Top 10 Online Backup services

August 26, 2023 | Editor: Michael Stromann

Online backup services offer a secure and convenient solution for businesses to protect and backup their critical data in the cloud. These services typically automate the backup process, provide options for continuous or scheduled backups, and offer features like data encryption, versioning, and easy file restoration, ensuring that businesses can easily recover their data in the event of data loss, hardware failure, or other disasters.
Veeam Software is the leader in Cloud Data Management, providing a simple, reliable and flexible solution for all organizations, from SMB to Enterprise
Commvault offers industry-leading solutions that enable your organization to protect and use its data.
Carbonite is an online backup service, available to Windows and Mac users, that backs up documents, e-mails, music, photos, and settings. Carbonite keeps small businesses and home offices running smoothly. We offer a comprehensive suite of affordable services for data protection, recovery and anytime, anywhere accessibility. From running your small business to running your household, our goal is to provide secure and affordable cloud backup for all your files.
Rubrik's approach to data protection helps enterprises achieve Multi-Cloud Data Control. Securely recover, mobilize, and govern data everywhere. Stop managing backups. Use one policy-based solution for on-prem, at the edge, or in the cloud.
Backblaze is a pioneer in robust, scalable low cost cloud backup and storage services. Personal online backup to enterprise scale data storage solutions. Backblaze backs up all your data – no questions asked. No picking files. No digging through folders.
Acronis delivers the best data protection and disaster recovery for virtual, physical, mobile and cloud environments
Cohesity eliminates mass data fragmentation by providing a single web-scale data management platform to manage the vast majority of an organization’s data—backups, file shares, object stores, and data used for dev/test and analytics.
CrashPlan backup software offers the best way to back up and store personal, business and enterprise data securely - offsite, onsite and online in the Cloud. CrashPlan makes it easy to protect your digital life, so you can get back to what’s important in real life. Even when you step away, CrashPlan is busy at work protecting all your important files. Music, photos and documents are all automatically, continuously protected, so you can get back to whatever life throws your way.
Druva delivers secure backup as a service to the cloud across endpoints, servers and cloud applications, with integrated workflows, global deduplication, and deep search and data analytics capabilities making data protection and information management simpler, safer and more cost effective.
NetBackup is the only enterprise data management solution that combines automation, artificial intelligence, and elastic architecture to improve agility and data security, on-premises and across any cloud. With 100 exabytes of information currently under management, no other solution comes close.
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Zerto provides disaster recovery, ransomware resilience and workload mobility software for virtualized infrastructures and cloud environments.
Datto introduces the next generation of backup, disaster recovery and Business Continuity solutions. Using image-based backup allows Datto to take an image (ie: picture) of an entire system, not simply individual files or applications. This contributes to a superior Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and the ability to boot virtual machines. Image-based backup is an integral component of Intelligent Business Continuity.
Azure Backup is a cost-effective, secure, one-click backup solution that’s scalable based on your backup storage needs. The centralized management interface makes it easy to define backup policies and protect a wide range of enterprise workloads, including Azure Virtual Machines, SQL and SAP databases, and Azure file shares.
Backupify is a backup technology provider for cloud-based data, offering archiving, search and restore solutions for online services.
AWS Backup is a cost-effective, fully managed, policy-based service that simplifies data protection at scale.
Authentic SaaS for Enterprise Backup. Securely and reliably protect your workloads, on-prem and in the cloud. Eliminate hardware and software with 100% SaaS.
Selecting a cloud backup, recovery and restore platform is a major decision, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one. The innovative technology of Asigra Cloud Backup now powers over 1 Million sites worldwide. That success is due entirely to 28 years of building a global ecosystem of strong partner relationships with progressive Managed Service Providers and Resellers, and it has made us one of the most financially stable investments you can make in the business. Here are seven reasons Asigra is an industry leader.

Latest news about Online Backup services

2021. Acronis raises $250M to double down on cyber protection services

As the landscape of malicious activities becomes increasingly complex and dangerous, the importance of cybersecurity continues to rise. Acronis, a specialized cyber security vendor offering comprehensive "all-in-one" services, has recently secured $250 million in funding. Originally a spinoff from the parent company of virtualization giant Parallels, Acronis initially gained recognition for its expertise in data recovery and backup solutions. However, in order to differentiate itself from competitors like Commvault, Veeam, and Barracuda, Acronis has expanded its offerings over time. It now provides a comprehensive package of services, including continuous data protection, patch management, anti-malware protection, and more, aiming to cater to the diverse needs of its customers.

2021. Online Backup service Druva raises $147M

Announcing the closure of a $147 million funding round at a valuation exceeding $2 billion, Druva specializes in offering cloud data backup services. Earlier this month, the official announcement was made regarding the partnership between Dell and Druva, a collaboration that was initially reported in January of this year. The alliance with Dell positions Druva with a substantial customer base to target for future sales opportunities. This strategic move has the potential to significantly bolster the growth of the company, solidifying its position as a prominent player in the industry.

