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Key Factors for Making Your VDI Project a Success in 2019

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is critical to making the working environment digital. By now, everyone knows the benefits of adopting VDI. Allied Market Research has predicted that the VDI market would grow by about 18 percent annually from 2017 to 2023. More and more companies – including small and medium-sized ones – are opting for VDI to cut cost and boost efficiency.

Thanks to advancements in technology, the transition to VDI is easier than ever, and not as expensive as it was a couple of years ago. Nonetheless, there are some key factors to consider making the process as smooth as possible.

5 Factors to Consider Ensuring Success of VDI Project

1. Have a Clearly Defined Goal: When companies look to adopt VDI, one of the first and most important things to do is define the goal of the project. This means setting a target in terms of how many users would have access to the platform as well as what these people would be using the network for. Defining your VDI goal is essential to scale your hardware and network requirements. This is where most companies fail. If you hear that a company’s transition to VDI was unable to live up to expectations, there is a pretty good chance that they underestimated their hardware and network requirements during the testing phase.

As far as VDI is concerned, it is best to overstretch rather than underestimate. So, if your IT team predicts how much bandwidth is needed to support the number of staff in your organization, use that as a yardstick, not a limit. You must ensure that your network can support higher bandwidth. Often, IT staff fail to consider everything that workers may do on a network. This can result in a slow network and ultimately affect your adoption of VDI. If you will be using a self-hosted network, this also applies to storage. Planning will help to prevent a lot of unwanted surprises and hidden operational costs coming to haunt you down the road.

2. Don’t Underestimate the Testing Phase: The journey to adopting VDI usually involves a testing phase. For most companies, only those at the top of the echelon partake in the test. I mean, it makes sense because these are the people who will ultimately decide whether the VDI transition is worth it. However, it is a big mistake which could later result in network and user experience issues. The fact is that not everyone in a company can participate in the testing phase – unless it is a very small company. At the same time, allowing only a few members of the organization partake in the testing can be dangerous. The key is to find the middle ground. Most experts suggest that a representative from each department in a company takes part in the VDI testing phase. This way, there is an understanding of how the transition would affect each department. Also, these representatives would be able to guide their colleagues through the onboarding process.

Another thing to keep in mind is not to rush the migration to VDI. Mass migration is always a bad idea. Instead, it should be done systematically. This could involve moving small batches of users to the platform and analyzing its performance before migrating more users.

3. Always Prioritize User Experience: The primary goal of adopting VDI is to enhance user experience and in the process boosting workplace productivity. Therefore, it is counterproductive if users are faced with a lot of problems while migrating to VDI. Users would naturally have high expectations for VDI, and you must work to meet these expectations. This means preventing lags on the network, ensuring a seamless transition from device-to-device and more.

For the most part, user experience doesn’t only involve your network capacity, but also how users are trained and educated about the VDI platform. For most people who aren’t tech savvy, VDI may seem like a complex, new idea. However, they must be educated that it is not very different from most client-server platforms – only much better.

One way to provide excellent user experience is to ensure the VDI platform can support the same applications that your users employ for their work. Also, they must be able to access the network with their devices. VDI platforms like FileCloud support most end-point devices. FileCloud also provides a range of tools to promote collaboration over its VDI network. This goes a long way to improve user experience.

4. Don’t Hesitate to Get Help From VDI Experts: While most companies would love their in-house IT team to handle everything technology-related, this is not always the case. It pays to open the door for VDI experts to assist your in-house team through the process. This does not only limit the possibilities of errors during the deployment and transition to VDI, but it also eliminates the possibility of unnecessary delays. You cannot go wrong with consulting a VDI expert. Apart from helping with the technical aspects of VDI technology, the VDI expert could also help educate your users about the new network and also highlight potential issues that you may have to deal with down the road. FileCloud provides full support to clients during the VDI implementation phase. It is also a good idea to have members of your IT team undertake a training course in VDI. That way, they’d be in a better position to guide your company through the entire process of adopting VDI with or without the assistance of external VDI experts.


