AeroFS – An alternative to ownCloud or Dropbox
If you want to enjoy all the benefits of a cloud solution without losing control of your data, AeroFS offers an intelligent solution.
Dropbox and Google Drive are very useful tools: Without much effort, you can synchronize data between your computers, push data from your cellphone to your network, or collaborate with friends and colleagues.
However, there's a catch: You need to hand over control of your data. Without encryption with a self-generated key (e.g., as provided by an alternative like SpiderOak ), the provider could access the data stored in the cloud at any time. This problem can only be solved by an encrypted container in the cloud – or a self-hosted ownCloud installation . However, not everyone has the knowledge and the resources to set up this kind of environment and operate it reliably.
AeroFS  offers a genuine alternative, which combines the convenience of Dropbox with the benefits of a private cloud. The service was opened to the public at the beginning of April 2012.
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