2020. Google acquires Actifio to step into the area of business continuity

Google has recently completed the acquisition of Actifio, a data management company specializing in assisting businesses with data continuity to enhance their preparedness for security breaches or other disaster recovery requirements. This acquisition positions Google as a competitor to Rubrik, another major player in the field of data continuity. Google has recognized Actifio as a "leader in backup and disaster recovery," offering virtual replicas of data that can be efficiently managed and updated for storage, testing, and other purposes. Actifio's ability to cover diverse environments, including SAP HANA, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, virtual machines (VMs) in VMware, Hyper-V, physical servers, and, naturally, Google Compute Engine, empowers Google to extend its reach beyond all-Google environments and effectively collaborate with companies operating in hybrid and multi-vendor setups.

2020. OwnBackup lands $50M as backup for Salesforce ecosystem thrives

OwnBackup has established itself as a prominent backup and disaster recovery system within the Salesforce ecosystem, and it has recently secured a $50 million investment. When it comes to SaaS applications such as Salesforce, the responsibility for safeguarding data is shared. Customers bear the responsibility for any errors or corruption they introduce. However, despite this potential risk, many organizations neglect to back up their SaaS data or lack the means to easily restore it. OwnBackup takes a proactive approach to prevent the loss of access to critical SaaS data. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the company continues to experience growth, acquiring 250 new customers in the last quarter alone. This brings its total customer base to over 2,000, with a team of 250 employees.

2020. Insight Partners acquires data management company Veeam for $5B

Insight Partners has completed the acquisition of Veeam, a Swiss cloud data management company, for a significant sum of $5 billion. Veeam specializes in providing cloud data backup and disaster recovery solutions to its customers. The company achieved a remarkable revenue of $1 billion in the previous year. With a global presence, Veeam serves a vast customer base of 365,000 organizations worldwide, including an impressive 81% of the Fortune 500 companies. Notably, Veeam offers backup and recovery tools for both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, and has established partnerships with renowned enterprise vendors such as Cisco, IBM, Dell EMC, and HPE.

2019. Backup as a service startup Clumio raises $135M

Clumio, a provider of enterprise backup services in a SaaS-like model, has recently secured a Series C funding round amounting to $135 million. Clumio's overarching goal is to establish a platform within public clouds, offering enterprises a unified data protection service capable of handling backups for on-premises, cloud, and SaaS applications. Initially, the company focused on providing backup solutions for VMware on premises, but it has since expanded its services to encompass VMware running on public clouds. The latest announcement from Clumio highlights its commitment to facilitating the protection of cloud-native applications that enterprises are currently developing. The company has launched this service specifically for AWS, with future plans to expand its coverage to other cloud providers like Microsoft Azure in the near future.

2019. OpenText buys online backup firm Carbonite for $1.42B

Carbonite, a company specializing in data backup, has recently entered into a purchase agreement with OpenText, a prominent enterprise information management firm, for a substantial amount of $1.42 billion. In recent years, Carbonite has transitioned from its traditional data backup focus to becoming a proactive and defensive security company. To strengthen its security offerings and defend against emerging threats such as ransomware, Carbonite made strategic acquisitions. In February, the company acquired endpoint security firm Webroot for $618.5 million in an all-cash transaction. Just a year prior, Carbonite purchased cloud backup service Mozy for $145 million. These acquisitions have contributed to Carbonite's evolution and expansion into the security domain.

2019. Clumio raises $51M to bring enterprise backup into the 21st century

When it comes to creating backups for extensive enterprise deployments, it may seem like a resolved issue. However, the reality is that it still involves intricate setups comprising complex hardware and software. Clumio, a company emerging from stealth mode today, aims to revolutionize enterprise data protection by replacing on-premise hardware with a flexible, cloud-based backup solution reminiscent of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service). Currently, Clumio's solution can safeguard data from on-premise systems, VMware Cloud for AWS, and native AWS service workloads. It is worth noting that Clumio heavily relies on public cloud services for its backend infrastructure, which aligns with its comprehensive list of supported platforms.

2017. Cloud data management startup Druva raised $80M

Druva, a platform that specializes in backup and data protection for around 4,000 business networks, including endpoints, infrastructure, and applications, has secured $80 million in funding. The company aims to strengthen its focus on offering data management and protection solutions for enterprises utilizing public cloud platforms. This puts Druva in direct competition with industry giants like EMC, Commvault, and Veritas, as well as other data management startups like Rubrik. With this latest funding round, Druva's total raised capital approaches $200 million. To put this into perspective, one of its competitors, Rubrik, achieved a valuation of $1.3 billion after raising $180 million earlier this year. Druva was last valued at approximately $637.5 million during its previous funding round in 2016 (raising $51 million). The company reports a remarkable growth rate of over 300% in the past year, boasting prominent customers such as Continental, Emerson, Flex, and Fujitsu.

