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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.

Powerful Features

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.

Admin Features

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FileCloud has received the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Distinction for the fifth consecutive time!

92% of our customers would recommend us to a friend.

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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

FileCloud OwnCloud Enterprise
Hosting Options & Features
On Premise/Self-Hosted yes yes
Multi-Tenancy yes no
Cloud Hosted yes yes
IAAS (AWS) yes yes
IAAS (AWS GovCloud) yes yes
IAAS (Azure) yes yes
Multi-Tenancy yes yes
Run On Docker yes no
Run On Linux Server yes yes
Run On Windows Server yes no
Storage, Sync & Backup Features
Storage Sync yes yes
Large File Support, max file size yes yes
Supported Local Storage yes no
Storage Limitation Unlimited Unlimited
Endpoint Backup (Multiple folders) yes no
ServerLink (Cross-Site Replication) yes no
Mobile Features
Mobile OS Compatibility iOS, Android, Windows Phone iOS, Android
iOS, Android Media backup yes no
Activity Streams, Comments yes no
Offline Sync yes no
Desktop Clients
Desktop Sync – Cross Platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) yes yes
Desktop Drive – Cross Platform (Windows, Mac) yes yes
Microsoft Office Add-on yes yes
Cloud Features
File Sharing yes yes
Secure Access yes yes
Granular Sub Folder Permissions yes yes
Team Folders yes yes
Free unlimited Users yes yes
Document Web Edit (Collabora) yes yes
Document Web Edit (Office Online Server) yes yes
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 yes yes
NTFS Support yes yes
Network Share Support yes yes
Network Share Versioning yes yes
Active Directory Support yes yes
Multiple Active Directory yes yes
Single Sign-On yes yes
Built-in Ransomware Protection yes yes
SAML Authentication yes yes
Data At Rest Encryption yes yes
Two Factor Authentication(2FA) yes yes
File Locking yes yes
API Support yes yes
Zapier Integration yes yes
Chrome Browser Extensions yes yes
Sharepoint plugin no yes
E-signature Under Development no
Amazon S3/OpenStack Support yes yes
Audit & Admin Tools
Access and Monitoring Control yes yes
Mobile Device Management (Block devices, remote wipe, notification to devices) yes yes
Audit Reports 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 no
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Selective Sync

Choose what gets synced to a particular computer via the FileCloud sync app.

Selective Sync

End Point Backup

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

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.

Virtual Drive

Branding & Customization

FileCloud offers customization options like custom logo, login screen, branded file sharing emails, Run on custom domain.

Customization Features

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.

Multi Tenancy

Metadata Management

Metadata provides additional information about Files and Folders available in FileCloud.

Metadata Management – Learn More

Powerful Admininstration

FileCloud offers top line administration features for system admins (Device dashboard ability, detailed audit logs and reports.

Powerful Admin

Advanced Security

FileCloud’s architecture fundamentally focuses on Security, privacy and data ownership.

FileCloud Security

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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.

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