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Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

iCloud is at its best when a single user has multiple devices and uses the same apps on all or most of those devices. Keynote, Pages, IA Writer, MindNode, and other "fully integrated with iCloud" apps are great examples of how easy it can be.It's less compelling when multiple users need a shared file repository — we just use Dropbox in that situation, and it's a good compliment.It's also less valuable when the apps being used don't directly integrate with iCloud. The valuable cross-OS integration when switching from Mac to iOS and back is much clunkier in those situations. Kick the tires using the free iCloud features before depending too heavily on it.
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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
7.8
StorSimple
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.4
StorSimple
Video files
Apple iCloud
7.9
StorSimple
Audio files
Apple iCloud
7.9
StorSimple
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.2
StorSimple
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.5
StorSimple
File search
Apple iCloud
7.9
StorSimple
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.0
StorSimple

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.9
StorSimple
User and role management
Apple iCloud
7.7
StorSimple
File organization
Apple iCloud
7.9
StorSimple
Device management
Apple iCloud
8.1
StorSimple

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.3
StorSimple
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.4
StorSimple
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.8
StorSimple
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.7
StorSimple

Pros

Apple iCloud

  • Notes app sync across devices. Easily the only thing that iCloud does really well. It is super helpful.
  • iCloud allows seamless and good backup for desktop files from the Mac to the web.
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StorSimple

  • 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

Apple iCloud

  • You will constantly run into issues where iCloud is optimized or available only for Apple's own product line. That's frustrating.
  • Apple's Mail app and service are just beleaguered by the likes of Gmail. Perhaps even Zoho does better than them on the web.
  • iCloud seems optimized more for a mobile user, so desktop apps & services feel a bit force-fitted.
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StorSimple

  • Additional fail-over functionality
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Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 9.4
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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StorSimple

StorSimple 10.0
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 iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.7
Based on 18 answers
Apple iCloud is very easy to use. Even without prior exposure a new user can quickly learn the ins and outs of Apple iCloud. Like many of Apple's products, Apple iCloud is very intuitive. I do think that the folder organization through the online user interface could be improved, but I'm normally on my Mac so it doesn't really impact me
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StorSimple

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.3
Based on 12 answers
It works very well with Apple products.
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StorSimple

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 9.0
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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StorSimple

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Apple iCloud

Microsoft is incomplete and does not offer the all the features that iCloud does.Google offers a multiple alternatives where some are better and some are not, but they do not interact well together and you never know when Google is just going to kill off one of their services.Ultimately I love Apple hardware and its software works best with it. They do enough and have cool features and work together that accepting any shortcoming is palatable.
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StorSimple

Easy to use and highly compatible with our MSFT Hyper-V environment
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Return on Investment

Apple iCloud

  • Seamless integration with most of the Apple devices.
  • Intuitive contacts, notes, reminders & calendar syncing.
  • A small amount of space provided for free accounts, but bigger plans are available for purchase.
  • iPhone and Mac's products have easy backups for Apple devices, storages for pictures or other media.
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StorSimple

  • 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

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