Third Party Benchmark Finds that Microsoft Azure has Limitations in Protecting 500GB or More in a 12-hour Backup Window

SUNNYVALE, CA – September 15, 2015 — / — today announced findings from a Mediatronics product review which revealed that is 6X faster for full backups and 17X faster for incremental backups than Microsoft Azure Cloud Backup. The benchmark review also discusses the complexity of the Microsoft Azure pricing model which makes it cost restrictive, in addition to its limitation in protecting more than 500GB within a typical 12-hour backup window.

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“The ability to back up systems within the allotted backup window is critical to meet our clients’ backup demands,” said John J. Pizzo, III, CPA, Partner, Grossberg Company LLP, a partner. “’s DataProtect delivers superior speed and features, and coupled with its simple, straight forward pricing, it’s a better choice to offer our clients.”

In the test, an initial backup of 490GB of data was made to the cloud. Following this, 5% (approximately 25GB) of data was changed, then a second incremental backup was made for both services. This produced the following results:

• DataProtect performed the full backup in 2 hours, 56 minutes and the incremental backup in 1 hour, 7 minutes

• Microsoft Azure Cloud Backup performed the full backup in 18 hours, 5 minutes and the incremental backup in 17 hours, 25 minutes

“Enterprises with very large datasets require speed and performance to move data over the network,” said Gary Sevounts, CMO, “At, we’ve optimized our cloud backup solution for datasets over 1TB so that backing up data is fast and reliable. And, just as we’ve built efficiencies in our backup process, we’ve also eliminated pricing complexity so users know exactly what to expect.”

View the complete Mediatronics product review benchmark report, Microsoft Azure v.

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