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Pros
"It is a very stable solution.""I like Acronis Cyber Protect's backup process and its management console is intuitive.""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.""The tool’s licensing and pricing are economical for SMB customers.""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.""Since the last version, everything has been improved.""I have not used other backup solutions to compare how well the features work but I have found Acronis Backup to be user-friendly, overall easy to use, and performance is good.""Acronis Backup is valuable if your data is affected by ransomware, you are able to get it back."

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"It's a good product based on the features. You can upgrade the solution with only one click.""The compute is good and we have not had any issues with the vSAN.""We have seen ROI using this solution. It has simplified the work of the staff that we have which allows us to do more work with the same number of people, without having to incrementally grow the staff. The reliability of the product has been exceptional.""The technical support from Dell was very good.""This is a good solution if you want to deploy an ACI Environment but don't have all the necessary resources.""The major advantage is the blueprint. You do not need to separately manage the sand or network part because it all gets virtualized.""It helps simplify the management of VMware.""Initial setup is straightforward, as everything is pre-installed."

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Cons
"The solution's reporting feature could be better.""The initial setup was complex. We had to deploy it through an external consultant team.""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.""We would always support better pricing.""If we could have a mass deployment option using Acronis, that would be helpful.""The reporting can be improved.""Acronis Backup can improve on the virtualization backups because they are not as good as Veeam Backup.""It could back up more things. I don't think it can back up Box and some of the other third-party ones. Not that we use them that much, but the more they can do, the better it would be. There could also be better integrations with RMM tools."

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"Sometimes during implementation, you can some scripting errors. And there are some issues when we update the version. There are some issues like the version will not get updated or stable at some time. Dell needs to resolve these problems, we don't waste time fixing them.""The tool needs to improve its price.""The search feature isn't good.""VxRail could improve by having domain protection.""We have some issues, but they are possibly out-of-the-box issues. There was a host that was dead on arrival, and there were some file issues on other hosts. We're currently working actively with Dell to resolve all these issues. Once they are resolved, the product should be stable.""I would like to see Dell take a crack at simplifying the process of moving from a node to a cluster and assembling everything into the appliance. It would be great if Dell could provide a pathway where a customer could actually install it without the certifications. Of course, I can't say how you would dumb down something so complex.""This solution needs to have the capability where even older versions of hardware can be seamlessly utilized and additional expansion becomes so much easier.""The configurations of VxRail can be difficult. However, it has improved in the newer version. From version 6 to 7, there has been a lot of changes."

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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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  • "Price is a bit of a challenge, particularly if you want extra features or higher performance."
  • "It varies. It could be $100,000 at the smaller end and millions and millions of dollars at the higher end."
  • "More cost-effective than Nutanix."
  • "VxRail is an expensive solution."
  • "Fees vary by license type."
  • "The license is a bundle with the hardware. It comes with the license and five-year support."
  • "VxRail is expensive because it's based on VMware and V-SAN. The price is not the cheapest. The technical support is expensive, but it is a good service."
  • "When compared with others, the price is very reasonable."
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    Also Known As
    Acronis Backup, Acronis Backup 12.5 Standard, Acronis Backup 12.5 Advanced
    VCE VxRail
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    Overview
    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.

    VxRail is a hyper-converged appliance based on VMware virtual SAN Software and is jointly engineered and built with VMware, for VMware, to enhance Vmware. VxRail software-defined architecture simplifies compute, storage, virtualization, and management. It will safeguard performance, reliability, and flexibility across your organization with a broad range of workloads and applications from business-critical to next-gen. With VxRail, you are covered.

    VxRail is a single turn-key appliance that is a validated, fully integrated, pre-configured,  pre-tested solution and offers non-disruptive scaling. Every node includes compute storage and IO. All-flash configurations can contain between 12-28 cores per node. The storage capacity options run from 7.6 TB to 19TB with either 256 GB or 512GB of memory. Hybrid appliances may have 6-20 cores per node, 3.6 TB to 10 TB of storage capacity, and 24GB to 256 GB of memory. 

    VxRail offers high availability fail-over, an active/active stretch cluster, and VSan Kernal integration. VxRail is a power-edged server with APIs built on automation. There are over 15 million different combinations of hardware available with VxRail. VxRail provides a simple, cost-effective solution that solves a large range of use cases. Additionally, you also get a mixed workloads automated system that is backed with fully automated system updates, and complete end-to-end lifecycle management all in a single two-rack appliance. 

    VxRail is a value-added suitable solution for distributed small to mid-sized enterprises, remote offices, private clouds, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). You choose the deployment option that best suits your organizational needs, from appliance to integrated rack offerings, with or without networking, and it will be delivered to you, ready to deploy out-of-box. 

    If you know VMware, you know VxRail.

    VxRail Features and Benefits

    • Seamlessly accelerate deployment to a hybrid cloud 
    • Fast data center modernization
    • Create developer-ready Kubernetes platforms
    • Powerful performance and reliability
    • Improve and simplify operational efficiency
    • Excellent integration 
    • Save time
    • Reduce costs

    Reviews from Real Users

    VxRail is an all-in-one solution: "You don't have to worry too much about the hardware and you don't have to work on integrating a storage device. We instead have this as an all-in-one solution and everything is available as a box."

    VxRail is remarkable: “The cover points feature in VxRail is remarkable. It's unique. It has an intervention failover system as well as an automatic failover system, reaching clusters existing in VxRail…

    VxRail is a powerful performer: “...VxRail delivers a very high number of IOPS for a hybrid configuration or an all-flash configuration. The processors that are available in the Xeon family are very powerful. They are multi-core with typically 2 gigahertz, 2.4 gigahertz, or higher frequency, so the performance is very much appreciated.” 

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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
    World Wide Technology Inc, Renault Sport Formula One Team, 8x8 Inc, Brownes, Canadian Pacific, Canopy, Denton, EDF, Unilin, Xerox
    Top Industries
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    Non Profit11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    University6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Construction Company5%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Insurance Company8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Computer Software Company15%
    Government10%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business62%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise22%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise51%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise32%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise60%
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    Acronis Cyber Protect is ranked 6th in Cloud Backup with 33 reviews while VxRail is ranked 1st in HCI with 38 reviews. Acronis Cyber Protect is rated 8.0, while VxRail 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 VxRail writes "It's built on platforms that have been in the industry for more than 15 years, so it's very stable". Acronis Cyber Protect is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365, Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud, Azure Backup and Veritas Backup Exec, whereas VxRail is most compared with VMware vSAN, HPE SimpliVity, Dell PowerFlex, Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series and Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI).

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