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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage

Scenarios where IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited:
* Building enterprise-grade data solutions with large teams
* Where an all-in-one platform is needed to solve complex problems that require an ecosystem of tools to work together
* Where IBM services already exist in the business
* Projects where scalability, security and technology integration are key drivers
Scenarios where IBM Cloud Object Storage is not well suited:
* Small teams with small budgets may be better off using open source tools
* Solving niche industry problems that require niche solutions
Ausrine S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

I would recommend using Dropbox if you need a clean, organized way to store files long-term. I would not recommend it if the person planned to do editing with a group of collaborators. I think Google Drive is much better suited to that. In Dropbox, it feels more like we all have access to the same document, but we can't collaborate in real-time--we need to take turns editing and re-saving.
Claire Rivero | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Dropbox
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Dropbox
Dynamic scaling
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
Dropbox
Elastic load balancing
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Dropbox
Monitoring tools
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.1
Dropbox
Security controls
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Dropbox

File Sharing & Management

IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.8
Versioning
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.7
Video files
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.6
Audio files
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.8
Document collaboration
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.6
Access control
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.9
File search
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.7
Device sync
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
9.2

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.9
User and role management
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.7
File organization
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
9.0
Device management
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
9.1

Cloud Storage Platform

IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.9
Performance
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
9.0
Reliability
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.9
Storage Reports
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.7

Pros

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • IBM Cloud Object Storage is fast, secure, reliable and provides quick support when required.
  • Step by step documentation is easy to understand and implement for new users across the organization.
  • It is highly customizable and available based on the need of the use-case.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • Dropbox has the ability to automatically sync from other sources. When our Appraisers use their tablets to take pictures, it is set up so that the pictures automatically upload to a folder in Dropbox so that the staff back at the office will then have access to the pictures as well.
  • Dropbox is very easy to use. There is a list of folders on the left-hand side. You simply click and go to each folder to pull up files. You can rename the folders, sort by date, etc.
  • Dropbox has several different options for storage size options. An individual can choose a smaller package or a large corporation could choose bigger packages. There is also a free version that is great for saving pictures from an individual phone or another device.
  • Dropbox has a search feature that saves a lot of time. If you aren't sure where the file you need is, use the search function to quickly find it.
  • Dropbox is cloud based so there are no bulky servers taking up space!
Kristen Reeves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Dropbox

  • There are a couple of rare instances where there's a feature which myself and other Dropbox users want but Dropbox has deemed either not needed or not viable. In those cases, it appears there's little we can do to change Dropbox's mind about enabling/adding the feature.
  • Through their website, I don't believe there's an easy way to see which folders are taking up the most space on your account. There have been a couple instances in the past when I needed to know where the majority of my data was being used and it was frustrating to not have that information available.
Brandon Zell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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
No answer on this topic is available.

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.5
Based on 21 answers
It’s extremely easy to use on any device. I can set access to whole folders or only certain files. I can print, share, and save with very few clicks. I’m able to save high-resolution photos without taking up a ton of space on my phone and can send a link to those files that are too large to email or text.
Jayelynn Willman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

IBM Cloud Object Storage

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.8
Based on 6 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 8.7
Based on 6 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 7.5
Based on 33 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

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.5
Based on 2 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 2 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 have evaluated Amazon S3 and Google's Cloud Platform.IBM Cloud Platform is well documented and very integrated with its other range of cloud services.It's quite difficult to differentiate between them all. IBM Cloud Storage is not a service I would have considered on its own merit, but with the power of Watson, which was an absolute pleasure to work with, alongside the cloud server options, I think the IBM cloud ecosystem provides something for everyone.
Keldon Alleyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

Dropbox is the most user-friendly when compared to similar software applications. It also seems to have the most functionality built into one program with the exception of maybe ShareFile, however, ShareFile comes at a much higher cost. I am skeptical of the security provided by the likes of Wetransfer. OpenDXM is probably the worst out of the bunch. It typically only works on Internet Explorer and requires a specific version of Java.
Jacob Jeffries | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • Prior to cloud storage, we used on-premises storage devices to store and backup, and sometimes it was a headache to scale up or down the storage according to our needs. With the introduction of Cloud Object Storage, we don't have to worry about scaling.
  • The uptime is also improved a lot after the introduction of Cloud Object Storage in our organization
  • Obviously, it's a very cost-effective way to store and archive data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Dropbox

  • Before Dropbox, we were constantly emailing files back and forth to each other, and didn't have the ability to collaborate on a document without multiple versions floating around. Dropbox makes it easy to send a document, gather corrections, and finalize, which saves us time.
  • Dropbox is simple enough to use, but still with sufficient access control, that I can share specific folders with volunteers, board members, or other partners quickly and easily.
Emily Westergaard | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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.

Dropbox

General

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

Dropbox Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6
Dropbox
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
10.0

Usability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8
Dropbox
8.5

Reliability and Availability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
9.0

Performance

IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.8

Support Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.7
Dropbox
7.5

Online Training

IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
9.0

Implementation Rating

IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Dropbox
10.0

Scalability

IBM Cloud Object Storage
Dropbox
8.0

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