How Ahsay Stacks Up Against Acronis Backup Cloud

(Last update: May 25, 2016)
Von allen auf dem Markt erhältlichen Backup-Programmen bietet Ahsay die umfassendsten Funktionen für Unternehmen und MSPs. Für diejenigen, die sich auch mit den Funktionen von Acronis Backup Cloud befassen, ist hier beschrieben, wie unser Produkt im Vergleich dazu dasteht.


Information from Acronis is gathered from their website and other internet channels. No trial software has been installed and no testing has been conducted. Therefore, please be reminded that this comparison may not be 100% accurate.

Key Benefits

Acronis Backup Cloud
Rapid time to market
(easy, complete, safe)
Local and cloud
(combines local and cloud backup and recovery into one simple solution)
Any data, any system, any application
(bare-metal recovery, files / folders / complete system backup, physical system backup, virtual system backup)
Multi-tier / multi-tenancy
(rebrandable channels, unlimited tenants for every channel)
Cloud backup made easy
(simple, flexible method to deploy offsite backup)
Efficient management
(built-in trial user sign-up, automatic deployment, updates, and management of all software functionalities, reporting)
Cloud storage neutral
(partners can choose any preferred cloud storage)
Partner-friendly deep cumulative discounted pricingyesno

Centralized Management for MSPs

Acronis Backup Cloud
White label serviceyesyes
Easy-to-use management console with centralized backup status and history display for all end-user customersyesyes
Remote agent update from the web management consoleyesyes
Multi-tenant service with multiple partner tiersyesyes
Custom service offerings based on the types of protected machinesyesyes
Quotas for the numbers of protected machinesyesyes
Create unlimited trial accounts to potential customers without using paid license quotayesquestion
Create free trial account within client applicationyesquestion
Build branded client agent installers in web management consoleyesno
Customize client agent name and icon shown in public cloud storage authentication page (e.g. Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.) yesno
Hide actual storage backend used by MSPs so as to make the storage invisible to usersyesno
Hide unwanted features in client agentsyesno
Hide unwanted storage options in client agents yesno
Multi-language support to target any marketyesyes
Integration with existing systems via API yesyes
Centralized management console software installable on a physical serveryesno
Live status monitoring for backup and restore jobsyesyes
Show a To-Do lists for all the backup and system errors that need to be fixedyesno
Configure backup set for a client machine through web consoleyesyes
Trigger backup for selected client machines from web management consoleyesyes
User group and group policies managementyesyes
Clear overview of system resources information
(Including Java virtual machine, underlying operating system, CPU architecture, number of processor, committed virtual memory, pysical memory, and swap space)
Current CPU usage, memory usage and live thread monitoringyesno
Backup and restore, administration logs monitoringyesyes
Replicate data and backup server settings to a replication serveryesno
Replication logs monitoringyesno
Join multiple centralized management servers through the use of built-in redirectoryesno
Client agent redirection logs monitoring yesno
Monitor web console status through third party's tool by SNMP trapping yesno
Using self-hosted / third party's SMTP server for sending emailyesno
Option for user to upload hashed encryption key to management console, so that when encryption is lost, system administrator can recover it by sending it to backup solution vendor for decryptionyesno
Block unwanted IPs from accessing management consoleyesno
Automatic users creation through Windows Active Directory integrationyesno
Send consolidated report to administrator everydayyesquestion
Set storage quota based on compressed or non-compressed data sizeyesno
Set shared storage quota to a group yesyes
Set maximum percentage of group shared quota that each user can useyesno
Set maximum no. of invalid login attempts allowedyesno
Display self-hosted advertisement banners in client agent user interfaceyesno
Enforce client agents to run preempted backup setsyesno

Backup Features in Client Agent

Acronis Backup Cloud
Local and cloud backup for flexible, hybrid protectionyesyes
Run VM directly from backupyesyes
Backup and recovery of selected files, folders, or a complete systemyesyes
Backup of Windows servers/desktops/laptops, Linux servers and desktops, and MacOS X desktops/laptopsyesyes
Backup of Microsoft SQL, Exchange, Active Directory, and Windows System Stateyesyes
Backup of VMware, Microsoft Hyper-Vyesyes
Backup of Oracle Database, MySQL Database, IBM Lotus Domino/Notes, Synology NASyesno
For service providers: off-site backup to your own cloud, or Azure, Amazon S3, or other storageyesyes
Replicate backup data to a local folder, network share or cloud storageyesyes
Disk-to-disk-to-cloud backup staging supportyesyes
Control backup by customersyesyes
Customer centralized views of activities and alertsyesyes
Local disaster recoveryyesyes
Backup schedulingyesyes
Block-level incremental / differential backupyesyes
Backup data filteringyesyes
Backup data consolidationyesyes
Compression level settingyesyes
Auto retry after backup failedyesyes
Data retention policyyesyes
Continuous backup for files in Windowsyesquestion
Continuous backup for VMs and databasesyesquestion
Bandwidth throttlingyesno
Fast multi-thread backupyesquestion
Windows open file backup through VSSyesyes
Define multiple backup sets for each client machineyesyes
Remind user to backup during Windows system logout / shutdown / restartyesno
Missed backup, backup error alertsyesyes
Combine multiple clouds as one pooled storageyesno
Sequential or concurrent backup to multiple destinationsyesno
Configurable maximum concurrent backupsyesno
Backup data validationyesyes
Write backup/restore logs to Windows Event Logyesyes
Proxy server supportyesyes
Initial seeding to easily move large volumes of data to the cloud (require cloud storage to have seed loading support, e.g. Microsoft Azure)yesyes
Pre / Post backup command line toolyesyes
Storage quota alert to clientyesyes

Supported Backup Destinations

Acronis Backup Cloud
USB drive / local drive / network shares of user's machineyesyes
Amazon S3yesyes
Amazon Cloud Driveyesyes
Microsoft Azureyesyes
Amazon AWS Compatible Storageyesquestion
Google Cloud Storageyesquestion
Google Driveyesquestion
Microsoft OneDrive / OneDrive for Businessyesquestion
FTP / SFTPyesquestion
Hard drive attached to centralized management serveryesno

Restore Features

Acronis Backup Cloud
Point in time restoreyesyes
One time restore multiple versionsyesno
Large scale recovery (using same methodology as initial seeding)yesyes
Search for files or folders to restoreyesyes
Restore data to original or different locationyesyes
Restore anywhere through green client agentyesno

Security / Privacy

Acronis Backup Cloud
256-bit SSL transmission to cloudyesyes
256-bit AES backup data encryptionyesyes
Individual encryption key per backup setyesno
Password protection in client agentyesyes
Lost encryption key recovery yesno

Deployment Options

Acronis Backup Cloud
Vendor hosted - Turnkey solution that the management console and data are both hosted by vendor (Ahsay / Datto)yesyes
Hybridly hosted - Management console hosted by vendor (Ahsay / Datto), data hosted by service provideryesyes
Service provider hosted - The service provider manages the solution and stores the datayesyes

Licensing Model

Acronis Backup Cloud
Meter (Pay as you go)yesyes
Perpetual (Own backup software perpetually)yesquestion
Cumulative discount based on historical quantities under MSP's accountyesno