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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

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

If most datasets are file-based and they are sizable, like 10-100 GB, then Aspera is worth connecting. It is built into IBM cloud and so no additional purchase. If your data is already in a multi-cloud environment, then the speed to movement is probably already resolved and Aspera would not be needed.
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Drive
8.6
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.8
Versioning
Amazon Drive
7.9
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
Video files
Amazon Drive
7.5
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9
Audio files
Amazon Drive
7.5
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
Document collaboration
Amazon Drive
9.8
IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0
Access control
Amazon Drive
9.7
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.8
File search
Amazon Drive
8.9
IBM Aspera on Cloud
5.0
Device sync
Amazon Drive
8.7
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Drive
8.1
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.8
User and role management
Amazon Drive
9.8
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
File organization
Amazon Drive
8.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Device management
Amazon Drive
6.4
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Drive
9.5
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
Performance
Amazon Drive
8.7
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
Reliability
Amazon Drive
9.9
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.3
Storage Reports
Amazon Drive
9.8
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.8

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

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 1 answer
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 7.9
Based on 5 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 was used by most of our members (but not all), IBM consultancy was able to help for setting up the infrastructure in a couple of hours. This was quick and effective. We were able also to use quickly the ASPERA API with external tools to make exchanges between Aspera sites.
Anonymous | 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

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 Aspera on Cloud

General

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

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Drive
7.8
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.4

Usability

Amazon Drive
6.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Performance

Amazon Drive
6.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Support Rating

Amazon Drive
9.7
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9

Implementation Rating

Amazon Drive
IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0

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