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Score 8.6 out of 100

Dropbox

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    Amazon CloudFront

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Dropbox

    75%
    Dropbox ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    95 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    104 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    100 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    103 Ratings

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    110 Ratings

    File search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    111 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    107 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    Amazon CloudFront

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Dropbox

    76%
    Dropbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    100 Ratings

    File organization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    107 Ratings

    Device management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    94 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    Amazon CloudFront

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Dropbox

    77%
    Dropbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    112 Ratings

    Reliability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    112 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    86 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Amazon CloudFront is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
    • Dropbox is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.2

    Amazon CloudFront

    92%
    13 Ratings
    7.8

    Dropbox

    78%
    131 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon CloudFront

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Dropbox

    100%
    19 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Amazon CloudFront

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.5

    Dropbox

    85%
    23 Ratings

    Availability

    Amazon CloudFront

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Dropbox

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Amazon CloudFront

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Dropbox

    88%
    10 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.1

    Amazon CloudFront

    71%
    7 Ratings
    7.3

    Dropbox

    73%
    60 Ratings

    Online Training

    Amazon CloudFront

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Dropbox

    90%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon CloudFront

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Dropbox

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Amazon CloudFront

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Dropbox

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon CloudFront

    Amazon CloudFront is best suited when there is a need of speed in serving static and dynanic web contents of a web application. If the content is already in that edge location, CloudFront delivers it immediately. If the content is not currently in that edge location, CloudFront retrieves it from an Amazon S3 bucket or an HTTP server. Amazon CloudFront is not appropriate in case users can tolerate some delays or servers are present near to the location of user. It also Integrates through the W3 Total Cache plugin. Amazon CloudFront Pricing based on bandwidth usage that's the best part of it.
    Ashish Agarwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dropbox

    Dropbox is used in a variety of ways at our workplace. Sharing documents with our team on the go is made possible by Dropbox. Once a file is uploaded to Dropbox, team members can view and discuss it immediately. Some of the new features make it easier for us to keep things organized and maintain continuity during our meetings. We will store large files on it and send them to clients or suppliers via a link. A sales campaign's data is also stored in Dropbox. For example, it enables our marketing team to work on various sales campaigns from any location.
    Mostafa Swid | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Amazon CloudFront

    • CloudFront, like other CDNs, is a very reliable content delivery network for delivering content like images, videos, HTML, and javascripts that are run on browsers across the world.
    • It provides secure hosting of content at no extra cost. AWS Certification Manager also provides the ability to create and manage custom SSL certificates at no extra cost for our websites.
    • It is secure, which means that it uses AWS Shield for Layer 3/4 DDoS mitigation and AWS WAF for Layer 7 protection. Hence seamlessly integrating with other AWS services. So you do not have to shop outside of AWS ecosystem
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dropbox

    • We are transferring large files and multiple files with various internal and external parties due to the ease of sharing files and folders.
    • Smart sync, so you don't have to worry about device space and search large file batches quickly.
    • Synchronizing a data file across organizations without the user having to do anything other than work is a significant benefit of cloud computing.
    • Allowing only the people who need it to have access is a huge perk and works well with other enterprise software.
    Muhammad Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Amazon CloudFront

    • If price is the main concern, CloudFront is not the cheapest-in-class by a wide margin
    • Some of the settings are not obvious to new users, and the management dashboards could use work
    • Lacks fine-grained access controls and statistical reports for usage
    Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dropbox

    • At one point 2 gigs [were] deemed enough for the "Free" version of Dropbox and its competition. However as even the most simple picture from a phone gets larger, 2 gigs might no longer be enough. Might want to increase the free size to adjust for file size inflation.
    • Dropbox's app is very presumptive of updating itself every time you log on to a system that it's installed on. I know that's a feature you can turn off, but the assumption to turn that feature on by default is annoying.
    • Dropbox could use a phone app function that would initiate a download to a designated computer hard drive. It would eliminate having to see the file on your phone, go to your computer, turn it on and then download the file.
    Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Amazon CloudFront

