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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

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

OneDrive

If a coworker asked me what software to use, I would recommend OneDrive because of the company standardization and the integration into Microsoft Office. If someone who didn't already have a standardized software platform asked me then I would probably recommend looking at other options just because I have had hit-or-miss success with the reliability of syncing to the cloud. I use it to sync files between two laptops that I use but there have been a few times where I swapped laptops but the second laptop was missing a file that hadn't synced yet, even though plenty of time was available to sync. It's great for sending large files to people because you can specify their level of activity (download/view only or edit as well).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.4
Versioning
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.8
Video files
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.0
Audio files
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.3
Document collaboration
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.9
Access control
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.5
File search
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.2
Device sync
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.4
User and role management
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.4
File organization
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.4
Device management
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.4

Cloud Storage Platform

CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.3
Performance
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.1
Reliability
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.3
Storage Reports
CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
8.5

Pros

CTERA Edge X Series

  • Standard File Backup
Lee Taylor | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneDrive

  • OneDrive does a great job of keeping file version history. I have had to use this feature many times and it is very simple to use. This one feature has saved my butt many times.
  • OneDrive synchronizes across devices very quickly. There have been many instances when I have added files online and, within seconds, saw the file show up on my local computer. This happens the other direction also. I am very impressed and satisfied with the speed of syncing in all directions.
  • The OneDrive app on my phone has been particularly helpful since it automatically syncs my photos (usually within seconds) and allows me access to all my files.
Joel Brache | 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

OneDrive

  • Sending Links - Though you can easily share links to files from the web experience, it isn't the same on the native experience. It would be nice if you could right click on a file to share its location with someone vs. opening the office application to share with others.
  • File Character Restrictions - This isn't just with OneDrive, but sometimes files will not upload due to an unsupported character in the file name.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneDrive

OneDrive 9.0
Based on 5 answers
Due to its tight integration into the Microsoft ecosystem and its bundling into the Office 365 service, continued use of the product is all but guaranteed. Unless there's a shift away from Microsoft, I can see no competing product offering the same ease of use and integrations taking the place of OneDrive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneDrive

OneDrive 9.2
Based on 10 answers
I have given it this rating because it accomplishes the basic task that we use it for, storing and protecting our sensitive data. That being said, I hesitate to give it a completely positive rating, because I feel that the software performs at a bare minimum level, skimping out on some of the bells and whistles that would be nice.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneDrive

OneDrive 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It has a good performance, the pages load normally, access to the files, management, reports, everything is working well. With regard to integration with other systems, we have not done so yet.
Gledson Rodrigues | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CTERA Edge X Series

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

OneDrive

OneDrive 7.6
Based on 69 answers
Microsoft has worked hard to provide support as more work is done in the cloud. Within OneDrive you can easily get help and reach out for support if needed. Since OneDrive is commonly used you can also find resources on the web and even YouTube to solve any problems. It is so nice not having to buy a new version and simply have the latest updates pushed automatically via our Microsoft Office subscription.
Lukas Sundahl, MBA | 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

OneDrive

As previously mentioned, Google Drive is better for real-time collaboration, but not as intuitive when it comes to staying organized within a folder structure. Permissions model is easy to use but fairly unsophisticated.Dropbox doesn't offer real-time collaboration at all (to my knowledge), and doesn't offer the same fine-grained permissions that OneDrive does. It is a decent document store and not much else.
David McCann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CTERA Edge X Series

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

OneDrive

  • Being bundled into our Office 365 accounts makes the service very inexpensive compared to alternative cloud providers.
  • Providing our users with a cloud storage solution has definitely benefited our mobile employees by allowing them to have the files they need accessible to them in the field.
  • We're able to control the external sharing of documents to a much greater degree with OneDrive.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

OneDrive

General

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

OneDrive Editions & Modules

Edition
OneDrive for Business Plan 1$5.001
OneDrive for Business Plan 2$10.001
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5.001
Microsoft 365 Business Standard$12.501
  1. Per Month (Annual Commitment)
Additional Pricing Details
OneDrive can be purchased as a standalone tool, or as part of a Microsoft 365's business suite.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CTERA Edge X Series
1.0
OneDrive
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
9.0

Usability

CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
9.2

Performance

CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
9.0

Support Rating

CTERA Edge X Series
OneDrive
7.6

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