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Configuring a hosted Mac server at MacStadium to run a dedicated OwnCloud private cloud storage solution is a great solution for businesses of any size!

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.

OwnCloud is an enterprise-grade file sync and share solution that is as easy to use as consumer-grade products, but is hosted in the MacStadium data center, on your server and storage. OwnCloud integrates seamlessly into your IT infrastructure, allowing you to deliver file sharing services that conform to your data security and compliance policies. Your employees will love ownCloud’s clean, professional user interfaces; you’ll enjoy peace of mind, knowing that your data is under IT control at all times.

OwnCloud combines the usability and productivity users demand with the power and flexibility IT needs to keep data access under control with on-premise file sync and share. Users have access to a full suite of file sharing features, and can work collaboratively at their desks, from their laptops, on their tablets and on their phones. ownCloud enables employees to share data any time, from anywhere. ownCloud is fast and easy to install, offering IT infinite deployment flexibility.  Wizard interfaces enable you to integrate ownCloud with existing LDAP/AD services (and any authentication service accessible via SAML), and ownCloud’s File Firewall provides you with advanced rules-driven access controls.

In this multi-part series, we walk you thru step-by-step how to configure OwnCloud on a hosted server here at MacStadium.