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Wired: Private Cloud Storage: A Professional Document Management Solution

Did everyone see my article, Private Cloud Storage: A Professional Document Management Solution, published on Wired last Wednesday? If you haven’t already done so, make sure you check it out, I’m pretty proud of it. I write: “Document management is a challenge which many companies […]

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And so it Begins: Now the FCC is Policy data Protection

That’s according to a recent Bloomberg piece: New Sheriff in Town: FCC Expands Its Reach to Data Security. According to the story: “The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) entered the data security enforcement field in October, levying a $10 million fine against two telecommunications […]

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ownCloud is Raking in the Awards

ownCloud is on a roll this month! We started the month announcing that we ranked second in Linux Journal’s Readers’ Award for Best Cloud-Based File Storage  as well as making top five for  Best New Linux/Open-Source Product/Project. Well this week we have received news that we have […]

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Wired: Private Cloud Storage: A Professional Document Management Solution

Document management is a challenge which many companies of all shapes and sizes face today because files are created daily on a massive scale, and many of them need to be stored for later use or reference. Technology has allowed us to move far beyond the old heavy filing cabinet and on to computer […]

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Three Ways to Block Dropbox in the Workplace

Lately there has been a lot of hubbub about employees using personal clouds in the work place causing data leaks so this article by Neeraj Periwal — on MSPMentor entitled “Three Ways to Block Dropbox in the Workplace” – caught our attention. Periwal writes: “Given the security risks […]

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Opensource.com: Top 10 open source projects of 2014

Every year we collect the best of the best open source projects covered on Opensource.com. Last year's list of 10 projects guided people working and interested in tech throughout 2014. Now, we're setting you up for 2015 with a brand new list of accomplished open source projects.

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Linux Journal Readers Again Name ownCloud Among Top Open Source Projects and Best Cloud-Based File Storage

Only Dropbox scores higher in file storage category Lexington, MA – December 9, 2014 – Readers of Linux Journal, the original magazine for the Linux community, have once again named ownCloud, the world’s most popular open source file sync and share project, among the Best New […]

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OpenSource.com: Using ownCloud to integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, and more in Gnome

I was looking for an easy way how to have all my online storage services, such as Google Drive and Dropbox, integrated with my Linux desktop without using some nasty hack, and I finally have a solution that works. I'm here to share it with you. This is not rocket science really, all I did was a […]

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Linux Journal’s Readers Love ownCloud

We have just received some awesome news. ownCloud has made top five in Linux Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards for Best New Linux/Open-Source Product/Project following behind Docker, Jolla and Sailfish OS, and LibreOffice! But that’s not all. If fourth place wasn’t enough, […]

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Linux Journal: Readers’ Choice Awards 2014- Best Cloud-Based File Storage

In a category that used to have few options, Dropbox still takes top spot, but the margin is closing. It's hard to argue against Dropbox's convenience and stability, but hosting your own data on ownCloud gives it quite a boost into the second-place spot. Dropbox 30.5% ownCloud 23.6%

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Thanks to our Community and our Users!

Following our launch last week of ownCloud 7 Enterprise Edition and the latest desktop app, we did a quick check and found that we had sold more than 250,000 mobile apps (Android and iOS) in the various app stores! Now, considering this does not include ownCloud Enterprise Edition customers, […]

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ZDNet: Open-source IaaS: OwnCloud 7 Enterprise Edition arrives

If your office is like mine, you already have a lot of storage. Over the years, it's probably become quite a mix of storage-area networks (SAN), network-attached storage (NAS), and servers. More recently, your staff has started to use tablets, smartphones, and Chromebooks instead of PCs for work. A […]

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Linux Journal: Synchronize Your Life with ownCloud

Like most families these days, our family is extremely busy. We have four boys who have activities and appointments. My wife and I both have our own businesses as well as outside activities. For years, we've been using eGroupware to help coordinate our schedules and manage contacts. The eGroupware […]

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Did we mention? Check out the new 1.7.0 desktop client!