These are some of the main considerations to guarantee success when implementing VDI, but there are many other things to keep in mind including:

• Assessing the possible security implications of opting for VDI.

• Taking the time to test the network before migrating your users.

• Choosing the right tools to troubleshoot and maintain your VDI network.

• Evaluating how the transition to VDI will affect the process of managing employees in your workplace.

There is no question that VDI has the potential to redefine the working environment completely. However, taking the time to look into all the factors listed above can go a long way to guarantee a successful transition, cut out unforeseen costs, reduce the complexity of the process and prevent a lot of issues that may spring up.

It is 2019, and this is the best time to migrate to VDI if you haven’t done so already.

Author : Rahul Sharma

How VDI Can Benefit a Small Business

The business world is more competitive than ever today. While the internet creates a level playing, it also exposes both small and large companies to the same issues in terms of security and productivity. Contrary to what some may think, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) can benefit small businesses in multiple ways. As a small business owner, if you believe VDI is costly and complicated, then you’re still living in the past. At FileCloud, we have flexible pricing packages to suit both small and large businesses. What’s more, we go to great lengths to make your migration to VDI as smooth and straightforward as possible.

In this blog post, we’ll look at some reasons why small businesses need to consider moving to VDI.

1. VDI is Less Expensive

Shifting to VDI allows small businesses to save money in different ways. Let’s look at a scenario. Imagine a software development startup with about 20 employees. Typically, the management of such a company would have to purchase hardware and software for the employees to do their work. Remember, for the employees to do a good job, they need high-quality apps and devices, which can be quite expensive. Not to mention the time it would take IT staff to have all these devices setup, frequently update them and troubleshoot problems. All this adds up to more cost.

With VDI, the management of such a company can slash their cost drastically. First, instead of buying multiple copies of the same apps for employees to use, the company needs just one copy of each app. Also, instead of getting a device for each employee, only one powerful device is required for the data center. Once the apps are installed on the device in the data center, everyone has access to them. And employees can be encouraged to bring their own devices to work without compromising on security. But that’s not all, with VDI, your IT staff spend less time doing the same thing over and over again. Instead of installing and updating apps on different devices, all this is done once at the data center and everyone in the organization benefits from it.

2. VDI Supports Flexibility

The modern workplace has changed drastically over the past few decades. Today, you can work from anywhere – from your home, a coffee shop a few blocks from your office or even thousands of miles away on another continent. This has gone a long way to boost productivity. However, it has also led to some challenges. For example, how do you ensure that your workers are not using a compromised network connection? Also, how do you ensure that everyone you employ uses the same apps for uniformity and easy collaboration? Well, the answer is VDI.

VDI does not only protect you from the security risks associated with allowing your employees to work from anywhere, but it also guarantees that they have all the apps they need. What’s more, you can perform vital updates right from your data center. With VDI, you can run a completely virtual workplace and still enjoy the same security and collaborative advantages as companies that have a physical workplace. After all, outsourcing is very important for small businesses. But it is not just about allowing your employees to work from anywhere, VDI allows your workers to use any device of their choice – a laptop, desktop, tablet or even a phone!

3. VDI Gives You a Competitive Advantage

To succeed in the fast-paced world today, you need to respond to opportunities and challenges quickly, but this is not always possible. VDI gives small businesses a competitive advantage by allowing you to collaborate easily and serve your clients better. Since your workers have all the apps they need to work at any time, they can get their job done faster. FileCloud has various tools to support collaboration including allowing you to receive notifications when files are changed and supporting custom workflows to automate specific processes.

VDI also reduces downtime and prevents accidents from holding up your work. How many times have we heard about a project getting paused momentarily because someone’s device got spoilt and it has to be fixed before the work can continue since it contains all the files? You never have to deal with this ever again if you move to VDI. This is because the files and apps are stored at the data center. Therefore, you don’t have to deal with such unforeseen delays. Ultimately, VDI allows you to provide the best service to your clients and beat the competition.

