Enterprise grade cloud document platform, accessible!
Updated December 28, 2018

Enterprise grade cloud document platform, accessible!

Tommy Boucher | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ownCloud

I use OwnCloud for my personal documents. I want to keep my data and the corporate data on a separate system since there is no reason to use expensive corporate resources for my own.

With OwnCloud, I have the exact same enterprise level feature that we have with the corporate system but for my own personal needs.

I share documents and folders with my friends and family, browse my online pictures, listen to music, edit documents, in a very secure manner.
  • Many plugins, for video, audio, documents, integrations, etc.
  • Very secure, including end-user file encryption.
  • Open, I can federate with my friends' OwnCloud and share/backup documents.
  • You host your own data, maybe it's better to use an hosted version of OwnCloud to keep the files at a different location.
  • The WebUI can be very slow sometimes.
  • Since I don't use corporate space for my own data, I spare very expensive gigs of data!
  • Because it's open source and self hosted, I can have an enterprise grade cloud for free.
  • Slow Internet means slow performance. If you host your OwnCloud on a slow connectivity, you will have a lot of issues, and it can cost way more than a hosted version.
ownCloud is one of the only self-hosted solutions worth it. It is open source and free, meaning that anyone with a Linux VM or an old laptop can host its own feature-rich cloud server. Many all-in-one firewalls will mix OwnCloud and CrashPlan, joining document management and backup. I backup my ownCloud using CrashPlan to my dad's computer so I can restore files in case of a crash.
If you want to keep control of your files, for yourself or for your company, OwnCloud is the self-hosted cloud for you. There is no real competition when it's time for self-hosting. If you are looking for a hosted version, be sure to compare with the big players like Dropbox, Google and Microsoft. It's cheap, highly available, and secure.

ownCloud Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Device management
Storage Reports