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Score 8.2 out of 100

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon 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.
Jorden Beatty | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

Cloud object storage is well suited for storing static assets, things like images, videos, music clips, or any other type of unstructured large data blobs. It is especially suited for use cases when users need storage across different regions and time zones.
It is potentially not suited for cases when there is large amounts of read and write at a very high speed.
Li Rong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Drive
8.6
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Versioning
Amazon Drive
7.9
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Video files
Amazon Drive
7.5
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Audio files
Amazon Drive
7.5
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Document collaboration
Amazon Drive
9.8
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Access control
Amazon Drive
9.7
IBM Cloud Object Storage
File search
Amazon Drive
8.9
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Device sync
Amazon Drive
8.7
IBM Cloud Object Storage

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Drive
8.1
IBM Cloud Object Storage
User and role management
Amazon Drive
9.8
IBM Cloud Object Storage
File organization
Amazon Drive
8.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Device management
Amazon Drive
6.4
IBM Cloud Object Storage

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Drive
9.5
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Performance
Amazon Drive
8.7
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Reliability
Amazon Drive
9.9
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Storage Reports
Amazon Drive
9.8
IBM Cloud Object Storage

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Amazon Drive
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Amazon Drive
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Dynamic scaling
Amazon Drive
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
Elastic load balancing
Amazon Drive
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Monitoring tools
Amazon Drive
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.1
Security controls
Amazon Drive
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6

Pros

Amazon Drive

  • Amazon Drive automatically detects photos and videos in specific folders (that you choose). It will add them to Drive without any action from me.
  • There is a desktop app where you can access all of your files (in addition to web-based access).
Kristin Cole | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • Highly secure way of storing and sharing data as it needs authorization to be accessible.
  • Pre-built API calls and code snippers make accessing data via secure APIs a breeze.
  • Easy to migrate data to and from data storage
  • Ability to manage large amounts of data with considerable speed
Ausrine S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • While this platform has been around, it does take some getting used. The interface could be refined. My Firefox Browser automatically closed when selecting some options and creating new objects as an example.
  • The tutorials are a bit outdated in comparison to the screens shown. We understand the system is constantly improving. The tutorials should reflect the changes in the interface.
  • There are many pre-trained models. However, it is not clear as to how those models were trained, what bias may exist in the training data, and how a user could improve those models unless we simply have to build our own.
Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 6.0
Based on 3 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!
James Murphy | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 5.8
Based on 2 answers
steep learning curve
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
Arlex Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 9.7
Based on 6 answers
Overall great software to use for file share, storage, and collaboration. Its security is great and the user management is spot on. The only thing that makes me dock it a point is that the device management as a subset of user management is kind of clunky. It hasn't been an issue yet, but it could compromise security in the future. Overall, would recommend
Blake Baron | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.6
Based on 7 answers
I have been working in IT sector for more than 15 years. I have worked with various vendors. IBM's sales team, support team have been really helpful. After we start to use their product, their UX design team also contacted us to get feedback from us. They are really interested about our experience.
Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.4
Based on 5 answers
IBM's professional service for migrating data and implementing new cloud environment was perfect. They started to help us before we begin to bring together all data such as how can it could be best to transfer all data without problems. During the migration they watched all the process closely to prevent any failure. Lastly, after the migration, they gave us trainings on implementation.
Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon 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
Miguel Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

Dropbox, Google Drive, S3 Buckets on AWS, Pcloud, Mega, Box, iCloud, OneDrive I have tried most available cloud storage providers and IBM is by far the most sophisticated, adaptable and affordable option. The onboarding and the ease of use of the Cloud Object Storage is the experience I want to share with my network.
🐿 Matthew Karsten | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • Prior to cloud storage, we used on-premises storage devices to store and backup, and sometimes it was a headache to scale up or down the storage according to our needs. With the introduction of Cloud Object Storage, we don't have to worry about scaling.
  • The uptime is also improved a lot after the introduction of Cloud Object Storage in our organization
  • Obviously, it's a very cost-effective way to store and archive data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Amazon Drive

Pricing Details

Amazon Drive

General

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

Amazon Drive Editions & Modules

Edition
100 GB1.991
1 TB6.991
2 TB11.991
3 TB179.972
4 TB239.962
5 TB299.952
6 TB359.942
7 TB419.932
8 TB479.922
9 TB539.912
10 TB599.902
20 TB1,199.802
30 TB1,799.702
  1. per month
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Object Storage

General

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

IBM Cloud Object Storage Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite PlanFree1
Standard PlanThere is no minimum fee, pay only for what you use2
  1. Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
  2. For pricing and all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
Additional Pricing Details
The Lite and Standard service plans for Cloud Object Storage include resiliency options, flexible data classes and built-in security. Pricing is based on your choice of location, storage class and resiliency choice.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Drive
7.8
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Drive
IBM Cloud Object Storage
9.1

Usability

Amazon Drive
6.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8

Performance

Amazon Drive
6.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage

Support Rating

Amazon Drive
9.7
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6

Implementation Rating

Amazon Drive
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.4

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