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Score 8.1 out of 101
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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 Endpoint

It's really great if you have a small or medium-sized business like ours. You can choose the number of computers you want to back up and pay per computer. And since it's pretty easy to set up and deploy, you don't need a dedicated IT guy to do it for you. On the other hand, if most of your data is already in the cloud (like Google Docs or Google Sheets) and you don't have any other critical data then you can get by without it.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Carbonite Endpoint
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Carbonite Endpoint
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Carbonite Endpoint
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.1
Carbonite Endpoint
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.4
Carbonite Endpoint
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
6.8
Carbonite Endpoint
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Carbonite Endpoint
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Carbonite Endpoint

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Carbonite Endpoint
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Carbonite Endpoint
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Carbonite Endpoint
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Carbonite Endpoint

Cloud Storage Platform

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

Pros

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • Worldwide accessibility, including from China's great firewall.
  • Highly flexible with different server options: Aurora, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Lengthy free trial lets you really dive deeply and explore the solutions offering and all that Amazon has to provide you with.
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Carbonite Endpoint

  • Installation was pretty straight forward Carbonite Tech was a big help in rolling out the install.
  • Secure and encrypted backups sent to the cloud.
  • Tech support is very good and they are willing to assist with your issues you may have big or small.
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Cons

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • Less storage than Google Drive, Google offers 15GB of free space - vs. Amazon's 5GB.
  • Also, unlike with Google Drive, you can't back up your work with Amazon Drive ( I also use Google Drive, since I have a Gmail account).
  • A lot more expensive than Google Drive, which is 1.99/month...but they are more in line with Dropbox pricing.
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Carbonite Endpoint

  • Restoring takes forever. I have only had to recover a back up once but it took a long while to download it all back.
  • Subscription seems to force annual packages on you. You are locked in for a year no matter what happens. As far as I can tell there was no monthly/pay as you go set up.
  • It had issues updating a few times. That is when we had to contact support and it took a while to resolve (even though their support is terrific).
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Cloud Drive

No score
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Carbonite Endpoint

Carbonite Endpoint 1.0
Based on 1 answer
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 Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 2 answers
The system is very easy to use and it's use of apps for almost all devices and hardware makes it even easier to manage and store photos and documents. I highly recommend this as an easy to use solution for novices!
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Carbonite Endpoint

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
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Carbonite Endpoint

No score
No answers yet
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Support

Amazon Cloud Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Carbonite Endpoint

Carbonite Endpoint 8.8
Based on 4 answers
This rating is solely based on the ease of use of the product. As I've not had to engage in custom policy writing, my experiences have been limited to the management console, which has been easy to understand and has not necessitated a call to support. I'd be interested in hearing from their solutions experts on how they mitigate the privacy concerns around device tracking, however.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Drive Cloud has the advantage of being backed by one of the companies that has had the highest growth in recent years: Amazon. That gives us security and has been the main reason for us to trust this product. We believe that the security systems of this company are good enough to be quiet while our files are stored on their servers
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Carbonite Endpoint

We have also used Mozy Pro and Dropbox. They are all pretty similar in functionality/features of backing up data (not system state or databases as I don't think any of the 3 are well suited for that). To me, it comes down to personal preference and choosing a product that is universal for multiple users, for ease of management.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • It slowed us down at first since we went from purely agile to document based then agile.
  • It is easy to use so even non-developers can access code snippets which they wouldn't know how to access on github.
  • It has a lot of features we don't have a use for in our business.
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Carbonite Endpoint

  • The overall ROI with Carbonite is effective for us because of the low cost compared to more complicated, bloated backup platforms.
  • Losing critical data on an executive computer because the user chose to store it locally is not an option. Carbonite provides that sense of security.
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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

Carbonite Endpoint

General

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

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