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FileCloud is a highly scalable Enterprise File Sharing and Sync solution.

The FileCloud solution is a cloud-agnostic content collaboration platform. That means it is available across private, public, and hybrid cloud options. So you can create your FileCloud solution on-premises and self-hosted or have CodeLathe host it for you on any cloud. 

A private cloud solution such as FileCloud offers the same features and advantages of public cloud services, but doesn’t have many of the drawbacks of cloud computing services which includes:

  • Issues related to control over critical enterprise and customer data 
  • Concerns about security 
  • Issues connected to regulatory compliance for many industries 

FileCloud allows you to run your own private cloud storage and sync solution for your employees, customers and clients allowing complete control of your organizational data. FileCloud also allows you to expose your existing organizational folder and file shares (Windows NTFS File Shares, CIFS, NFS, etc.) outside using a web portal and mobile apps without using VPN.

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The Underlying Architecture


FileCloud software is typically installed on a server (Linux or Windows). There is an admin portal to configure and manage the system. 

Once configured, users can access the FileCloud installation using:

  • Web browsers
  • Mobile apps 
  • Desktop sync clients to keep their desktop folders in sync

See a quick video on the FileCloud Architecture basics.

FileCloud Storage

FileCloud can manage and make available two types of storage: 

Managed Storage (My Files):

Managed File ( My Files) Storage is the fully managed storage that is maintained by FileCloud. Users get storage quotas and can access, share, sync all files in the managed storage. This is available in the "My Files" section.

Network Shares:

Admins can optionally make available existing organizational folder shares available via FileCloud. Such shares can be access via web browser or mobile apps for instant remote access where ever you are. This is available in the "Network Shares" section. 

See a quick video on the differences between Managed Storage and Network Shares.

FeatureManaged StorageNetwork Shares
ConnectionHDD, NAS Drive, Network Folder, OpenStack, Amazon S3Network Folder
SyncYes (Realtime)

Scheduled sync 30 mins, 60 mins etc.
Realtime available for folders with limited number of files (100K)

FileCloud DriveYesYes
WebDAV AccessYesYes
Offline AccessYes via Sync AppYes via Sync App's Offline Access
Read NTFS PermissionsNAYes
Previous Versions SupportYesYes
Recycle Bin SupportYesYes
ServerLink SupportYes (starting with 12.0)No
Text SearchYesYes, when indexing is enabled
Limits--Subject to 256 max path limits when network shares are in Windows
Server syncYes (starting with 17.3)No
MetaDataYes (starting with 18.1)Yes

Large Deployments

For small deployments, you can use FileCloud with Local Storage configuration.
For larger deployments, you would want to use redundant object storage systems like open stack or Amazon S3.
We also recommend using a HA configuration with a database cluster when running a system with many users.

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