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TMR’s EFSS Forecast – Cloudy with a Chance of Growth!

Transparency Market Research has published its forecast of the EFSS market as far as 2024. According to TMR: Rising need for digitalization of business processes and file sharing solutions in enterprises is expected to drive the enterprise file sharing and synchronization market. Also, with the […]


Collabora Online 2.0 is Enterprise Ready

Last month Collabora announced the release of their update to Collabora Online to include collaborative editing. Today they have announced that the update is now available for enterprise that want a powerful office suite in the cloud or on-premises, and that protects their privacy, allowing them to […]

Community, General, News from ownCloud

ownCloud and GÉANT offers Education Customers Special Pricing for Collabora

ownCloud, GÉANT, and Collabora have teamed up to offer our users Collabora Online with in the ownCloud service suite. Collabora Online provides educational and research institutions with a scalable, commercially supported version with long term support, signed security updates and a Service Level […]

Press releases

ownCloud now with plug-in for Microsoft Outlook

Secure email delivery without size limitation by automatically replacing attachments with links to files or folders in ownCloud Hockenheim/Nuremberg, Germany, November 23, 2016 – A new plug-in for Microsoft Outlook means that ownCloud users can now send their files easily and securely, even […]


Email Data Size Limitations Eliminated with Outlook Plug-In

Today we announced the release of a new Microsoft Outlook plug-in. This means that you can easily send secure files as well as whole folders. Now, instead of attachments, the plug-in will automatically add the links to corresponding files within ownCloud, without having to change your workflow. The […]


The Private Cloud is on the Rise

 451 Research announced a new report stating that they “expects revenue from OpenStack business models to exceed $5bn by 2020 and grow at a 35% CAGR.” What does this mean for ownCloud? This means that, while many continue to say that on-premises storage options will be a thing of the past in […]

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Online PC: OwnCloud Receives Online Office Suite

Collabora Productivity, the developers behind LibreOffice Online, have announced the release of the new version 2.0 of the Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE 2.0). This allows companies to give their employees the opportunity to work collaboratively and in real-time on the basis of ownCloud […]

General, Updates

ownCloud Partner Collabora Update: Much anticipated feature collaborative editing is now available

Today our partner, Collabora Productivity, has announced the update to their Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE). With this new edition comes the much anticipated feature—collaborative editing. This new update just shows the amazing work that Collabora has been doing and we couldn’t be […]

ownCloud in the news

Storage Newsletter: 350 Clients Now Use ownCloud Enterprise Edition

ownCloud GmbH continues down the road to success in 3Q16. Following the departure of the co-founder and CTO, and the establishment of an ownCloud fork, the management team, led by CEO Tobias Gerlinger, and COO and founder Holger Dyroff, have retained the confidence of the clients while expanding the […]

Press releases

ownCloud on Unswerving Track to Success with Community and Enterprise Solution

The third quarter of 2016 brings further enhancements to the platform, new key accounts and partnerships, and the largest contributor conference since the open source project started Colorado Spring, Colorado, October 20, 2016 – ownCloud continues down the road to success in the third quarter of […]

General, News from ownCloud

Platin for ownCloud – Storage Insider Award

The winner of the Storage Insider Reader’s Choice Award for best Enterprise File Sharing has been announced: Platin for ownCloud. This award is a great honor to all of us here at ownCloud. It is our users who have made it possible and we can’t thank you enough for your continued devotion to […]

General, News from ownCloud

ownCloud Security Event at the it-sa 2016

As in 2015, ownCloud was also present at this year’s it-sa 2016 in Nuremberg, Germany. The it-sa is an annual IT-Security exhibition featuring important organizations from the industry and a highly targeted IT security audience. ownCloud was not only present with a booth on the exhibition […]

ownCloud in the news Indian Government Embraces ownCloud

A government investing in free and open source software, rather than in proprietary solutions, is always a wonderful thing (unless it’s a poor implementation…). When I heard about India’s DigiLocker project, which is built on ownCloud, I was excited to learn more and grateful when someone from […]

