On-Premises Backup Software or Cloud Backup as a Service? (Part 2)

Recently, we wrote about how data protection vendors force you to choose between an on-premises solution and a software-as-a-service solution. In one of our recent blog posts, we compared how choosing a backup solution should be just like choosing a car. If you want a vehicle that is good for commuting but can also accommodate off-road activities, you should buy a vehicle that does both. Fortunately, the automobile industry offers many types and models of cars to accommodate every consumer’s need. The car industry is flexible. Unfortunately, the majority of vendors in the data protection industry are not.

Today, many of these vendors want to dictate the backup infrastructure that you should use. Some claim that on-premises software is the right answer. Others force you into a backup-as-a-service alternative. Ugh...

But let’s consider a different alternative. Look at these two user interfaces:

Acronis Backup 12


Acronis Backup 12

Acronis Backup 12: The Best Of Both Worlds

Do you see any differences? Look closely. Anything? Alright, you found it! You can see that the logos are different and that there is a “Manage Accounts” option available in the blue column in the lower screenshot.

You are looking at the Acronis Backup 12 console. The upper screen shot is the console that is installed on-premises and the console beneath it is in the Acronis Cloud.

Yep. You got it! They are nearly identical. Acronis Backup 12 does not wrestle you to the ground, forcing you into one standard delivery model. Instead, you make the choice. You control your environment.

When you try or buy a subscription for Acronis Backup 12, you choose whether you want to use Acronis Backup 12 as a cloud backup service and skip the installation, or install Acronis Backup 12 on-premises with just three clicks.

This is yet another example how the industry’s easiest and fastest backup solution delivers control to you – the IT administrator!

Try it for yourself. Check out Acronis Backup 12 today and experience the industry's fastest backup and data protection.