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Amazon Cloud Drive

125 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

108 Ratings
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Score 8.2 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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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

I think for the money, there are better products. Code42 is a solid endpoint backup solution but it also comes with some hassles, such as the initial backup system resource problem. The portal is OK. It seems to require a lot of re-login and that's annoying. It is well-suited to an environment where there's not a lot of data to be backed up. If someone has multiple gigabytes, start the initial backup over the weekend to avoid user complaints
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.2
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.1
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
9.0
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.9
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

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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  • Once CrashPlan is fully set up and synchronizing, it truly is a "set it and forget it" solution. Backups, by default, happen every 15 minutes and the user only needs an internet connection for this to happen.
  • The administrative console is wonderful for IT to support its end users. We can download all user data if needed and centrally control the settings, including what folders/files are backed up, without interrupting the user.
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Cons

  • Over simplistic at times - could have some more features
  • Possibly have the ability to lock documents to prevent further editing if using collaboratively/sharing
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  • We originally rolled out the product en masse about a year ago and this was supposed to install CrashPlan quietly and log the user in using their AD credentials. The former worked fine, however, the latter seems to have been sporadic. Most users are working fine but we have found a few cases recently that the data was not being backed up and in one instance, the hard drive failed causing the user to lose important work. We are having to work around this but would have liked Code42 to implement a better means for central deployment.
  • The current mobile apps work fine and allow a user to download any backed up file. I would personally like to see them be able to backup the contents of phones and tablets though.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)9.9
Based on 2 answers
No other product works as well.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive10.0
Based on 1 answer
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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Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)9.7
Based on 3 answers
We use the program and I have personally recommended and help set it up on several client personal computers.
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)9.8
Based on 4 answers
I've only had to call them a few times, but I've never had an issue. Like all support, you may have to wait a few (nothing monstrous, but there can be a little wait) but once you have a person they see it through to the end. They walk you through your issue and point you to articles that will help (now and in the future). I'm never felt rushed or ignored and my problems have always been resolved.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)9.7
Based on 2 answers
for stand alone remote users it might be helpful to get an automation install script made.
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Alternatives Considered

The well organized version of Amazon Cloud wins over both Google Drive and Dropbox. Better accessibility compared to Google Drive and faster access speed compared to Dropbox. Won over the both of them overall except for the pricing case.
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We tried out both Mozy and Carbonite before choosing Crashplan - it was the simplicity and power of the backup application that led us to pick Crashplan. Backups and restores just made sense and the application was organized in a way that was easy to navigate and understand. The fact that we could encrypt the backups with our own encryption key was also a factor in the decision - we store some sensitive data as part of our training and have a need for that functionality.
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Return on Investment

  • It's another place to store the documentation, we are using this as safety blanket. Even though it has [not] returned any monetary benefit, it gives us a good night sleep as all our important documents are safe in cloud.
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  • Workstation refreshes are simple to do when it comes to restoring files.
  • The ability to freeze former employee backups for a retention period gives you time to track down important files you may need on their computers.
  • Crashplan works group in a mixed OS environment. You can restore cross platform which is great if you have a user transitioning from one OS to another.
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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

Code42 (formerly CrashPlan)

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