Community, General

XTIVIA, Inc. and ownCloud Team Up to Deliver Private Cloud Solutions and Support

Today we announced a new partnership with XTIVIA, Inc., an award-winning information technology solution, consulting, and development company that does whatever it takes to help customers improve their technology and business. XTIVIA provides “database, application development, and integration […]

Press releases

XTIVIA, Inc. and ownCloud GmbH, Announce Exclusive North American Strategic Partnership to Deliver Enterprise Level Private Cloud Solutions and Support

September 22, 2016 (Colorado Springs, CO & Nuremberg, Germany) – XTIVIA, Inc., a leading IT solutions, consulting, and development company, and ownCloud, the company behind the world’s most popular open source Enterprise File Access solution, today announced their Partnership. As sole […]

Community, General

ownCloud 9.1 Enterprise Edition Now Available

Previously we announced the release of ownCloud 9.1 Server, well, today we are excited to announce the enterprise version is also now available. ownCloud 9.1 Enterprise Edition introduces a number of new features and innovations including integrated Two-Factor Authentication, Workflow Engine, and […]

General, News from ownCloud, Updates

ownCloud Nominated as Finalist in Storage Insider’s Reader’s Choice Awards – Winners to be Announced in October

Back in June we announced that ownCloud had been nominated for Storage Insider Award’s Enterprise File Sharing category. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and say that we are honored. We’re excited to learn the final results on October 20th in Augsburg, Germany. Until then, […]

Community, General

Why you should attend the ownCloud Contributors Conference 2016 in Berlin

Connect with the ownCloud Ecosystem The ownCloud Conference is the yearly main event for community & business users, customers, partners, developers and the ownCloud ecosystem as a whole. It connects ownClouders from around the world, offers customers & partners valuable insights into the […]

Community, General

Bring Your App to the ownCloud Marketplace

Today we are excited to announce the inception of the ownCloud Marketplace, which will be available in early 2017! Developers from the community have been approaching us for a marketing platform, so the idea of the marketplace is to give developers and partners what they’ve been asking for; a […]

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ownCloud Announces New Marketplace

ownCloud plans to expand its ecosystem around ownCloud Server, community apps and enterprise apps with its own marketplace Nuremberg, August 24, 2016 – ownCloud intends to set-up its own marketplace in order to expand its ecosystem around ownCloud server, community apps and enterprise apps. In […]

Community, General

ownCloud, AGPLv3 and the ownCloud Commercial License

I am often asked to explain the reasoning behind the ownCloud licensing, the ownCloud Enterprise Modules, as well as any derivative work. However, this is not that easy to explain, so I will try to be as clear as possible in this blog post, but I also expect a couple of comments and questions from […]

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Android Community: ownCloud Android client updated, new features in tow

or those who don’t like the idea of a very public and seemingly unsecure idea of cloud storage, you can actually make your own cloud-based file server. This is the argument for ownCloud, who markets their services to individuals and businesses alike. You sync your files to your ownCloud server, […]

Press releases

Government of India Banks on ownCloud for DigiLocker Project

Every Indian citizen should have the opportunity to store their official papers on a central server – the project that allows this is based entirely on open source, including ownCloud. Nuremberg/New Delhi (India), August 17, 2016 – Along with the support of several open source partners, […]

Community, General, Updates

Government of India Chooses ownCloud for DigiLocker Project

Today we announced some very exciting news. The Indian government has chosen ownCloud to be part of the DigiLocker Project! The idea behind DigiLocker is to provide every Indian citizen with a safe, digital storage space for all of their personal documents in the form of signed PDF files—birth […]

Community, ownCloud in the news

Linux Journal: Better Cloud Storage with ownCloud 9.1

A new version of ownCloud community edition has been released, and it brings a number of important updates, new features and security improvements. The result is a more useful and safe environment for collaboration and cloud storage. OwnCloud is an open-source alternative to commercial services like […]

