The limitations of OneDrive for Business

Cloud services have changed the way we see file sharing solutions. As we have mentioned in the previous post, they have made our lives easier. Buying external hard-drives or worrying about running out of space on your computer is less prominent today.

The expansion of Cloud services made the IT market even more competitive and we live now at a time, where small and big enterprises are fighting in the Cloud Arena. Similar to a David and Goliath story we see small companies address specific segments of the market while big companies such as Microsoft and Amazon are pouring their vast resources, to gain as many customers as possible.

When approaching the Cloud for Enterprise sector, we witness a more balanced story between small and bigger Cloud providers. With this series we will compare vBoxxCloud to services such as OneDrive, Dropbox and Box and explain why vBoxxCloud is a solid alternative.

OneDrive for Business

Microsoft has had some trouble pushing their Cloud service to consumers. The heavy competition coming specially from services such as Dropbox and Box, forced Microsoft to often bundle storage quotas with their Windows devices. When talking about OneDrive for Business, Microsoft undeniably takes advantage of its powerful Office 365 suite. However, Microsoft’s Cloud Service has limitations that vBoxxCloud simply does not have, ultimately alienating in part its customer base. Often customers approach us, due to sync problems with OneDrive. This can be due to several reasons, and some of the limitations of OneDrive for Business are easily found in Microsoft’s website.

OneDrive Limitations

  • You can only sync up to 20,000 items total across all synchronized libraries
  • 2GB Size limit for syncing files
  • Character limit for files and folders
Source: Microsoft

In comparison to vBoxxCloud it’s surprising that Microsoft limits the file size to 2GB, with vBoxxCloud you can easily define the file size that can be transferred within the cloud. vBoxxCloud does not limit the amount of items synchronized across all libraries. Adding to this is the fact that vBoxxCloud is hosted in Netherlands. Some of our customers are trying to avoid confidentiality and surveillance concerns, and pursuing that they opt for a service offered on European soil.

If you would like to see a feature comparison between vBoxxCloud and OneDrive for Business, click here.

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