2006 Reviews and Ratings
3 Reviews and Ratings
Well-Suited Scenarios: Large Design Files: Dropbox is well-suited for architects who work with large design files, such as blueprints, CAD files, and 3D models. Dropbox's large file sharing capabilities make it easy to share these files with team members and clients, while its version control features allow architects to track changes over time. Limited Customization: Dropbox may be less appropriate for me who require a high level of customization in my workflow or project management.
[Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) is] well suited for needs requiring a highly secure, multi-tenant on-premise object store.Exceeds expectations with respect to object level attributes and permissions Has excellent S3/HS3 REST API feature setSituations which require versioning and proven Immutability (certified by Governments)- Expensive to use for general file storage publishing where meta data, compliance, retention, versioning are unnecessary.Incentivized
We are transferring large files and multiple files with various internal and external parties due to the ease of sharing files and folders.Smart sync, so you don't have to worry about device space and search large file batches quickly.Synchronizing a data file across organizations without the user having to do anything other than work is a significant benefit of cloud computing.Allowing only the people who need it to have access is a huge perk and works well with other enterprise software.
HCP/HDI interface works like charm. it's easy to deploy and scale.Hitachi customer support is at par with expectationsMore cost effective than EMC/NetApp solutions.Incentivized
At one point 2 gigs [were] deemed enough for the "Free" version of Dropbox and its competition. However as even the most simple picture from a phone gets larger, 2 gigs might no longer be enough. Might want to increase the free size to adjust for file size inflation.Dropbox's app is very presumptive of updating itself every time you log on to a system that it's installed on. I know that's a feature you can turn off, but the assumption to turn that feature on by default is annoying.Dropbox could use a phone app function that would initiate a download to a designated computer hard drive. It would eliminate having to see the file on your phone, go to your computer, turn it on and then download the file.Incentivized
Cost structure is by capacity and is expensiveSome access settings are mutually exclusive for performance (REST vs. CIFS)QoS by Tenant requires use of external ADC (Hitachi suggested and sold us Pulse Secure) and their support on this product offering is not up to their normally high standardIncentivized
Dropbox is a user-friendly, easy tool which requires little to no skill and they offer a free version with a good amount of storage available. There are other file sharing tools available however at a cost. Dropbox free version I have used for years and it serves every purpose I need.Incentivized
Dropbox is dead simple to us since right out of the box, it creates a folder on your PC and anything added to it gets synced to the cloud and any other device signed into that account. You can then dive deeper into permissions, version history, etc. Overall though, the minimalist approach is welcome since not everyone we work with is highly technical and that itself saves us time and money. Many of our colleagues already use Dropbox for their personal cloud so no training is required when using it at work other than going over our own company guidelines and best practices.Incentivized
Dropbox is really useful, you can access any file from anywhere and you can upload and even edit files online, but, sometimes it can be slow. Downloading, uploading, and syncing is a bit slow, it can take several minutes. Furthermore, the search engine for large amounts of data can be slow too and it is not powerful.Incentivized
It has not been necessary to go to customer support lately, since everything works perfectly. However, I must add that at the beginning when I started using Dropbox, and I had any doubts about how it worked, customer support was always attentive and found the best solutions effectively.
I needed to stay current in improving my daily operations. Dropbox was suggested to me by a former colleague two-years ago and I've been using it just fine ever since.
Compared to Google Cloud Storage, the Dropbox app has proven to be more stable and dependable. In the meantime, Google has improved and is a great alternative. But now that we've decided to stick with Dropbox, we'll keep using it. In terms of ease of use, Dropbox appears to be the better option. It has all of the features that we require and more. It's easier to use for simple tasks, making it more convenient.Incentivized
My company has close ties with Hitachi. NetApp chargeback was more per Gig and for cost saving purposes, we had to choose HCP.Incentivized
I can add and add a tin files large files and Dropbox is still working great!Incentivized
Dropbox has a very generous free option. Once surpassed, the cost is relatively inexpensive, which makes it a low cost option for file sharing.It allows us to easily share files with clients without needing to pay for other services that are email based.It's wide usage and wide acceptance in the business world makes it easy to work with other individuals and companies, speeding up collaboration.Incentivized
Best on premise solution of its' kind that encapsulates all our needsROI has been positive but it does raise questions at renewal time in terms of cost/GB vs other 2nd tier storage typesIncentivized