ownCloud vs Nextcloud – Key Differences
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NextCloud is not totally a new software but has been forked out of ownCloud.
Nextcloud vs ownCloud features
ownCloud core is opensource, enterprise features aren’t. Nextcloud will keep all features open source. That was one of the main reason the Nextcoud was forked out of ownCloud.
In terms of file storage and file sharing, there aren’t any much differences between the two applications. In the meantime, ownCloud wants to focus on optimizing security features, however, Nextcloud has announced new features like default brute-force protection.
Key differences come when you look at the add-on and security features. NextCloud end-to-end encryption will enable users to encrypt files on a per-folder level using secure keys. Most importantly, user privileges can be revoked at any time without decrypting/re-uploading files.
Detailed feature comparison - ownCloud vs NextCloud vs FileCloud
ownCloud vs Nextcloud
ownCloud vs Nextcloud is one of the most sought after comparison in File sharing world. Both platforms, Nextcloud and ownCloud have a powerful base for enterprise file sharing and support for add-on apps and customer service. Nextcloud, however, has been seeing more growth in past few years compared to ownCloud. Having said that, ownCloud still is a major player, but for now Nextcloud seems to be in lead.
ownCloud’s licensing policy guarantees that certain components such as full text search, workflow management, or branding are only available to paid Enterprise customers. Nextcloud doesn’t charge for features, and charges only support and update services costs. Having said that, FileCloud offers same features, scalability, more mature platform, top of the line customer support and all these in lesser cost that ownCloud and Nextcloud.
As a relatively new software, Nextcloud still has the typical beginners’ problems: the website, originally in German, is also available in English and is lacking user instructions and has a very limited online manual. Updates are also not as smooth as with ownCloud Source Link. FileCloud, on the other hand, has been around for a long time with stable features and a huge development, testing and support team.
Beyond File Sharing
The latest features such as audio and video telephony suggest that the Nextcloud team will focus increasingly on extending the functionality of the app and developing towards enabling a digital workplace. FileCloud is also inclined towards innovative functionality, digital workflows, automation and a easy to use interface. More details of advanced features on FileCloud Tour page.Free Trial >>>
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FileCloud End Point Backup
In addition to file sharing and sync, FileCloud offers endpoint Backup. ownCloud and Nextcloud don’t offer endpoint backup.
Multi Tenancy Support
Unlike ownCloud and Nextcloud, FileCloud supports multi tenancy and reduces the overhead of maintaining multiple instances for data and access abstraction.
Advanced offline sync
Ability to control exactly which local folders are synced using offline sync to which remote folders and in which direction.
FileCloud ServerLink (cross-site replication) replicates a FileCloud site to another location seamlessly.
FileCloud offers powerful metadata management features to classify and manage files using tags and custom meta data sets.
FileCloud offers powerful admin features for system admins (Device dashboard ability, detailed audit logs and reports.
Your remote files on server are always available on local drive of your computer.FileCloud drive automatically syncs all your files to your local system.
ownCloud and Nextcloud miss out on granular folder/ sub folder permissions. FileCloud gives you team folders, all folder permissions and much more.
Free Client Accounts - High ROI
FileCloud offers unlimited client/ partner Accounts which gives us significant edge over both ownCloud and nextcloud.
FileCloud also offers Network Share Versioning, Built-in Ransomware Protection, Chrome Browser Extensions and file analytics.
FileCloud - The winner among ownCloud vs Nextcloud
FileCloud offers better performance, security, control, and flexibility when compared to the competition.
For example, mapped drives on Mac and Windows clients offer on-demand synchronization which is very bandwidth efficient, especially when combined with local caching technologies.
The platform offers the flexibility to use local file servers or private cloud storage for enhanced control and security. And you can even go as far as hosting the entire solution yourself for complete control.
With FileCloud you can offer all the utility of popular cloud solutions while maintaining traditional levels of control and security.
“We liked FileCloud’s pricing, comprehensive feature set (branding, encryption) and the responsive support”
FileCloud offers better ROI - Nextcloud vs ownCloud
FileCloud offers lower Price but more features to scale up your business
- Save thousands of dollars
- Free unlimited client/ partner accounts
- 5x better value compared to Dropbox, ownCloud, Nextcloud & Egnyte
- Best customer support
For many such reasons, FileCloud was recognized by Gartner in 2018 Magic Quadrant for Content Collaboration Platforms.
“FileCloud is by far the best on-premise file sharing solution.”
What else you get with FileCloud
FileCloud allows you to create private clouds on personal servers simply by installing the application. It can host a virtual environment for storing and managing hosted files and resources after a user has installed the application.
FileCloud Quick Edit lets you edit files directly on FileCloud using the native apps installed on your computer. You no longer have to worry about privacy issues or third-party access to their confidential files and information!
You get access to:
- Privacy and security with private cloud
- Real Cross-platform solution
- Mobile access with enterprise level sharing and sync
- Actionable auditing and reporting
"Easy integration of FileCloud with our existing network drive structure was superb"
FileCloud comes with a great support team
At FileCloud, we make sure our customers are always satisfied!
Customers are our #1 priority. We believe there is nothing like customer support to breed success.
Here’s what a customer has to say about us:
“I’m not sure if there’s a better person to send this to, so please forward if needed. Over a period of a few weeks in December and January, we migrated from CentOS servers to Ubuntu servers to be in a supported configuration. One of your support personnel (named Krish) helped us with the migration. We ran into some problems during the migration and it ended up taking three attempts but in the end, all was successfully migrated. I just wanted to let someone there know that Krish was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and went above and beyond what was required to help us get moved over. Their time and assistance are very much appreciated.
Thanks! Jeremy Jones Application Delivery Engineer”
“We love FileCloud’s simplicity, mobile apps, and above all, responsiveness of FileCloud team”
FileCloud offers better value!
FileCloud costs $2500 a year for 50 users whereas ownCloud and Nextcloud charge you up to $9000 for the same. FileCloud offers you better services at less than half price!
Here’s what some of our customers have to say
“I have tested Filecloud and it seemed better than ownCloud for sure. Pricing is $1000 USD per year for 20 users” – WTDL Helpdesk
“We tested about five other solutions like Team Drive, OwnCloud or LeitzCloud. In the End, FileCloud won that battle clearly.”
We listen to our customers!
We take our customer inputs seriously. We know that finally it is our customers who must use our product and it is their needs we need to cater to.
Here is one such example:-
“We needed to get rid of the Dropbox solution. We are a German mid-size company. In Germany, we have some strict laws which forbid us to store privacy data (e.g. Names and Birthdays of our customer) on a storage system owned by a third party. At least they must guarantee us to store the data on servers inside the European Union.
Dropbox can’t do that. But a lot of our employees installed Dropbox for a fast and easy way to share data especially with employees at other subsidiaries. So we were looking for a solution which can fit both of these criteria:
A simple and fast solution which doesn’t need a lot of training.
Storing the Data on our Server or at least to get a guarantee the data are stored in the EU. Both criteria are completely fulfilled by FileCloud”
“We picked FileCloud based on features, cost, the excellent support we received.”