Compare Google Drive vs ownCloud
Google Drive undoubtedly is a fast and convenient file platform. But using it compromises data security and data sovereignty. That is because Google is a giant advertising agency that analyzes its user data mercilessly, even that of paying customers. Also, Google is a US company, all data stored there – even in overseas datacenters – is subject to the US cloud act and so to access by US government agencies. Every organization should take a hard look on their and their users’ data before storing it in public US clouds.
AGPLv3, commercial license
On-premises, Hybrid, Cloud
Support reaction time
2h for any case
15 min Premium Support
Your datacenter or hosted in Germany
Google datacenter without further choice or access
Windows, Mac OS, Linux
Windows, Mac OS
Unlimited for on-premises
Depending on Plan
Virtual File System
Collaborative editing in real-time
Sharing policies for groups
Activities & comments
External storage integration
No native integartion
The best choice for enterprise file sync and share: ownCloud
A large global community ecosystem for sovereign storage
There are people that don’t want to lose control over their data, who don’t want their information harvested in exchange for getting free digital stuff. To those, the massive community of ownCloud developers, hosters, deployers and users offers years of experience for free in community forums and on GitHub. The community edition is and remains free, while there is also an Enterprise Edition for those that need enterprise-grade extra features and staff support.
Bundling a solution that fits your needs
ownCloud prides itself in being adaptaible and extendible, while Google Drive has no personalized offers and no individual solutions beyond a bunch of readymade integrations into common consumer software. In comparison, ownCloud delivers branded interfaces, state-of-the-art storage integrations and highly secure file storage solutions and so much more.
Specialist firm with +10 years in enterprise file sync & share
When using Google Drive, you are a customer of a huge faceless company, and in the best case you get an email from a support contractor. When using ownCloud, you are working with a firm with around 75 employees and clear names for each role. We take pride in our great support team!
Content collaboration that outscales the cloud behemoth
With ownCloud, the only file size limit is that of your filesystem. Actually, it is 8 Exabyte, which is an 8 with 18 Zeros. That’s why the reserachers all over the world, like the scientists at CERN, choose ownCloud to store their data. On Google Drive in comparison, the maximum file size is 5 TB.
Users prefer ownCloud when given the choice
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OwnCloud is very easy to use, very simple file system with simple interface and its design of file manager is also very good. It has good filtering options and comes with good admin controls. It follows strict security mechanisms/practices, as the web attacks are increasing gradually.