4.  VDI Means Better Security

Hacking is one of the biggest security threats of this era, and small companies are not exempted. One of the best ways to guarantee security in your company is to use VDI. For starters, you don’t have to worry about a malware attack once you have reliable updated antivirus software installed on the computer in your data center. Typically, companies rely on each worker to install and update the antivirus on their devices, but we all know that not everyone does it. Some may forget, some may not prioritize security so much, and some may not even know how to go about it. But why leave the safety of vital data in the hands of your workers when you can guarantee it is safe at all times with VDI? When you choose FileCloud, you are protected at all times whether your employees are working remotely or at the office. We encrypt your files both at rest and while in transit. We also provide ransomware protection and support integration with your antivirus software.

VDI does not only provide security by preventing unauthorized access, but it also prevents data loss. FileCloud allows you to backup and restore your files quickly.


It is clear that small businesses can benefit from VDI just as much as large corporations. At FileCloud, we understand that every company is different. Therefore, we strive to provide you a solution that meets the peculiar needs of your business; from allowing you to choose how you want to host your files to allow you to customize and manage your VDI platform as you want, we ensure that our solutions are tailor-fitted for the problems your business is facing. 

Author: Rahul Sharma

Why FileCloud is Ideal for Accessing and Sharing Files in VDI

It is clear that virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is part of the next frontier of business solutions. The ability for workers to access files from anywhere and on any device can go a long way to boost productivity and reduce costs. While cloud storage platforms and server networks may provide something similar, VDI offers more features.

Now, the big question is, how do you leverage VDI to optimize your business without compromising on security, accessibility, control, and cost? The answer is FileCloud. FileCloud is the #1 file platform for VDI. The fact is that no other VDI platform offers as much versatility as FileCloud. We give you full control over our software to manage your data. The result is unprecedented adaptability and next-level solutions.

Why Choose FileCloud?

Flexibility: At FileCloud, we understand that one size does not fit all. For example, the VDI setup that a huge finance firm may require is bound to be very different from what will suit a small law firm.  While the former may opt for hosting on-premises to create an in-house cloud sharing platform, the latter may choose to allow FileCloud host their data or run FileCloud on third-party cloud platforms like Amazon WorkStation to cut cost. This is why we allow you to select the right VDI model that will suit your business. From choosing whether to self-host to picking the pricing structure that best suits you, everything is in your hands.

Accessibility and Security: Most enterprise solutions make users choose between accessibility or security. At FileCloud, we understand that both accessibility and security are highly important and one cannot be sacrificed for the other. Therefore, FileCloud is compatible with virtually all end-point devices whether you are running Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS or Android. FileCloud support Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, and more so you can preview files before downloading them regardless of the format. When working on FileCloud, your documents are automatically synced across different platforms. You even have offline access to your data.

We provide full encryption of files – both during transit and while in storage as well as antivirus and ransomware protection. In recent years, some of the top enterprise cloud data storage platforms have been compromised by hackers. However, the high level of security on our VDI platform ensures that you will never be a victim of data breach.

When using FileCloud, there is no hassle when uploading large files. We give you tools to prevent data loss like backing up and restoring files, remotely wiping out data or restricting access and also restoring files that may have been deleted accidentally. What’s more, updating apps can be done directly from the data center rather than individually on each device. This is not only more simple, but also less cumbersome for your IT staff.

Seamless Collaboration: Collaboration is the lifeblood of every business, and we understand this at FileCloud. Therefore, we provide a range of tools to support seamless collaboration. For example, you can lock files to prevent changes and also track file activity to keep track of changes. You can also automate processes using a simple ‘If this then that (IFTTT)’ model. There are no limitations to the potential for collaboration when using FileCloud.

If you want to host your desktop remotely without going through the trouble of setting up a remote desktop service (RDS) or if you want to make your remote desktop available to multiple users at the same time, VDI is your best option. With FileCloud, you can customize the desktop applications that each user has access to. Everyone does not have access to the same desktop. This means you can limit the apps available based on each person’s role in your organization.

