IBM Aspera on Cloud vs. Leapfile Managed File Transfer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
IBM Aspera on Cloud is a hosted service of IBM Aspera. Rather than just optimizing or accelerating data transfer, IBM Aspera’s high-speed data transfer fully utilizes available network bandwidth to maximize speed and scale up with no theoretical limit, without impacting other network traffic. According to the vendor, the solution drives unmatched transfer speeds, end-to-end security, reliability, and exceptional bandwidth control. IBM Aspera on Cloud also offers file…
$1.01
per month per GB transferred
Leapfile Managed File Transfer
Score 2.0 out of 10
N/A
LeapFILE in Redwood City, California offers a managed file transfer system.N/A
Pricing
IBM Aspera on CloudLeapfile Managed File Transfer
Editions & Modules
Pay as You Go
$1.01
per month per GB transferred
Standard Edition
$760.80
per year
Advanced Edition
$11,088.00
per year
Enterprise Edition
Contact Sales
per year
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM Aspera on CloudLeapfile Managed File Transfer
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Small Businesses
DataMotion
DataMotion
Score 8.9 out of 10
DataMotion
DataMotion
Score 8.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
DataMotion
DataMotion
Score 8.9 out of 10
DataMotion
DataMotion
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Fortra's GoAnywhere MFT
Fortra's GoAnywhere MFT
Score 5.7 out of 10
Fortra's GoAnywhere MFT
Fortra's GoAnywhere MFT
Score 5.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
IBM Aspera on CloudLeapfile Managed File Transfer
Likelihood to Recommend
6.5
(13 ratings)
2.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Aspera on CloudLeapfile Managed File Transfer
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
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
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Leapfile
We replaced ShareFile, that we had used for 7 years, due to a cost increase. LeapFile appeared to provide the exact same solution for a better price. However, the headaches we are experiencing with the product are costing us valuable time, money and frustration, both among our staff and between our clients.
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Pros
IBM
  • 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.
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Leapfile
  • There are 3 ways to use LeapFile: the desktop app, the web app, the Outlook plugin
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Cons
IBM
  • 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)
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Leapfile
  • The interface is almost all text-based with minimal graphics. Because of that it can be difficult for our employees and our clients to quickly decide what action to take to complete their downloads.
  • We have found the admin controls to not work consistently, causing lots of headaches.
  • Some emails sent via the Outlook plugin will cause formatted text to look extremely confusing on the download page that a client must view in order to take an action to retrieve their files. The text shows all the HTML code wrapped around it.
  • Uploads web page will tend to hold a cookie that "remembers" an expired link, causing our clients to receive an error.
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Support Rating
IBM
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.
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Leapfile
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
IBM
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.
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Leapfile
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
IBM
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.
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Leapfile
Similar functionality but LeapFile has a lower cost and a more basic interface. ShareFile was infinitely easier to use for both our employees and clients
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • 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.
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Leapfile
  • Too much time spent on addressing individual client issues while attempting to send or retrieve files.
  • Too much time spent on testing and troubleshooting our employees' issues while attempting to send or retrieve files.
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