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Score 9 out of 100

Google Drive

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CTERA Drive

Scalable, secure file sync solution with mobile collaboration capabilities. Implement CTERA Drive and it will provide you with next-generation cloud storage services with no compromise on scalability, security and manageability, while minimizing the low total cost of ownership. Proven to be a cloud-native, API-driven solution that supports complete service automation to easily deploy backup and recovery services.
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

As far as the current features being offered in the free version, it is probably the best option available as compared to other similar collaboration software. However, if your company has the capacity to pay for a collaboration software then there are other better options than the Paid version of Google Drive.
Humayun Farooqi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

CTERA Drive
9.0
Google Drive
8.9
Versioning
CTERA Drive
9.0
Google Drive
8.7
Video files
CTERA Drive
9.0
Google Drive
8.6
Audio files
CTERA Drive
9.0
Google Drive
8.9
Document collaboration
CTERA Drive
9.0
Google Drive
9.3
Access control
CTERA Drive
8.0
Google Drive
8.9
File search
CTERA Drive
9.0
Google Drive
8.6
Device sync
CTERA Drive
10.0
Google Drive
9.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

CTERA Drive
8.7
Google Drive
8.8
User and role management
CTERA Drive
8.0
Google Drive
9.0
File organization
CTERA Drive
9.0
Google Drive
8.8
Device management
CTERA Drive
9.0
Google Drive
8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

CTERA Drive
9.7
Google Drive
9.1
Performance
CTERA Drive
10.0
Google Drive
9.2
Reliability
CTERA Drive
10.0
Google Drive
9.4
Storage Reports
CTERA Drive
9.0
Google Drive
8.6

Pros

CTERA Drive

  • Provides a modern collaboration interface to access, share and back up files
  • Safeguards files against ransom ware while enabling quick recovery
  • Ensures we retain full control over data residency and security
  • Multi-folder sync and secure file sharing
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • Firstly, Cloud-based Storage facility.
  • Integration with Single google account
  • Integration with other cloud-based storage system like one note
  • Facility of using even in off-line mode.
  • Using other googles application like google docs, sheet, presentation
  • The quite simple working graphical working environment which is not having plenty of menus.
  • Its own file format.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CTERA Drive

  • Not easy to manage permissions on backup
  • Just a little improvement on reporting functionality
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • Advanced File Search, personally I find it uncomfortable to search for files with specific extensions within my drive in Google Drive, the interface is not very clear and the search options are limited, making this work tedious.
  • In applications like Google Sheets, the number of cells is extremely small, which limits the amount of information that can be saved, this makes the tool focus on small files.
  • Inherited permissions, it happens to me that in certain shared files when analyzing the permissions granted to the participants some of them are left with owner permissions without having given such property, that point is confusing so I would like the interface to be clearer.
Carolina Reyes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CTERA Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

CTERA Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.4
Based on 35 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

CTERA Drive

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

CTERA Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.8
Based on 82 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

CTERA Drive

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

Implementation Rating

CTERA Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

CTERA Drive

From a disaster recovery standpoint, CTERA Drive has the best built-in disaster recovery tools and hybrid cloud backup of files features. It provides all of the benefits of a modern file management system without any of the security compromises that come from storing files in a shared cloud service.
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

I used Excel but I find Google is much more convenient in terms of storing documents and sharing them. Microsoft Excel and Word documents have a similar feature like Google Docs and Sheets, but some Microsoft products don't have free access like Google Drive.
Afjal Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CTERA Drive

  • Stores data at ⅛th of the total cost of traditional backup approaches
  • 100% automation
  • Real-time data availability
  • Cost of CTERA Drive less than annual maintenance of traditional backup methods
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • When Google Drive is suitable for certain document writing, our time to publish is reduced significantly. Instead of sending files back and forth on an antiquated technical writing platform, it's so much quicker to be in the document at the same time.
  • If we could only effectively write technical documents in Google Drive, it would positively impact our ROI.
Cameron Michael Rhoads | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

CTERA Drive

General

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

CTERA Drive Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Google Drive

General

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

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.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CTERA Drive
9.0
Google Drive
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

CTERA Drive
Google Drive
9.9

Usability

CTERA Drive
Google Drive
9.4

Performance

CTERA Drive
Google Drive
9.4

Support Rating

CTERA Drive
Google Drive
8.8

In-Person Training

CTERA Drive
Google Drive
9.0

Implementation Rating

CTERA Drive
Google Drive
8.0

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