FileCloud, the #1 file platform for VDI does not only limit IT admin overhead cost but can also boost productivity. Imagine there is a severe snowstorm and most of your workers can’t make it to the office. Nonetheless, you have a deadline that can’t be extended. With FileCloud, productivity is guaranteed because bad weather or emergency trips will not prevent your workers from performing their duties. Your workers have to pick up any device, access your work desktop, and pick up where they left off.

FileCloud also gives a new definition to the bring your own device (BYOD) policy. With VDI, you can reduce cost by allowing users to bring their own devices to work without compromising on security or having them go through the process of installing new software.

Full Control: FileCloud gives you complete control over your data. You can choose to integrate the VDI platform with your existing servers. You also get to choose which users have admin privileges as well as the ability to manage connected devices, access analytics information and full audit logs of the files in your network. This means you never have to worry about employees getting access to restricted data. You can also keep track of the activities of your employees by checking usage trends to ensure that everyone is performing their role in the organization.

Customization: The customization options that FileCloud offers are unmatched. We offer multi-language support. What’s more, you can customize everything about the FileCloud platform including the domain name, login pages, messages, and more. This means you can enjoy the best VDI service in the world and at the same time boost your brand visibility.  That’s not all the customization options that we offer. If you are on a slow network, you can adjust the sync rate to match your bandwidth.


If an organization is akin to the body of a living being, then FileCloud is like the brain. With our VDI, you can coordinate the functions in different aspects of your organization, ensuring that each worker has the tools needed to do his/her job.

FileCloud is easily the number one file platform for VDI in the world. We do not only give you better prices, but also a lot of features that you will not find on any other file sharing solution with VDI capabilities. The future of your organization rests on the VDI platform that you choose. If your migration to VDI is fraught with challenges, it can make you rue the decision. This is why you must work with a trusted VDI platform. Choose FileCloud for the best VDI experience.

FileCloud 18.2 Is Now Available on Playstore – With Advanced Search, SSO and GIF Support

Whether you occasionally work remotely or you are always on the go, working outside your office has now become the norm. To accomplish your tasks from anywhere, you need enterprise-grade tools that won’t hold you back, enabling you to stay ahead of the competition. With the FileCloud Android app, you can access, edit and share your files right from your phone or tablet.

New features in this Android app update include:

  1. Full-Text Search: You can search specific text in files and folders across your FileCloud account
  2. SSO Support: Use the same credential to access the FileCloud account that you use for other internal apps/services
  3. File Filters: Easy to browse through large folders by using filters inside a folder to get to a specific file
  4. GIF Support and Photo Preview: Use our GIF support to share gifs instead of video snippets for better user experience and customer support


Full-Text Search: Search for files and folders across your server

The amount of digital content is growing exponentially especially within organizations. Significant time is spent on locating the right file. Improving the content search will significantly improve user productivity, and improve employee satisfaction. With our updated Android app, you can search for a specific keyword not only on the file name but also on the content of the files. When you type in a keyword, FileCloud instantly returns all documents that contain that word or phrase anywhere in the file — even for docs that were uploaded just seconds ago. For example, if you need to find a document about ‘tax’, you can search using the text ‘tax’ and scroll through the results in search, rather than having to go through entire files/folders. From search results, users can
– Navigate to a folder
– Preview any file which is already supported by the app
– Refresh search results
– Preview the content of supported file types

New Filtering Interface

Scrolling through a large folder to locate a file is hard, especially on smaller mobile devices. With our new filtering interface, you can now easily find the files you are looking for without having to scroll through the entire folder. Filters shortlist only the files with specific keywords in their name. Filters are convenient, especially when want to locate a file that you know is in a folder and you know part of the file’s name. You can filter using document types (PDF, Document, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Image).



SSO login support (Note: SSO login requires FileCloud server version 18.2 or higher)

If your administrator has set up “single sign-on”  you’ll be able to access FileCloud using the same login credentials you use for other work applications.

