Business users are increasingly turning to cloud-based file sharing services because they are easy to set up and use. Employees can share files with co-workers, customers and partners, and synchronize documents across laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. Operating completely outside of IT’s control, however, employees often place sensitive data on public servers and share it without oversight, leading to security and policy violations that cannot be prevented or tracked. Until now.
ownCloud is a software system for what is commonly termed "file hosting". As such, ownCloud is very similar to the widely-used Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive with the primary difference being that ownCloud is free and open-source, and thereby allowing anyone to install and operate it without charge on a private server, with no limits on storage space (except for hard disk capacity) or the number of connected clients.
ownCloud is hosted in your data center, on your servers, using your storage. ownCloud integrates seamlessly into your IT infrastructure; you can leave data where it lives and still deliver file sharing services that meet your data security and compliance policies.