In all the noise (and work) last week of our big ownCloud 7 server launch, we may have been a little neglectful of our desktop client. This release marks the next big step in open source file synchronization technology with overlay icons, selective sync and more. There are huge performance […]

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Fierce Enterprise Communications: Enterprise file store service ownCloud adds access to others’ clouds

Last July, I introduced you to a service called ownCloud whose premise is to enable a comprehensive, Dropbox-like file and object store to be rapidly deployed by enterprises on-premise. In order to produce a service that resembles what public storage cloud services call "collaboration," ownCloud […]

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The Var Guy: ownCloud Enterprise 7 Adds Object Storage, Broader File Sharing for Personal Cloud

Making data sharing and syncing available no matter where the data lives—on private clouds, in apps or in public clouds such as AWSand Dropbox—is the headline feature inownCloud Enterprise 7, the newest version of the cloud and data storage platform built on top of the open source ownCloud […]

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LinuxVeda: ownCloud 7 Enterprise Edition comes with unique features for enterprise customers

ownCloud, the company, has announced the release of ownCloud 7 Enterprise Edition. One of the most notable features that make ownCloud unique and better than competitors is its Server-to-Server Sharing capabilities. What it means is that an organization can set-up ownCloud installations on separate […]

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Programmable Web: ownCloud Extends Reach of File-Sharing API into the Cloud

As an open source file-sharing and synchronization application,ownCloud has gained a fair amount of traction inside enterprise IT organizations. Now it's is taking advantage of public APIs to connect deployments of ownCloud with external cloud services that in effect creates a universal file system […]

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eWeek: ownCloud Enables True Universal File Access via Cloud Service

ownCloud uses its own server-to-server sharing capability to bypass all the Web interfaces that trip up seamless file sharing across silos. Anybody who says there's nothing new under the sun--or clouds--ought to read this story. Cloud storage and collaboration service provider ownCloud (yes, […]

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Taking ownCloud beyond file sync and share

Today we launched ownCloud 7 Enterprise Edition, taking ownCloud beyond “just” file sync and share, offering organizations the ability to access, control and manage files across corporate data silos (application, storage and even cloud) keeping them where they are and leveraging existing data […]

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ownCloud Extends Secure File Access and Control Across Enterprise Data Silos

Sync, share, and store across SharePoint, Amazon S3, Windows network drives and more for true “Universal File Access” Lexington, MA – November 11, 2014 – ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, today released ownCloud 7 […]

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LinuxCon Europe Keynote and Panel Discussion

Last month in Dusseldorf, the Linux Foundation gave me the opportunity to keynote at their LinuxCon Europe event. I was then joined on stage by Markus and several customers talking about the need for private clouds acting as public clouds. Now, the full video is available: Check it out, comment, […]

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Understanding the ownCloud/Ubuntu Kerfuffle

A bit of a kerfuffle this week in the media captured well here by Swapnil. Let’s be clear, this was not a disagreement between ownCloud and Canonical, but instead a reflection of the shifting application model on open source and beyond. Lukas captures it well here. Bottom line is Canonical and […]

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Germany’s Preeminent Technical University Chooses ownCloud for Secure File Sync and Share for Researchers, Students and Administrators

Commits up to 200 terabytes of storage for more than 30,000 users Berlin, Germany and Lexington, MA, October 20, 2014 – Students, researchers, teachers and administrators at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany’s preeminent technical university, depend on the secure exchange […]

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BetaNews: Don’t overlook the most important cloud storage feature: Security

The craze in the world of cloud storage today seems to be rolling out lists of additional features that match the features of every competitor out there, and presenting them as new and improved. Every company strives to be appear as the best possible cloud option on the market by continually adding […]

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Lots of warning signs

If anyone was watching the news this weekend – even with one eye open – you’d have noticed a ton of troubling news on data privacy. Each story would have merited a blog of its own, but with so many coming as they did in just the last few days…. First – let’s get to the story that made […]

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BetaNews: Public cloud security flaws: who’s viewing your files?

Secure cloud storage is a challenge facing many professionals today, especially small and mid-sized businesses. It’s clear that the cloud is going to stick around for a long time, and so everyone is looking for a way to get on board with it while still protecting their professional data. But, […]

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ownCloud Webinar: ownCloud and Red Hat, the New Alternative to Enterprise File Sync and Share

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about last week’s announcement that ownCloud is now collaborating with Red Hat to offer more secure enterprise file sync and share by combining our ownCloud Enterprise Edition with Red Hat Storage Server 3. What makes this news so exciting? Well, it […]

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TelecomX Chooses ownCloud to “Connect Africa”

Signs unlimited service provider license to help African broadband users sync files across devices and share files with friends, family and associates Lexington, MA – October 9, 2014 – ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, […]

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The Var Guy: ownCloud, Red Hat Partner on Open Source Storage

ownCloud Inc. and Red Hat(RHT) say they can deliver open source storage with lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and better compliance standards through a partnership that combines Red Hat Storage Server 3 with ownCloud's file syncing and sharing platform.

