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Likelihood to Recommend

CTERA Edge X Series

This is all about the selling you a "Device" and prices vary greatly between resellers. The devices work well, but the pure cloud solutions need a lot of work.
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

Google Drive allows sharing all types of information with anyone with convenience. It's also better because the material can be easily integrated into the email. The protection is also excellent since you can monitor who views the information and what steps they are allowed to take. It also has a strong choice for data organization. Google Drive is ideal for exchanging huge files between members of a team collaborating on a project. It's still very dependable.
Rafeeq Ahmed (Ali) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.8
Versioning
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.5
Video files
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.6
Audio files
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.8
Document collaboration
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
9.3
Access control
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.8
File search
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.7
Device sync
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
9.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.8
User and role management
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.8
File organization
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.8
Device management
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.7

Cloud Storage Platform

CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
9.1
Performance
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
9.2
Reliability
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
9.4
Storage Reports
CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.7

Pros

CTERA Edge X Series

  • Standard File Backup
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • Records attendance for team members through Google Sheets.
  • Share important documents with all over team members.
  • Easy to share and edit any info.
  • Create a sheet and [receive] immediate feedback from team members if any issues [are] found and track them down and send them to the appropriate team to look into.
  • Store important data and easy to look at it when necessary.
Afjal Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CTERA Edge X Series

  • SQL Backups just don't work reliably. For us, we lost all of our SQL data backed up through the CTERA Application process. Although the logs indicated a success, that was really not the case. This came close to putting us out of business. Luckily I had taken a genuine SQL backup to a folder. Unfortunately it was a month old. We had to pick-up the pieces from there.
  • Don't use it for file sync and share. There are better products out there i.e. anchorworks.com
  • Support sucks. Good luck with response time and answers that are inconsistent between team members. For example I had to rebuild a VM from scratch. When I re-installed the CTERA client It obviously thought I was adding another device. When I inquired to tech support, one member said "copy the old Data folder" (I still had the old VHD. That did not work). The other directed me to the correct spot to just change the associated folder. The turn-around time was over 24 hours for this simple fix.
  • Documentation, plenty of fodder but no real tech there.
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • The biggest problem that comes up is when sharing a file and you accidentally don't give the person access. It's easy to forget. I shared something yesterday and then closed my computer, not realizing I never gave anyone permission to view it. Maybe the UX could bring it to your attention rather than you have to search it out.
  • Honestly, the rest is great. No notes.
Cameron Michael Rhoads | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CTERA Edge X Series

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 Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 9.4
Based on 36 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 Edge X Series

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 Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Drive

Google Drive 8.7
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

Implementation Rating

CTERA Edge X Series

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 Edge X Series

Unfortunately CTERA does not stack up well if you want a pure cloud BDR. I have use iDrive and Asigra. iDrive has similar support and SQL backup issues. Asigra can vary widely in support and price, but the software is solid.
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

The main aspect that led us to stay with Google Drive compared to the other software is its storage capacity that is undoubtedly superior. In the same way, to be able to work from the Gmail account is another point in favor because we consider this mail service as the most complete at present.
Roberto Farfan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CTERA Edge X Series

  • NONE, it about put us out of business
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Drive

  • For Google Drive for corporate use, it is easy to scale up or down based on number of users joining or leaving our organisation.
  • For Google Drive for personal use, it is always good to have it free; however it does not reward long term users with additional storage space like Microsoft does.
  • Cost of using it for corporate use is not too expensive compared to buying on-site file servers and storage servers.
  • Easy for our staff to set up and use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Pricing Details

CTERA Edge X Series

General

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

CTERA Edge X Series 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 Edge X Series
1.0
Google Drive
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
9.9

Usability

CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
9.4

Performance

CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
9.4

Support Rating

CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.7

Implementation Rating

CTERA Edge X Series
Google Drive
8.0

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