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Softpedia: ownCloud 9.1 Community Edition Cloud Server Adds Innovative Security Features

ownCloud has recently announced the availability of the first major release for the 9.x series of the open-source self-hosting cloud server software aimed at GNU/Linux operating systems. ownCloud 9.1 Community Edition is now the latest stable and most advanced release of the ownCloud Server, which […]


Computacenter is named ownCloud Gold Partner delivering Infinite File Services together with Red Hat and ownCloud

Following the dismantlement of the Safe Harbor agreement, European companies were no longer able to store data in the US. Soon Privacy Shield will be actively in place. It is expected to be contested in court and I personally think that the regulation will not hold up – legal certainty is […]

Press releases

Infinite File Service – The Cloud Inside Your Datacenter With No Known Scalability Boundaries

Computacenter claims IFS is the best fit for European industry players with global activities, that need to offer their employees access to data and files anywhere and on any device. In order to attract the most talented people, companies today need to offer smart access to data and the ability to […]

General, News from ownCloud, Updates

ownCloud Server 9.1 Now Available

Today we proudly announced the availability of ownCloud Server 9.1 , offering a number of improvements and new features making this new version even faster as well as more stable and secure. This means that upgrade of the […]

General, Press releases

ownCloud 9.1 Comes with Integrated Two-Factor Authentication

Nuremberg, July 21, 2016 – Today ownCloud announced the availability of Version 9.1 of its file access software. The new version comes with numerous improvements for community and enterprise users. Users of the ownCloud Community Edition can now conveniently update and install ownCloud Contacts, […]


ownCloud Welcomes Tobias Gerlinger as Managing Director and CEO

Today I am pleased to welcome Tobias Gerlinger as ownCloud’s new Managing Director and CEO. Tobias is a graduate in business administration and mechanical engineering. He started his career as a sales and marketing manager in the software industry before he co-founded a corporate finance boutique […]

Press releases

ownCloud Secures Financing and Expands its Management Team

Frankfurt-based investor group leads financing round; Tobias Gerlinger appointed Managing Director and CEO Nuremberg/Frankfurt, Germany, July 14, 2016 – ownCloud, provider of the world’s most widely used open source software for enterprise file access, secures financing worth millions. A […]

General, Updates

ownCloud 9.0.3 and 8.2.6 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that new versions ownCloud 9.0.3 and ownCloud 8.2.6 are here! The updates include a number of lower severity security patches and hardenings. Both updates got a couple of interesting fixes in the areas of file locking, caching and memory management as well as windows […]

General, News from ownCloud, Safe Harbor

ownCloud Article Data Security in International Business Published in CloudComputing-Insider

Just in case you missed it, yesterday I had an article published in German language publication, CloudComputing-Insider, “Data Security in International Business.”  Since the Safe Harbor decision last October and the inception of the new European Privacy Regulations, international businesses […]

ownCloud in the news

Softpedia: LibreOffice Online Is Now Ready for ownCloud Enterprise, Thanks to Collabora

ownCloud, Inc. and Collabora have just announced that their partnership aimed at bringing LibreOffice Online to ownCloud users has been extended to the ownCloud Enterprise ecosystem. ownCloud Server is a robust and self-hosting cloud storage solution. Collabora is a leading global consultancy […]

General, News from ownCloud

Collabora Online for ownCloud Enterprise immediately available

Collabora Online for ownCloud Enterprise immediately available Back in December Collabora joined our Community efforts by offering LibreOffice, collaborative editing in our Community Edition. Now we are excited to announce that it is also now available in our Enterprise Edition. This has been a […]

Press releases

ownCloud and Collabora make LibreOffice Online available for ownCloud Enterprise

Collabora Online is a key building block for ownCloud, providing Enterprise users with the much requested Open Source cloud document suite that supports all major document, spreadsheet and presentation file formats, increasing productivity while staying in full control of sensitive corporate data. […]

