IBM Aspera on Cloud vs. MEGA

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM Aspera on Cloud
Score 7.7 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
MEGA
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Launched in 2013, MEGA is a zero-knowledge cloud storage provider that delivers user-controlled end-to-end encryption, with an emphasis on easy accessibility.N/A
Pricing
IBM Aspera on CloudMEGA
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
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM Aspera on CloudMEGA
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
IBM Aspera on CloudMEGA
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
IBM Aspera on Cloud
-
Ratings
MEGA
8.7
1 Ratings
3% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
File search00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
IBM Aspera on Cloud
-
Ratings
MEGA
8.7
1 Ratings
0% above category average
User and role management00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
File organization00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Device management00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
IBM Aspera on Cloud
-
Ratings
MEGA
9.7
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Performance00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reliability00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Storage Reports00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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IBM Aspera on CloudMEGA
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User Ratings
IBM Aspera on CloudMEGA
Likelihood to Recommend
6.5
(13 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(4 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM Aspera on CloudMEGA
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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
MEGA is great for storing and syncing files across devices. It has a great web interface, as well as a sync tool for desktop and a mobile app that works very well on iPhone. (I have not used the Android version of the app.) I like the overall usability, as well as some of the features like the QR code and contact list functionality. I like the file versioning and file management features as well. What works less well for me is collaboration with other users, and file sharing among users. I have not been able to find a way to view all files shared with me from other users in the same view as my own files. In fact, when files are shared with me, the only way I have been able to locate them is through Notifications, which is sub-par. I would much prefer to see all shared folders alongside my files, without having to make a copy of the shared folder, thus losing the ability to sync with another user's changes, as well as using up my storage space.
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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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
  • Mega is very easy to use
  • Mega has a solid referral program unlike others
  • Mega is very secure
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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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
  • Sometimes the download rate drops by a lot, so the downloads take much longer.
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Usability
IBM
No answers on this topic
MEGA - The Privacy Company
Clean, contemporary UI that is heavily polished and works great. You can tell they did a lot of user testing with this, and have a top notch UI design team that really cares about the customer. A highly user-friendly service across platforms and form factors, I found their web, desktop and mobile apps to all be impeccably designed and consistent.
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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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
While I have never contacted customer support, there is a large user community that has posted solutions on third party websites to a number of common questions like how to share files, and how to access files that have been shared with you. When I received a 40 GB shared file, I was not able to find how to access it until I searched on Google to find a solution, which was easy to find. The large user community helps with support tremendously.
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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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
The two apps Google Drive and MEGA provided free cloud storage but Google Drive grants just 15 GB not more as free to try, At that time MEGA granted us 50 GB at the beginning of use, which gave us a chance to use it with high capacity.
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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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MEGA - The Privacy Company
  • Positive ROI
  • Easy to implement
  • Substantial additional free storage with referral program
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ScreenShots

IBM Aspera on Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of automated workflowsScreenshot of simple transferScreenshot of transfer management