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We performed a comparison between Azure Backup and Carbonite Server based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Azure Backup vs. Carbonite Server report (Updated: September 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"With a couple of buttons, we can configure a VM for a backup and use the wall service, the storage wall service, pretty seamlessly.""It's useful, it works, and it's fairly reliable.""It's stable.""I like that it's a stable solution and their support is good. I think Microsoft's commercial force is superior.""The hardware is always updated and it's saved us a lot of money.""One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data.""I like that it's a simple system.""The feature that I have found the most valuable is that it is easy to create a backup by using Azure Backup. It also has a good user interface and nice features for sending notifications when any backup fails or there is a change in the status of virtual machines."

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"Easy verification of things is the most valuable feature.""The Granular Restore of SQL feature has been a lifesaver more times than I can count. One of the main reasons for looking at Carbonite was their support for platforms like AIX and AS/400 Series."

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Cons
"Technical support can be slow to respond at times.""The integration with the record database and integration with other applications will be good, especially with the database piece.""Lacks an AI system that would enable easier upgrading of the hardware.""I would like to see better pricing.""The only thing I would say that could be improved is the reporting.""We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened.""They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day.""There is a limitation of 99 files restores per day which means that we can't complete a huge file restore. We would like Azure to increase the number of the possible file restorations."

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"The support for object storage isn't quite there yet. Its public cloud support can be improved. I would love to see the public cloud support for object storage, and it would be great, but what I always hear from the folks at Carbonite is that in a lot of cases, it directly competes with their cloud offering. So, I don't know when or where that will go or if that will go anywhere, but we are hopeful to see something. The dashboard is a little outdated. If they gave it a facelift and put some better design around their dashboard, that would be tremendous. I generally care less about the visual aesthetics of an application as long as it does what it needed to do, which is true in the case of this solution. We also have the Microsoft 365 platform. Because they're two separate platforms, I have to log in to my Microsoft platform to manage it, and I have to log into my Carbonite server backup platform to manage it. Having these two coexist together in one management console is really what we're looking for, but we went for it knowing this. We also knew that there would be some integration coming down the road. So, we're again hoping to see some of that coming in 2021.""The only thing that I would like to see improved is related to marketing. Currently, it is very difficult to find the right paper and stuff for me. Their marketing department should provide better information because currently, it is very difficult to find information on the internet. It was bought over by OpenText, and you won't be able to find a lot of information about this solution on their site. They should also provide training facilities for commercial purposes. Some of my colleagues recently went for pilot training, and they were technical. If I want to get trained, the training has to be more commercial. Currently, there is no such training for users like me."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
  • "Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
  • "The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
  • "Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis."
  • "The price should be cheaper, but it's affordable if you use the yearly subscription."
  • "It's around $10 to $15 per month per virtual machine, along with something extra based on the size of the data."
  • "Pay as you go is the pricing model."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam… more »
    Top Answer:Price-wise, it's similar to AWS. It's always better to see a lower price.
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    Also Known As
    Carbonite Recover Backup
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    Overview

    Azure Backup is a scalable backup solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expenses that can help a company achieve maximal data protection. Azure Backup’s System Center Data Protection Manager provides optional integrations that can enable you to protect both advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs as well as those that are on physical servers.

    Azure Backup has many features that make it a most effective product. Included among these is its ability to easily scale up your storage capacity. It taps into the cloud to give you the ability to expand on a massive scale. This can be done without any monitoring or maintenance overhead.

    Benefits of Azure Backup

    Some of the benefits of using Azure Backup include:

    • The ability to control and track the performance of your network from a single centralized location. Azure Backup has a “single pane of glass” interface that enables users to monitor, operate, govern, and analyze their backups from one place. This eliminates any need to add additional management infrastructure. You can manage different workload types, subscriptions, vaults, and regions with Azure’s Backup Center.

    • A wide array of security features allows you to prevent malicious users from doing damage to the system, receive alerts if an unauthorized action takes place, and recover from any damage that results. Azure Backup has authentication requirements built in to protect vital functions, such as the ability to delete backed up data from unauthorized users. If something that impacts the backed up data takes place, users are immediately notified. Azure Backup saves any and all deleted backup data for two weeks. This enables administrators to use recovery points to recover their lost data.

    Reviews from Real Users

    There are a number of characteristics that make Azure Backup extremely effective. Two of these are the flexibility that it offers users and its overall effectiveness.

    PeerSpot user Ayman Y., an IT manager at NOMAC, notes all of the different backup options that Azure Backup offers. He writes, “It has many features. First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client as you like. You can do a backup from the whole virtual machine as an image. You can do a backup only from files and folders. It has every option. All options are available for the backup, for the restore, for the bandwidth utilization to do backups, even virtual machines or a physical machine. If you need to do a backup of the whole image from the virtual machine, all these options are there.”

    PeerSpot user Muzammil M., a senior operations engineer at the AlGosaibi Group, notes the effectiveness of Azure Backup when he writes, “Azure Backup is good because it is entirelycloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe. This is the reason that I suggest its use for companies that need to back up critical data.”

    Carbonite Server securely replicates data to the local backup server while securing a second copy in the cloud. Granular restore and local failover options ensure rapid recovery and minimal data loss. With integrated hardware and cloud failover for critical systems, Carbonite Server provides reliable data protection.

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    Sample Customers
    Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
    INLINE Commercial Construction, Hamilton County
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Energy/Utilities Company17%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Wholesaler/Distributor7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise27%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise58%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Backup vs. Carbonite Server
    September 2022
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    Azure Backup is ranked 9th in Backup and Recovery Software with 14 reviews while Carbonite Server is ranked 33rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 8.4, while Carbonite Server is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Carbonite Server writes "Granular Restore feature has been a lifesaver, but the support for object storage isn't quite there yet". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas NetBackup, Acronis Backup and Dell NetWorker, whereas Carbonite Server is most compared with Veeam Backup for Office 365, Zerto, Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis Backup and Oracle Data Guard. See our Azure Backup vs. Carbonite Server report.

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