This is both more convenient for your employees and a more secure best practice for your organization. Admins can make single sign-on mandatory or optional. If your admin has made single sign-on optional, you’ll be able to use sign-in with your normal FileCloud password, or just leave the password field blank to get redirected to your company’s sign-in page – it’s entirely up to you!

New photo previewing, including new transitions and GIF support

We’ve always felt that animated GIFs are good for more than a quick laugh—they’re also an effective tool to deliver customer support. We’ve seen this first hand from talking to our customers; rarely does anyone expect to see a visual reply, despite how “showing” always beats “telling.” Unlike video screen captures, you can insert them directly into the reply so your customers won’t be directed away from the email. Any occasion can be perfect for sending GIFs, and FileCloud will help you to send the perfect GIF to your customers.



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FileCloud 18.2 is Now Available on Apple iOS App Store – SSO, Multitasking in iPad, Files App Integration

Your enterprise mobile apps matter…

According to a study (source: Bluecoat) which looked at 15,000 different enterprise cloud application apps and 108 million enterprise documents:

  • 12% of the documents examined in the survey contained regulated or confidential information, such as source code and legal information. One such document can result in a violation under HIPAA or GDPR privacy regulations, damaging your reputation and costing you millions via a penalty.
  • Enterprises use about 20 times the number of cloud applications than they estimate. You need to secure all these applications and apps while maintaining a productive work environment.

… and we want to make sure you get the best!

We recently released our updated FileCloud iOS app on the App store, and we have introduced some new features which will make your filesharing app experience more secure, easy, and productive.


Single Sign-on (SSO) support

We’re excited to announce the launch of Single Sign-on (SSO) support in our FileCloud iOS App. By configuring SSO, you can use your identity provider of choice to authenticate your employees’ access to FileCloud. Once configured, your employees can use the same credentials to access FileCloud that they currently use for other internal systems. This is both more convenient for your employees and a more secure best practice for your organization.

In App Edit

Need to edit a document? There’s no need to download it, save changes, and upload a new version to the cloud. With FileCloud, you can edit your Microsoft Office documents quickly and seamlessly by launching Office apps from the FileCloud app.

Browse Folders and Files in Gallery View

Browse through folders easily and preview folders/files with a gallery experience. You can quickly preview files without opening them in a full-blown application. Select any file and press the spacebar. The file will open in a simple preview window. Press the space bar again to dismiss the preview. The built-in preview supports most file formats for documents, images, video, and audio. In the preview, you can scroll through your documents or seek through your video and audio. Load any file, ranging from large images to Microsoft Office documents, onto your device – it’s faster and easier than ever before.

Advanced iPad multitasking

Users can run FileCloud app in parallel with other applications on the iPad, making work faster and more efficient. Whether it’s editing a PowerPoint presentation or drafting an email, multitasking is a feature that will be useful when you are using iPads.


A quick summary of all the major new features:

  • Easily manage your files and documents without having to sign in with a separate user ID and password. This saves time and improves efficiency
  • Create, edit, and manage new files on your phone with a single click from your FileCloud app
  • Drag and drop files from third-party apps to FileCloud app, thus making the process quicker and easier
  • Create new files in Office and other productivity apps, saving them directly to the FileCloud server
  • Native integration with the Files app
  • Upload files from the (iCloud, Dropbox, etc.) as well as other apps to FileCloud
  • New option to view in Safari for files and folders
  • Advanced iPad multitasking
  • View your privacy policy, terms of service, and help documentation without leaving the app


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10 Things To Consider While Evaluating an Enterprise File Sharing Solution



Going by recent trends in the EFSS ecosystem, it would be safe to conclude that technologies are progressively evolving and getting more complicated. There are now many vendors with numerous complex offerings, plus a myriad of tools to power different enterprise functionalities. While some have specialized in certain processes, other solutions come with multi-layered features. Only a handful are flexible enough to cater to almost any business model.

And that explains why most organizations are now relying on multiple services from separate vendors. The average enterprise is now leveraging 1,427 different cloud services, and the average employee is typically running 36 distinct services at their workplace. And that includes using separate file sharing solutions simultaneously.

