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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive is a fantastic backup solution for storing your digital files on the web, but if you want to manage, tweak, organize or otherwise maintain those files after they have reached the cloud, the experience immediately begins to suffer. This is especially noted when major competitor products like Microsoft and Dropbox offer similar services at similar prices, but offer far better interfaces for file management.
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ownCloud

I'd easily recommend ownCloud to small businesses or teams within organizations. I've not used ownCloud in large deployments, so I'd hesitate before suggesting it in a situation where more than 10 users need support. That said, ownCloud is easy to set up and multiple instances could be used to service a large user base.
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Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

Amazon Cloud Drive
7.5
ownCloud
7.8
Versioning
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
ownCloud
8.2
Video files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
ownCloud
7.3
Audio files
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.3
ownCloud
7.3
Document collaboration
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.4
ownCloud
6.8
Access control
Amazon Cloud Drive
6.9
ownCloud
9.1
File search
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.9
ownCloud
6.7
Device sync
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.8
ownCloud
9.2

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.1
ownCloud
8.0
User and role management
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
ownCloud
7.9
File organization
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.5
ownCloud
8.7
Device management
Amazon Cloud Drive
7.7
ownCloud
7.4

Cloud Storage Platform

Amazon Cloud Drive
8.4
ownCloud
7.2
Performance
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
ownCloud
6.2
Reliability
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.6
ownCloud
7.5
Storage Reports
Amazon Cloud Drive
8.0
ownCloud
7.9

Pros

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • Fast synced data across all of your devices – Desktops, Tablets and Phones.
  • Unlimited Cloud Storage space for all of your important media, files and documents from a reputable company.
  • Extremely helpful and friendly technical support staff who goes above and beyond when you need their help – even if the issue was a user's fault.
  • Seamless integration for your digital files. Plays very well with other popular services.
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ownCloud

  • File Synchronization
  • Synchronized Contacts
  • Synchronized Calendar
  • File Sharing
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Cons

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • Monthly pricing could be a bit more competitive compared to Google.
  • Could be a bit more flexible when it comes to granular instance configuration.
  • Amazon rounding up will increase costs for instances when compared to competitors charging you a pro-rated fee.
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ownCloud

  • Requires you to manage the infrastructure, software updates, backups and security because it is self-hosted
  • The picture viewer in ownCloud is not really snappy by default (You need to setup plugins or some kind of cache)
  • No video viewer by default
  • The web UI requires a cache setup to have reasonable load times (to be fair, it is recommended in the admin page)
  • I stopped using the calendar and contacts plugins because after each update they would break
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Usability

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Because Amazon Cloud Drive is very easy to use.
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ownCloud

ownCloud 9.5
Based on 2 answers
OwnCloud is easy for me to use, and I believe it would be for others too. The barrier for most people will be the set up. For a technology professional like myself, ownCloud's set up is pretty straightforward, but it's not the sort of thing most casual users will be able to handle. Also, it's on the user to maintain the service. These can be taken care of by paying someone to do it for you.
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Performance

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive 6.0
Based on 1 answer
It is safe but has little added value.
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ownCloud

ownCloud 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Compared with other cloud services, ownCloud has been the most efficient. It doesn't create a noticeable drain on resources and very quickly syncs across all my devices. I'm usually able to save a file on my laptop and by the time I walk over and sit down at my desktop machine, it's already there. I don't need to wait as often as I have with services like OneDrive.
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Support

Amazon Cloud Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ownCloud

ownCloud 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Regarding the community edition, there is a reasonably good support on the IRC, forums and in the issue section on Github. Perhaps a much more individual approach would be available if the premium support was chosen and the instance of the server was provided by the Owncloud company that also offers some premium extensions, not available generally. However, we did not need this level of support yet.
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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Cloud Drive

I do not have any special reason to use Amazon Cloud Drive, except perhaps that it is cheap to increase storage size and maybe also because the video management is much more video-friendly in the Amazon environment than in Dropbox.
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ownCloud

Other tools with similar functionality have been much better for me to use. However, my company uses ownCloud as its software of choice, so I use it to remain consistent with them.
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Return on Investment

Amazon Cloud Drive

  • It allows you to take all the documents with you and also access them from other places.
  • Allows me to save time from the fact that several people can use and manipulate the same file at the same time.
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ownCloud

  • Increased user access times making users more efficient
  • Easy to setup, manage and maintain on linux hardware
  • Open-source
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Pricing Details

Amazon Cloud Drive

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

ownCloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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