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Apple iCloud

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Apple iCloud

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Score 7.9 out of 101
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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

If you own devices on a multi-platform of Windows and Mac, iCloud is a great storage option. First, you do get some free storage when you own an Apple device. Second, if you own an Apple mobile device, you can place whatever file folders you desire under the iCloud folder and have mobile access. I have never owned anything but an Apple iPhone so I wouldn't know about access for Android.
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StorSimple

Onsite storage needs and backing up to Azure.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.1
StorSimple
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.9
StorSimple
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
StorSimple
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.5
StorSimple
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.2
StorSimple
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.6
StorSimple
File search
Apple iCloud
8.2
StorSimple
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.3
StorSimple

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
8.0
StorSimple
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.8
StorSimple
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.9
StorSimple
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.1
StorSimple

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.4
StorSimple
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.5
StorSimple
Reliability
Apple iCloud
9.1
StorSimple
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.7
StorSimple

Pros

  • Backup of login credentials with KeyChain works particularly well. No other competitor can match the fully integrated nature of iCloud because Apple owns the operating system.
  • Seamless syncing with iCloud Backup works to a decent degree. Competitors like Dropbox are catching up, but iCloud comes out of the box and ready to go on new Apple devices, so it saves time for IT.
  • iCloud contacts helps with organization-wide syncing of contacts.
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  • Performance via the SSD drives.
  • Writes back to our Private Cloud via Azure.
  • Easy to Admin via Web client interface.
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Cons

  • There's lack of configuration options for most iCloud services. You cannot tune things to your IT department's requirements often.
  • It would be nice to have unlimited iCloud Backup by default across all devices.
  • iCloud Mail needs improvement of UI/UX.
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  • Additional fail-over functionality
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Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud9.4
Based on 3 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.
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StorSimple10.0
Based on 1 answer
If I wanted to use just onsite storage the StorSimple device is already paid for.
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Usability

Apple iCloud8.7
Based on 12 answers
It does what it does behind the scenes. Whenever you do use the interface online, its functions are very simple to use
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Performance

Apple iCloud8.5
Based on 6 answers
I really don't see any lag time when I access files from Apple iCloud. Files are accessible immediately from what I can see. Honestly, I probably don't access large content files very often so that may be a factor. In addition, I have never noticed iCloud being the cause of any slow access to a file or slow down any of my computers or mobile devices.
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Support

Apple iCloud9.0
Based on 1 answer
Apple support is quick to respond and know their product well. They will follow up with you to make sure your issue has been resolved and case can be closed.
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Alternatives Considered

Google Drive is great and offers competitive pricing plans but we have an Apple ecosystem and Apple iCloud was the preferred choice for it.
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Easy to use and highly compatible with our MSFT Hyper-V environment
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Return on Investment

  • Improved Productivity: We see improved productivity by letting iCloud handle file syncs seamlessly.
  • Easy Administration: Cloud storage reports are very useful to clean up old files from the cloud and reclaim space.
  • We find it very useful to share files within the organization for meetings and stand-ups. This saves time uploading it to a location and granting permissions to individuals.
  • It is also reliable and secure. We don't have to worry much on the security front of our iCloud storage.
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  • Great Folks on the MSFT Implementation team
  • Great value on year 2
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Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

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

StorSimple

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