2017. CrashPlan shuts down its consumer cloud backup service to focus on business version

Popular cloud backup service CrashPlan has announced its decision to discontinue home subscriptions and shift its focus towards its business version, Code42. This move provides customers with a little over a year to find an alternative solution. Services like CrashPlan, Backblaze, and Carbonite have simplified the process of online backup, allowing users to subscribe and install a background app that automatically handles the backup process. CrashPlan has been a leading player in this market. However, the company has realized the potential for greater profitability by catering to larger enterprise customers. Hence, Code42 is providing ample time for its customers to transition away from CrashPlan, recognizing that uploading an entire hard drive can be a time-consuming process.

2015. Code42 snares $85M for its Crashplan

Code42, the company behind the enterprise backup tool Crashplan, has announced a significant funding round of $85 million. Originally developed as a laptop backup solution, Crashplan transitioned to cater to the enterprise market and has been experiencing rapid growth, with a yearly increase of 100 percent, as stated by Payne, a representative of Code42. One of the key advantages of Crashplan is its user-friendly nature, often requiring minimal IT involvement once implemented. Automatic file backups are performed, and Payne asserts that end users can restore files themselves in the majority of cases. The tool is platform-agnostic, extending its backup capabilities to Macs and Linux machines, and it leverages cloud storage, enabling users to retrieve their files from anywhere, including new devices. It's important to distinguish backup from storage: while storage involves keeping data on a hard drive, backup serves as a contingency plan in case of data loss, allowing users to recover their files. Crashplan focuses on backing up laptops and mobile devices rather than the entire data center.

2015. Backblaze offers low-cost Amazon S3 rival

Backblaze, known for its consumer and enterprise backup service, has announced Backblaze B2, a competitively priced cloud storage service that rivals Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, and Google’s Cloud Platform. Backblaze's service is half the price of Amazon Glacier, an extremely slow cold storage service, and costs only about a fourth of Amazon’s regular S3 service. By opting for Backblaze's low-priced service, you can store an additional copy of your data for approximately 15 percent of the cost compared to Amazon's cloud storage service. Backblaze expects users to utilize B2 for storing images, videos, data sets, and more. The service includes a free tier, offering up to 10GB storage, 1GB/day of outbound traffic, and unlimited inbound bandwidth. Developers can access it through an API and command-line interface, while a web interface is also available for non-technical users.

2015. Google Vault now covers Hangouts for work chat

Google is introducing a new administrative feature for the Google Apps backup add-on Google Vault that enables you to manage the chat history in Hangouts within your organization. This option allows you to ensure that the chat history is either enabled or disabled according to your preference. It grants individuals in your organization the freedom to engage in conversations with both internal and external contacts, while ensuring that new employee conversations remain private and confidential as they are automatically deleted shortly after occurring. Additionally, Google is expanding Google Apps Vault support to include Hangouts chat. This integration enables organizations of all sizes to quickly locate and preserve chat messages, providing a reliable means to safeguard critical business information for purposes such as continuity, compliance, and regulatory requirements.

2014. Datto buys cloud backup service Backupify

In a move to expand its data recovery services, Datto is acquiring Backupify to provide a comprehensive range of solutions for data retrieval, regardless of its location. Both companies specialize in data backup and recovery, with Backupify excelling in safeguarding SaaS objects such as data in Google Docs or, while Datto focuses on protecting Windows and Linux applications deployed on physical servers, on-premises, or in local/private clouds. Backupify has secured nearly $20 million in funding from investors including Avalon Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, and Symantec, among others. On the other hand, Datto has raised $25 million in funding, led by shared investor General Catalyst, marking former VMware CTO Steve Herrod's inaugural funding deal since joining the venture capital firm.

2014. Bitcasa ends unlimited storage plan

Cloud storage and backup service Bitcasa has made the decision to eliminate its low-cost unlimited storage option. The company claims that the option was not utilized enough to justify the high costs associated with managing a small group of users who violated the Terms of Service. As a result, unlimited users of Bitcasa are left with two choices if they wish to continue using the service. They can either switch to a 1TB premium plan, priced at approximately $99 per year, or opt for the 10TB pro plan, which costs $999. In response to accommodating users transitioning from the unlimited storage option, Bitcasa has expanded the storage capacity of its pro plan from 5TB to 10TB. Consequently, the company has also raised the prices for the pro plan. Previously, new subscribers paid $49 per month, but the price has now increased to $99.

Editor: Michael Stromann
Michael is an expert in IT Service Management, IT Security and software development. With his extensive experience as a software developer and active involvement in multiple ERP implementation projects, Michael brings a wealth of practical knowledge to his writings. Having previously worked at SAP, he has honed his expertise and gained a deep understanding of software development and implementation processes. Currently, as a freelance developer, Michael continues to contribute to the IT community by sharing his insights through guest articles published on several IT portals. You can contact Michael by email