Barracuda Copy (Discontinued) vs. Verizon Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
Score 6.0 out of 10
N/A
Copy and CudaDrive were Barracuda Networks' cloud storage solutions. Barracuda ended the services in 2016, and they are no longer offered.
$9.99
per month
Verizon Cloud Portfolio
Score 7.2 out of 10
N/A
The Verizon Cloud is a cloud storage solution, integrating technologies from CloudSwitch (acquired in 2011).N/A
Pricing
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)Verizon Cloud
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)Verizon Cloud Portfolio
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)Verizon Cloud
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)Verizon Cloud
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
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Ratings
Verizon Cloud
6.9
2 Ratings
20% below category average
Video files00 Ratings7.42 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings5.62 Ratings
File search00 Ratings6.72 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
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Ratings
Verizon Cloud
6.8
2 Ratings
24% below category average
User and role management00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings6.32 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)
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Ratings
Verizon Cloud
7.4
2 Ratings
14% below category average
Performance00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)Verizon Cloud
Small Businesses
SugarSync
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
SugarSync
SugarSync
Score 10.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.6 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.6 out of 10
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
Score 9.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)Verizon Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Barracuda Copy (Discontinued)Verizon Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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).
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Verizon Business (formerly Verizon Enterprise)
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)
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Pros
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • 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.
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Verizon Business (formerly Verizon Enterprise)
  • 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.
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Cons
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • 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.
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Verizon Business (formerly Verizon Enterprise)
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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Verizon Business (formerly Verizon Enterprise)
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Usability
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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.
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Verizon Business (formerly Verizon Enterprise)
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Alternatives Considered
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
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!
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Verizon Business (formerly Verizon Enterprise)
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
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Return on Investment
Barracuda Networks, Inc.
  • +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.
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Verizon Business (formerly Verizon Enterprise)
  • 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.
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