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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    8.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    81%

    IDrive

    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
    9.3

    IDrive

    93%
    IDrive ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Versioning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    6 Ratings

    Video files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    5 Ratings

    Audio files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    5 Ratings

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    3 Ratings

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    6 Ratings

    File search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    7 Ratings

    Device sync

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Security & Administration

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    IDrive

    95%
    IDrive ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User and role management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings

    File organization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    7 Ratings

    Device management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    6 Ratings

    Cloud Storage Platform

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.7

    IDrive

    97%
    IDrive ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    7 Ratings

    Reliability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    7 Ratings

    Storage Reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • IBM Cloud Object Storage is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • IDrive is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    131 Ratings
    8.7

    IDrive

    87%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    91%
    1 Rating

    IDrive

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    5.8

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    58%
    2 Ratings

    IDrive

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    84%
    7 Ratings
    4.6

    IDrive

    46%
    8 Ratings

    Online Training

    7.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    73%
    1 Rating

    IDrive

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.3

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

    83%
    5 Ratings

    IDrive

    N/A
    0 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

    IDrive

    IDrive is well suited for the following reasons:
    • It is easy to set up Unlimited Devices/Account Via mail
    • It is possible to upload a bulk amount of data
    • Upload speed is Superfast
    The app is Excellent for any mobile device, but if we consider its scenarios where it is less appropriate, I think it will be like as follows:
    • Not unlimited storage
    • It has only basic sharing options
    Anonymous | 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

    IDrive

    • It works seamlessly - Set it up once and forget it.
    • There is a desktop app as well as a website to view your data.
    Riva Schwartz | 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

    IDrive

    • Need to be able to do a full backup of encrypted disks
    • Express disk needs better instructions before ordering annual free disk
    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.

    IDrive

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $79.5 per year One user, unlimited computers 5TB storage

    IDrive Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Personal$79.501
    IDrive 360 EndPoint$99.502
    IDrive Team$99.503
    IDrive Business$99.503
    1. per year 1 user
    2. per year 5 computers
    3. per year
    Additional Pricing Details
    IDrive regulars regular first year discounts for all plans and offers a full-featured 30-day free trial for IDrive 360 Endpoint

    Usability

    IBM Cloud Object Storage

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

    IDrive

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    IDrive

    IDrive 4.6
    Based on 8 answers
    I give them a 10 because I've only ever had to contact them about upgrading or renewing my plan and that was super easy and they were very responsive. Honestly, the experience has been so good I've never had to contact their support team about any issues with their products. Which says a lot.
    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

    IDrive

    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

    IDrive

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    IDrive

    Backblaze is easier to set up, but it's not the better solution for me. I need to be able to backup to multiple locations. Backblaze didn't offer a way to do backups to an external HD. Backblaze didn't offer versioning when I picked iDrive. Backblaze wasn't able to throttle upload and download speeds which would slow things down when I have to deliver files to clients online.
    Mike Calabro | 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

    IDrive

    • The positive impact of IDrive in my institution is the move to working from home in the pandemic situation because it helped our institution to gain at 80% ROI
    • The biggest negative impact is that employees and teachers are working from home and that's why reduced the need for backing up office computers
    • It has fulfilled our demand because in this pandemic situation we have won the race against time to meet the demands for clients or students
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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