ownCloud is a personal productivity powerhouse. It gives you universal access to all your files, contacts, calendars and bookmarks across all of your devices. Unlike many of the shared repository services out there, with ownCloud, you have your own, private repo. However, just like the public repo companies, with ownCloud you can share your files with friends and co-workers. If you need it, ownCloud even integrates with other storage providers. Best of all, ownCloud is open source and free!
Why use the Bitnami ownCloud Stack?
Bitnami makes it easy to run ownCloud in the cloud, locally or virtually. The Bitnami ownCloud Stack is:
We track every release of ownCloud and update our stack shortly after it's released.
If serious security issues are discovered, we provide new versions of ownCloud as soon as possible, often within hours of the availability of a fix.
With Bitnami, you get the same software stack and configuration regardless of where you are deploying ownCloud or other Bitnami Applications. This makes it easy to migrate between different platforms.
With the Bitnami ownCloud Stack stack compiling, configuring and all of its dependencies are taken care of, so it works out-of-the-box.
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ownCloud is an excellent way to set up a private (or corporate!) contacts, calendar, and Dropbox-like solution.
I use it as a service to sync contacts, calendars, and files across my computers and devices. Sort of like personal iCloud and Dropbox replacements. The web interface, desktop, and iOS apps are great!
OwnCloud is an open source alternative to Box and DropBox. It is not as easy to use or full-featured (though Bitnami helps with the installation part!) but has the critical feature that can be implemented entirely on-premise, addressing the concerns about privacy and data ownership from larger organizations.
This is the best way to being able to run your own cloud storage. With owncloud you never have to worry if you saved the file on a USB to bring it to another computer, instead its already there since owncloud is working in the background.
I've had some problems to perform the installation manually. When I found the bitnami stack to woncloud the time for deply a instance in my Amazon AWS account and our VMWARE servers reduced by 85%. we use this solution for file synchronization solutions across organizational units of our company.
In my opinion it is the best alternative of DropBox and to similar services of cloudy storages. You can start in only a few minutes, and what size of storage it will be necessary. I recommend all this decision.