Nextcloud vs. OpenVPN Access Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nextcloud
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Nextcloud offers their open source, self-hosted Content Collaboration Platform, combining what they describe as an easy user interface for consumer-grade cloud solutions with the security and compliance measures enterprises need. Nextcloud brings together universal access to data through mobile, desktop and web interfaces with next-generation, on-premise secure communication and collaboration features like real-time document editing, chat and video calls, putting them under…N/A
OpenVPN Access Server
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
OpenVPN headquartered in Pleasanton allows users to create secure access to a private network in the cloud or on-premise with Access Server. Access Server is available to deploy directly on various cloud platforms like Amazon AWS, Google GCP, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean, and also available as ready-to-deploy virtual appliances for Microsoft HyperV and VMWare ESXi. Alternately, OpenVPN Access Server Virtual Appliance is a full-featured secure network tunneling VPN virtual appliance solution…
$75
per month
Pricing
NextcloudOpenVPN Access Server
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
10 Connections
$75.00
per month
25 Connections
$150.00
per month
50 Connections
$219.00
per month
100 Connections
$300.00
per month
250 Connections
$575.00
per month
500 Connections
$1,095.00
per month
1,000 Connections
$1,560.00
per month
2,000 Connections
$3,100.00
per month
0-2 Connections
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NextcloudOpenVPN Access Server
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
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Features
NextcloudOpenVPN Access Server
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Nextcloud
8.8
11 Ratings
OpenVPN Access Server
-
Ratings
Versioning8.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files9.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files9.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration9.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control9.011 Ratings00 Ratings
File search8.010 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync8.711 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Nextcloud
9.1
11 Ratings
OpenVPN Access Server
-
Ratings
User and role management8.811 Ratings00 Ratings
File organization9.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Device management9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Nextcloud
8.7
10 Ratings
OpenVPN Access Server
-
Ratings
Performance7.410 Ratings00 Ratings
Reliability9.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Storage Reports9.58 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
NextcloudOpenVPN Access Server
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(11 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
NextcloudOpenVPN Access Server
Likelihood to Recommend
Nextcloud
For a SOHO business, this solution is ideal. You don't need to administrative overhead of other products like GSuite, and it saves licensing costs. The maintenance effort is minimal as long as you use their default applications. Migrations to newer versions can be done with a few commands and run automatically. If you're planning on using Nextcloud in large deployments with many users, you'll start to see higher costs on your resources and maintenance. There will be a point at which Gsuite becomes easier to manage.
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OpenVPN
We used it to connect our two offices together. It aids in secure file transfer for remote users. Some of the 3rd party software is only allowed to run on specific IP addresses due to the license and this is a way that remote users can utilize that software without being on-site
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Pros
Nextcloud
  • Remote collaboration platform with just the right tools.
  • Ease of access from any device, anywhere.
  • Solid templates for development teams to collaborate without distraction.
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OpenVPN
  • Secure
  • Easy setup
  • 2 free users
  • automatic updates
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Cons
Nextcloud
  • Slow in comparison to other solutions
  • May be complex for the start since there are lots of apps and features
  • May be not focusing on core topics
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OpenVPN
  • some times error logs are not clear
  • Configuring 3rd party apps can sometimes be problematic
  • Limited functionality for iPhone users, but I believe that is due to an apple issue.
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Support Rating
Nextcloud
I never needed support as everything always worked fine. The documentation on Nextcloud website is extensive and clear. The community is very active on the forum and should support you if you don't already find what you are looking for.
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OpenVPN
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Nextcloud
Nextcloud stacks up pretty well against Mattermost and ownCloud. I really appreciate the fact that Nextcloud seems to integrate with other products pretty seamlessly and allows for extensibility that our product team can extend and improve functionality without a tremendous ramp-up time. We once used ownCloud in previous years, but they went the wrong way, and have found Nextcloud to be the right direction over time.
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OpenVPN
We found OpenVPN to be more cost-effective vs Azure. In addition, it was easier to install, deploy, and manage
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Return on Investment
Nextcloud
  • It allowed us access to our files from any device over the internet.
  • It helped manage and organize our file sharing with third parties.
  • It provided a secure wrapper for accessing files.
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OpenVPN
  • Only 2 free users, it would be nice if they would expand to 5.
  • Easy way to establish a VPN backbone between two locations
  • Great for work at home or BCP events.
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