Egnyte HybridCloud review

Egnyte HybridCloud isn't just another Dropbox-clone as David Ludlow finds out in our review of the cloud-based online storage and sharing service.

ITPRO Recommended award

Egnyte has a slightly different approach with its service, which it calls HybridCloud. The key difference is that it provides multiple methods for working with online storage, including traditional synchronisation and a rather clever file server service. From this it's clear to see that the service has been built for business use from the start.

The Egnyte web interface.

This is immediately obvious in the way that you buy the service, with the online storage space shared across every single user, rather than each user having a fixed amount of space. It makes sense to manage business storage as a single lump, particular as some users will use more storage space than others. It also removes any problems over shared storage and whose quota it eats in to. This is true no matter how much storage you buy, from the entry-level 150GB for small businesses all the way up to 16TB and beyond for large enterprises.

While this is a fairly simple change from some of the other services we've seen, the big change comes in the way that this storage space can be used thanks to two different types of accounts - Power Users and Standard Users. Each package comes with a set of Power Users, although you can buy more as you need them, with large enterprises paying $7.60 per extra user, while Standard Users are free and come in sufficient volumes for most organisations (600 for Medium and Large Organizations).

Featured Resources

The IT Pro guide to Windows 10 migration

Everything you need to know for a successful transition

Download now

Managing security risk and compliance in a challenging landscape

How key technology partners grow with your organisation

Download now

Software-defined storage for dummies

Control storage costs, eliminate storage bottlenecks and solve storage management challenges

Download now

6 best practices for escaping ransomware

A complete guide to tackling ransomware attacks

Download now

Most Popular

identity and access management (IAM)

44 million Microsoft customers found using compromised passwords

6 Dec 2019
Microsoft Azure

Microsoft, not Amazon, is going to win the cloud wars

30 Nov 2019
wifi & hotspots

Industrial Wi-Fi 6 trial reveals blistering speeds

5 Dec 2019
Policy & legislation

Boris Johnson suggests UK will side with US over Huawei exclusion

5 Dec 2019