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Why FileCloud is the Best OneDrive for Business Alternative?

Designed for Enterprise

Microsoft OneDrive has features like advance sharing, mobility and security like every other EFSS client. While OneDrive as as file server is a useful file sharing software, FileCloud is definitely a better OneDrive alternative for handling the needs of enterprises. With top-notch security and a powerful Admin system, FileCloud has been designed for enterprise.

Fits Every Organization

All organizational file sharing/collaboration requirements are not the same. They differ from industry to industry and from country to country – different data privacy laws/jurisdictions. FileCloud is not only a robust platform but also a flexible solution that can fit your organization file sharing/ collaboration work-flows perfectly.

Amazing Features

FileCloud has implemented centralized device management, federated search, role based access, meta data management system and much more. FileCloud also has selective sync, virtual drive, unlimited storage, enhanced security features, endpoint backup and built-in ransomware protection. Feature List

FileCloud Received Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction the fourth consecutive time! 92% of our customers are willing to recommend us.

Check out the comparison between OneDrive vs Dropbox and Box vs OneDrive as well.

Hosting Options & Features
On Premise/Self-Hosted yes no
Cloud Hosted yes yes
IAAS (AWS) yes no
IAAS (AWS GovCloud) yes no
IAAS (Azure) yes no
Multi-Tenancy yes no
Run On Docker yes no
Run On Linux Server yes no
Run On Windows Server yes no
Storage, Sync & Backup Features
Storage Sync Unlimited 1 TB, Unlimited for 5+ user
Large File Support, max file size Unlimited 10 GB Limitation
Supported Local Storage yes no
Number of Files Unlimited 20000
Storage Limitation Unlimited Varies per Plan
Selective Folder Sync yes no
Endpoint Backup (Multiple folders) yes no
Branch Office Synchronization yes no
Mobile Features
Mobile OS Compatibility iOS, Android, Windows Phone iOS, Android, Windows Phone
iOS, Android Media backup yes no
Cloud Features
File Sharing yes yes
Secure Access yes yes
Cross Platform yes yes
Desktop Sync – Cross Platform(Windows, Mac, Linux) yes Windows & Mac
Document Quick Edit yes yes
Document Web Edit yes yes
DICOM Medical Images Preview (e.g. X-rays, Scans) yes yes
Embedded File Upload Form yes no
File Comments/Activity Stream yes yes
Workflow Automation yes yes
Chrome Extension yes yes
Gmail Extension yes yes
Customization, Branding Custom branding, White label, Emails, ToS Policies etc no
Security, Access Control & Existing File Systems Integration
Integrate – Existing Home Directories yes Upgrade
NTFS Support yes no
Network Share Support yes no
Network Share Versioning yes no
Active Directory Support yes yes
Multiple Active Directory yes no
Single Sign-On (NTLM/SSO) yes Buy Additional Software
SAML Authentication yes Buy Additional Software
Data At Rest Encryption yes yes
Two Factor Authentication(2FA) yes yes
File Locking yes yes
FIPS 140-2 (U.S. government security standard) yes yes
Outlook Integration yes yes
API Support yes yes
Sharepoint plugin no no
E-signature Under Development no
Google Drive Integration Under Development yes
Amazon S3 / OpenStack Support yes no
Audit & Admin Tools
Access and Monitoring Control yes yes
Mobile Device Management (Block devices, remote wipe, notification to devices) yes no
Audit Reports (What, When, Who and How) yes yes
Geo IP Access Reports yes no
File Analytics & Reporting (Summary of Client Applications per OS & Type, User Shares, Active Files Managed, File Type Distribution) yes no
Role Based Administration yes yes
Pattern Search yes yes
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on-premise/ IaaS

FileCloud can be hosted on-premise or on any IaaS (e.g. AWS, Azure). OneDrive is provided as a SaaS offering. So FileCloud becomes your reliable self hosted OneDrive alternative.

on-Premise sync – Learn more

End Point Backup

In addition to file sharing and sync, FileCloud offers endpoint backup. OneDrive secure file sharing doesn’t offer endpoint backup.

Endpoint Backup – Learn more

External File Sharing

FileCloud offers intuitive external file sharing capabilities to share files with partners, vendors and customers. OneDrive file sharing security for Business offers complex, hard to manage external file sharing features.

External File Sharing – Learn more

Branding & Customization

FileCloud offers Unparalleled branding/customization (Change logo, change login screen, branded file sharing emails, Run on custom domain). OneDrive for business file sharing doesn’t offer custom branding capabilities.

Customization Features

Remote Wipe Feature

FileCloud supports remote wipe of files in client devices (PCs, Mobile apps). OneDrive doesn’t offer remote wipe or device management capabilities.

Remote Wipe & more security features

Metadata Management

FileCloud offers powerful metadata management capabilities to classify files using tags and custom meta data sets. OneDrive doesn’t offer meta data management

Metadata Management – Learn More

Better than OneDrive Enterprise

FileCloud offers manual retention,share deletion policies and manual classifications. OneDrive offers these features only in Enterprise E3 & E5 editions.

Retention of deleted files

Ownership Transfer

FileCloud can transfer the file ownership to any user within the organization. OneDrive doesn’t offer this functionality.

Powerful Admin

FileCloud offers powerful administration features for system admins (Device dashboard, detailed audit log, reports and many more …)

Powerful Admin – Learn more

Federated Search & GDPR

Similar to OneDrive GDPR compliance, FileCloud offers federated search to support e-discovery and GDPR compliance. With OneDrive these features are available only in Enterprise editions.

Federated Search – Learn More

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More reasons which make FileCloud the best OneDrive alternative for Business!

FileCloud delivers enterprise value unlike any other OneDrive alternative.

Here are more reasons to switch from OneDrive to FileCloud

FileCloud offers advanced sharing options

  • View, Upload, Download, Share, Sync and Delete
  • OneDrive offers only limited file sharing options
  • FileCloud offers security and permissions at folder/sub folder levels
  • FileCloud offers virtual drive & selective sync capabilities

Learn more about advanced file sharing features

“We liked FileCloud’s pricing, comprehensive feature set (branding, encryption) and the responsive support”

OneDrive Alternative Client

FileCloud team is always looking to add features desired by enterprise users to assist them achieve better productivity.

For example, if you want anyone outside organization to share a file with you securely, you can share them a secure link to upload files without access to anything else.

With FileCloud you can enable syncing of files across Office 365. Many users wish to be able to share files from their personal OneDrive Account to OneDrive for Business Account.

While, OneDrive might still be thinking about it, FileCloud has already implemented this functionality.

You can do a lot more like, separate personal and business files within FileCloud, automatically shorten url’s, move files to another user account while deleting a particular user, get user side download statistics easily and even run FileCloud on a Linux client for Enterprise.

“FileCloud is by far the best on-premise file sharing solution.”


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