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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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Microsoft Azure

This is just a fantastic platform for dipping your toes into new technologies or running parallel testing of tings like ETL’s and BI Tools. Storage is so cheap and you can switch things on and off at will to save costs. Even if you are a 1-server company just managing email and file storage, going virtual is simply the best option. We still have a few on-prem servers and old Oracle items that we are swiftly moving to eliminate because the cloud is just that much easier and cost effective.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Microsoft Azure
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Microsoft Azure
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Microsoft Azure
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.1
Microsoft Azure
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.4
Microsoft Azure
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
6.8
Microsoft Azure
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Microsoft Azure
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Microsoft Azure

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Microsoft Azure
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Microsoft Azure
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
Microsoft Azure
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Microsoft Azure

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Microsoft Azure
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Microsoft Azure
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Microsoft Azure
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Microsoft Azure

Platform-as-a-Service

Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.2
Ease of building user interfaces
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.2
Scalability
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.9
Platform management overhead
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.6
Workflow engine capability
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.6
Platform access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.2
Services-enabled integration
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.4
Development environment creation
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.7
Development environment replication
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.6
Issue monitoring and notification
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.8
Issue recovery
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.7
Upgrades and platform fixes
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.0

Pros

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • Worldwide accessibility, including from China's great firewall.
  • Highly flexible with different server options: Aurora, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Lengthy free trial lets you really dive deeply and explore the solutions offering and all that Amazon has to provide you with.
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Microsoft Azure

  • Perhaps the biggest advantage of Microsoft Azure is its ease of integration with other Microsoft products. If you're used to using Excel, Access, SQL Server, and other Microsoft products, Azure will fit in nicely.
  • Azure does a good job at pointing the user into user-friendly methods for data capture and analysis. In fact, I think Azure does the best job at this compared to competing tools.
  • Microsoft Azure has recently made strides in implementing advanced analytics, such as machine learning. Their advances are great and integrate nicely with the tool.
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Cons

Amazon Cloud 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.
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Microsoft Azure

  • Sometimes its a bit overwhelming as to the volume of functions
  • The layout could be more intuitive
  • While there are a lot of support docs it could be laid out a bit better to help you get where you need to go
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Cloud Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 10.0
Based on 15 answers
Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 2 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!
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Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.9
Based on 20 answers
Fairly easy to manage with a lot of small exceptions. Interface blades can seem to branch out many levels deep making changes and available settings difficult to find. There are seemingly endless and obscure gotchas and undocumented limitations and pitfalls that can only be realized after the fact.
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Reliability and Availability

Amazon Cloud Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 6.8
Based on 2 answers
It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
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Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
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Microsoft Azure

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Amazon Cloud Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 7.9
Based on 20 answers
Microsoft products are well-known for 24x7 global coverage of customer support. They also sometimes come with a multiple support plan, which caters to different business requirements and needs. However, more support will also mean more cost to bare. Other than that, limited options in technical training sometimes make it quite challenging in finding the right talents for managing Microsoft Azure clouds and more dependency in Microsoft technical support.
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Implementation

Amazon Cloud Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure 8.0
Based on 2 answers
As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Cloud 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
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Microsoft Azure

Google Cloud has a selection of products that are specific to machine-learning, but they are better for more specific use-cases like Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, and other APIs. For our company, we were looking for APIs and cloud products that had a bit more flexibility in their interface, which is something that Azure offered for more of their products.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Cloud 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.
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Microsoft Azure

  • This solution has allowed reduction of hardware costs. Virtualization is by far much less expensive than onsite platforms.
  • Buying and configuring systems is costly in terms of initial investment and specialized staff. Azure minimizes those costs.
  • Azure has created a positive impact on our business objectives in the sense that it has allowed system integrations to become available in a quicker time frame than typically expected.
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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

Microsoft Azure

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Microsoft Azure
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
10.0

Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive
6.0
Microsoft Azure
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
6.8

Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive
6.0
Microsoft Azure

Support

Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
7.9

Implementation

Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft Azure
8.0

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