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Heading to IBM Enterprise2014 Next Week?

I am, and I am very excited about the event. Billed as The Infrastructure for Cloud, Data & Engagement, IBM Enterprise2014 is being held at the Venetian in Las Vegas October 6-10. I’ll be there talking about how MSPs, Channel Partners, and other 3rd party ISVs can grow their businesses by […]

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ZDNet: Red Hat Storage Server 3: Not your usual software-defined storage

Remember when gigabyte drives were big? Recall when a terabyte of storage was enormous? Those days are long gone when your business is moving to petabytes. To manage that kind of storage you need a program that can handle "scale-out" file storage. For your colossal storage needs, Red Hat has a new […]

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The Mukt: ownCloud, Red Hat join hands to bring secure cloud to enterprise customers

Red Hat is the largest Open Source company in the world. They registered impressive revenues of over $1.53 billion (yes, that’s a ‘b’) in 2014. Combine that with ownCloud, a company that originated with Germany and came out with one of the most important solutions in the age of cloud – […]

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ownCloud Collaborates with Red Hat to Offer Secure Enterprise File Sync and Share

ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, announced today an offering to give organizations a secure, private on-premises alternative for secure file sync and share by combining Red Hat Storage Server 3 with ownCloud’s Enterprise […]

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ownCloud Partners with Red Hat to Offer Integrated Enterprise Storage and Secure File Sync and Share

Did you see Red Hat’s announcement today? And ours? Between now and the end of the year, Red Hat and ownCloud are partnering on a joint offering to give organizations a secure, private, on-premises alternative for file sync and share combining software defined storage using Red Hat Storage Server […]

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Welcome IIS to Red Hat, ownCloud partnership

You saw our announcement today, but I wanted to welcome IIS, a top 100 big data technology solution provider, who will be the first ownCloud-authorized partner to offer a turn-key, Red Hat, HP and ownCloud bundle named FORTIFILE. FORTIFILE is an opensource, fully integrated enterprise file sync and […]

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Secure File Sharing: Why ownCloud Makes Sense in Today’s Data Breached World

File sharing is a major challenge for professionals today, because there is a major lack of security and privacy in most of the methods available. Cloud storage through popular companies that use public servers continues to fail in ways that appear all over the internet and in the news, whether […]

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Join Me Tomorrow at the DeIC Conference 2014

Sorry for the late notice, but tomorrow I will be opening the DeIC (Danish e-Infrastructure Cooperation) Conference 2014 talking about the dangers of consolidation of data. I’ve spoken about this before — we are heading full speed into a future where a huge piece of the personal information […]

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Linux.com: Open Source ownCloud Seeks to Combine Public, Private and Hybrid Clouds

Over the past two years IT managers at the public research universities in Germany’s most populous state, Northrhine-Westfalia, have been researching how to build a private inter-university cloud. It will provide about 6 Petabytes of free-to-use storage to 500,000 affiliates of more than 30 public […]

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ownCloud Community and ownCloud Enterprise: What’s Right for Your Business

ownCloud Webinar: Learn which ownCloud version works best for your needs LEXINGTON, Mass., September 17, 2014 — Having difficulty deciding which ownCloud version is right for your business? Join ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share […]

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The Register: OwnCloud: Fiddly but secure host-from-home sync ‘n’ share

Review Phones in our pockets, tablets down our sofas, and laptops in our bags. Never have we had so many devices in our possession. It makes sense to start syncing and sharing folders and data between them – not just for the sake of convenience, but for our sanity. When it comes to syncing and […]

General

The Customer is the thing

Please welcome Mark Viens — our new VP of Customer Experience — who will be responsible for making sure we always do what’s right for our customers. Marks says that Customer eXperience (CX) is a focus on ensuring that ownCloud is maniacally attentive to the mission of over-delivering […]

