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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Amazon Drive ranks higher in 3 feature sets: File Sharing & Management, Cloud Storage Security & Administration, Cloud Storage Platform

File Sharing & Management

8.4

Amazon Drive

84%
7.8

IBM Aspera on Cloud

78%
IBM Aspera on Cloud ranks higher in 4/7 features

Versioning

9.0
90%
14 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Video files

7.0
70%
21 Ratings
8.1
81%
8 Ratings

Audio files

7.9
79%
19 Ratings
8.1
81%
8 Ratings

Document collaboration

9.0
90%
16 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Access control

9.0
90%
18 Ratings
6.7
67%
9 Ratings

File search

8.9
89%
19 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Device sync

8.1
81%
22 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

8.3

Amazon Drive

83%
7.6

IBM Aspera on Cloud

76%
Amazon Drive ranks higher in 2/3 features

User and role management

8.1
81%
18 Ratings
6.4
64%
9 Ratings

File organization

8.9
89%
20 Ratings
7.3
73%
9 Ratings

Device management

7.9
79%
17 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Cloud Storage Platform

8.7

Amazon Drive

87%
7.3

IBM Aspera on Cloud

73%
Amazon Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

Performance

9.0
90%
24 Ratings
7.6
76%
9 Ratings

Reliability

8.2
82%
23 Ratings
7.2
72%
9 Ratings

Storage Reports

9.1
91%
16 Ratings
7.1
71%
9 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Amazon Drive is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Amazon Drive

80%
24 Ratings
6.8

IBM Aspera on Cloud

68%
13 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Amazon Drive

60%
3 Ratings

IBM Aspera on Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.0

Amazon Drive

60%
2 Ratings

IBM Aspera on Cloud

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.7

Amazon Drive

97%
6 Ratings
7.6

IBM Aspera on Cloud

76%
7 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Amazon Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

IBM Aspera on Cloud

100%
2 Ratings

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 Aspera on Cloud

It is best suited to products and companies which extensively use IBM cloud and other cloud hosted services by IBM. This is because since the existing interface is a little challenging to use, IBM's own products and platform is well integrated with IBM Aspera on Cloud and there's relatively little work for the integration team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 Aspera on Cloud

  • Ease of use: the Graphical User Interface doesn't require technical know-how to operate
  • Delivery Receipts: this allows us the confidence to know our files have reached our customers
  • Activity Monitor: lets you know how much data you have used, which is important for budgeting reasons.
Anonymous | 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 Aspera on Cloud

  • Track upload/download usage OVERALL to know how much space is left
  • Track cloud storage overall to know how much space is left
  • More easily send single links to users for download, rather than full access (I know it is possible, but it is not intuitive)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Drive

General

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

Starting Price

$199 per month

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 Aspera on Cloud

General

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

Starting Price

$0.95 per transferred gigabyte

IBM Aspera on Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Pay as You Go$0.951
Standard Edition$716.402
Advanced Edition$10,440.003
Enterprise EditionContact sales4
  1. per transferred gigabyte
  2. per transfer volume starting at 1 terabyte per year
  3. per transfer volume starting at 6 terabytes per year
  4. per transfer volume starting at 60 terabytes per year
Additional Pricing Details

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 Aspera on Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Amazon Drive

Amazon Drive 6.0
Based on 2 answers
It is safe but has little added value.
Arlex Guzman | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

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 Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 7.6
Based on 7 answers
The support from IBM is fast and reliable. Very knowledgeable engineers provide you with the support on Aspera. We had a very good experience when opened tickets and we were able to get our issues resolved quickly. Most solutions are provided within a day so you can expect a quick turnaround time. Overall, the support has been very good.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Amazon Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The service provided by the authorized vendor was excellent. It was a good collaboration between the vendor IT team and internal IT team. They provided us with a timeline and we verified and approved that timeline. Daily stand ups and weekly meetups were conducted to update the internal team on progress. They were able to deliver all deliverables on time also, they conducted both alpha testing and beta version testing in time. Overall, they were able to complete the implementation in the given timeline.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | 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 Aspera on Cloud

Aspera comes with IBM cloud so there isn’t really a choice. Since it’s built-in, it integrates well and there was no need to buy another solution. Therefore, I did not consider other options. It worked fine, gave access files, push data securely, and did it faster than standard HTTPS.
Ben Holmes | 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 Aspera on Cloud

  • Aspera has changed the way we do business. We are now able to share huge file sets electronically, saving on external drives, shipping costs, time, and effort.
  • Our industry is very slow to commit to electronic alternatives to physical media. In less than three years, the positive results of using this service have caused over 70% of our user base to fully commit to electronic delivery, with the number of physical fulfillments quickly being driven toward zero.
  • Transfers within our own company, which formerly relied solely on FTP/HTTP transfer drives that would take days now take minutes with Aspera. Our software team relies on the speed and accuracy of the transfers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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