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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Dropbox

Dropbox is well suited for large files that are shared between several employees. It is less appropriate for small files that can be emailed directly to one or two people.It is an acceptable backup service, where you can save files. However this will also expose the files to anyone who has access to that shared program and folder, creating privacy concerns.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

It is best suited to products and companies which extensively use IBM cloud and other cloud hosted services by IBM. This is because since the existing interface is a little challenging to use, IBM's own products and platform is well integrated with IBM Aspera on Cloud and there's relatively little work for the integration team
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Dropbox
7.8
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.8
Versioning
Dropbox
7.6
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
Video files
Dropbox
7.6
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9
Audio files
Dropbox
7.9
IBM Aspera on Cloud
8.0
Document collaboration
Dropbox
7.9
IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0
Access control
Dropbox
8.1
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.7
File search
Dropbox
7.8
IBM Aspera on Cloud
5.0
Device sync
Dropbox
7.9
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Dropbox
7.9
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.7
User and role management
Dropbox
7.6
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.9
File organization
Dropbox
8.3
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Device management
Dropbox
7.9
IBM Aspera on Cloud
9.0

Cloud Storage Platform

Dropbox
7.9
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1
Performance
Dropbox
8.3
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Reliability
Dropbox
8.2
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.2
Storage Reports
Dropbox
7.4
IBM Aspera on Cloud
6.8

Pros

Dropbox

  • Dropbox app can be installed on multiple systems, allowing for multiplatform access to files.
  • Dropbox allows for large files to be sent digitally [...] and has tiered pricing to fit any budget.
  • Dropbox doesn't have a time limit on [its] files like some other competitors, allowing for file access at your own pace.
Daniel Epstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Ease of use: the Graphical User Interface doesn't require technical know-how to operate
  • Delivery Receipts: this allows us the confidence to know our files have reached our customers
  • Activity Monitor: lets you know how much data you have used, which is important for budgeting reasons.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Dropbox

  • Our repository has grown with time. Replicating the entire repository on a new machine takes a long time.
  • You can share with people outside of Dropbox. That can be confusing for people who don't use Dropbox.
  • It would be helpful to have better differentiation between personal and work files.
Robert Gephart | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Track upload/download usage OVERALL to know how much space is left
  • Track cloud storage overall to know how much space is left
  • More easily send single links to users for download, rather than full access (I know it is possible, but it is not intuitive)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Dropbox

Dropbox 10.0
Based on 19 answers
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.
Michelle Hidalgo | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.5
Based on 23 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.8
Based on 6 answers
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.
Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Dropbox

Dropbox 7.4
Based on 38 answers
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.
Arianna Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 7.9
Based on 5 answers
The support from IBM is fast and reliable. Very knowledgeable engineers provide you with the support on Aspera. We had a very good experience when opened tickets and we were able to get our issues resolved quickly. Most solutions are provided within a day so you can expect a quick turnaround time. Overall, the support has been very good.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Dropbox

Dropbox 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Annesa L Lacey | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

IBM Aspera on Cloud 10.0
Based on 2 answers
The service provided by the authorized vendor was excellent. It was a good collaboration between the vendor IT team and internal IT team. They provided us with a timeline and we verified and approved that timeline. Daily stand ups and weekly meetups were conducted to update the internal team on progress. They were able to deliver all deliverables on time also, they conducted both alpha testing and beta version testing in time. Overall, they were able to complete the implementation in the given timeline.
Prathamesh Muzumdar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Dropbox

Dropbox offers a much larger amount of storage for a higher price-point than a simple Google Drive regular user would have. Because of this, if you are transferring large files between many users, Dropbox has an edge over Drive in many respects. If file size isn't a huge determiner in your need for storage, Drive could be a better option.
Jeff Huisjen | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

Aspera comes with IBM cloud so there isn’t really a choice. Since it’s built-in, it integrates well and there was no need to buy another solution. Therefore, I did not consider other options. It worked fine, gave access files, push data securely, and did it faster than standard HTTPS.
Ben Holmes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Dropbox

Dropbox 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I can add and add a tin files large files and Dropbox is still working great!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Dropbox

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Aspera on Cloud

  • Aspera has changed the way we do business. We are now able to share huge file sets electronically, saving on external drives, shipping costs, time, and effort.
  • Our industry is very slow to commit to electronic alternatives to physical media. In less than three years, the positive results of using this service have caused over 70% of our user base to fully commit to electronic delivery, with the number of physical fulfillments quickly being driven toward zero.
  • Transfers within our own company, which formerly relied solely on FTP/HTTP transfer drives that would take days now take minutes with Aspera. Our software team relies on the speed and accuracy of the transfers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Dropbox

General

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

Dropbox Editions & Modules

Edition
BasicFree
Plus$11.992
Family$19.992
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

IBM Aspera on Cloud

General

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

IBM Aspera on Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Pay as You Go$0.951
Standard Edition$716.402
Advanced Edition$10,440.003
Enterprise EditionContact sales4
  1. per transferred gigabyte
  2. per transfer volume starting at 1 terabyte per year
  3. per transfer volume starting at 6 terabytes per year
  4. per transfer volume starting at 60 terabytes per year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Dropbox
8.3
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

Dropbox
10.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Usability

Dropbox
8.5
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Reliability and Availability

Dropbox
9.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Performance

Dropbox
8.8
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Support Rating

Dropbox
7.4
IBM Aspera on Cloud
7.9

Online Training

Dropbox
9.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud

Implementation Rating

Dropbox
10.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud
10.0

Scalability

Dropbox
8.0
IBM Aspera on Cloud

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