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ownCloud Continues Hiring Surge, Adds Vice President of Customer Experience

ownCloud hires Mark Viens as vice president, Customer Experience Lexington, MA – September 8, 2014 – ownCloud, the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, announced the addition of Mark Viens as vice president, Customer Experience, responsible for […]

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IT Business Edge: A Private Cloud Server for Small Businesses

OwnCloud is an excellent, open source personal cloud server for individuals, small businesses, and large enterprises. It’s a remarkable bit of software engineering that wraps complex technologies into a friendly interface. OwnCloud’s core function is file sharing, and it also supports […]

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Is your data naked in the Cloud too

By now you’ve seen the reports — hackers infiltrated iCloud, found and posted nude photos of dozens of celebrities. Why should you care? Well, what’s to stop them from doing the same at Google? Dropbox? Box? How can you protect your private photos and other personal data against hacking? […]

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The race to the bottom of the Public Cloud just got faster

Wow – did you see the news and here? Public cloud providers are taking a hammering from industry behemoths Google and Amazon and are responding by – you guessed it – lowering their prices (Dropbox Pro will now provide 1TB of capacity for $9.99 a month, the same price as Google Drive and […]

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The Mukt: ownCloud to organize Developer Conference in Berlin

ownCloud is one of the most important free software projects around because we all are moving to the cloud for easy access to our data anywhere, anytime. The ‘so-called’ cloud has it’s own advantages, but it also compromises one’s ownership and control of the data. The moment you put your […]

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TechRepublic: Retreating from the cloud: Why its silver lining may be losing its lustre

What the revelations from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden have done, says Frank Karlitschek, is to put the issue of knowing where data is stored and who has access to it at the forefront of businesses’ minds. Karlitschek is founder and leader of the ownCloud project. ownCloud is one of a  […]

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On the Road Again! ownCloud is Heading to LinuxCon in Chicago

Last week ownCloud was having fun in the sun down in San Diego for the Gartner Catalyst Conference, talking to businesses on how they can have secure file access, sync and control. Now we are headed to Chicago for LinuxCon, and boy do we have a busy week scheduled! Frank, our CTO, is scheduled to […]

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Gartner’s Catalyst Conference: Managing, Storing, and Safeguarding Unstructured Data in a Cloudy Regulated World

We had a great turnout for a panel discussion yesterday at Gartner’s Catalyst Conference in San Diego. More than 50 people wanted to hear about “Managing, Storing, and Safeguarding Unstructured Data in a Cloudy Regulated World.” Chris Preimesberger, Editor-in Chief of eWeek hosted a panel that […]

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Gartner Catalyst: Biggest issues in Mobile Collaboration

Spending this week at the Catalyst Conference here in San Diego, talking to customers and analysts, sitting in on sessions (Bill Nye – yep, the Science Guy – was amazing) and seeing the excitement at the event. One presentation I got to catch was by Gartner Analyst Mario de Boer on the Biggest […]

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No surprise, Cloud companies ARE scanning your email

A disturbing story hit recently when a Texas man was turned in by Google for storing child pornography in his Google Mail account. The story has gained national infamy in the US as the country tries to come to grips with either defending a monster, or defending invasion of privacy. We don’t think […]

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See you at Gartner’s Catalyst Show Next Week

Will you be heading out to San Diego next week to catch Gartner’s Catalyst conference? Stop by booth #108. We’ll be running demos of ownCloud 7 Community Edition, with previews of ownCloud 7 Enterprise Edition. So stop by and take a look.

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Ostatic: ownCloud’s Community Continues to Expand

Last week marked the release ofownCloud 7 Community Edition, the new version of the ever popular open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds. As The Var Guy noted: “The biggest update that makes the software stand out from other cloud services is a […]

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ZDNet: ownCloud 7 pulls in users and open source developers

Sure you could join everyone else and put your data on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud, or you could use the latest ownCloud 7 to run your own private cloud.

Press releases

ownCloud Community Comes Up Big Delivering ownCloud 7 Community Edition

Hundreds of contributors give ownCloud an advantage in explosive file sync and share market Lexington, MA – August 5, 2014 – On the heels of the release last week of ownCloud 7 Community Edition, founder and leader of the ownCloud project Frank Karlitschek today released some startling numbers […]

Community, General

When I say we have the most awesome community, I mean it

Following our release last week of ownCloud 7 Community Edition, I sat down together with our community manager and just marveled at the amazing thing that we had built together with the community. I knew subjectively how awesome our community here is – and, by the way, how much fun they are to […]

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Watch Me on the Linux Action Show Sunday

That’s right, I’m making another appearance on the Linux Action Show this Sunday at (1-3 PM ET) talking about ownCloud 7. I always have a blast chatting with the guys and putting ownCloud through its paces live, so join me and share in the fun.

