Our solutions for implementing Nextcloud cloud storage allow us not only to store data, but also provide collaboration with them in NAS (Network Attached Storage).

Nextcloud is a platform that allows you to deploy an alternative to several commercial services at once. In the arsenal of this platform there are tools for synchronizing contacts, calendars, to-do lists and SMS between different devices, as well as voice and video calls. However, Nextcloud is primarily a platform for creating Dropbox-like storage on its own server, so its main tasks are organizing private or shared file access, synchronizing them between different devices, etc.

Access to files can be arranged both through the web interface and through clients. Official customers are available for all popular mobile and desktop operating systems.

Moreover, Nextcloud provides access to files via the WebDAV protocol, so the capabilities of a regular file manager are enough to work with the storage. WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) is an extension of the HTTP protocol. Its main task is to provide customers with the ability to mount shares over HTTP so that their behavior does not fundamentally differ from network file systems such as NFS or SMB. However, it is worth noting that, compared to file managers with built-in WebDAV support, official clients offer advanced capabilities for working with the repository. Therefore, I highly recommend installing Nextcloud clients on all my devices for the convenience of working with the platform.

Cloud storage example:

– folder access

– file access

FreeNAS is one of the most popular open source networked storage solutions based on the code base of the FreeBSD OS. It abounds with NAS-related features and can be expanded with plugins.

The latest release of the popular NAS solution is a version that has been redesigned from bottom to top and now FreeNAS OS can be used to collect data, store devices, virtual machines and roaming containers under a single redesigned management interface.

FreeNAS features integrated ZFS support and the ability to control via a web interface built using the Python Django framework. FTP, NFS, Samba, AFP, rsync and iSCSI are supported for organizing access to storage, software RAID (0,1,5) can be used to increase storage reliability, and LDAP / Active Directory support is implemented for client authorization.

ZFS – the file system, one of the main The reasons behind the popularity of FreeNAS are thanks to features like software RAID known as RAID-Z. as well as file system snapshots that can be created on a schedule and stored remotely.

To store your information and backups, we have our own FreeNAS server.