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The Best ownCloud Alternative for Windows
(Works on Windows Server 2016 / 2012)
FileCloud Supports Windows Server
ownCloud does not support Windows server. Since every small to large enterprise uses Windows, a solution like FileCloud is the most suitable ownCloud windows alternative. FileCloud can integrate with existing Windows servers, network shares, NTFS and home directories. Learn more about FileCloud Features.
on-Premise / Self Hosted
Run your own file sharing solution on premise or on any IaaS cloud infrastructure (e.g. AWS or Azure). FileCloud provides secure remote access to your employees and partners without compromising security. You have the complete control over where the data is stored and accessed.
With FileCloud, you get role-based access, admin reports, metadata management, policy management and much more. FileCloud provides detailed inventory of all connected devices (PCs, Smartphones and Tablets). FileCloud Administrators can block or remote wipe mobile devices.
In 2015, OwnCloud announced, “OwnCloud Server 8.1 Will Not Support Windows as Server Platform Natively.” You can find the OwnCloud’s rationale behind the decision to drop Windows Server support in their blog post. It seems to be a strategic decision from the OwnCloud team to focus on Linux and stop supporting OwnCloud Windows server.
ownCloud Alternative Windows – FileCloud
Contrary to the OwnCloud team’s experience, we find Windows Servers are very stable platform to host FileCloud. 60-70% of our customers run FileCloud on Windows Server. Also, FileCloud on Windows has excellent integration capabilities with Active Directory, NTFS file permissions, and existing Windows shares. We are expanding our partnership with Microsoft to bring FileCloud on Windows 2012 OS to the Microsoft Azure marketplace. Starting FileCloud version 14, FileCloud fully integrates with on-premise Microsoft Office Online server.
Detailed ownCloud vs FileCloud comparison
OwnCloud vs FileCloud
|Hosting Options & Features|
|IAAS (AWS GovCloud)|
|Run On Docker|
|Run On Linux Server|
|Run On Windows Server|
|Storage, Sync & Backup Features|
|Large File Support, max file size|
|Supported Local Storage|
|Endpoint Backup (Multiple folders)|
|ServerLink (Cross-Site Replication)|
|Mobile OS Compatibility||iOS, Android, Windows Phone||iOS, Android|
|iOS, Android Media backup|
|Activity Streams, Comments|
|Desktop Sync – Cross Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux)|
|Desktop Drive – Cross Platform (Windows, Mac)|
|Microsoft Office Add-on|
|Granular Sub Folder Permissions|
|Free unlimited Users|
|Document Web Edit (Collabora)|
|Document Web Edit (Office Online Server)|
|Customization, Branding||Custom branding, White label, Emails, ToS Policies etc||Custom branding, White label, Emails, ToS Policies etc|
|Security, Access Control & Existing File Systems Integration|
|Integrate – Existing Home Directories|
|Network Share Support|
|Network Share Versioning|
|Active Directory Support|
|Multiple Active Directory|
|Built-in Ransomware Protection|
|Data At Rest Encryption|
|Two Factor Authentication(2FA)|
|Chrome Browser Extensions|
|Amazon S3/OpenStack Support|
|Audit & Admin Tools|
|Access and Monitoring Control|
|Mobile Device Management (Block devices, remote wipe, notification to devices)|
|Geo IP Access Reports|
|File Analytics & Reporting (Summary of Client Applications per OS & Type, User Shares, Active Files Managed, File Type Distribution)|
|Role Based Administration|
|Based on public information available as of 01/06/2019. All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.|
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Choose what gets synced to a particular computer via the FileCloud sync app.
End Point Backup
In addition to file sharing and sync, FileCloud offers endpoint backup. Onedrive doesn’t offer endpoint backup.
FileCloud Virtual Drive
Access all your cloud files through a local drive on your computer. FileCloud Drive eliminates the need to sync files to your local system manually.
Branding & Customization
FileCloud offers customization options like custom logo, login screen, branded file sharing emails, Run on custom domain.
Multi Tenancy Support
Do you managed multiple branch offices? FileCloud supports multi-tenancy and reduces the overhead of maintaining multiple instances for data and access abstraction.
Metadata provides additional information about Files and Folders available in FileCloud.
FileCloud offers top line administration features for system admins (Device dashboard ability, detailed audit logs and reports.
FileCloud’s architecture fundamentally focuses on Security, privacy and data ownership.
FileCloud is a better OwnCloud Alternative for Windows Server
FileCloud is a customizable solution and a robust enterprise file sharing solution. As a business, you get to use your own logo, customized login screen and you can also run FileCloud on your own domain.
Unlimited free external partner/client accounts ensure ROI from external user accounts. Other unique set of features include selective sync, unlimited Cloud storage, virtual drive, enhanced security features, backup and ransomware protection. All this at a much lower price than ownCloud.
Learn more about FileCloud features
“We liked FileCloud’s pricing, comprehensive feature set (branding, encryption) and the responsive support”
ownCloud Alternative - FileCloud Solves Complex Enterprise Needs
Do you require more organizational workflow capabilities?
With FileCloud you get role-based access, powerful admin reports, meta data management system and much more. Admin can control file/folder access, control user groups and assign appropriate permissions or restrictions whenever needed.
If you are still not convinced whether FileCloud is the absolute ownCloud alternative for Windows to use, please try FileCloud for free.
“FileCloud is by far the best on-premise file sharing solution.”