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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)

I actually recommend this service to all my students and colleagues. It's got more storage space for free than any provider I've found (and for students and teachers, this is a BIG deal). It's wonderful if you want to upload video, too, because where Dropbox and other providers severely limit file upload sizes, Copy is much more generous. Also, since Copy is cloud-based, you don't even need your own computer to use it necessarily since you can access it online. I can't really think of a situation where it would be less appropriate unless you wanted to store classified documents (in which case I'd wonder why you're uploading them to a cloud-based server in the first place).
Amanda Youngblood | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage is a very good solution for storing data in the cloud, especially if you are already using other IBM Cloud offerings. It has feature parity with Amazon S3 and is compatible with its APIs, making migrations from one to another easy. Its native integration with Aspera makes transferring large files (several gigabytes or more) fast and efficient.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.8
Dynamic scaling
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.9
Elastic load balancing
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
Monitoring tools
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.1
Security controls
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.8

Pros

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)

  • Copy is similar to Dropbox, in that you have a folder on your computer where you store the files you want to be able to access and sync via Copy's online service. It's very reliable about making sure files are synced across machines.
  • You can create "shortcuts" to files on your main computer in order to access them from other locations without it impacting the amount of space you're using on your account. It seems to work almost like a VPN (but not quite).
  • You can share folders and files with others, allowing various privileges and rights. This process is incredibly easy. It also sends your affiliate link in case the people you are sharing with want to sign up (bonus space!).
  • Copy is attractive and simple to use. It's not complicated, and their support site is clear and monitored.
  • Copy is great if you regularly need to upload or share video files. It allows a larger upload size than Dropbox which means that those videos you shoot on your smart phone can be uploaded and shared more easily.
Amanda Youngblood | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • Highly secure way of storing and sharing data as it needs authorization to be accessible.
  • Pre-built API calls and code snippers make accessing data via secure APIs a breeze.
  • Easy to migrate data to and from data storage
  • Ability to manage large amounts of data with considerable speed
Ausrine S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)

  • One thing Copy doesn't do is allow you to sync any folder on your hard drive (like Sugar Sync does). You have to save the file in the designated Copy folder. However, Dropbox and most other popular cloud storage services don't allow this either, so although this is a negative, it's so common that it's hardly a major drawback.
  • EDIT: You can work around this by creating shortcuts in your Copy folder that point to the folder in its original location on your hard drive.
  • There are a few areas of support (instructions, primarily, in regards to file shortcuts) that are a little vague (although at the time of this writing they may have been clarified and detail added).
  • Copy isn't as well known as other cloud service providers, so your friends may need to be caught up on its awesomeness. This also means that it isn't as well integrated into apps and programs. I'm hoping time will change this as the service grows.
Amanda Youngblood | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • While this platform has been around, it does take some getting used. The interface could be refined. My Firefox Browser automatically closed when selecting some options and creating new objects as an example.
  • The tutorials are a bit outdated in comparison to the screens shown. We understand the system is constantly improving. The tutorials should reflect the changes in the interface.
  • There are many pre-trained models. However, it is not clear as to how those models were trained, what bias may exist in the training data, and how a user could improve those models unless we simply have to build our own.
Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's by far the most reasonably priced storage solution. Microsoft OneDrive has great pricing, but most would agree that this service isn't quite as easy to use as some of the others (I do actually use it, but not for sharing or collaborating). Also, Copy's less stringent file limitations makes it a step above every other service I've tried. And, it's super easy to explain to others how it works and how to use it.
Amanda Youngblood | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

Usability

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Copy is so easy to use, it's beautiful, and it just works well. Although finding my referral link could be easier, I'm constantly recommending it to others. I love that there are no restrictions on the size of file uploads, making it my favorite place to upload video files that are shot on my phone. I like that I can share files if I want. It's a great service, and I don't think anyone beats the amount of free space you start with.
Amanda Youngblood | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

Support Rating

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.6
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

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)

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

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.4
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

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)

Although Dropbox, SugarSync, and Google Drive are all excellent services (and I still use one or two of them depending on the circumstance - required by business, collaborative document creation, etc.), Copy is probably my favorite. The closest second is SugarSync. What keeps me coming back to Copy (after a long, happy stay with SugarSync) is the pricing and the amount of space you are given for the amount paid (that and my business started blocking SugarSync and Dropbox).Copy has a clean interface, has an equal (or better) user interface and functionality, makes sharing a breeze, and offers a ton of storage for a very reasonable price. And, since I've installed it, I've had zero problems with it getting out of sync or losing files. I'm in love!
Amanda Youngblood | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

Aws platforms requires a lot of prerequisite knowledge, which is of very high cost to developers and data scientists in general. Although we were able to facilitate training for usage of aws, the overhead of maintenance and onboarding still poses a big problem. This is why IBM Cloud Object Storage comes as a very good out of box solution.
Li Rong | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)

  • +easier file sharing with my colleagues and students (less stress, more efficient than using flash drives).
  • +easy access to files I use regularly, whether on my home computer, my phone, or at work, meaning increased productivity.
  • +fast syncing (and selective syncing) means that I can choose which files to sync to each location, leading to optimized storage management on my hard drives.
  • +since it's super easy to get lots of free space, the ROI is awesome. Plus, because you start with more free space than other options, you're already one step ahead.
Amanda Youngblood | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • For example, we had a user that was expending a lot of money with database storage on IBM Cloud. We created a workflow to offload the data from database to object storage. This saved the customer money and helped us to retain the customer on IBM Cloud.
Luciano Ghilarducci | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)

Pricing Details

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)

General

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

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued) Editions & Modules

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

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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
10.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
10.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
9.1

Usability

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
10.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8

Support Rating

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6

Online Training

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
IBM Cloud Object Storage
7.3

Implementation Rating

Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.4

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