Cost-effective data management and storage with Egnyte
March 19, 2020

Cost-effective data management and storage with Egnyte

John Watson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Egnyte

Egnyte offers a cost-effective cloud-based way to manage data without expensive infrastructure. It creates a Z-drive on people's computers and functions just like a local folder structure but with files saved to the cloud. This allows for a fairly reliable system for remote use from home or when travelling. It also serves as the main database for files when working in the office.
  • Very easy to install.
  • Very simple to use.
  • Large storage capacity.
  • Uploading large files (over 1GB) remotely can be difficult and causes crashes.
  • Likewise moving large files within the folders can cause interruptions in service.
  • Not sure what is happening with the creation of back-ups. I have never seen this functionality although it may be happening in the background.
  • Not having to install significant IT infrastructure is a real positive.
  • Rapid remote access to data helps business operations significantly.
  • Not having to hire in-house IT people to manage infrastructure is a significant cost saving.
  • Security is a concern as data could be accessed with just a password.
I have used DropBox a lot in the past which is similar but not as well suited to handling large amounts of data and is more complicated to use.
I have not needed any support to-date from Egnyte. We have an external consultant who resolves any IT issues.

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It works well for us as we are a small company, 15 people spread across Europe and the US, and the accessibility of data via the Z-drive is fairly seamless as long as you don't upload anything very large. As we all travel extensively it works well. It also keeps data storage costs down for small companies as it requires no significant IT infrastructure.

Access over the web is poor (rather than via the app), it is slow and editing rights are limited if not using the app.

Egnyte Feature Ratings

Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Device management
Storage Reports