Press releases

ownCloud Launches New Desktop Client and Android App

Part of the ongoing restructuring at ownCloud has led to a redefinition in the responsibilities in the development department. From now on, Thomas Müller will be making a key contribution to development as Chief Architect. As Leader of Engineering, Klaas Freitag and his team will primarily be […]

News from ownCloud, Technology

Fujitsu Integrates with ownCloud

Today Fujitsu, a multinational leading information and communication technology (ICT) company, has announced that it will be integrating with ownCloud. “Fujitsu Services for ownCloud Enterprise” is a private cloud platform designed for companies and public authorities to offer employees […]


ownCloud Nominated in Storage Insider’s Reader’s Choice Awards

ownCloud has been nominated in the Storage Insider’s Reader’s Choice Awards for Enterprise File Sharing! It is such an honor to be nominated with the likes of Novell, WeTransfer, SecureSafe, and Hitachi, just to name a few. Show your love for ownCloud by voting now!


Join ownCloud At TNC16

Next week ownCloud will be attending TNC16 in the Czech Republic. According to their site, “The TNC16 Networking Conference is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference, with more than 650 participants attending this annual event. TNC brings together decision makers, […]


Multi-tenancy and ownCloud

What is Multi-tenancy? Multi-tenancy is a term referring to systems that have multiple organizations accessing the same server, each organization (or company) is considered a tenant and to each tenant the system looks custom for them. There are 2 approaches to multi-tenancy in the world: […]

ownCloud in the news

Cloudwards: ownCloud Foundation Formation Announced

ownCloud, Inc. recently announced the formation of the ownCloud Foundation, an organization designed to oversee the ownCloud project. The company, which also has a paid subscription version for enterprises, now in version 9, is a popular open source file sync and share software. The project news […]

News from ownCloud

ownCloud Statement concerning the formation of Nextcloud by Frank Karlitschek

Today’s announcement by our former colleague Frank Karlitschek, that he intends to launch a competitive product to ownCloud into the market using recently poached developers, has both surprised us and – admittedly – disappointed us. In the past, Frank has made a wealth of […]


ownCloud Business Users Connect in Frankfurt

Yesterday ownCloud hosted our yearly conference bringing together 73 ownCloud business users from both the community and enterprise, as well as those who are interested in becoming a user. The event took place in a cinema in Frankfurt Germany. IBM and B1 Systems were event sponsors. The cloud and […]

Community, General, News from ownCloud

Introducing the ownCloud Foundation

Today we are excited to announce the formation of the ownCloud Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit entity created to oversee the entirety of the ownCloud ecosystem and to keep the future of ownCloud intact. The Foundation is also a means of being more open with all of our users. By placing […]

Press releases

ownCloud Announces Formation of the ownCloud Foundation

Foundation Board will consist of members of open source community, contributors, users and commercial entities, all dedicated to the success and continuity of the ownCloud open source file sync and share project. LEXINGTON, Mass., – May 31, 2016 – ownCloud, Inc. today announced the formation of […]


Dropbox Up in Users’ Kernel

We have been discussing the ownCloud virtual filesystem for quite some time. This is our version of project infinite, but completely under your own control. In the spirit of being open, we don’t have all of the answers here, but I do encourage folks to take a look and see if they have anything to […]


Enterprise Appliance for Production- For Linux and Non-Linux Experts

Interested in using ownCloud Enterprise Edition, but don’t know a lot about Linux? Do you have a small IT staff, or are you the IT staff in your spare time? The ownCloud Enterprise Edition Appliance is the answer to your need! The Appliance provides a pre-packaged, easy to deploy ownCloud ready […]

Community, General

ownCloud Contributor Community Grows 80% in One Year!

