again as a backup repository for the cloud deployment."
"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."
"In the span of six months, maintenance is done at least twice and you are told that it is coming up, with apologies for the inconvenience. It's a distraction, and it interferes with the backup schedule."
"I can't select a network location. I have to map a drive on the server, and then I have to select the mapped drive in order for it to put the backup out there."
"I would ​change the GUI a little to make it a bit more interactive. It should have a slightly more updated look, not something which looks like it was designed five years ago despite the fact it is easy to follow and very appealing.​"
"It could have a better ability to manage backups over a longer period."
"The dashboards for digital operations can be improved."
"What I need is deeper CLI documentation for both QCommand and SQL queries."
"I think there is room for improvement with the reports. They are a little poor."
"The customer support is not good."
"This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it."
"The initial setup was complicated."
"Commvault is a rich system that might scare somebody the first time they see it because it feels so huge."
"Commvault could benefit from increased automation to streamline processes and enhance predictability."
"Data center backup must be improved."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"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 price is going to be up to that capacity."
"This is an affordable product and fits within our customers' budgets."
"We have a Cyber Cloud backup license and we have on-premises storage. Both can be useful for our customers."
"Acronis Cyber Protect's pricing is reasonable."
"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."
"​I like the pricing​, and that it is easy to use and has performed well. ​"
"We pay a yearly subscription fee and the pricing is reasonable."
"I find the pricing structure satisfactory, it is around $25 per year."
"The solution is bundled with hardware licensing. If I want to increase the hardware, I have to buy exactly the same because it's based on the core hardware license. We cannot tell discount because we have an NDA signed with Commvault because of my academic license. The solution is more expensive than NetBackup and Veeam but cheaper than Rubrik."
"Licensing could be better explained. Sometimes, it's unclear what features are available in different licensing models."
"If budget allows using the per socket license and not the agent based with per GB counter for Dedup is the way to go."
"Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly."
"The price of Commvault HyperScale X is a lot higher than competitors. As a government institution, we have annual costs. We made a budget for one year in advance. It was difficult to calculate the other solution's costs because each solution has another way of licensing. The solution is expensive but it is very good and we know the good quality we will be receiving."
"Commvault is quite high in terms of pricing and licensing."
"I rate the product’s pricing a five out of ten."
"We went from Veritas NetBackup to Commvault. We switched due to upfront licensing and costs. We have more visibility into what we're actually purchasing. It seemed like, overall, the cost of Commvault was cheaper."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
19%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Comms Service Provider
7%
Construction Company
5%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
9%
Government
9%
Manufacturing Company
8%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
 

Questions from the Community

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How does Acronis Backup compare with Veeam Backup & Replication?
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 i...
What do you like most about Acronis Backup?
One of its most valuable aspects is its user-friendly interface.
What do you like most about Commvault?
The convenience of backing up and restoring simultaneously is very valuable.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Commvault?
The tool is affordable. I rate the pricing a six out of ten. Implementation requires additional costs because we need Commvault Professional Services.
What needs improvement with Commvault?
Data center backup must be improved. We also want the product to provide us with a cloud-based backup. If we use Microsoft Exchange Online for email services, we want to know how to get a backup in...
 

Also Known As

Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
Commvault Complete Data Protection, Commvault, Commvault Backup & Recovery, Commvault HyperScale X, Metallic, ThreatWise
 

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Overview

 

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
Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
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