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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    8.6

    Apple iCloud

    86%

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Apple iCloud ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    8.2
    82%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Video files

    9.1
    91%
    70 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Audio files

    8.9
    89%
    67 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    8.5
    85%
    63 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Access control

    7.9
    79%
    61 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File search

    8.6
    86%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device sync

    9.0
    90%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    8.2

    Apple iCloud

    82%

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Apple iCloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    7.9
    79%
    54 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File organization

    8.1
    81%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Device management

    8.5
    85%
    67 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    8.6

    Apple iCloud

    86%

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Apple iCloud ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    8.8
    88%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reliability

    9.1
    91%
    74 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    7.9
    79%
    58 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    Apple iCloud

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    81%
    IBM Cloud Object Storage ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    117 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    119 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    116 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    118 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    124 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Apple iCloud is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability
    • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Apple iCloud

    86%
    74 Ratings
    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    131 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Apple iCloud

    100%
    4 Ratings
    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    9.9

    Apple iCloud

    99%
    21 Ratings
    5.8

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    58%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    8.2

    Apple iCloud

    82%
    24 Ratings

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    Apple iCloud

    75%
    40 Ratings
    8.4

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    84%
    7 Ratings

    Online Training

    Apple iCloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Apple iCloud

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Apple iCloud

    iCloud is also great to keep access to photos synced across devices. Ex: I can snap a photo at a job site and have access to that photo on my desktop when I return to my office. I can then drop the photo into a document that is stored in iCloud and have instant access to that document on my iPad at a client's office later in the day. Seamless transitions make life much easier.
    Doug Fish | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    File recovering and easy data management from various cloud storage systems and the cost-effective capability on this IBM platform are excellent. Security on the system for the multiple data that are handled through the platform is excellent and the user can easily access any needed data from the cloud and provide useful data reports as well as excellent real-time data analytics.
    Jacintoh Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Apple iCloud

    • Syncing files, appointments, Notes and contacts. If I'm away from home, and set an appointment using my phone, that appointment automatically updates real time to my home laptop and vice-versa.
    • It stores files (e.g photos) nicely
    • Once it's set up, it's fairly easy to use.
    Michelle Braun | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    • Cloud storage allows you to save data and files in an off-site location that you access either through the public internet or a dedicated private network connection.
    • Cloud storage delivers a cost-effective, scalable alternative to storing files on on-premise hard drives or storage networks.
    • Cloud storage services provide elasticity, which means you can scale capacity as your data volumes increase or dial down capacity if necessary.
    • Business continuity of Storing data offsite supports business continuity in the event that a natural disaster or terrorist attack cuts access to your premises.
    Frason Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Apple iCloud

    • Customization - iCloud is great at the stuff it does well. But it lacks features that some competitors (in Google Drive or Dropbox) do really well. API support for third-party apps is really great for some other people.
    • Remote use - Managing or accessing information from iCloud while not on one of your logged-in apple devices can sometimes be an issue. From a work computer for example. It doable, but the experience is much less user-friendly.
    • Ability to edit documents on the cloud similar to google docs or some other competitors
    Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    • Unexpected errors are known to occur when downloading/uploading files.
    • Not easy to get started. In order to take full advantage of the platform and its features, additional training and reading documentation is needed.
    • The UI of the platform can get a bit confusing and it's easy to get lost.
    Ausrine S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Apple iCloud

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.99 per month

    Apple iCloud Editions & Modules

    Edition
    50GB$0.991
    200GB$2.991
    2TB$9.991
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

    IBM Cloud Object Storage Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Lite PlanFree1
    Standard PlanThere is no minimum fee, pay only for what you use2
    1. Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
    2. For pricing and all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
    Additional Pricing Details
    The Lite and Standard service plans for Cloud Object Storage include resiliency options, flexible data classes and built-in security. Pricing is based on your choice of location, storage class and resiliency choice.

    Likelihood to Renew

    Apple iCloud

    Apple iCloud 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    It's so seamless that I can't imagine another product doing a better job synchronizing all of my devices. I simply do not think about it at all. Everything happens behind the scenes and I'm confident that Apple keeps my data safe and secure. I'm a happy customer as far as this is concerned. I have not had a bad experience with this service.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    IBM Cloud Object Storage 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Usability

    Apple iCloud

    Apple iCloud 9.9
    Based on 21 answers
    While it may be great to use with other Apple products, I find it's an absolutist-style workflow to be debilitating and to lead to many problems. When you sign into the cloud, it completely takes over your device in many ways that you don't notice at first until there is a problem.
    Shelby Bowden | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    IBM Cloud Object Storage 5.8
    Based on 2 answers
    steep learning curve
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Apple iCloud

    Apple iCloud 8.2
    Based on 24 answers
    Occasionally, large files that haven't yet been synced require a few minutes to pull down but I've rarely noticed delays. It does a good job of keeping data cached on my local machines while updating them with changes from other machines transparently.
    Jeff Eaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Apple iCloud

    Apple iCloud 7.5
    Based on 40 answers
    Apple customer service is fantastic. iCloud is built with Apple in mind and its design is extremely intuitive and user-friendly. Additionally, whenever our team has encountered issues, the speed of Apple support has been more than timely in addressing our issues and solving our request. We have encountered relatively few issues in my time with the platform and this only improves our overall score for those who keep the platform stable.
    Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.4
    Based on 7 answers
    I have been working in IT sector for more than 15 years. I have worked with various vendors. IBM's sales team, support team have been really helpful. After we start to use their product, their UX design team also contacted us to get feedback from us. They are really interested about our experience.
    Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Apple iCloud

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    IBM Cloud Object Storage 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    I just researching and applying the tools on their platforms to ensure a good learning path, based on my needs. Reading the documentation related with resources, tools. Is too big, but I am trying to know more about it every day. It is a good way to know more about their resources. A new way to attract new customers. At the end of the day, we are all involved in improvement and automation of our tasks and resources for customers and end-users.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Apple iCloud

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.3
    Based on 5 answers
    IBM's professional service for migrating data and implementing new cloud environment was perfect. They started to help us before we begin to bring together all data such as how can it could be best to transfer all data without problems. During the migration they watched all the process closely to prevent any failure. Lastly, after the migration, they gave us trainings on implementation.
    Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Apple iCloud

    Apple does offer an alternative to Office & the Google Docs family but trusting to use it with both internal and external parties is tough. Google is more universal and easier for 3rd parties to collaborate with. Apple works well for a closed internal group that is native to Apple's ecosystem.Google offers more storage space than Apple
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    I consider that it is easy to learn, intuitive, easy to administer, has high data handling capacity, satisfactory performance in large volumes of records
    MAURICIO CORRAL RIERA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Apple iCloud

    • If I lose track of my credentials or my continuing education documentation, I could end up not being able to renew my certification. This would lead to a major loss in revenue.
    • Time is money and having all of my required documents easily accessible in iCloud saves me time and allows me to work more efficiently.
    • My Apple devices were certainly not cheap purchases. iCloud has allowed me to maximize my productivity through synchronizing my work no matter which device I'm working on.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    • This allows us to recommend a platform to our clients that will quickly help them create new, efficient business processes with very little development.
    • This saves clients hours and days of manual analysis of images, allowing the system to do the work when attaching Object Storage to models.
    • There is a learning curve in utilizing the storage and the modeling, but once up and running, it works well during deployment.
    Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

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