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.02

    Amazon CloudFront Editions & Modules

    Edition
    First 10TB$0.09
    Next 40TB$0.08
    Next 100TB$0.06
    Next 350TB$0.04
    Next 524TB$0.03
    Next 4PB$0.03
    Over 5PB$0.02
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Dropbox

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Dropbox Editions & Modules

    Edition
    BasicFree
    Plus$11.992
    Family$19.992
    1. none
    2. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon CloudFront

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 10.0
    Based on 19 answers
    Dropbox is a user-friendly, easy tool which requires little to no skill and they offer a free version with a good amount of storage available. There are other file sharing tools available however at a cost. Dropbox free version I have used for years and it serves every purpose I need.
    Michelle Hidalgo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Amazon CloudFront

    Amazon CloudFront 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Easy way to integrate a CDN within the AWS infrastructure. It allows further customization based on company needs.
    Carlos Becerra | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 8.5
    Based on 23 answers
    Dropbox is dead simple to us since right out of the box, it creates a folder on your PC and anything added to it gets synced to the cloud and any other device signed into that account. You can then dive deeper into permissions, version history, etc. Overall though, the minimalist approach is welcome since not everyone we work with is highly technical and that itself saves us time and money. Many of our colleagues already use Dropbox for their personal cloud so no training is required when using it at work other than going over our own company guidelines and best practices.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Amazon CloudFront

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 8.8
    Based on 10 answers
    Dropbox is really useful, you can access any file from anywhere and you can upload and even edit files online, but, sometimes it can be slow. Downloading, uploading, and syncing is a bit slow, it can take several minutes. Furthermore, the search engine for large amounts of data can be slow too and it is not powerful.
    Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Amazon CloudFront

    Amazon CloudFront 7.1
    Based on 7 answers
    CloudFront is a good CDN solution. It can be a bit complicated to implement depending on your needs, but AWS tech support is great. You get to avoid a ton of upfront costs by going with CloudFront. It works best in conjunction with other AWS services in your infrastructure. Once you set it up, you won't need to do much to maintain it. It just works.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 7.3
    Based on 60 answers
    It has not been necessary to go to customer support lately, since everything works perfectly. However, I must add that at the beginning when I started using Dropbox, and I had any doubts about how it worked, customer support was always attentive and found the best solutions effectively.
    Arianna Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon CloudFront

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    I needed to stay current in improving my daily operations. Dropbox
    was suggested to me by a former colleague two-years ago and I've been using it just fine ever since.
    Annesa L Lacey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Amazon CloudFront

    Amazon has always been creative and leading, and I have been using its services for years. They are very reassuring and have fast and responsive support--you can call them from any time zone to respond quickly. High security on servers, open hands on changes, and increasing and decreasing server resources and features.
    Ali Kazempour | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dropbox

    Of all the options we tried, Dropbox was at the top in terms of performance, reliability, and features.Nextcloud is a self-hosted solution, and is the system preferred by our IT department — mainly because it is free or has no annual subscription cost. However, it's UI is clunky compared to Dropbox's. It didn't sync files as well, couldn't preview some file types, and had other technical problems. Even though it was locally hosted, it was slower than Dropbox.Google Drive is another service we used in tandem with the others. It is great for collaborative documents and spreadsheets, and does OK with some other types of projects. But for file sharing it didn't work as well, and our plan didn't allow for enough storage space compared to the other options. For my personal home use, I use pCloud. It works great, and has an optional lifetime purchase plan: You have perpetual use for a one-time payment. I like that you can sync specific subfolders to a computer, but it is more tedious or technical to set up compared to Dropbox.
    Michael Prewitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Amazon CloudFront

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I can add and add a tin files large files and Dropbox is still working great!
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Amazon CloudFront

    • Our website loads much more quickly in other countries as a result of CloudFront. For example: loading cached assets from CloudFront in Australia is 4x as fast as it would be to load the same assets without CloudFront.
    • Very inexpensive service considering the value it brings.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dropbox

    • Dropbox has a very generous free option. Once surpassed, the cost is relatively inexpensive, which makes it a low cost option for file sharing.
    • It allows us to easily share files with clients without needing to pay for other services that are email based.
    • It's wide usage and wide acceptance in the business world makes it easy to work with other individuals and companies, speeding up collaboration.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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