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2019-06-11T11:10:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Barracuda Backup?

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Monica Kropp - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Administrator at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
2022-06-12T07:05:00Z
12 June 22

They're on par with their competitors. I haven't priced things out lately because we've had a five-year contract with Barracuda, renewing what we had before. We haven't looked at making changes yet.

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Victor Correa - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior System Support Professional - Tier 3 at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
MSP
Top 20
2022-04-11T14:20:00Z
11 April 22

Because it is a single package that includes everything, they are worth the money that you need to pay for it. You are paying for the hardware, licensing, the software that runs on it, regular updates, the cloud features included with it along with the replication, and your space allocated in the cloud for replication. It is fairly priced for what you get. Most of our clients are nonprofits and small businesses who can afford Barracuda. Because they sell it as a product, there is an added profit on top of the prices that are forwarded down to them, not on the licensee, but for deploying the hardware and all of that stuff. They are fairly well-priced.

CK
Head of ICT Department at Dr. Nassau College
Real User
2021-11-04T14:15:54Z
04 November 21

Its pricing is very reasonable, but it can be reduced.

CJ
Co-Owner at xtreme works inc
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
2021-08-06T10:23:12Z
06 August 21

Normally, there is the hardware on the site. So, essentially, there is a server and storage. They can price it a little lower because the customers are making a little investment upfront. Even though it is trouble-free for the end-users, and once it is set up and running, they don't have to really think about it, there is essentially an initial investment. It is not really pricey. We're actually competitive, but we are in a different market. In Asia, customers are a little more price-sensitive than in the west. It is not really a real issue.

NB
Director of IT at a government with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-05-07T01:22:25Z
07 May 21

It is about 6,900 or 7,000 a year. It goes up a little every year. Its price includes live updates, support, antivirus, and cloud storage. If I increase the cloud space, then the price would increase. It has been consistent for us.

JK
Microsoft 365 Konsult at Canmer Data AB
Reseller
Top 20
2021-01-13T20:49:50Z
13 January 21

All the storage is included in Barracuda, so you're just paying for the package. I think with Veeam, you pay for the package, and you pay for the storage.

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GS
Owner at Avantius Technologies
Real User
Top 20
2020-12-08T05:29:23Z
08 December 20

The licensing is charged yearly. It's my understanding that the cost of the solution is somewhere around $7,000 every two years. I don't recall if there are any other costs over and above the standard license.

RT
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-09-09T06:28:57Z
09 September 20

There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.

Antero Vasconcelos - PeerSpot reviewer
CTO, Co-owner at Truenet
Reseller
2020-03-03T08:47:00Z
03 March 20

Barracuda Backup systems, you can buy it on a monthly basis, but normally the customers want it every year. So, there are only four licenses for the updates for our software. They send a replacement, which is the support for maintenance on the disks. And there is another license that is on the cloud application. so we have our up lines, and we can add another level of security instead of having another up line. For a disaster recovery site, we can upload it to the Barracuda cloud and that's unlimited. There is no way to upgrade the license. Barracuda is a simple way of life. You license the box. No per-user license, no per-byte license, it's only one license for the box. You buy the product, you license the box. You do a cloud application, you license the box. There is no per-user license. Even for the backup for the cloud solution. Even for the additional firewall, all the licensing is to the box. It is a simple way of licensing. If you have only the box and you want VPN backup, you need a different license. But it's a license for the box, not a license for 10 VPN users. Not a license for IPS. It's not user-based.

Jean MauriceProsper - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Executive Officer at Nettobe Group
Real User
2019-09-26T04:12:00Z
26 September 19

Barracuda comes with a very strong proposition for our chasing the solution. Their pricing is very competitive and the renewal costs are also very competitive. The licensing is very easy to understand ! There is no per user licensing, no per device. We only need to use our choice on the number of Data that will be backup and the features we need (box to box replication need a minimum model), We can then choose Cloud replication as option and this also is very easy. The solutions is also available through MSP partners, and in this case we can go for an OPEX model where we pay as we use, with all license included (Cloud Replication also).

VB
IT Manager at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2019-09-12T09:06:00Z
12 September 19

We bought a five-year package, as opposed to paying a yearly licensing fee. The price of the five-year contract was approximately three million Rupees ($42,000 USD).

Rashid Alsalmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company
Reseller
2019-06-11T11:10:00Z
11 June 19

The pricing is great and the functionality is amazing. Barracuda holds space on the Amazon cloud which makes it highly efficient. There's no problem with storage. The remaining challenge is just the client internet connection which will be more of an issue than Barracuda functionality. The pricing is pretty straightforward.

Related Questions
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 12, 2022
Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Barracuda Backup. What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
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Rashid Alsalmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company
11 June 19
We look forward to their upcoming release of a hybrid on the cloud. Apart from that, there is nothing needed. Another thing is that some customers want to backup individual users. They do not want device based, not machine based, not IP, but a backup of personal folders on a Windows machine. Barracuda doesn't have this functionality. It does backup over machines and shared folders, but not user profiles. Backing up user profiles might be an extra feature that will be useful. Maybe technicians who work the field might have more suggestions.
Nawaaz Toonah - PeerSpot reviewer
Operations Manager at Cybernaptics
05 September 19
I would like to have a mix of backup between on-premises and the cloud. I would like to see the automatic backup of critical applications to the cloud.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 12, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
2 out of 15 answers
Rashid Alsalmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Consultant at a tech services company
11 June 19
The security team is in charge of backup. They used to do what Barracuda does now manually. It was a huge overhead for them. The problem is now solved by going to the cloud. There's only one admin who does everything. The implementation and management are done by one engineer. His role is just to set up the account the first time and that's pretty much it. Maintenance is as easy as opening a Google email account. There's nothing much to be done. We'll have to look into customers internal issues on occasion, but these are all internal processes and have nothing to do with the performance of Barracuda. If a machine disappears from the network and the customer unplugs it, Barracuda's not going to be able to see that machine. If there is ever a problem, it is with Windows itself or the operating system. We have 12 customers right now and they've all been expanding the capacity slowly over the past year. Twelve customers might not be a lot, but for our country, that's quite good.
Nawaaz Toonah - PeerSpot reviewer
Operations Manager at Cybernaptics
05 September 19
We are a solution and service provider, and this is one of the products that we provide and implement for our customers. I have my Barracuda certification and am due to renew it this year. We have experience with the on-premises deployment model. The primary use case for this solution is to perform routine backups that are scheduled daily, weekly, and monthly. The Barracuda is on our backup system, which is connected by fibre to our server.
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