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Linux Pro Magazine: ownCloud: The Project That Became a Company

Many companies try to create a free software project around their products; however, ownCloud has taken the opposite approach, creating a company around a project. In four years, ownCloud has gone from a theoretical need to a small but steadily growing company run largely by people who proved […]

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The Challenges of Secure Cloud Storage

Many big name cloud storage services have been under scrutiny of late; they don’t seem to be able to provide the secure cloud storage and privacy they promise (one of the most recent big offenders under fire is Dropbox). Investigations and studies are being performed to test just how effective […]

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The Var Guy: ownCloud 7 Release Enhances Open Source Private Clouds

ownCloud 7, the latest version of the open source file-sharing and storage service for building private clouds, debuted this week, bringing with it major end user experience updates and an innovative way to share files between clouds.

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Fierce Enterprise Communications: Open source ownCloud innovates unique collaboration scheme

A very active community of open source contributors worked diligently to meet a Wednesday, July 23 deadline for adding an innovative, and technically extraordinary, feature to the document sharing and collaboration system called ownCloud. With public releases dating back just to 2012, ownCloud was […]

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ownCloud 7 Community Edition: So you want Public Cloud flexibility in your Private Cloud?

You got it in ownCloud 7 Community Edition. Check out Frank’s blog here for details on this great feature – and all the other great additions and improvements in 7. What does 7 mean for our customers – and those interested in becoming customers? You can see more on the features here, and here […]

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Get Public Cloud Flexibility for Your Files with Self-Hosted ownCloud 7 Community Edition

ownCloud 7 ensures privacy, security and control and now adds the flexibility to share like a public cloud Lexington, MA – July 23, 2014 – ownCloud, the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, today released ownCloud 7 Community Edition, enhancing sharing and […]

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The Mukt: Take control of your ‘cloud’ with ownCloud 7

The best cloud is the one that you own. Once ownCloud was founded I never used public cloud offered and hosted by a company to keep my files. I do use Dropbox and Google Drive, but the primary purpose is to share files with a set of people. With each release ownCloud is becoming a very serious […]

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Sneak Preview: Admins get more control and better performance with 7

Check out our latest blog on ownCloud 7 Community Edition, all about the greater control and performance ownCloud 7 gives to admins.

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Learn How to Scale ownCloud Like a Public Cloud for Large Enterprise File Sharing

ownCloud Webinar: Learn how ownCloud can scale for your organization LEXINGTON, Mass., July 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Why lose the control, privacy and security of your files and data to a public cloud when ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file […]

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Building an Inter-University Private Cloud with Open Source ownCloud

In case you might have missed it, our customer at Sync and Share NRW, Dr. Raimund Vogl, has written a blog about how he and his organization chose ownCloud for 500,000 sync and share users: Building an Inter-University Private Cloud with Open Source ownCloud, on Linux.com. How cool is that!? Vogl […]

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Linux.com: Building an Inter-University Private Cloud with Open Source ownCloud

In late 2011, a lively discussion (we enjoy lively discussions here in Germany) among the IT managers of the publicly-funded research universities in Northrhine-Westfalia (NRW), Germany’s most populous federal state, started over a set of interrelated topics:

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Tech Times: OwnCloud arrives on Gartner’s Magic Quandrant for file sync, share capabilities

Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for the Enterprise File Sync and Share market has a new addition to its litany of companies. It is the smallest and youngest, as well as the only open source-based file sync and share product to make the cut.

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ownCloud is Youngest, Smallest and only Open Source Company to Reach Gartner’s First Enterprise File Sync and Share Magic Quadrant

Open source, storage agnosticism and technical integration keys to inclusion Lexington, MA – July 9, 2014 – ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, today announced that it had been named to Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for […]

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How are Red Hat, ownCloud and HP making file sharing secure in the cloud?

