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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Dropbox Business

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    81%

    Dropbox Business

    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
    8.6

    Dropbox Business

    86%
    Dropbox Business ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    106 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    120 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    113 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    124 Ratings

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    131 Ratings

    File search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    132 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    127 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Dropbox Business

    85%
    Dropbox Business ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    120 Ratings

    File organization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    131 Ratings

    Device management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    114 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Dropbox Business

    90%
    Dropbox Business ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    132 Ratings

    Reliability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    132 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    98 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
    • Dropbox Business is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    131 Ratings
    8.7

    Dropbox Business

    87%
    136 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    1 Rating
    5.0

    Dropbox Business

    50%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    5.8

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    58%
    2 Ratings
    9.0

    Dropbox Business

    90%
    20 Ratings

    Availability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Dropbox Business

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Performance

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Dropbox Business

    80%
    29 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    84%
    7 Ratings
    8.5

    Dropbox Business

    85%
    56 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating

    Dropbox Business

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    5 Ratings
    9.0

    Dropbox Business

    90%
    5 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Dropbox Business

    90%
    2 Ratings

    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 Business

    Dropbox Business is an excellent tool for organizing files transmitted among multiple people. Users can upload files to an uploaded folder, protected by the service’s high security. Its stability allows us to be more productive. Intuitive system integration and numerous sharing options are provided. Dropbox Business streamlines and organizes my file-sharing, storage, and saving procedures. It has also been updated to make adding and removing users easier. My experience with Dropbox Business has been nothing but positive since I began using it. For the price, it’s better than Google Drive.
    Aononna Tazin | 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 Business

    • Choose Dropbox Business for file sharing, and for team organizing, more synchronizing devices
    • Works well remotely and accessibility is very easy
    • Application for team content and for team and documentation collaborating
    • Mobile application will help me out for smooth and ongoing access at everywhere
    Syed Asad Siddique | 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 Business

    • I deeply dislike the navigation. I find it very clunky and hard and not intuitive. A few years ago Dropbox redesigned its navigation and I'm frequently at a loss to figure out where to access the option I need.
    • It should be quicker and easier to figure out how to send a file. I wish I could do that from the drop-down menu in my taskbar under the Dropbox logo.
    • I wish I had the option under the same drop-down menu in my taskbar under the Dropbox logo to go to where the files are on my laptop, which I find much easier to navigate.
    Anonymous | 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 Business

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $15 per month

    Dropbox Business Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Standard$151
    Advanced$251
    EnterpriseContact sales team
    1. per user/per month
    2. none
    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 Business

    Dropbox Business 5.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Dropbox is very expensive and its price is not as competitive as it was. We are looking for an alternative that will enable as to subscribe more users at a more affordable cost.Also, we did not like Dropbox customer service, and felt that they should have found a way to compensate us for some of the damage they were responsible for when restoring our data.
    Oran Bar-Tal | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

    Dropbox Business

    Dropbox Business 9.0
    Based on 20 answers
    Well-designed, smart, packed with functionality without being overwhelming—Dropbox knows what they are doing and they do it well. They know what users want from the service and they make sure that all the normal use cases are intuitive and at your fingertips. I have never had a hard time finding things with Dropbox and I think their usability is excellent.
    Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Dropbox Business

    Dropbox Business 8.0
    Based on 3 answers
    At least once a week the app crashes on my computer and causes files to stop syncing. It is an easy fix to re-open the app, however I have to notice the app stopped working to realize it needs to be reopened.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Dropbox Business

    Dropbox Business 8.0
    Based on 29 answers
    The Dropbox site and tools load in a reasonable amount of time. I don't feel like their site and app performance is any better or worse than any other paid product that I've seen offered by any other large company. Compared to a competing product like Google Drive, the performance is probably about the same.
    Justin Roodman | 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 Business

    Dropbox Business 8.5
    Based on 56 answers
    I give it a nine because I haven't ever had to use the support or help. I would give it a ten but since I've never had to use them, I can't really give a full review of how their support works. I've talked to market research teams from Dropbox about new features, but have not had to get any assistance with a problem yet.
    Andy Ryan | 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 Business

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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 Business

    Dropbox Business 9.0
    Based on 5 answers
    The implementation was actually very simple. Again, as stated previously, the most intriguing part of the entire exercise was the implementation of the directory structure for each account. Once you design and implement it for one, it becomes quite simple to replicate for each account you implement thereafter. You just really need to take time to ensure you implement the first perfectly and those that follow on will be likewise work efficiently and easily.
    Brian Muench | 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
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    Dropbox Business

    We actually use both Redtail CRM and Dropbox Business currently. Dropbox is better than Redtail from the standpoint that it allows easier organization and access to files and documents. The main benefit of Redtail is that it allows a great way to organize client information, emails, and such.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Dropbox Business

    Dropbox Business 9.0
    Based on 2 answers
    We've used this when we were 2 users and when we were 20. It did not make any difference. Even when we've had to scale down and fire 10 employees, it was still easy to salvage all the material and keep it organized within Dropbox.
    Oran Bar-Tal | 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 Business

    • Improved risk mitigation - know our files are encrypted.
    • Expiring Shared Links are a must have.
    • Positive impact from Happy Customers. No more trying to send cumbersome encrypted emails that customers struggle with. Dropbox makes it easy for them to retrieve their files.
    • Collaboration makes it faster for us to complete plan documents with our customers.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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