Wow, do we have a great community here at ownCloud. And I mean really great! In 2015, 5 years after the initial inception of ownCloud, we had a grand total of 550 contributors, which is awesome. However, in just over a year since that number was recognized, we are proud to announce that we our […]


ownCloud Desktop Client 2.2.0 Available

Today we have released the latest version of the Desktop Client, 2.2.0. This release includes changes to the default chunk size (10MB) and refactored overlay icons for performance, improved error handling, improved UI, translation fixes and countless other bug fixes. It also includes the new push […]


Accellion’s Open Back Door to Facebook Helps Illustrate Open-Source’s Worth

Companies open-sourcing their code often incur delays while they ‘clean up the code’ and the argument of ‘poor or not acceptable quality code’ is given as reason not to make it available to the public in the first place. Customers may want to ask themselves how they can trust products with […]


ownCloud Connects Business Users on June 1st – Get Insight into Customer Use Cases

On June 1st in Frankfurt, Germany, ownCloud will be hosting an event for ownCloud Community Edition business users, Enterprise Edition customers and anyone else who is interested in using ownCloud for their business. The goal of this event is to connect businesses that have medium to large ownCloud […]

ownCloud in the news

Softpedia: ownCloud 9.0.2 Released with Lower-Severity Security Patches and Hardenings

ownCloud Inc. announced the general availability of multiple maintenance releases for all of its supported branches of the ownCloud self-hosting cloud server. ownCloud 9.0.2, 8.2.4, 8.1.7, 8.0.12, and 7.0.14 were made available for download for existing users, who are urged to update their […]

General, Updates

ownCloud 9.0.2, 8.2.4, 8.1.7, 8.0.12 and 7.0.14 Available

The latest version of ownCloud 9, 9.0.2, is now available. In addition, ownCloud 8.2.4, 8.1.7, 8.0.12, and 7.0.14 are also all now available. The updates include a number of lower severity security patches and hardenings. Updating to the latest version is recommended, however, please note that […]

ownCloud in the news

CMS Wire:Datto Seeks to Shake-Up the EFSS Space

Datto wants to shake-up the mid-market. “Datto is always looking for opportunities to disrupt large, legacy markets, specifically where the needs of SMBs are underserved. We view EFSS as a very large, highly commoditized, yet extremely expensive space where we can leverage the low cost basis of […]


Datto Drive is Built on ownCloud

Today our partner, Datto, has announced the launch of Datto Drive, a FSS service that targets SMBs. Datto Drive is a cheaper FSS alternative to the likes of Dropbox, Box, and Google for smaller companies. And according to Mark Calzone, president of Ash Creek Enterprises, “Datto Drive blows Dropbox […]

ownCloud in the news

Enterprise Times: Datto delivers cut price File Sync and Share

Backup and recovery vendor Datto has entered the Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) market with the launch of Datto Drive. The data will be stored in the Datto ownCloud which consists of 200 petabytes of storage space. The target market is SMBs who are struggling to get access to EFSS solutions […]

ownCloud in the news

BetaNews: New service helps small businesses sync and share files

Backup and storage specialist Datto is launching a new inexpensive yet powerful file sync and share (FSS) service leveraging the low cost basis of the company’s 200 petabyte (PB) private cloud, coupled with a global license agreement with ownCloud, an established open-source leader in the FSS […]

ownCloud in the news Datto unveils affordable cloud-hosted file sync and share service for SMBs

The platform is apparently based on the open source ownCloud file sync and share software running on Datto’s infrastructure. “Datto Drive was built leveraging ownCloud, a powerful FSS solution for businesses, and through Datto’s partnership with ownCloud, and we’re offering […]

ownCloud in the news

SiliconAngle: Datto says it lets SMBs keep things in synch for less

The company is distinguishing its offering from competitors by doing away with per-user pricing and providing administration, security and management services through ownCloud, an open source file sync and application sharing platform that has amassed a base of more than 8 million users since 2010, […]

ownCloud in the news

Channel Partners: Datto Drive Service Exits Beta With Exabyte Giveaway

Datto didn’t reinvent the FSS wheel — it signed a global license agreement with ownCloud, a well-regarded and feature-rich open-source file access platform that’s compatible with most enterprise file systems and object stores. ownCloud brings security features critical to businesses, […]

ownCloud in the news

TechRepublic: Datto launches cloud storage product Datto Drive, aimed at SMBs

Datto Drive is based on the company’s 200 petabyte private cloud and a global license agreement with open source FSS platform ownCloud, which Datto Drive is built on. Datto Drive will cost $10 per terabyte, per month for an unlimited number of users in an organization, and Datto is giving away […]