Pretty solid, and some may argue that variety is the way to go. But, while it may have its benefits, one major disadvantage overshadows it all. It essentially beats the whole logic of optimizing enterprise efficiency. 30-45% of the resources dedicated to such solutions is ultimately wasted, and organizations fail to achieve an effectual central system that is adequately aligned with their core operations.

That leaves CIOs with only one option- adopting a single comprehensive enterprise file sharing solution, and subsequently implementing it across their entire organizations. Well, the major downside to this process is the fact that may not be a simple undertaking. Choosing a solution itself could prove to be a nightmare because, as we’ve previously mentioned, the industry is now quite extensive.

A poor Enterprise File Sharing Solution could set you back. A perfectly suitable one, on the other hand, will substantially boost all your operations. And we know what this means in the enterprise world, right?

So, to help you in the selection process, here are 10 factors you should prioritize on when selecting:


  1. Delivery Model Flexibility

Functionality flexibility is undoubtedly one of the main, if not the chief reasons why organizations are shifting to EFSS. So it makes no sense going for a service that is cannot be easily upscaled and downscaled


Review your organizations projected growth, and extrapolate it to include computer resources. Then subsequently compare this with different services, and focus on solutions that can effortlessly adapt to changing needs in real time.


  1. Certifications and Standards

EFSS solutions that adhere to recognized quality and standard guidelines demonstrate a distinct compliance with industry best practices. This is basically one of the most reliable ways to identify the safest bets you can proceed with.


For example, if you’re particularly concerned about security, you might want to check out providers accredited with renowned certifications like ISO 27001.


  1. Vendor Lock-In, Migration Support and Exit Planning

How is the EFSS suited to your current processes? How easy is it to transfer files and integrate it into your organization?


Even when the EFSS offers adequate migration support, you should additionally factor in vendor lock-in and exit planning. Consequently, you’ll be able to eliminate services that could prove to be problematic in case you may prefer to switch to a competitor solution in the future.


  1. Performance and Reliability

For a service that the entire organization will run on, you definitely cannot afford to compromise on performance and reliability.


To evaluate this, review providers’ SLAs for the last 6-12 months. And since downtime affects even the industry leaders, the subsequent reactionary measures should also count. Proceed only with a service provider who has implemented and adequately documented proven disaster management measures.


  1. Automation

Automating mundane and routine tasks substantially minimizes manual intervention, which ultimately boosts system and overall enterprise efficiency.


So it’s advisable to not only review EFSS according to functions that can be automated, but also the flexibility of the entire automation process. An ideal service should allow automation adjustments in line with your specific system architecture.


  1. Pricing Structure

For an industry that is exponentially growing, you’d expect competition to regulate the  pricing of EFSS. But, surprisingly, many providers are still way off the mark.


Compare different services and proceed with one that is reasonably priced, with costs that are only derived from specific features you leverage. And remember, reasonable pricing doesn’t necessarily mean cheap.


  1. Security

Compared to previous years, the number of CIOs worried about cloud security is reducing, with 25% as of 2017. But, it still remains the number one concern, despite upcoming revolutionary security features.


To guarantee the safety of your organization’s data, choose a service that extends past the standard server encryption and point-to-point SSL encryption.  Military grade double factor encryption, for instance, would be excellently suitable for sensitive data.


  1. Server Location

Each country has its own set of legislation on data governance. In the US, for example, the Patriot Act grants the federal government adequate powers to fully access any data if it’s considered relevant to national security.


In addition to ensuring that a service provider is transparent enough to disclose server location, choose an EFSS whose servers are governed by laws that wouldn’t be detrimental to your organization.


  1. Simplicity

The concept of cloud and enterprise file sharing is fairly complicated. But that shouldn’t be translated to basic service functionalities.


Even when it’s holistic with an extensive range of features, a good EFSS service should come with a simple interface that can be figured out within minutes by an average employee. The CIO should also be able to adequately comprehend the whole architecture and integration process. This not only minimizes training costs, but also eases adoption and reduces the chances of problems in future.