Just thought I’d mimic Red Hat’s blog this morning: “Find out how ownCloud with Red Hat Storage Server on HP ProLiant SL4540 servers provides a scalable high-performance solution that lets users collaborate effectively while allowing IT staff to stay in control of the data.” We’ve blogged […]

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ownCloud 7- Faster Performance, Easier to Use

With the release of ownCloud 7 just a little more than a week away, I thought I’d discuss just how much faster and easier it is. Last week, we discussed sharing, and more sharing. We dug deep under the covers to get ownCloud loading significantly faster and even changing the way storage is […]

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ownCloud 7 Release Meetup

ownCloud is getting ready to release ownCloud 7 Community Edition and what better way to celebrate than with a Meetup? You are all invited to attend our pre-release Meetup on July 8th for networking and learning about ownCloud at our Lexington headquarters. We will begin at 6:30pm with a meet and […]

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More Sharing Features in ownCloud 7

I wrote about our new Server-to-Server sharing feature earlier this week, but I wanted to go into more detail on the other sharing improvements in ownCloud 7. For the most part, these improvement provide even more flexibility and control. Flexibility comes from no longer requiring a shared folder to […]

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Dropbox Adds View-Only Shared Folders To Seduce Stiff Enterprises

We sometimes get cautioned by commenters on this blog to not be too hard on our competition. And, while we don’t consider Dropbox to be a competitor (quite the opposite, Dropbox is the reason we exist) we do take those comments to heart. That’s why, after seeing this announcement in […]

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Muktware: WebODF meets ownCloud to fix what’s wrong with Google Docs

Google Docs is a great resource for collaborative editing and online document editing, however it has one of the greatest problems of all – it doesn’t support the ISO approved document standard ODF. Which leaves governments, businesses and individuals locked into Microsoft’s .docx format.

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ownCloud 7 Community Edition Hot Feature: Turning Private Clouds into Public Clouds

We launched ownCloud 7 Community Edition Beta last week and between now and the release of GA a few weeks from now, we’re going to be blogging on our community site about the important new features. We started off today with Server-to-Server sharing. You can read more here, but I wanted to […]

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Dropbox – AND Box — labelled “security risk” by enterprise companies

So I was a little bemused, by this headline (we added the Box) coming out of the UK last week, I mean, I thought that was already an accepted fact. But I guess it is good to have just one more data point: “According to a survey by Harris Interactive, which contacted 308 IT decision makers, 190 of […]

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eWeek: ownCloud 7 Aims to Advance Open-Source Cloud File Sharing

The open-source ownCloud project is releasing a new beta today, providing users with enhanced features that aim to make it easier and more secure to share files and content in the cloud. The ownCloud technology enables cloud file storage, sharing and synchronization capabilities.

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The Var Guy: ownCloud 7 Unveils New Open Source Cloud File Sharing Features

ownCloud, the open source file sharing and syncing platform, is aiming to provide a “Dropbox-like” experience, in its own words—as well as to blur the line demarcating private from public clouds by letting users share file between ownCloud instances. That’s all part of ownCloud 7 […]

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ZDnet: OwnCloud 7 beta released

Some companies need big public clouds such as Amazon Web Services (AWS). Others are working on hybrid or private clouds with OpenStack. And, then there are small businesses and small office/home office (SOHO) companies that want a private cloud they can run in a closet-sized server room. For those […]

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Release of ownCloud 7 Community Edition, What it Means for Business

Today, we released the BETA of ownCloud 7 Community Edition, which provides even finer grain controls for protecting data while at the same time simplifying deployment, set up and use of ownCloud – not to mention some great new end user features! You can get a lot of information from the release, […]

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ownCloud 7 Community Edition Enhances, Extends and Simplifies Control of Sensitive Data

BETA of the open source file sync and share project available now for testing and review Lexington, MA – June 26, 2014 – ownCloud, the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, today released the BETA of ownCloud 7 Community Edition, bringing even more granular control […]

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Why I Built ownCloud

A great blog today on Linux.com from, well, me ( : “There I was, 4 years ago (this past January) at CampKDE in San Diego, giving a talk on data privacy, warning the audience about the risks to their privacy from cloud vendors – in particular, Dropbox. So, build it yourself they said. Sure, […]

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Linux.com: Why I Built OwnCloud and Made It Open Source

There I was, 4 years ago (this past January) at CampKDE in San Diego, giving a talk on data privacy, warning the audience about the risks to their privacy from cloud vendors – in particular, Dropbox. So, build it yourself they said. Sure, I’ve built things in the past, so sure, I’ll do it. And […]

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The Var Guy: ownCloud Private Cloud Platform Wins in Education Market

ownCloud and open source private cloud computing have received a major endorsement from an association of educational institutions in Germany, which has announced its adoption of ownCloud to bring file syncing and sharing to as many as 500,000 new users.

