CTERA Edge X Series (Cloud Storage Gateways) vs. Google Drive

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
CTERA Edge X Series
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Israeli company CTERA offers a cloud storage gateway and NAS appliance the Edge X Series.N/A
Google Drive
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Google Drive is a cloud file storage, synchronization, and collaboration platform and service, that features Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for document editing and presentation.
$6
per month
Pricing
CTERA Edge X Series (Cloud Storage Gateways)Google Drive
Editions & Modules
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Basic
$6.00
per month
Business
$12.00
per month
Enterprise
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per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CTERA Edge X SeriesGoogle Drive
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts are available for students, educators, and non profit organizations.
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Community Pulse
CTERA Edge X Series (Cloud Storage Gateways)Google Drive
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
CTERA Edge X Series (Cloud Storage Gateways)Google Drive
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
CTERA Edge X Series (Cloud Storage Gateways)
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Ratings
Google Drive
8.7
205 Ratings
3% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.6181 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.1174 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.2168 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.3202 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings9.0200 Ratings
File search00 Ratings9.0204 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.1191 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
CTERA Edge X Series (Cloud Storage Gateways)
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Ratings
Google Drive
8.4
199 Ratings
4% below category average
User and role management00 Ratings8.4188 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings8.0198 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings8.799 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
CTERA Edge X Series (Cloud Storage Gateways)
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Ratings
Google Drive
8.8
199 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance00 Ratings8.6197 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings9.2199 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings8.587 Ratings
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User Ratings
CTERA Edge X Series (Cloud Storage Gateways)Google Drive
Likelihood to Recommend
1.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(206 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.9
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(36 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(48 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CTERA Edge X Series (Cloud Storage Gateways)Google Drive
Likelihood to Recommend
CTERA
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.
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Google
It is possible to share files and folders with up to 200 email addresses, as well as with persons outside the company.Use the drop-down arrow to select who may see, comment on, or change the file or folder before sending out an invitation.I am very much impressed with this feature
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Pros
CTERA
  • Standard File Backup
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Google
  • 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
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Cons
CTERA
  • 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.
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Google
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
CTERA
No answers on this topic
Google
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.
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Usability
CTERA
No answers on this topic
Google
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.
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Reliability and Availability
CTERA
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Google
Always available
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Performance
CTERA
No answers on this topic
Google
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.
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Support Rating
CTERA
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Google
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.
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In-Person Training
CTERA
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Google
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.
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Implementation Rating
CTERA
No answers on this topic
Google
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
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Alternatives Considered
CTERA
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.
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Google
In short, Google Drive is better for independent users who store a normal amount of stuff. OneDrive makes more sense for businesses and teams that are doing heavy-duty storage or large-scale syncing. Realistically, though, most users will fall somewhere in between the two, where either platform would meet their needs.
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Scalability
CTERA
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Google
I have always been able to access
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Return on Investment
CTERA
  • NONE, it about put us out of business
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Google
  • It has given our operation remote capabilities
  • Easier to access and understand client's need through collaborative enviroment
  • availability to digital resources fast and easy
  • saved our operation hundreds of dollars in physical storage (both investment and maintenance)
  • our operation became easier for new staff to get onboard: small learning curve to use it
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