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Carbonite Server Backup

Top Rated
33 Ratings

Amazon Cloud Drive

124 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

Carbonite Server Backup

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Score 7.4 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive would be well suited for long term storage but not good for daily use. This is because there is presently no sync option that I could find. Other services like Google Cloud and Microsoft OneDrive could be used to substitute this service for cheaper. One option that I could find with Amazon Cloud that I didn't see with other providers is the option to limit the bandwidth used by the app.
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Carbonite Server Backup

It's an incredibly simple application for SMBs; has an intuitive user interface and great customer support. It's helped me recover from something as big as a full blown server crash, to doing something as simple as recovering a lost file. Pricing is perfect for small business clients, and the customer support is only a phone call away if you run into any trouble.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Carbonite Server Backup
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Carbonite Server Backup
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Carbonite Server Backup
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Carbonite Server Backup
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Carbonite Server Backup
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
6.9
Carbonite Server Backup
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Carbonite Server Backup
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Carbonite Server Backup

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Carbonite Server Backup
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Carbonite Server Backup
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Carbonite Server Backup
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.2
Carbonite Server Backup

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Carbonite Server Backup
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.8
Carbonite Server Backup
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.7
Carbonite Server Backup
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Carbonite Server Backup

Data Center Backup

Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
7.0
Universal recovery
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
8.2
Live recovery
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
8.2
Recovery verification
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
8.2
Business application protection
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
7.7
Multiple backup destinations
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
5.7
Incremental backup identification
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
6.8
Backup to the cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
6.3
Deduplication and file compression
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
7.3
Snapshots
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
4.5

Pros

  • This is really portable since you can also use it on your phone.
  • It's very easy to use and learn how to use so you don't have to spend unnecessary time trying to figure out how to use the software.
  • It's very easily accessible since it's right on your computer or online.
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  • Intuitive user interface, easy to set up, easy to use, perfect for SMBs.
  • Cost effective, secure solution.
  • Great for file recovery, and full system restore.
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Cons

  • Launching, stopping, rebooting an instance takes a lot of time. I am not sure if this is a common scenario in the cloud services field but i think that there is a need to reduce the time taken for these things.
  • It takes time to understand the interface that Amazon provides. Since there are lots of options to choose from, Amazon should probably ask for an input in terms of need and then suggest a few options. This will make it easier for the user while selecting what type of cloud service they want to opt for. There is also no explicit mentioning of when and what the user is charged while choosing an option, I think that this is a necessary thing to be added for the benefit of the customers.
  • Mobile control over instances. As it is, it takes a long time to launch, stop or reboot an instance, but once the mechanism is quickened up, I think they need to move onto providing a mobile application which is as secure as a banking application to perform these actions.
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  • The need for a good internet connection for initial sync, but Carbonite can't really be to blame for this one.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive10.0
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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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Alternatives Considered

Since this was used for a class, it was mandatory to use amazon. I have not used any other cloud storage spaces for the same purpose that i have used amazon cloud for, so the comparison might not be valid. The other two services i have used from google and apple are free of cost, and it was for a general purpose rather than any professional use.
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Much easier, I love how easy it is to verify my backups. With some other products, I did not really know how they were doing because it was too time-consuming to verify the backup. With carbonite, I get email reports every day with any issues and with successes! That is going to my phone which is very convenient.
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Return on Investment

  • It has increased visibility from technical teams to non-technical teams
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  • The cost is very fair.
  • With the compression, it helped hold down my backup costs.
  • Did not have to invest in a bunch of equipment to use.
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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 Server Backup

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
Trial and paying customers have access to our valet install free of charge. Call and speak to a specialist who can remotely connect to your machine to ensure it's installed and configured correctly to protect your critical data.