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Score 8.1 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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Panzura

I believe Panzura can fit into any company structure.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

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

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

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

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Panzura
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Panzura
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Panzura
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Panzura

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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Panzura

  • Ease of configuration - I installed well over 50 Panzura CSGs in under 6 months. The web interfaces are easy to navigate and the CLI is easy to learn.
  • Simplified replication creation. Pick your partners and go, hub & spoke, full mesh, take your pick the GUI makes it clear to understand what is being done.
  • Efficient storage usage. Expandable via additional drive enclosures, resilient due to replication and efficient due to deduplication.
  • Hybrid cloud done right. With APIs to external CAS storage you can create the private cloud you want, and with hooks to external resources like S3 take advantage of the public cloud space for economy of scale.
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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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Panzura

  • Faster browsing of photos
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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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Panzura

No score
No answers yet
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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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Panzura

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Panzura

There are several other devices but Panzura is best of class.
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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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Panzura

  • Exceptional positive impact on availability - as users move so do their files.
  • Panzura+DFS allowed for simple chargeback models to be implemented.
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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

Panzura

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
Panzura
10.0

Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive
6.0
Panzura

Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive
6.0
Panzura

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