Frictionless Access to Existing Storage

It’s been two weeks since the release of ownCloud 9 Enterprise Edition and we have introduced you to a number of new updates and features including: retention, Federated Cloud Sharing, and collaboration features. In addition to these awesome new features, the way to access storage has also been […]

ownCloud in the news

Softpedia: ownCloud Founder, Frank Karlitschek, Leaves ownCloud to Pursue New Opportunities

Frank Karlitschek, founder, maintainer and CTO of ownCloud, Inc., announced on his Twitter account that he is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities. We’re sorry to give you guys such terrible news, and we’re writing this short blog post to inform ownCloud users that nothing […]

General, News from ownCloud

Thank You, Frank Karlitschek

Today we say good bye to ownCloud founder, Frank Karlitschek, as he leaves ownCloud to pursue new opportunities. I hold a deep amount of gratitude towards Frank for coming up with the initial idea and for everything he has done over the last 6 years to turn ownCloud into the ecosystem it is today. I […]


ownCloud 9 Promotes Better Team Work

Last week we announced the availability of ownCloud 9 Enterprise Edition. The latest version of ownCloud includes a ton of new features and updates like the new retention feature and updated Federated Cloud Sharing. Also included on the list are the new tags and comments features that make team […]

Federated Cloud Sharing, General

Federated Cloud Sharing in ownCloud 9 Enterprise Edition

The release of ownCloud 9 Enterprise Edition has introduced a number of updates and features. One such update is the Federated Cloud Sharing feature. Only ownCloud can connect federated servers in multiple geographic locations into a single user experience for seamless collaboration. By leveraging […]

ownCloud in the news

Softpedia: ownCloud 9.0 Enterprise Edition Arrives with Extensive File Control Capabilities

ownCloud, Inc. has had the great pleasure of announcing the availability of the Enterprise Edition (EE) of its powerful ownCloud 9.0 self-hosting cloud server solution. Engineered exclusively for small- and medium-sized business, as well as major organizations and enterprises, ownCloud 9.0 […]


ownCloud 9 Introduces- Retention (Document Classification)

With the release of ownCloud 9 there are a number of new updates and features, including the retention feature. This new feature adds an extra level of organization and security to your files. Only ownCloud enables admins to set document classification rules and then, based on the defined […]

ownCloud in the news

ComputerWorld: Is there a need for open source file sharing?

The company is rolling out the latest version of its software and with the release is upping the ante when it comes to document classification, file protection and federated cloud sharing. In a move that will be welcomed by larger, more conservative enterprises, this new version has an all new […]

Press releases

ownCloud Announces Industry’s First Federated Universal File Access Platform With File Protection

ownCloud 9.0 expands on ownCloud’s commitment to secure file access across the enterprise. Global organizations value frictionless access across data silos without compromising the secure, compliant infrastructure in place. ownCloud 9.0 is available immediately for both Enterprise and Standard […]

General, News from ownCloud

Introducing ownCloud 9 Enterprise Edition

Today we are excited to announce the long awaited ownCloud 9 Enterprise Edition. And as promised, this release is a great step forward. With the release of ownCloud 9, we have become the first federated universal file access solution with extensive file controls! What does this mean? This means that […]