  1. Data Control

This may seem obvious and pretty straightforward at the beginning, but keenly reviewing SLAs from numerous service providers might reveal some shocking details on data control. Some of them do not explicitly grant exclusive data control rights. Your data, for instance, may be retained within some EFSS servers after deleting and migrating to a competitor service.


Therefore, it’s critically important to understand how your data will be managed and corresponding user rights. The most suitable solution, of course, should be one that completely respects data privacy by granting you full data control privileges.



Using these evaluation factors, a good place to start would be Filecloud. Feel free to get in touch for any clarifications about our enterprise file-sharing services.



Author: Davis Porter

Install and Upgrade FileCloud in Linux With A Single Script


Installing software works differently on Linux. Instead of visiting a website, you will need to get it from repositories with its package manager. This sounds complicated but is actually simpler. FileCloud made it much more simple to install/upgrade it on your Linux system. All you have to do is run a script and the script will automatically fetch the OS disregard of Debian or rpm version and will install/upgrade the FileCloud instance.


This Installation will include
1. Supports from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, RHEL 7 and CentOS 7, Debian 8(Jessie)
2. EOF in Ubuntu Trusty 14.04 and Below
3. Comes with GUI
4. Automatic Installation of SOLR, PREVIEW, CRONJOB(Only GUI Configuration is Required)
5. Includes LibreOffice version
8. The script logs the output to /var/log
9. Installs PHP7.1 and IONCUBE v10.2
10. Introduction of FileCloud CLI


1. Single Script upgrader
2. Logging Enabled
3. Database backup and Webroot Backup
4. Comes with GUI Upgrader
5. Automatically installs FileCloud CLI if not present
6. Upgrades LibreOffice to

Note: If your FileCloud Instance is running on Ubuntu 14.04 or Older versions you will need to do the following steps to upgrade it to v18.1

* Install a new FileCloud v18.1 Instance on Ubuntu 16.04
* Migrate the Database and the Manage Storage path to the freshly installed FileCloud Instance.


FileCloud CLI

Starting from v18.1, FileCloud is introducing a new CLI tool for Linux Distros: filecloudcp

filecloudcp will help you to find the current version running on the server, check for updates, and you can upgrade your FileCloud instance from command line itself

filecloudcp will have the below usage:

# filecloudcp

usage: filecloudcp

-v | –version : Show the current version of FileCloud installed
-c | –checkforupgrade : Checks for FileCloud Upgrades
-u | –runupgrade : Upgrades FileCloud Version
-p | –resetpassword : Performs FileCloud Admin Password
-h | –help : This message

For more details on the installation and upgrade process visit  FileCloud

Access And Share Your Files On The Go With FileCloud Mobile Apps





FileCloud’s apps for iOS and Android provide mobile access to your remote files on the go from your phone and tablets. You do not have to be close to your computer to access and share files with your team. It is simple, effective and easy to use. Our highly rated mobile apps provide powerful features in addition to remote access such as the local offline download of files, sharing, document preview and more. We have recently upgraded our apps with new features and UI that makes your filesharing experience faster and easier!

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Why Use FileCloud on Mobile?

With an influx of mobile devices in virtually every aspect of our private lives, organizations are embracing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). When sensitive business data gets in wrong hands, it can cause irreparable damage to your business reputation and key operations. FileCloud’s unique capabilities to monitor, prevent, and fix data leakage assure corporate data is protected across all your mobile devices.

What’s New?


  • iPad multitasking support

 With the ability to open two apps on the screen at the same time, iPad supports multiple forms of multitasking including fast app switching, which allows you to quickly jump between recently used apps. FileCloud now supports it along with full feature parity with iPhones

  • Lazy screen loading

 Normally when a user opens a folder, files and thumbnails are downloaded and rendered in a single go. For example, if an entire photo gallery is downloaded but the user leaves after only viewing the first image, then the result is wasted memory and bandwidth. Instead of bulk loading all the content, content can be loaded when the user accesses a part of the page that requires it. The result is faster launch times and less time waiting for contents to load.

