Druva inSync and Metallic: Which cloud backup solution is better?

IT Central Station users review two of the highest reviewed solutions in the cloud backup market - Druva inSync and Metallic.

Having an effective backup solution for your data is essential to running a business, particularly in today's world of exponential data growth. Most importantly, you need to reduce the time to complete backups while, at the same time, gain faster access to your backups to meet modern requirements. However, choosing the right solution isn't easy - every business is different, and there is no ‘one size fits all' solution.

Over 388,000 professionals have used IT Central Station research to inform their purchasing decisions. Its latest paper looks at Druva inSync and Metallic, two of the highest reviewed solutions in the cloud backup market.

Below is a brief summary of the report, highlighting what real IT Central Station users think of each solution - from their most valuable features, to how they've improved individual businesses, as well as what each solution could do better.

Druva inSync

Protect data stored in the cloud or on mobile devices and address compliance and legal needs

Druva inSync is frequently compared with Veaam Backup &Replication and Rubrik, two of the more popular cloud backup solutions currently available. An alternative solution to these two products, inSync is of interest to companies from a range of industries from computer software firms, to comms service providers, and media outlets.

Positive reviews of inSync highlight how customers do not need to purchase third party storage or a separate server for data backup when utilising the solution. The solution's plaudits also appreciate that a certified administrator is unnecessary when it comes to managing the product. Despite these positive features, critics of Druva inSync believe it would benefit from the inclusion of an open-premise backup feature, and improvements to the user quota.    


Powerful, enterprise-grade backup and recovery technology with simple cloud delivery

When users are considering a cloud backup solution, Metallic is also compared frequently with Veeam Backup &Replication. And, much like Druva inSync, Metallic appeals to audiences from numerous industries, with those from the computer science, real estate, law, and transportation industries expressing the most interest.

Metallic reviewers have identified its speed of backup as a key advantage when compared to similar products. It can also significantly reduce the manual work needed to manage backup operations, and grants users full insight without the need for other products, metrics, or reporting tools. Unfortunately, critics of Metallic argue that initial setup of the solution can be quite difficult, particularly for non-IT users. It could also benefit from more customisable reports and improvements to its navigation features.