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Introduction

FileCloud is a highly scalable on-premises, self-hosted Enterprise File Sharing and Sync solution.

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 include issues related to control over critical enterprise and customer data, concerns about security, and 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 expose your existing organizational folder and file shares (Windows NTFS File Shares, CIFS, NFS etc) outside via a web portal and via mobile apps without using VPN.

Understanding the FileCloud 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 the web browser, mobile apps or even keep their desktop folders in sync using the desktop sync clients.

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)

Yes (Realtime) starting from FileCloud 9.0

Offline Access via Sync App using scheduled sync Available.

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

 

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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