Key Takeaways 

  1. Multi-tasking support ( even for iOS 9 devices) helps makes it easier for users to use multiple apps side by side along with FileCloud – like the word to edit documents.
  2. Lazy screen loading only loads files and folders user is currently accessing which makes it load faster and give a better user access.
  3. Lazy loading also utilizes less memory at a time and makes the process much quicker.



The new version includes:

  • Easier and clearer interactions                                                                                                                                                 All actions used to be crammed into the action bar, while now they are following a pattern that can be found in popular apps such as GDrive, Box, Dropbox…
  • Our app follows material design guidelines

Material design framework works with all the Android platforms and is known for a flat graphical interface.                  Google’s new visual design framework is flat, elegant, and vibrant creating a unified Android experience.


Key Takeaways

  1. Long press to cut/copy/paste makes it much simpler to use and easier as many apps follow similar conventions and app user are familiar with this feature.
  2. Pull to refresh is much used in every app on the app store that involves browsing any sort of list. The user will perform this same pull-down and release action with his or her thumb when scrolling quickly through such a list without any fiddly button pressing.


Basic Features

Remote Access – Browse files and documents, download them locally, edit and upload them.

File Management Create new folders, delete files and folders, and explore your remote files and folders.

Offline Access – Download files directly to your phones and tablets and access them offline.

Edit Office Documents – With FileCloud Mobile Apps, users can not only access all of the FileCloud files from anywhere but also edit, save back them into FileCloud from anywhere. In addition, users can create a new file, send it back to FileCloud and use it for collaboration among team members.

Office 365 – Integrate FileCloud’s Android & iOS mobiles with your Office 365 accounts. The mobile apps seamlessly sync with the documents edited on Office 365 to FileCloud. The documents that can be edited include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

View Documents – Access and view all types of documents on FileCloud. The Open With feature enables users to open any documents on custom applications.

Automatic Photo & Video Backup – All photos & videos residing on your mobile device can be configured to automatically back up on FileCloud. You will never be limited by the space on your mobile device. As soon as you take a picture or video, the files get automatically synced back to FileCloud with zero manual intervention.

Mobile Device Management – Admins can also remotely wipe or block mobile devices to prevent unauthorized access to FileCloud if a device is lost or stolen.

Total Security – For added security, users can enable two-factor authentication (2FA) using a Passcode in addition to the password.

Encryption In-Transit and At Rest – Industry standard AES-256 SSL is used for all network communications. Encryption of files at rest will allow all your files to be encrypted in your storage as well.


Our brand new mobile apps are now available! You can download the apps for free from the Apple Store for iPhone and Google Play for Android


NetworkWorld Names FileCloud as a ‘Hot Storage Company to Watch’

FileCloud is named as one of the hot storage companies to watch by NetworkWorld after on a systematic evaluation that analyzed 50+ companies across many factors including product, leadership team, customer references, market fit, online voting, etc.

According to NetworkWorld: Why is FileCloud a hot storage startup to watch? 
“They (FileCloud) have a solid leadership team, an impressive and long list of on-the-record customers and they’re positioned in a fast-growing market sector that is still chaotic enough to offer newcomers plenty of room to maneuver.”

Here is the link to the full NetworkWorld article.

Another validation for FileCloud’s unique value prop!

In the larger context, this award is a validation of our value proposition to offer customers complete control and ownership of their data. Using FileCloud, customers can keep their data on an infrastructure of their choice across public, private or hybrid clouds. With the recent issues related to data control, ownership, and privacy over user data, our value proposition becomes even more critical to organizations like yours.

FileCloud has introduced many new features (as part of version 17.3) to help enterprises configure user settings, integrate branch office file servers, manage policies, compliance and deploy across any large organization. Innovations like these are the key drivers why more enterprises prefer FileCloud over the competition.

FileCloud offers the industry’s most powerful, secure enterprise file sharing solution. You can register for a free trial here.

One of the highlights – FileCloud is the only self-funded company on the list


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