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German Universities Choose ownCloud to Sync and Share Data among Half a Million Students and Employees

Deal starts one of the largest cloud projects in Germany Lexington, MA – June 11, 2014 – ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, and “Sync & Share NRW”, an association of 18 research and applied science universities in […]

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ownCloud Developers Meeting improves and polishes latest code

Core ownCloud developers meet several times a year to focus heads-down one week on improving and fine tuning ownCloud. Last week we had more than 20 developers meet in Stuttgart and Berlin, Germany to work on upcoming ownCloud releases. We accomplished: Significant speed improvement UX and Design […]

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Muktware: ownCloud Contributor Conference to be held on Aug 26 in TU Berlin

The ownCloud Contributor Conference will take place at the TU Berlin, August 26-31 with an aim to give existing and prospective ownCloud contributors a platform to get together to get work done. Lightning talks, workshops and keynotes will give everyone the opportunity to share what is going on in […]

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Latest ownCloud Desktop Clients Supercharge Upload and Download Performance

ownCloud on Windows, Linux and Mac combines less CPU usage with performance improvements Lexington, MA – June 5, 2014 – ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, today released its latest desktop clients for Windows, Mac and Linux […]

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Latest Desktop Client Offers Less CPU Usage With Performance Improvements

We released our newest, improved, ownCloud Desktop Client this week. The client is available for all three major platforms, Windows, Mac, and Linux, and allows users to connect their desktops to private ownCloud servers, giving them the ability to sync their files across desktops and mobile devices. […]

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Review: ownCloud 6 Addresses Cloud Security FUD

Did you see the latest ownCloud review? Says Frank Ohlhorst of Enterprise Networking Planet: “All things considered, the latest iteration of ownCloud delivers a feature set that should be the envy of any cloud-based file sharing and collaboration service, while providing enterprises with the […]

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Enterprise Network Planet: Review: ownCloud 6 Addresses Cloud Security FUD

When is a cloud not a cloud? When it’s called an ownCloud. At least that is how Lexington, MA based ownCloud would answer the question. The company has just released a significant upgrade to its ownCloud Enterprise Edition platform, now called ownCloud 6 Enterprise Edition, a software solution […]

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Welcome Claudine Bianchi, our new CMO

Today we are adding world-class marketing chops with the addition of Claudine Bianchi as Chief Marketing Officer. Claudine adds extensive marketing expertise and proven success in driving B2B technology companies to growth; through her career she has delivered close to $1 billion in market value for […]

ownCloud in the news

Muktware: ownCloud gets new CMO

ownCloud announced in their blog that Claudine Bianchi has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). The move aims to secure a stronger position in File Sync and Share for the most popular open source software in this category.

Community, General

News from the Community

With the addition this month of a community manager, we've been better able to track and report the doings in the community. Although I know this is the corporate blog, I thought many of you would like to see the innovative work being done in the community, because some of this work impacts ownCloud […]

Press releases

ownCloud Adds Marketing Expertise to Drive Growth of Enterprise File Sync and Share pioneer

Tech veteran Claudine Bianchi joins as Chief Marketing Officer Lexington, MA – June 2, 2014 – ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world's most popular open source file sync and share software, today announced that Claudine Bianchi has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) […]

ownCloud in the news

Talkin’ Cloud: Friday’s Last Word: ownCloud CEO Markus Rex

ownCloud CEO Markus Rex founded the file hosting software company back in 2010 with Frank Karlitschek and Holger Dyroff. Their goal: bring secure file sync and share to businesses.

Press releases

Significant Pent-Up Demand for Secure Cloud Services Alternatives Are Leading Many to Look Internally, says Enterprise Strategy Group

Majority of those surveyed looking to leverage existing IT investments for greater flexibility and control Lexington, MA – May 28, 2014 – Amid regulatory requirements, public cloud outages, legal concerns and the “Snowden effect,” 69% of organizations already using cloud-based file sync and […]