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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CTERA Drive

Scalable, secure file sync solution with mobile collaboration capabilities. Implement CTERA Drive and it will provide you with next-generation cloud storage services with no compromise on scalability, security and manageability, while minimizing the low total cost of ownership. Proven to be a cloud-native, API-driven solution that supports complete service automation to easily deploy backup and recovery services.
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

CTERA Drive
9.0
ownCloud
8.5
Versioning
CTERA Drive
9.0
ownCloud
9.0
Video files
CTERA Drive
9.0
ownCloud
7.8
Audio files
CTERA Drive
9.0
ownCloud
8.1
Document collaboration
CTERA Drive
9.0
ownCloud
7.8
Access control
CTERA Drive
8.0
ownCloud
9.5
File search
CTERA Drive
9.0
ownCloud
8.1
Device sync
CTERA Drive
10.0
ownCloud
9.3

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

CTERA Drive
8.7
ownCloud
8.5
User and role management
CTERA Drive
8.0
ownCloud
9.0
File organization
CTERA Drive
9.0
ownCloud
8.7
Device management
CTERA Drive
9.0
ownCloud
7.7

Cloud Storage Platform

CTERA Drive
9.7
ownCloud
8.8
Performance
CTERA Drive
10.0
ownCloud
8.8
Reliability
CTERA Drive
10.0
ownCloud
9.1
Storage Reports
CTERA Drive
9.0
ownCloud
8.4

Pros

CTERA Drive

  • Provides a modern collaboration interface to access, share and back up files
  • Safeguards files against ransom ware while enabling quick recovery
  • Ensures we retain full control over data residency and security
  • Multi-folder sync and secure file sharing
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

  • Attention and dedication to making the product a world class product with continual product updates.
  • Ease of use from an administration standpoint, and a very Clear UI.
  • The price -- you can't beat free!
  • Mobile applications are great.
  • Integration with public S3 cloud providers like AWS S3 and Wasabi S3.
  • 2FA authentication is supported and works great!
  • Marketplace Add-Ons: I love this! For example, I can install an add-on that natively opens raw images. I am a photographer as well, and being able to quickly view the CR2 Raw Files direct from the camera is fantastic! This was made possible by a marketplace add-in.
  • Embedded Media Players: Photos, Music, and Video files can be viewed and played right in the browser window.
  • Sync application to keep local files on a computer updated with the files on the server.
  • Access control and permissions -- shareable links!
Jonathan Hanson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CTERA Drive

  • Not easy to manage permissions on backup
  • Just a little improvement on reporting functionality
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

  • Inability to easily collaboratively edit the same document by several people. Some advances have been made with Collabora (Libreoffice online) but it is still very sub-par compared to Office365 and desktop/online Office editing Sharepoint or OneDrive documents.
  • Apps for Calendar and Contacts are not part of the basic core, and although now quite supported they cannot still be easily deployed in common email clients such as Outlook or Thunderbird, separate CalDAV and CardDAV plugins need to be installed. Embedding an email solution and plugins for major email clients so they can work just by entering username and password would be good.
  • Risk of moving important folders/files to another location just by random drag-and-drop on Windows. Sometimes this breaks public links that cannot be restored anymore. Reverting such mistake by any of the users is impossible automatically.
  • When some user deletes some data in a shared folder it is put into recycle bin of the owner of the folder. The user who deleted cannot himself/herself revert such action as he/she does not see the recycle bin (trash) of the owner. Also, there is no log in the recycle bin who deleted that file or folder.
Martin Malec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CTERA Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ownCloud

ownCloud 8.7
Based on 4 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 setup 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.
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

CTERA Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ownCloud

ownCloud 10.0
Based on 3 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CTERA Drive

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ownCloud

ownCloud 8.0
Based on 3 answers
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.
Martin Malec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CTERA Drive

From a disaster recovery standpoint, CTERA Drive has the best built-in disaster recovery tools and hybrid cloud backup of files features. It provides all of the benefits of a modern file management system without any of the security compromises that come from storing files in a shared cloud service.
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

The paid cloud services are expensive if you need a lot of data. You're giving your personal and business information to a data-hungry organization. Local NAS solutions are too slow. We run ownCloud on an older business PC and the performance is outstanding, even for remote access, due to local syncing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CTERA Drive

  • Stores data at ⅛th of the total cost of traditional backup approaches
  • 100% automation
  • Real-time data availability
  • Cost of CTERA Drive less than annual maintenance of traditional backup methods
Matt Storer | TrustRadius Reviewer

ownCloud

  • Software is free so if you are going for a hosted solution anyway, it's hard to beat
  • One of the easiest way to make sure your data is secured without compromising on features
  • You need to manage the infrastructure and software
Marc-Olivier Turgeon-Ferland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CTERA Drive

General

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

CTERA Drive Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

ownCloud

General

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

ownCloud Editions & Modules

Edition
CommunityFree
Standard$52
Enterprise$122
For Teams$132
For Single Users$152
  1. none
  2. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CTERA Drive
9.0
ownCloud
7.8

Usability

CTERA Drive
ownCloud
8.7

Performance

CTERA Drive
ownCloud
10.0

Support Rating

CTERA Drive
ownCloud
8.0

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