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Top Rated
448 Ratings
Top Rated
448 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud works extremely well for individuals that are subscribed to the Apple ecosystem of products. The ability to seamlessly sync across devices with one account has helped me prepare, access, and share important documents quickly and effectively across platforms. Additionally, Apple's cloud infrastructure is quite robust and I have rarely encountered issues with reliability over the five years+ of using the service.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verizon Cloud Portfolio

I think this service works very well for me, but I have been a Verizon customer for almost 15 years. If you are someone who hops carriers it may not be the best fit. I also like that you can easily use it with all of your employees regardless if they prefer Android or Apple phones. (Whereas using Apple's or Google's services may not work seamlessly for all phones.) I think it still has room for improvement, and sometimes I worry about the longevity of utilization due to the nature of cell phone carriers constantly changing prices, plans, and every option under the sun to make a buck that we could be very screwed in the future if Verizon does something stupid (because historically, they all have)
Jennifer Larson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Apple iCloud
8.0
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
6.9
Versioning
Apple iCloud
7.5
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
Video files
Apple iCloud
8.4
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
7.4
Audio files
Apple iCloud
8.3
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
5.6
Document collaboration
Apple iCloud
7.3
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
Access control
Apple iCloud
7.6
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
File search
Apple iCloud
7.8
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
6.7
Device sync
Apple iCloud
9.2
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
8.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Apple iCloud
7.4
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
6.8
User and role management
Apple iCloud
6.7
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
7.0
File organization
Apple iCloud
8.0
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
7.0
Device management
Apple iCloud
7.6
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
6.3

Cloud Storage Platform

Apple iCloud
8.2
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
7.4
Performance
Apple iCloud
8.4
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
7.7
Reliability
Apple iCloud
8.9
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
7.0
Storage Reports
Apple iCloud
7.3
Verizon Cloud Portfolio

Pros

Apple iCloud

  • Speed - As soon as the transfer is complete you immediately have all the information backed up to access on any computer that you desire to log into. Transferring information from your phone to this service is seamless and easy to understand.
  • Reliability - I have used iCloud ever since I've had an iPhone (over 5 years) and I never once have lost a file or document due to Apple's failure.
Gavin Scott-Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verizon Cloud Portfolio

  • Auto-Sync of files or contacts to the cloud that are chosen to be auto-synced.
  • Has the ability to turn off auto-sync and allow only manual sync.
  • Stores files and contacts in the cloud for later recovery in case of a data loss.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verizon Cloud Portfolio

  • The home screen shows a little bit of everything, but being a control freak, I would like to be able to customize it. (Granted, it would most likely have most of the same elements, but, for example, I don't need photos scrolling across the top. I'd rather have buttons like quick links to jump directly to what I want or to see a further bird's eye view of the content.
  • I like receiving notifications that a back-up is complete, but I would like to be able to set what other notifications are and aren't allowed to push to my phone.
  • I have set Verizon Cloud to back up on wifi OR using the data network. But if you are using wifi while doing a content restore and you lose that connection, either by leaving the building or the local wifi dropping out momentarily, the entire content restore will stop and need to be restarted. This can be very frustrating.
Jennifer Larson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verizon Cloud Portfolio

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 7.8
Based on 20 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

Verizon Cloud Portfolio

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 8.2
Based on 13 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

Verizon Cloud Portfolio

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud 7.5
Based on 36 answers
I never used Apple iCloud support, but have never needed to do so. It has become more of a personal issue with computers in my organization, where the business solution has been with Dropbox. I do have to admit when my Mac went down, having things on Apple iCloud did help to get things restored. However, since I had more than one photo file for my Business and Personal data, I was not able to recover my Business Photos. Apple iCloud should have been able to do this.
Thomas Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verizon Cloud Portfolio

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Apple iCloud

Google Drive is great and it offers way more free storage than Apple iCloud, however, Google is known for sharing their user's data much more freely than Apple. To some people, this might not be a big deal. I prefer to pay a few dollars for added security. Dropbox is a different situation in that it offers less free storage space than Apple. Dropbox also integrates very well with many different services, but Apple has been rapidly improving in this area.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verizon Cloud Portfolio

All of the others provide more free storage. Verizon should out best or at least equal the best when you are already a Verizon data subscriber. It seems that by not doing this that they want to "nickle-and-dime" their already loyal customer base
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apple iCloud

  • Mobility. Apple iCloud along with other online storage options has given me the ability to access files and data while away from my office.
  • Security. I don't worry about security with my files in Apple iCloud. Of course, I don't generally store highly sensitive files in the cloud.
  • Simplicity. I can set up my file folders so that when I know I will need access to certain types of files away from my office, I save time with decision making or moving the files later when I may need to take a trip or visit a client.
Jeff Henkel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Verizon Cloud Portfolio

  • Thus far is has been a positive experience, and has saved a lot of man hours of both employees who replaced their phones to the IT department trying to help them put everything back no longer needs to go through a lengthy process.
  • The cost of this option is a bit higher than I'd like. I think Verizon is a little too proud of a product that every company is now starting to offer.
  • There is a free version with limited space, so at least trying it out to see how it will fit with your needs isn't much of a risk.
Jennifer Larson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apple iCloud

General

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

Apple iCloud Editions & Modules

Edition
50GB$0.991
200GB$2.991
2TB$9.991
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Verizon Cloud Portfolio

General

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

Verizon Cloud Portfolio Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Apple iCloud
8.5
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Apple iCloud
9.4
Verizon Cloud Portfolio

Usability

Apple iCloud
7.8
Verizon Cloud Portfolio

Performance

Apple iCloud
8.2
Verizon Cloud Portfolio

Support Rating

Apple iCloud
7.5
Verizon Cloud Portfolio

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