Syncplicity, Welcome to the Big Cloud Party

And if 500,000 users aren’t enough to be excited about, we also have a deployment at DigiLocker in India that accounts for 1.14 million users! This just goes to show the scalability and leadership ownCloud possesses worldwide. So, while it is a great feat to best Box with the number of users in […]


ownCloud Releases Static Security Scan Results

As an open source company we value our strong commitment to transparency and the importance of community. Only transparent and open processes allow customers and users to verify the security of their ownCloud. A Proven Track Record of Open Source Security ownCloud has a proven track record of open […]

Notes From the CTO

Focus Areas for This Year

In the last blog I talked about the ownCloud vision, what it is and what we want to achieve. In this blog I want to cover the focus areas for this year to bring us there. This is not a roadmap discussion or a guaranteed feature list for the next release, but more long term focus areas. We see these […]


Healthcare Cloud Security Concerns? Not with ownCloud

This week Elizabeth Snell, of Healthcare IT Security, published an article addressing security concerns healthcare organizations should have when it comes to the cloud. Snell states that “One of the top healthcare cloud security concerns is sensitive information, such as PHI [Personal Health […]


Dropbox has Their Own Cloud – You Should have Your ownCloud!

Last week Dropbox announced that they have created their own cloud system and were no longer using Amazon AWS. It is great news that they are taking responsibility for their users’ data, but there is still one glaring fact—it’s still kept in the cloud and out of your own control. I have […]

ownCloud in the news

Ostatic: From ownCloud to OpenStack: You Can Unlock the Cloud

In this post, you’ll find several of the best free guides to popular cloud-centric tools, ranging from several guides to getting going with a new version of ownCloud to how to deploy OpenStack. ownCloud. We covered the news that the extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and […]


Google, Welcome to the Game

Yesterday Google announced that Google Drive will soon set expiration dates for document access. They even give a scenario: “For instance, imagine your business hires an outside contractor for a project lasting three months. To complete the job, that contractor needs to view a spreadsheet […]

Community, ownCloud in the news

Linux Journal: Tighter Security in OwnCloud v9

ownCloud is a free Web-based app that provides Dropbox-style file hosting. With the release of version 9 on the horizon, it’s a good time to take a look at the improved security features. Storing your data in the cloud is highly convenient, but it does increase the risk of data theft or […]


EMEA IT Professionals Remain Cautious of the Cloud

This week Danielle Correa, of SC Magazine, published “IT pros in EMEA urged to be cautious about cloud” based on a report from Spiceworks, “Diving into Cloud Services.”  The results of the report show that while cloud adoption is on the rise, the concern of IT professionals remains the same […]

Community, ownCloud in the news

OStatic: ownCloud 9.0 is a Must-Have Upgrade for the Popular Cloud Platform

The extremely popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has just reached some remarkable new milestones. You can move beyond what services such as Dropbox and Box offer by leveraging ownCloud, and you don’t have to have your files sitting on […]

Community, ownCloud in the news

Cloudwards: ownCloud 9 Release Includes New Features

Hailed as the biggest so far, the ownCloud 9.0 release comes with new features as well as performance improvements and fixes. The Community Edition is available already, with the Enterprise Edition scheduled for release in April.

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ZDNet: ​Enterprise ready: ownCloud 9 handles petabytes of data

When you think of ownCloud, you think of a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud you can run off a home server. ownCloud 9, which will be released tomorrow, March 8, is far more than that. True, you can still run ownCloud on a Linux or Windows server with as little as a gigabyte of RAM. I […]

ownCloud in the news

CIO: ownCloud 9.0 released, brings full federation for easy file sharing

OwnCloud, the fully open source file sync and storage platform, has hit version 9.0 today.This release comes with many improvements, most notably full federation, which allows users on different servers to share directories and files.

Community, General

ownCloud 9 Community Edition Now Available

  Today is the release of the long awaited ownCloud 9 Community Edition. ownCloud 9 Community Edition includes significant improvements for users, administrators and developers delivering innovative collaboration features like comments and tags, enabling ultimate scalability with the improved […]


DROWN Vulnerability with SSLv2

We would like to provide you an update on the latest OpenSSL vulnerability known as DROWN. DROWN is a vulnerability that can affect HTTPS servers and other SSL and TLS services. We have received concerns about how this might affect ownCloud and while I’m happy to announce that ownCloud itself […]

General, Notes From the CTO

Note From the CTO- The ownCloud Vision!

