Top 15 Online Backup services
Last updated: August 07, 2021
Veeam Software is the leader in Cloud Data Management, providing a simple, reliable and flexible solution for all organizations, from SMB to Enterprise
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.
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.
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.
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.
Acronis delivers the best data protection and disaster recovery for virtual, physical, mobile and cloud environments
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.
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.
Commvault offers industry-leading solutions that enable your organization to protect and use its data.
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.
on Live Enterprise
Online file storage that aggressively deduplicates data, allowing to save everything you upload, including all versions. They provide nice clients for Mac, Linux, and Windows. And they’re cryptographically secure from the moment your data leaves your computer - unless you hand over your password, even the folks who work at SpiderOak can’t see your data.
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.
Backupify is a backup technology provider for cloud-based data, offering archiving, search and restore solutions for online services.
Authentic SaaS for Enterprise Backup. Securely and reliably protect your workloads, on-prem and in the cloud. Eliminate hardware and software with 100% SaaS.
Robust business-class desktop and server backups, file sharing and real-time sync designed for multiple users and teams.
Latest news about Online Backup services
2021. Acronis raises $250M to double down on cyber protection services
As cybersecurity continues to grow in profile amid an increasingly complex and dangerous landscape of malicious activity, a cyber security vendor that specializes in “all-in-one” services covering the many aspects of security IT Acronis has raised $250 million. Originally a spinoff from the parent company of virtualization giant Parallels, Acronis initially made its name in data recovery and backup but has over time, and to better differentiate itself from competitors like Commvault, Veeam and Barracuda (among others), it has expanded to provide an all-in-one package of services to include continuous data protection, patch management, anti-malware protection and more.
2021. Online Backup service Druva raises $147M
Druva, a software company that sells cloud data backup services, announced today that it has closed a $147 million round of capital at a valuation north of $2B. A recent tie-up between Dell and Druva, first reported in January of this year, was formally announced earlier this month. The selection of Druva by Dell could help provide the unicorn with a customer base to sell into for some time.
2020. Google acquires Actifio to step into the area of business continuity
Google has acquired Actifio, a data management company that helps companies with data continuity to be better prepared in the event of a security breach or other need for disaster recovery. The deal tees Google up as a competitor against the likes of Rubrik, another big player in data continuity. Google describes the startup as as a “leader in backup and disaster recovery” providing virtual copies of data that can be managed and updated for storage, testing, and more. The fact that Actifio covers data in a number of environments — including SAP HANA, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and MySQL, virtual machines (VMs) in VMware, Hyper-V, physical servers, and of course Google Compute Engine — means that it also gives Google a strong play to work with companies in hybrid and multi-vendor environments rather than just all-Google shops.
2020. OwnBackup lands $50M as backup for Salesforce ecosystem thrives
OwnBackup has made a name for itself primarily as a backup and disaster recovery system for the Salesforce ecosystem, and today the company announced a $50 million investment. For most SaaS apps like Salesforce there is a shared responsibility for keeping data safe. Customers are responsible for the errors and corruption they create. Yet despite this exposure, most organizations don’t backup their SaaS data or have the ability to easily recover. OwnBackup proactively prevents from losing access to mission-critical SaaS data. In spite of the pandemic, the company continues to grow, adding 250 new customers last quarter, bringing it to over 2,000 customers and 250 employees.
2020. Insight Partners acquires data management company Veeam for $5B
Insight Partners has acquired Swiss cloud data management company Veeam for $5 billion. Veeam helps customers with cloud data backup and disaster recovery. The company says that it had $1 billion in revenue last year. It boasts 365,000 customers worldwide, including 81% of the Fortune 500. Veeam has backup and recovery tools for both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, along with partnerships with a variety of large enterprise vendors, including Cisco, IBM, Dell EMC and HPE.
2019. Backup as a service startup Clumio raises $135M
Clumio, that offers a SaaS-like service for enterprise backup, today announced that it has raised a $135 million Series C round. The overall mission of Clumio is to build a platform on public clouds that gives enterprises a single data protection service that can handle backups of their data in on-premises, cloud and SaaS applications. When it came out of stealth, the company’s focus was on VMware on premises. Since then, the team has expanded this to include VMware running on public clouds. The next step in this process, as the company also announced today, is to make it easier for enterprises to protect the cloud-native applications they are building now. The company today launched this service for AWS and will likely expand it to other clouds like Microsoft Azure, soon.
2019. OpenText buys online backup firm Carbonite for $1.42B
Carbonite has agreed to a $1.42 billion purchase by OpenText, an enterprise information management giant. During the last couple of years Carbonite moved away from a traditional data backup business to a more proactive, defensive security company. In February, Carbonite bought endpoint security company Webroot for $618.5 million in an all-cash deal, as the company pushed to protect against emerging threats like ransomware. Only a year earlier, Carbonite bought Mozy for $145 million, a cloud backup service.
2019. Clumio raises $51M to bring enterprise backup into the 21st century
Creating backups for massive enterprise deployments may feel like a solved problem, but for the most part, we’re still talking about complex hardware and software setups. Clumio, which is coming out of stealth today, wants to modernize enterprise data protection by eliminating the on-premise hardware in favor of a flexible, SaaS-style cloud-based backup solution. In its current iteration, Clumio can be used to secure data from on-premise, VMware Cloud for AWS and native AWS service workloads. Given this list, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Clumio’s backend, too, makes extensive use of public cloud services.
