FileCloud Public AMI (Amazon Machine Image) is currently available in Amazon AWS Marketplace. See Link.
Using FileCloud's AMI, one can host their own file share sync and mobile access solution for their organization is less than 10 minutes. The FileCloud AMI image is built on top of Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty OS and the size of the image is 20 GB. FileCloud stores the meta data and file share information in MongoDB database which is already pre-configured in the FileCloud AMI. The actual files can be stored in EBS or S3. For scalability and redundancy, we recommend to use Amazon S3 for production. We also recommend to take periodic snapshots of your running instance for disaster recovery.
For a 100 users organization, a t2.medium or m3.medium or m3.large instance is good enough. Using Amazon EBS for FileCloud stack (FileCloud application, Apache Webserver, MongoDB Database) and Amazon S3 for cloud storage provides a scalable, redundant infrastructure that will satisfy any stringent business requirements. Since you only pay for the FileCloud licenses ($25/user/year) and Amazon infrastructure the cost savings is very significant compared to any other public cloud file sharing app like Dropbox or Box.net.
In a normal usage scenario, we expect FileCloud + AWS Infrastructure will cost $40/user/year compared to $150/user/year for Dropbox or Box.net. In addition, with FileCloud you have complete control over the app, branding, domain naming and access permissions. Using FileCloud + AWS, one can approximately save over $10,000 (assumption 100 users) when compared to Dropbox for business or Box.net.
Steps To Launch FileCloud AMI
- Login to AWS management console and Click EC2 (Virtual Servers in the Cloud)
2. Click Launch Instance
3. Search FileCloud AMI in community AMIs or AWS marketplace. Choose the latest version. We recommend the AWS marketplace for the latest version.
The version details in the screen shot is for reference purposes only. The latest version details will be different from the information shown.
4. Choose the desired Amazon EC2 Instance type. We recommend atleast t2.medium. However, for best performance, the "m" series is better. For example m3.medium. the t2 series will start to throttle resource after certain usage point.
5. Configure the security group to open up the port 80 for web access.
You might need to open other ports such as 443 (HTTPS), depending on your business requirements.
6. Complete the Final Review and launch the instance.
7. You can see now your FileCloud is running in your AWS dashboard. Please note the Public DNS name to access your FileCloud.
8. Type 'http://<public_dns_name>/ui/admin/index.html' in your browser to access the FileCloud admin portal. If the Webpage fails to load, please verify port 80 is open as mentioned above in Step 5.
|Default Password||Your amazon instance ID|
|Note||Please change the admin password upon first login.|
9. Once you logged into the admin portal, please install the FileCloud License.
Please register at our license management portal (https://portal.getfilecloud.com/ui/user/index.html?mode=register) to get trial licenses.