Are there any data and file storage systems which are Google Drive, Dropbox or S3 compatible so programs and apps which use one or more of the three for file storage, sharing, syncing can store their data on in-house servers?

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    This question and its answers were focused on software for individual systems. softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/15037/… I get the feeling, however, that you are looking for software to run on the server to that the cloud storage is transparent to the users. Is that true? Jan 20, 2015 at 3:07
  • @HunterHogan Yes that is true. Local networked storage that clients can store data on using Google Drive APIs is what I'm looking for.
    – vfclists
    Jan 20, 2015 at 5:39
  • So, you are looking for a third-party server implementation of the Google Drive API, right? I suggest you remove the mention of Dropbox, or make it another question which would be Dropbox-focused.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Jan 20, 2015 at 7:26
  • @NicolasRaoul The quesion was initially about realtime collaboration which I didn't explain well, but because the answers focused on file syncing and sharing I have created a new question softwarerecs.stackexchange.com/questions/16475/… for the realtime api
    – vfclists
    Jan 21, 2015 at 6:49

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  1. ownCloud Enterprise Edition supports Google, Dropbox, and more.
  2. Egnyte HybridCloud supports Google and some other services, but I don't think it integrates with Dropbox
  3. DriveHQ proprietary system that only has WebDAV, no integration with Google or Dropbox but allegedly cheaper than Dropbox, and explicitly designed for servers

I know I saw another service that supported Google and Dropbox and was explicitly designed for server drive letters, but it's 4 am and I can't remember the name.


There is an open-source implementation of Google Drive Realtime API, which provides native Android, iOS, Javascript client libraries. See also the Web Playground.


Not sure I'm understanding the question fully (perhaps an example with Alice, Bill and Ted working thru what they actually want to accomplish?).

http://www.expandrive.com/ may be what Hunter is thinking of, and it's certainly a very handy tool for accessing ssh or cloud storage as though it's local. It can be slow however..

I can see installing expandrive on one machine and having it sync to the cloud storage, while everyone in the corporate network just maps to that one machine.

  • I don't think that's what the OP is after. Reading the comments on the question itself: Local networked storage that clients can store data on using Google Drive APIs is what I'm looking for. "Using SSH" ≠ "Using Google Drive API".
    – Izzy
    Jan 21, 2015 at 0:19

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