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Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud is well suited for companies seeking an easy way to set up a secure cloud storage for your photos, files, videos, music, and more. It was also made to be accessible while on the go via mobile phones, tablets, and desktop computers. This makes it perfectly viable for business and business meetings where you have to be traveling. It may not be appropriate for businesses on tighter budgets that are limited. There are alternatives that ooffersimilar functionality for free although limited in functionality.
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Syncplicity

It's a great application to backup your data automatically to the cloud and then access later. The automatic restore of certain folders is handy and one less thing to worry about when you're setting up a new PC again. I haven't really encountered any issues with Syncplicity to have any thoughts where it could be improved or where it wouldn't work.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.6
Syncplicity
8.3
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
Syncplicity
9.0
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Syncplicity
9.0
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Syncplicity
9.0
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
Syncplicity
10.0
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.0
Syncplicity
10.0
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Syncplicity
1.0
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
Syncplicity
10.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Syncplicity
9.7
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
Syncplicity
10.0
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Syncplicity
10.0
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
Syncplicity
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
Syncplicity
8.5
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Syncplicity
7.0
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
Syncplicity
10.0
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
Syncplicity

Pros

  • Reliable, I've never had much issue with Amazon Cloud Drive being unavailable.
  • Easy to use interface, it has a simple drag and drop interface that almost makes the ACD files feel like they're part of the computer
  • Price, ACD has a much better price to space ratio than a lot of its competitors.
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  • By default, it is setup to backup my Desktop Shortcuts, My Documents, and my Internet Explorer Favorites folders. When I sign into a new PC, it automatically syncs these items, making it easy for my data to travel with me.
  • I'm able to easily share my items/folders with coworkers, granting them read or read/write access as required.
  • I like that items that are shared with me allow me to choose to sync them to my PC or not. This allows me to sync smaller items like documents and spreadsheets, but keep things like webex recordings stored in the cloud and not using up gigabtyes of space on my PC. :)
  • I like that, during times when I want to free up resources, I can pause the syncing of files.
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Cons

  • Speed, ACD can at times be slow to upload the files, when compared to services like Dropbox
  • Lack of free service, while 3 months is nice a lot of alternatives offer free space for life
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  • I would appreciate it if it backed up more than just Desktop, Favorites and Documents by default. I'm not sure if this was something chosen by my employer, but it would be nice if the whole profile folder was backed up by default, so my pictures, music, and videos folders were included.
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive6.2
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Because Amazon Cloud Drive is very easy to use.
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Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
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Alternatives Considered

We selected Amazon due to the large reliable brand name behind ACD and the ability of it to be nested within other services. While Microsoft and Google were strong options, we decided that ACD had a better cost and availability uptime compared to other services. Dropbox has been used in the past but not a strong positive experience.
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I use CrashPlan for my personal PC at home. I think both products have their pluses and minuses. Both products allow you to backup your selected data to the cloud. CrashPlan doesn't easily allow for file sharing (CrashPlan isn't really a collaboration tool as much as it is a backup tool). Both products have easy restore options. However Syncplicity automatically restoring certain data when syncing with a new PC is very handy and a feature that CrashPlan doesn't offer
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Return on Investment

  • Since it was for a class, there was only learning and no such thing as a good or bad outcome on the overall business.
  • I would say that we used as good a cloud service as possible to accomplish our goals.
  • Maybe the best impact I can state is that we never really had any major issues.
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  • The ease of use saves me a lot of time.
  • Being able to easily share files with my coworkers also saves me time.
  • This allowed my company to reduce the size of our file server and in doing so, reduced our storage budget.
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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

Syncplicity

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