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Score 8.6 out of 100

Dropbox

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    81%

    Dropbox

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    IBM Cloud Object Storage ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    8.2
    82%
    117 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    8.3
    83%
    119 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    7.6
    76%
    116 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    7.8
    78%
    118 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security controls

    8.8
    88%
    124 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    File Sharing & Management

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Dropbox

    75%
    Dropbox ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    95 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    104 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    100 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    103 Ratings

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    110 Ratings

    File search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    111 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    107 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Dropbox

    76%
    Dropbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    100 Ratings

    File organization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    107 Ratings

    Device management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    94 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Dropbox

    77%
    Dropbox ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    112 Ratings

    Reliability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    112 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    86 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Dropbox is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Online Training, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    131 Ratings
    7.8

    Dropbox

    78%
    131 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    1 Rating
    10.0

    Dropbox

    100%
    19 Ratings

    Usability

    5.8

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    58%
    2 Ratings
    8.5

    Dropbox

    85%
    23 Ratings

    Availability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Dropbox

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8

    Dropbox

    88%
    10 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    84%
    7 Ratings
    7.3

    Dropbox

    73%
    60 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Dropbox

    90%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    5 Ratings
    10.0

    Dropbox

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Dropbox

    80%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    File recovering and easy data management from various cloud storage systems and the cost-effective capability on this IBM platform are excellent. Security on the system for the multiple data that are handled through the platform is excellent and the user can easily access any needed data from the cloud and provide useful data reports as well as excellent real-time data analytics.
    Jacintoh Gonzalez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dropbox

    Dropbox is used in a variety of ways at our workplace. Sharing documents with our team on the go is made possible by Dropbox. Once a file is uploaded to Dropbox, team members can view and discuss it immediately. Some of the new features make it easier for us to keep things organized and maintain continuity during our meetings. We will store large files on it and send them to clients or suppliers via a link. A sales campaign's data is also stored in Dropbox. For example, it enables our marketing team to work on various sales campaigns from any location.
    Mostafa Swid | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    • Cloud storage allows you to save data and files in an off-site location that you access either through the public internet or a dedicated private network connection.
    • Cloud storage delivers a cost-effective, scalable alternative to storing files on on-premise hard drives or storage networks.
    • Cloud storage services provide elasticity, which means you can scale capacity as your data volumes increase or dial down capacity if necessary.
    • Business continuity of Storing data offsite supports business continuity in the event that a natural disaster or terrorist attack cuts access to your premises.
    Frason Francis | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dropbox

    • We are transferring large files and multiple files with various internal and external parties due to the ease of sharing files and folders.
    • Smart sync, so you don't have to worry about device space and search large file batches quickly.
    • Synchronizing a data file across organizations without the user having to do anything other than work is a significant benefit of cloud computing.
    • Allowing only the people who need it to have access is a huge perk and works well with other enterprise software.
    Muhammad Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    • Unexpected errors are known to occur when downloading/uploading files.
    • Not easy to get started. In order to take full advantage of the platform and its features, additional training and reading documentation is needed.
    • The UI of the platform can get a bit confusing and it's easy to get lost.
    Ausrine S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dropbox

    • At one point 2 gigs [were] deemed enough for the "Free" version of Dropbox and its competition. However as even the most simple picture from a phone gets larger, 2 gigs might no longer be enough. Might want to increase the free size to adjust for file size inflation.
    • Dropbox's app is very presumptive of updating itself every time you log on to a system that it's installed on. I know that's a feature you can turn off, but the assumption to turn that feature on by default is annoying.
    • Dropbox could use a phone app function that would initiate a download to a designated computer hard drive. It would eliminate having to see the file on your phone, go to your computer, turn it on and then download the file.
    Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    Starting Price

    $0 Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage

    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.

    Dropbox

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Dropbox Editions & Modules

    Edition
    BasicFree
    Plus$11.992
    Family$19.992
    1. none
    2. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 10.0
    Based on 19 answers
    Dropbox is a user-friendly, easy tool which requires little to no skill and they offer a free version with a good amount of storage available. There are other file sharing tools available however at a cost. Dropbox free version I have used for years and it serves every purpose I need.
    Michelle Hidalgo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 8.5
    Based on 23 answers
    Dropbox is dead simple to us since right out of the box, it creates a folder on your PC and anything added to it gets synced to the cloud and any other device signed into that account. You can then dive deeper into permissions, version history, etc. Overall though, the minimalist approach is welcome since not everyone we work with is highly technical and that itself saves us time and money. Many of our colleagues already use Dropbox for their personal cloud so no training is required when using it at work other than going over our own company guidelines and best practices.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 8.8
    Based on 10 answers
    Dropbox is really useful, you can access any file from anywhere and you can upload and even edit files online, but, sometimes it can be slow. Downloading, uploading, and syncing is a bit slow, it can take several minutes. Furthermore, the search engine for large amounts of data can be slow too and it is not powerful.
    Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.4
    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

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 7.3
    Based on 60 answers
    It has not been necessary to go to customer support lately, since everything works perfectly. However, I must add that at the beginning when I started using Dropbox, and I had any doubts about how it worked, customer support was always attentive and found the best solutions effectively.
    Arianna Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    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

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    No answer on this topic is available.

    Implementation Rating

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.3
    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

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 10.0
    Based on 4 answers
    I needed to stay current in improving my daily operations. Dropbox
    was suggested to me by a former colleague two-years ago and I've been using it just fine ever since.
    Annesa L Lacey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    I consider that it is easy to learn, intuitive, easy to administer, has high data handling capacity, satisfactory performance in large volumes of records
    MAURICIO CORRAL RIERA | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dropbox

    Of all the options we tried, Dropbox was at the top in terms of performance, reliability, and features.Nextcloud is a self-hosted solution, and is the system preferred by our IT department — mainly because it is free or has no annual subscription cost. However, it's UI is clunky compared to Dropbox's. It didn't sync files as well, couldn't preview some file types, and had other technical problems. Even though it was locally hosted, it was slower than Dropbox.Google Drive is another service we used in tandem with the others. It is great for collaborative documents and spreadsheets, and does OK with some other types of projects. But for file sharing it didn't work as well, and our plan didn't allow for enough storage space compared to the other options. For my personal home use, I use pCloud. It works great, and has an optional lifetime purchase plan: You have perpetual use for a one-time payment. I like that you can sync specific subfolders to a computer, but it is more tedious or technical to set up compared to Dropbox.
    Michael Prewitt | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Dropbox

    Dropbox 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    I can add and add a tin files large files and Dropbox is still working great!
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    • This allows us to recommend a platform to our clients that will quickly help them create new, efficient business processes with very little development.
    • This saves clients hours and days of manual analysis of images, allowing the system to do the work when attaching Object Storage to models.
    • There is a learning curve in utilizing the storage and the modeling, but once up and running, it works well during deployment.
    Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Dropbox

    • Dropbox has a very generous free option. Once surpassed, the cost is relatively inexpensive, which makes it a low cost option for file sharing.
    • It allows us to easily share files with clients without needing to pay for other services that are email based.
    • It's wide usage and wide acceptance in the business world makes it easy to work with other individuals and companies, speeding up collaboration.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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