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IBM Cloud Object Storage

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Google Drive

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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%

    Google Drive

    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

    Google Drive

    86%
    Google Drive ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    170 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    160 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    155 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    188 Ratings

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    185 Ratings

    File search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    189 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    176 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Google Drive

    87%
    Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    173 Ratings

    File organization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    183 Ratings

    Device management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    101 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.8

    Google Drive

    88%
    Google Drive ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    182 Ratings

    Reliability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    184 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    89 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 2 areas: Support Rating, Implementation Rating
    • Google Drive is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    131 Ratings
    8.9

    Google Drive

    89%
    191 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    1 Rating
    9.9

    Google Drive

    99%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    5.8

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    58%
    2 Ratings
    7.2

    Google Drive

    72%
    38 Ratings

    Performance

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4

    Google Drive

    94%
    14 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    84%
    7 Ratings
    7.3

    Google Drive

    73%
    83 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Google Drive

    90%
    1 Rating

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating

    Google Drive

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    5 Ratings
    8.0

    Google Drive

    80%
    9 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

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a fantastic tool for storing personal content and communicating public data. It might be useful in a situation when a person has to keep track of his or her identifying credentials. In any case, if space is an issue, a person may want to store a big number of huge video files on a fast storage hardware device rather than using Google Drive.
    Dewan Ahmed | 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

    Google Drive

    • Any user with access can store a file using different platforms like Android, IOS, Windows, or Ubuntu (Desktop version)
    • You can share files with any number of different users with different access rights or you can even keep it public by providing the access link and assign different rights for public access
    • You can open Excel/Word files using google software Sheets/Docs in the browser environment without having to install software like Microsoft Office etc on your Windows OS
    Humayun Farooqi | 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

    Google Drive

    • Having a little bit more control and clarity over what is shared and how it is shared would be a useful improvement.
    • Could be more robust and flexible as far as assigning restrictions.
    • Google Sheets could be enhanced because Excel really is not there yet as a product with equal capabilities as there are still quite a few limitations to the functionality.
    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.

    Google Drive

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 per month

    Google Drive Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Basic$6.001
    Business$12.001
    EnterpriseContact Vendor for Quote1
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    Discounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.

    Likelihood to Renew

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

    Google Drive

    Google Drive 9.9
    Based on 5 answers
    For its compatibility, easiness, quick responses, user interface, storage capacity, files management and file listings. These are some of the reasons for giving higher ratings and Google Drive has become an integral part of my professional life. We use this software on daily basis and most of the time saving lot of time.
    Sumant Luhar | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

    Google Drive

    Google Drive 7.2
    Based on 38 answers
    It's easy enough to use for computer users of all ages and skill levels. I am an advanced user, and I think the hardest part might be showing someone how to download and set up the app on their device if they weren't too familiar with computers, but overall it is very easy to understand.
    Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Google Drive

    Google Drive 9.4
    Based on 14 answers
    The documents load fairly quickly and also update in real time, especially given the fact that multiple people can be using it at once. The "Offline" feature works great to allow the user to make edits and access the document without access to the internet, and then sync changes later once they're back.
    Anonymous | 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

    Google Drive

    Google Drive 7.3
    Based on 83 answers
    It takes a few days for customer support to get back to you. Although, I have not had to use support too often. Once you get an email back, they are very thorough and work hard to fix the problem quickly. It is a really great resource and a great way to get the help you need if you're stuck. A phone call also works quickly but you have to call during specific times.
    Kaya Gabriella | TrustRadius Reviewer

    In-Person Training

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Google Drive

    Google Drive 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The effective google workspace using training that my organization received and was conducted by me (as a team lead of the ICT team) was mind-blowing and as a result, our staff is performing well in terms of using the application for their daily jobs than before. Now, in my institution, all teachers and all the administrative personnel are very much interested in cloud storage facilities, in previous my institution was afraid of losing all important documents in the cloud storage. But, after having received the training they are now realized that if anyone has only one google account then he or she can use 15GB of cloud storage freely and they are now happy because now it is not necessary for anyone to carry the traditional pen drive.
    Anonymous | 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

    Google Drive

    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

    Google Drive

    Google Drive 8.0
    Based on 9 answers
    It's an extremely easy software to implement, once you sign up for a google account you automatically have access to google drive with a set amount of storage space. The business or Google Suite accounts have more storage space than a regular free account, but setting up and accessing google drive is very easy in both cases
    Elizabeth Sullivan-Hasson | 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

    Google Drive

    Google Drive's major competitor is Microsoft OneDrive. Though there are a few differences, the services are essentially identical in terms of functionality. While Microsoft's free users have access to more powerful productivity apps and sharing opportunities, Google offers more initial free storage. As a result, Google is the most cost-effective option.
    Ore Kamin | 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

    Google Drive

    • It is best to use if your university has partnered with Google. Unlimited Cloud Storage plus simplicity is evert student's dream!
    • It would be good, though, if Google would partner with other companies to be able to support/run other file types.
    • It is not pricey for all it's worth!
    Nicolas Van Levi Buenviaje | TrustRadius Reviewer

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