Take back control of your sensitive data from the data sharks out there!
August 05, 2019

Take back control of your sensitive data from the data sharks out there!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with ownCloud

We use ownCloud in the export department of the organization to exchange files with our customers. Some users use it for their personal cloud to work from with all their files and media 100% in the cloud. It solves quick and painless file exchange with no password issues. The links can be set to expire after a certain time.
All data is on our own servers, we don't have to be afraid of misuse of our information/industrial espionage, etc. we are 100% in control of our own data.
  • 100% of our data is stored ONLY on our servers and workstation. No external hosting anywhere.
  • Open source, no recurring fees for any amount of data we need.
  • Feature rich browser based application.
  • Mature desktop sync client for PC and Mac.
  • The iOS app is sometimes slow or hangs
  • The sync conflicts are displayed in detail in the client application, but you have to resolve manually
  • We had to invest some time to set up the Linux server and get the solution up and running. Maintenance is close to zero.
  • We benefited from this setup as we can use the Linux server (lamp stack) for our internal web development and intranet as well.
  • We cancelled our paid cloud hosting and are saving money every month.
ownCloud is very intuitive, and modern. Users learn very quickly how to use it. On their Windows workstation it integrates seamlessly into Windows Explorer.
You mostly rely on the thorough documentation and forum to answer your questions, unless you pay for support.
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.
+ Excellent for a personal or small business file server
+ Collaboration server
+ Replacing Exchange server with WebDav Calendar sharing and Contact Sharing
- Easier integration for WebDav in Outlook, you have to do some research on your own

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