Acronis Cyber Protect vs Veeam Backup & Replication comparison

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Executive Summary
Updated on Aug 10, 2023

We compared Acronis Cyber Protect and Veeam Backup & Replication across several parameters based on our users' reviews. After reading the collected data, you can find our conclusion below:

  • Ease of Deployment: Users generally find Acronis Cyber Protect's setup to be simple and easy, taking anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. However, there may be some challenges related to pricing or configuration. Similarly, Veeam Backup & Replication is also described as straightforward and user-friendly, with a setup process that typically takes around one to two hours. 
  • Features: Acronis Cyber Protect is highly regarded for its intuitive and easy-to-use interface, versatile backup choices, and efficient data restoration capabilities. Veeam Backup & Replication is praised for its straightforwardness, hassle-free installation process, and user-friendly interface. 
  • Room for Improvement: Acronis Cyber Protect could enhance its Hyper-V backup functionality, resolve Check Point errors, improve Office 365 reporting, strengthen endpoint security, and enhance management features. On the other hand, Veeam Backup & Replication requires improvements in cost, integration, technical depth, and compatibility/integration.
  • Pricing: Acronis Cyber Protect has a straightforward and flexible setup cost, with reasonable pricing and licensing options. Veeam Backup & Replication has mixed opinions regarding its cost, with some considering it affordable while others express concerns about high costs and complex licensing models.
  • ROI: Acronis Cyber Protect has proven to be beneficial for companies, as it saves them money by recovering machines and restoring data. Veeam Backup & Replication provides a cost-effective solution that can be deployed quickly and efficiently, resulting in a significant ROI.
  • Service and Support: Acronis Cyber Protect's customer service has received both positive and negative feedback. Some customers appreciate the assistance and responsiveness of the support team, while others have experienced slow and unresponsive service. Veeam Backup & Replication's support is generally considered good, although there is still potential for improvement.

Comparison Results: Acronis Cyber Protect is praised for its user-friendly interface, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness.  However, there are some limitations such as issues with Check Point, difficulties with configuring reporting with Office 365, and the need for better integration with other cybersecurity solutions. Veeam Backup & Replication is valued for its simplicity, ease of use, and effectiveness in backup and recovery. Improvement areas for Veeam include cost, integration with storage and cloud solutions, scalability, and support. Acronis Cyber Protect may have an advantage in terms of its user-friendly interface and backup features, while Veeam Backup & Replication may have an advantage in terms of simplicity and ease of use.

To learn more, read our detailed Acronis Cyber Protect vs. Veeam Backup & Replication Report (Updated: November 2023).
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Q&A Highlights
Question: Comparison between Acronis, Veeam and Azure?
Answer: This comparison is going to be short and sweet. Azure is ok but if you use Azure hot or cold storage, be aware that the cost could be a killer DimenXional Currently uses VEEAM because the cloud appliances we purchased came with a VEEAM license. The product is easy to use but here again, they are less expensive solutions. I tried Acronis and the problems we had were all based on internet speeds. The initial backup of a 1TB drive took several days. That is just too long I can tell you that DimenXional will be offering a BaaS and DRaaS later this summer. Its called WatchDog-BaaS and WatchDog-DRaaS. We will be using Wasabi hot and cold storage which is 80% less expensive than Azure, AWS, Rackspace, and lots of others. WatchDog-BaaS is being built to go toe to toe with Carbonite on local workstations/laptops/etc, as their interface is ugly and the product support is nasty WatchDog-DRaaS is our Virtual offering.
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Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Acronis Backup is easy to use, intuitive, and has high performance.""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.""Universal Restore is valuable to us.""In my opinion, it's the best product for end-users and PCs.""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.""There is advanced management where we can do passing, software inventory, and hardware inventory.""The interface is easy to use. They keep on adding new features. Acronis recently added multi-platform support.""The solution is stable and reliable."

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"The features that I have found most valuable are its back up and recovery. It is a simplified backup because you can do both databases - VM and HyperV. It's a faster backup than the conventional methods because it takes up the bare metal.""A simple and stable solution for small businesses that use virtualization.""The backup and replication features are most valuable.""The granular restoration that it provides for a business application is most valuable. For example, for Exchange, we can restore a single mailbox or email. We can also do SQL Server restoration and bare-metal recovery for operating systems.""The setup was straightforward Veeam Backup Replication. NetBackup is a larger solution and takes more time to implement but Veeam Backup Replication takes approximately 40 days.""No problems with stability.""The most valuable feature of Veeam Backup & Replication is that we can back up in-house and multiple cloud providers' storage.""The solution is a user-friendly interface."

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"It would be nice to have a partition that I can boot and reinstall when taking a backup image from the operating system.""Acronis Backup isn't scalable at all.""The solution needs to have better stability. I would like to improve the tool’s support through calls.""The reporting can be improved.""On the cloud side, security could always be better.""We have sometimes issues with the child copies and other similar functions, but it's normal with any backup solution. We need to fix those issues first in order for us to be able to do the backup properly.""A little bit more integration would be good. It should support broader platforms.""There are times when the backups are slow. A faster backup would be better."

