ownCloud develops and provides open-source software for content collaboration, allowing teams to easily share and work on files seamlessly regardless of device or location.
More than 100 million users worldwide already use ownCloud as an alternative to public clouds – and thereby opt for more digital sovereignty, security and data protection.
ownCloud was founded in 2010 as an open-source project to host and sync files, and 2011 as a company that supports institutional customers, receiving a funding round of 6,3 million dollars in 2014. In 2016, one of three co-founders, Frank Karlitschek, left the company, forked the project and founded his own firm to pursue another vision.
After a short rough patch, ownCloud regrouped around ownCloud GmbH in Nuremberg, Germany. Lead by its new CEO Tobias Gerlinger with co-founder and COO Holger Dyroff, ownCloud sharpened its focus to become the most stable, most secure open-source software for content collaboration.
The team committed itself to make open source work for the corporate realm and large scientific endeavours – not despite being open-source, but because of it. ownCloud incrementally improved on its core, added features, integrations and fortified its Enterprise Edition.
In 2018, ownCloud became available as a Service at ownCloud.online, tailored to meet the needs of small and medium businesses.
2020 will see the introduction of ownCloud Infinite Scale, a new ownCloud rewritten from the ground up in Go, as well as a new, decoupled user interface based on Vue.js. Those innovations make ownCloud even more stable, secure and fast.
Today, working mostly remote, roughly 60 staff at ownCloud today develop and support the market-leading open-source Content Collaboration software. It allows groups of people in companies, schools, institutions and government to seamlessly share and work on files regardless of device or location. More than 100 million users worldwide already use ownCloud as an alternative to public clouds – and thereby opt for more digital sovereignty, security and data protection.
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