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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 Server Backup

In our case it was a perfect fit for not just our server backup, but we can log into a main console and check on backups on PC's thru out the company
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

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

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

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

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Carbonite Server Backup
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Carbonite Server Backup
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Carbonite Server Backup
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
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
5.8
Incremental backup identification
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
6.7
Backup to the cloud
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
6.2
Deduplication and file compression
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
7.3
Snapshots
Amazon Cloud Drive
Carbonite Server Backup
4.5

Pros

  • Fast synced data across all of your devices – Desktops, Tablets and Phones.
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage space for all of your important media, files and documents from a reputable company.
  • Extremely helpful and friendly technical support staff who goes above and beyond when you need their help – even if the issue was a user's fault.
  • Seamless integration for your digital files. Plays very well with other popular services.
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  • Relatively easy to set up.
  • Very responsive support.
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Cons

  • 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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  • At some point we had to update the software and it seemed a little difficult to do that. We had tech support help us, and I don't know if I would have been able to do it myself.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive6.2
Based on 2 answers
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

Actually I think both Box and Dropbox are easier to use and have better features for sharing files, especially if you need password security on those files, but Amazon is better for storing tons of data. Box and Dropbox are much more expensive to store a lot of files.
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We used Symantec many years ago, so I don't know that I can compare the two fairly. Backup Exec was hard to use and we backed up on tapes, rather than in the cloud. I feel much more confident in the backups that we have with Carbonite.
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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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  • No loss of data
  • Cost savings
  • No expensive recoveries
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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.