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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive is a fantastic backup solution for storing your digital files on the web, but if you want to manage, tweak, organize or otherwise maintain those files after they have reached the cloud, the experience immediately begins to suffer. This is especially noted when major competitor products like Microsoft and Dropbox offer similar services at similar prices, but offer far better interfaces for file management.
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Carbonite

Carbonite is a good solution for a stand-alone PC, a home PC or a laptop that leaves the office and has data on it. Definitely not an enterprise solution, even though they do provide higher-end packages, I would not recommend it to a client. I also question to call this a disaster recovery solution as it's retention is only 30 days.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Carbonite
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Carbonite
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Carbonite
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Carbonite
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Carbonite
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.0
Carbonite
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Carbonite
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Carbonite

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Carbonite
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Carbonite
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Carbonite
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Carbonite

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Carbonite
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Carbonite
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Carbonite
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Carbonite

Pros

  • It is very simple to use.
  • It is accessible from any device connected to the internet.
  • It has the support of Amazon.
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  • You know what's being backed up by the status dots that appear on each icon. Green means the item is backed up and yellow means the item is in the queue to be backed up. No dot means that the item will not be backed up. This lets me know very quickly what's safe
  • Unlimited backup: the plan that I have offers me an unlimited amount of storage so that I do not have to pay more each time my files outgrew available space
  • Incremental backup: each file is continuously being backed up so that the minute there are changes, Carbonite puts it in the queue
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Cons

  • Expand the space for free users.
  • It should include the option to edit files in the cloud.
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  • Alerting was very terrible - alerts would come late or not at all with regard to backups.
  • The local then cloud backup can suck up a good chunk of space.
  • The restore process, while simple once learned, does take some training to understand.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Carbonite1.0
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I found their alerting to be very poor. I missed several days of backups without knowledge of this, until I signed into the portal. I would get daily emails reporting backups were in progress or done, but nothing indicating that a backup had been stuck or paused for 3 days. For this reason alone, I did not renew.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive6.2
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Because Amazon Cloud Drive is very easy to use.
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Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
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Alternatives Considered

We use Dropbox and Google Drive. Personally, I like Google Drive slightly better because they're cheaper (you can't beat $1.99). They also offer a business option that feels a little more professional. But functionality wise, they compare really similarly and are both excellent products and highly recommended!
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I think this solution is decent, and works well enough for most businesses. I find their lack of alerts to be very troublesome - finding out you can't restore a file because the back did not run for two days is not a conversation I ever need to have again with the owner of the company. This program works well but I would recommend keeping an eye on it if you use it.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased work operation efficiency
  • Short learning curve, easily integrated
  • Very secure with access controls
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  • Easy revenue for backing up small clients.
  • Have had some issues with backing up folders with long names or deep folder structure.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Cloud Drive

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Carbonite

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details