2017. Cloud data management startup Druva raised $80M
Druva, which has built a platform that provides backup and data protection for some 4,000 business networks’ various endpoints, infrastructure and apps as of today — has raised $80 million to double down on providing data management and protection for companies that have built networks that use public cloud platforms, going head to head with the likes of EMC, Commvault and Veritas, as well as other data management startups like Rubrik. This latest round brings the total raised by Druva close to $200 million. As a point of comparison, one of its competitors Rubrik is now valued at $1.3 billion after raising $180 million earlier this year. And Druva’s valuation was last estimated to be around $637.5 million at its last round ($51 million in 2016), and the company tells me it has grown over 300 percent in the last year, with some of its customers including Continental, Emerson, Flex and Fujitsu.
2017. CrashPlan shuts down its consumer cloud backup service to focus on business version
Popular cloud backup service CrashPlan announced that it would stop selling home subscriptions in order to focus on business version - Code42. Customers have a little bit more than a year to find an alternative. Companies like CrashPlan, Backblaze and Carbonite have made online backup easy. After subscribing, you just have to install a background app and forget about it. These services usually back up your data continuously in the background. CrashPlan has been one of the leading services in this space, but it turns out that you can make more money by focusing on bigger customers. That’s why Code42 is giving its customers a lot of time to move away from CrashPlan. It can take a while to upload an entire hard drive, after all.
2015. Code42 snares $85M for its Crashplan
Code42, the developer of the Crashplan enterprise backup tool, announced a massive $85 million round. Crashplan began life as a tool for backing up your laptop, pivoted to the enterprise and has been growing fast — 100 percent year over year, according to Payne. One of the advantages of Crashplan is that it’s easy to use, and rarely requires IT intervention after it’s in place. Files are backed up automatically and Payne claims end users can restore files themselves in most cases. The tool is platform agnostic, so it backs up even Macs and Linux machines and it backs up to the cloud, so users can recover their files from anywhere, even on a new machine. It’s important to note that backup is different from storage. You store stuff on your hard drive. You back stuff up in case something goes wrong and you need to get your files back — and Crashplan is designed to backup from laptops and mobile devices, as opposed to backing up the entire datacenter.
2015. Backblaze offers low-cost Amazon S3 rival
Backblaze, the company known for its consumer and enterprise backup service, is taking a step in a slightly different direction by announcing Backblaze B2, a competitively priced cloud storage service that competes with the likes of Amazon S3 and the cloud storage services that are part of Microsoft Azure and Google’s Cloud Platform. The price of Backblaze’s service is half the price of Amazon Glacier, AWS’s very slow cold storage service, and only costs about a fourth of Amazon’s regular S3 service. Maybe you want to store your data in a number of different locations and services, but if you did that on AWS, you would spend twice as much as you do today. Given Backblaze’s low prices, you could now store an extra copy of your data for about 15 percent of the price you’d pay on Amazon’s cloud storage service. The company expects that users will use Backblaze B2 to store images, videos and data sets, for example. Backblaze B2 will offer a free tier (up to 10GB storage, 1GB/day of outbound traffic and unlimited inbound bandwidth). Developers will be able to access it through an API and command-line interface, but the service will also offer a web interface for less technical users.
2015. Google Vault now covers Hangouts for work chat
Google is rolling out a new admin option for Google Apps backup add-on Google Vault that lets you manage Hangouts chat history in your organization, so that you can make certain that it’s either on or off. People in your organization can have the freedom to chat with whomever they want — whether that person is part of your organization or not — and you can be sure that new employee conversations stay personal and private, because they’ll disappear shortly after taking place. Google is also adding Google Apps Vault support for Hangouts chat. With Vault support for chat, organizations of all sizes can quickly find and preserve chat messages. This is a great way to safeguard business-critical information for continuity, compliance and regulatory purposes.
2014. Datto buys cloud backup service Backupify
Datto is buying Backupify so it can offer a full range of data recovery services, regardless of where that data sits. Both companies deal with data backup and recovery, but Backupify’s strength is protecting SaaS objects — data in Google Docs or Salesforce.com — while Datto focuses on protecting Windows and Linux applications running either on premises on physical servers or on local or private clouds. Backupify had raised just under $20 million from investors including Avalon Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, First Round Capital, Lowercase Capital, Symantec and others. Datto has raised $25 million in one round led by shared investor General Catalyst — it was former VMware CTO Steve Herrod’s first funding deal after he joined that VC firm.
2014. Bitcasa ends unlimited storage plan
Cloud storage and backup service Bitcasa, that became well-known with low cost unlimited storage offer is scrapping this option entirely — claiming it’s not being used enough to justify the high costs of dealing with a small group of what it dubs Terms of Service abusers. The choices facing unlimited users of Bitcasa wanting to continue using its service are to drop down to a 1TB premium plan, costing circa $99 per year, or pay $999 for a 10TB pro plan. Since Bitcasa has increased the storage capacity of its pro plan — from 5TB to 10TB (to better accommodate those exiled from the land of unlimited storage) it has also increased prices for that plan. The monthly price was $49 and is now $99 for new subscribers.