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What Differentiates Nextcloud From Its Competitors?

What Differentiates Nextcloud From Its Competitors?

In recent years, cloud computing services have boomed into the market. All kinds of businesses are opting for file hosting services. The reason being an increase in collaboration between several members of the organization. There are many file hosting services and content collaboration platforms available in the market. One such is the Nextcloud.


What is Nextcloud?

Nextcloud is client-server software for creating and using file hosting services. It offers an on-premise, self-hosted, and content collaboration platform. It is free and open-source software. Nextcloud is like other cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive. It is widely recognized as the leader in the on-premises Enterprise File Sync and Shares industry.


What differentiates Nextcloud from its competitors?   


1.    Putting IT back in control

As a customer of Nextcloud, you can have control over your data, and the data won’t be lying somewhere in the cloud. Your data will reside in your data center on a server managed by you. All products have enhanced capabilities to control and monitor data exchange, including File Access Control and workflow features, fine-grained sharing controls and, much more.

2.    Security is of prime importance

Nextcloud acknowledges your concern regarding your data. Nextcloud features unique innovative security technologies for advanced server-side and integrated end-to-end, client-side encryption with enterprise-grade key handling and other wide range of security hardenings. Nextcloud’s security has been backed by the USD 10000 Bug Bounty Program.

3.    User Focus

Nextcloud believes the development process should be an open and transparent one to yield a better product for the needs of customers.


Nextcloud’s Products

Nextcloud Hub

Nextcloud Hub is a fully on-premises solution. You can enjoy the benefits of online collaboration without any security risks. You can share and collaborate on documents, send and receive an email, manage your calendar, and have seamless video chats without data leaks. It is completely open-source, simple to use, secured, and encrypted. It is an umbrella for various other products like Nextcloud files, Nextcloud Talk, and Nextcloud Groupware. All these products are packed with loads of features let’s look into each of them.

1)   Nextcloud Files

With Nextcloud files, your employers will find it simple to access their files, photos, and documents of work. You can easily share and collaborate with team members, your customers, and your partners. You can upload, download, edit, view, or delete the files. No third person other than you distributed the file with will have access to those files.

Nextcloud files

1)    Easy access anywhere

With an easy-to-use web interface, desktop, and mobile clients you can instantly access your files from any device, anywhere.

2)    Ultimate security

Your files will have strong password policies, brute-force protection, ransomware protection, and more

3)    Deep integration

Your employees will be able to access data using various mediums like FTP, Windows Network Drive, SharePoint, NFS, Object storage. When leveraging your existing IT infrastructure, it will require simple configuration and lowered costs.

2)   Nextcloud Talk

Nextcloud Talk is also fully self-hosted and an on-premises service. With Nextcloud Talk, you can chat through video calls and collaborate around a document or project. You can connect with your team, partners, or customers anytime, anywhere. You can invite external participants with a URL. The chat remains open even when the participant leaves so that you can still share messages, links, and notes. Documents can be easily shared in the chat from the Files app. On top of that, you can also edit the document during a call in Nextcloud Talk. Talking about the security part, all calls are end-to-end encrypted and are secured on your server.

3)   Nextcloud Groupware

Like other Nextcloud’s products, this one is also an open-sourced, self-hosted product. Nextcloud Groupware is packed with all the common utilities needed to make your tasks easier. It offers webmail, calendaring, contact, and deck these are easy to use and integrated with Nextcloud Files.

Nextcloud Groupware

      I.          Nextcloud Mail

  • Multiple accounts with a unified inbox.
  • End-to-End encryption using OpenPGP.

    II.          Nextcloud calendar

  • Schedule work and meetings.
  • Create and share multiple calendars.
  • Integrate external calendar resources.

  III.          Nextcloud Contacts

  • Sync your contacts with other devices.
  • Share your address book with your team.

  IV.          Nextcloud Deck

  • Create any number of private and shared task boards.
  • Assign drag ‘n’ drop cards to team members to set due dates.

4)   Nextcloud at home

With Nextcloud at home, you can store your documents, calendars, contacts, photos on your server, or in a data center you trust. You can access your data through any device. You can share, access, and sync the existing data on an FTP drive at school, or a Dropbox you have at home.

5)   Industry solutions

Nextcloud provides the leading self-hosted productivity solutions in any sector whether it is private, public, small, or large. It has tailored solutions for sectors like healthcare, education, financial services, government, media advertising, lawyers and notaries, constructions, and manufacturing.

Also Read: Facts, Features & Use Cases for Amazon FSx: Easy, Scalable, Robust & Secured File Storage


One of the most significant benefits of Nextcloud is it is open source. It has the best security and is the most deployed self-hosted file sync and content collaboration platform. Therefore, it is a brilliant service to improve your company’s productivity and take it to a higher level.

Consult SNDK Corp for experiencing the next generation cloud computing and security service using Nextcloud.

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