This is the first post in a regular blog series called ’Notes from the CTO’ where I share our strategic and longer term plans for ownCloud.  I’ll cover current challenges and interesting trends in the market. I believe this will give you some interesting, valuable insights in what we’re […]


ownCloud 9 Spoilers

As many of you know we are currently working on the latest version  of ownCloud, ownCloud 9, which is due to release very soon. While I don’t want to give too much away, in this video I discuss a few features and updates that I am most excited about with the upcoming release.


Box Keysafe Not So Safe

This month Box announced its KeySafe service, a service that should give organizations control over their encryption keys. The ultimate goal of the service is that an organization’s content may reside in the cloud, while allowing them to keep control over their encryption keys. But let’s stop […]


New Yorkers Love ownCloud

Last week I attended the New York Linux User Group meeting in Manhattan. What a great meeting! Over 200 people attended the event, people who use and love ownCloud. While I was there I gave a talk about upcoming ownCloud features and Federated Cloud Sharing. The feedback was excellent, which just […]


ownCloud Featured in HostAdvice Interview

If there is one thing I like to talk about it’s ownCloud. So when I was approached by HostAdvice to talk about ownCloud, how could I pass up that opportunity? Yesterday Tamar Weinberg published our interview, prefacing that everyone should know about ownCloud because we are “a fantastic tool for […]

ownCloud in the news

HostAdvice: ownCloud Gives Users File Access Wherever They Need

If you’re not familiar with ownCloud, well, you should be! ownCloud is a fantastic tool for businesses that need to access data across multiple locations. We dive into exactly what this means when we sat down with ownCloud’s CEO and founder, Markus Rex, who tells us why ownCloud is in a […]

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Softpedia: ownCloud Desktop Client Updated with HiDPI Improvements, Better Syncing

ownCloud Inc. was proud to announce the release and general availability of new versions for its ownCloud Desktop and ownCloud Android clients. Looking at the release notes for both clients, it would appear that the ownCloud developers managed to implement a great number of features. For example, […]


GÉANT, in Collaboration with ownCloud, Announces First Key Milestone for OpenCloudMesh

Today GÉANT has announced, in collaboration with ownCloud, the achievement of OpenCloudMesh Project’s first key milestone. The accomplishment was reached during CERN’s Cloud Services for Synchronization and Sharing (CS3) workshop back in January, where OpenCloudMesh sharing between sync and […]

ownCloud in the news

The Register: Three storage upstarts hit back at doom, gloom ‘n’ layoffs news

ownCloud is an open source file sync and sharer with a focus on providing universal file access to mobile device users. It tells us it had 100 per cent revenue growth from 2014 to 2015, scoring $8m in 2015 bookings. In 2014 there were 3.6 million downloads of its code, which number jumped to 8.7 […]


Thinking About File Access

Gartner thinks Enterprise file sync and share is dead, or will be soon. We agree, it is an incomplete solution to a complex problem and it is being subsumed by adjacent markets. That is why ownCloud provides much more, a single pane of glass over all enterprise files  that solves the enterprise […]


New Yorkers: Join me at the NY LUG on February 9!

Next Tuesday, February 9th, I will be presenting ownCloud at the venerable New York Linux User Group. I am excited for the opportunity to speak to this group as I’ve heard great things about this LUG and its audience! I’ll be speaking about ownCloud as a project and the problem it […]

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Ostatic: ownCloud Hits New Milestones: How You Can Get Going With It

The ever popular ownCloud open source file-sharing and storage platform for building private clouds has reached some remarkable new milestones. You can move beyond what services such as Dropbox and Box offer by leveraging ownCloud, and you don’t have to have your files sitting on servers that […]