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"In the next release, I would like replication directly to the cloud to be included.""The solution needs more detailed reporting.""The implementation was straightforward. However, we used an integrator, the process could be easier for us to do it ourselves.""The user interface needs to be improved. It could be simpler to use.""The VMotion feature is not reliable enough to ensure a successful migration operation.""The initial setup can get complex.""There are certain solutions, such as Rubrik and Cohesity, that are little by little, taking market share. Veeam needs to be more aggressive to keep their dominance in the space.""There is room for improvement in the application backups, particularly for Oracle and SaaS systems. Veeam Backup & Replication offers a plugin specifically designed for Oracle and SAP HANA databases. In version twelve, they introduced enhancements that allow deploying the plugin from the backup server. However, manual configuration is still required on each server to schedule the backup and specify the backup repository. Additionally, transitioning from a Windows server to a Linux server requires converting the existing model. Previously, Veeam heavily relied on Windows and Microsoft SQL databases for their solution. Fortunately, in version twelve, they introduced an enhancement by offering the option to use a Postgres SQL database, which is an open-source alternative."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We were on a perpetual license for Acronis Backup."
  • "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."
  • "Our licenses come with a one-time yearly subscription fee."
  • "The license is a perpetual license. The cost is an area for improvement."
  • "We use the free version that provides very basic functionalities."
  • "If the solution was less expensive it would be better."
  • "You don't have to pay for licenses. You can pay per gig per month. It is pretty reasonable, especially when you do it per gig."
  • "We pay a yearly subscription fee and the pricing is reasonable."
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  • "We use the community edition of the Veeam Backup Replication and it is a software-based license. It can be a little expensive."
  • "Several licensing schemes are available."
  • "The solution is expensive, but it's value for money."
  • "We try to use perpetual licensing, and there are no additional costs. They have recently moved to universal licensing, which is more expensive, and I would like them to go back to host licensing."
  • "We are on an annual license for Veeam Backup Replication. We could expand or upgrade the license for the Office365 features. Next year we might go to a three-year plan for support on license."
  • "The cost should be adressed."
  • "The pricing is on the higher side, so I think they have to think about the price. It's a stable product and there was no requirement to keep in touch with the support team, so the renewal license was too expensive."
  • "I don't have an issue with the price of Veeam Backup Replication."
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    Answers from the Community
    Mark Donnelly
    Mohamed Eltoukhy - PeerSpot reviewerMohamed Eltoukhy


    -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

    Enayat Galsulkar - PeerSpot reviewerEnayat Galsulkar
    Real User

    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. 

    it_user1142469 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user1142469 (Sales Engineer at a computer software company with 11-50 employees)
    Real User

    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

    Chukwu Austine - PeerSpot reviewerChukwu Austine
    Real User

    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.

    reviewer1053252 - PeerSpot reviewerreviewer1053252 (Technical Presales Consultant/ Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees)

    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

    JohannFLEURY - PeerSpot reviewerJohannFLEURY
    Real User

    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.

    reviewer1243038 - PeerSpot reviewerreviewer1243038 (CEO/co-founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees)
    Real User

    Veeam is a leader. Acronis is a niche player. Veeam is integrated with most storage systems on the market. Functionality - I'd recommend Veeam.

    Eliajh Johnson - PeerSpot reviewerEliajh Johnson

    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

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    Also Known As
    Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
    Veeam Backup and Replication, Veeam Availability Suite
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    Acronis Cyber Protect offers a revolutionary approach to cyber protection by integrating data protection with cybersecurity. This integrated method eliminates complexity challenges, delivers better protection against today’s threats, and maximizes efficiency by saving time and money. With its full-stack antimalware protection and comprehensive endpoint management, Acronis Cyber Protect combats advanced cyberattacks with a unique integration of protection technologies while simplifying daily IT operations, endpoint deployments and management, and reporting. Now you can manage all cyber protection aspects from a single pane of glass.

    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.

    Backup capabilities

    • Continuous Data Protection
    • Fast, reliable application-aware, image-based backups
    • Unlimited capacity and cost savings for long-term data retention on object storage with new Veeam Cloud Tier
    • Enterprise application support for Veeam Plug-ins for SAP HANA and Oracle RMAN

    Replication capabilities

    • Instant recovery for NAS, Microsoft SQL and Oracle
    • Recover individual files easily with Instant VM and File-level Recovery
    • Easy portability and recovery to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack with NEW Veeam Cloud Mobility

    Recovery capabilities

    • Recover individual files with Instant VM and File-level Recovery
    • Portability and recovery to AWS, Azure and Azure Stack with NEW Veeam Cloud Mobility
    • Fast, item-level and application recovery for Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Active Directory, and SQL Server and Oracle

    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.”

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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
    Vodafone, American Standard Brands, Welch’s, University of Florida, Tata Global Beverages Limited, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, MacLean-Fogg Company
    Top Industries
    Non Profit11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Construction Company5%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider6%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business62%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise22%
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise51%
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise31%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Acronis Cyber Protect vs. Veeam Backup & Replication
    November 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Acronis Cyber Protect vs. Veeam Backup & Replication and other solutions. Updated: November 2023.
    744,865 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Acronis Cyber Protect is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery with 33 reviews while Veeam Backup & Replication is ranked 1st in Backup and Recovery with 91 reviews. Acronis Cyber Protect is rated 8.0, while Veeam Backup & Replication is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Acronis Cyber Protect 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 Cyber Protect is most compared with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Azure Backup, Veritas Backup Exec and Veritas NetBackup, whereas Veeam Backup & Replication is most compared with Azure Backup, Rubrik, NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup and VMware SRM. See our Acronis Cyber Protect vs. Veeam Backup & Replication report.

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