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Threats to your Data in the Trump Age

Just about year after the fall of the Safe Harbor agreement, the European Commission agreed upon a new framework, EU-US Privacy Shield, for data-transfers between the EU and the US this past August and was officially put into place as of February 1st 2017 with the declaration of the EU countries […]

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ownCloud Wins Open Source File Sync Application of the Year!

We are so excited to announced that ownCloud has beat out a number of great competitors for 2016’s Linux Questions’ Member’s Choice Awards Open Source File Sync Application of the Year! On the behalf of all of us here at ownCloud—Thank you! It is once again because of our faithful users […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

General, News from ownCloud, Updates

ownCloud Server 9.1 Now Available

Today we proudly announced the availability of ownCloud Server 9.1 https://owncloud.com/owncloud-9-1-comes-integrated-two-factor-authentication/ , 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, […]

General

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

General

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!

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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, […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

General

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 […]

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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 […]

General

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 […]

General

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

General

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 […]

General

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 […]

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 […]

General

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

General

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

General

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 […]

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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 […]

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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, 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 […]

General

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 […]

General

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.

General

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

General

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 […]

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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 […]

Community, General

Computerwoche.de reports how Deutsche Bahn is using ownCloud

Computerwoche.de, the German equivalent of Computer World, reported on how Deutsche Bahn is using ownCloud. Deutsche Bahn is one of the world’s leading passenger and logistics companies operating in 130 countries worldwide. “The DB Systel GmbH, the internal information and communication […]

General

5 FAQs Answered by ownCloud

Interested in an ownCloud deployment, but have a few lingering questions? ownCloud has just published a list of frequently asked questions that have been answered for your benefit. Here are a few of the top questions we receive frequently and that may also be on your mind. What are the differences […]

General

ownCloud grows over 100% in 2015

Talk about a great year! In 2015 ownCloud grew over 100%. The secret? Universal File Access. This past year ownCloud has evolved into more than just a file sync and share company, and Universal  File Access has become the ideal solution to those global companies worried about the European Data […]

General

ownCloud Rocked the CS3 in Zürich

Last week I flew to Zürich to attend the second annual CS3 event at ETH University and to talk about the future of Federated Cloud Sharing. And I must say, overall this was an incredibly impressive and interesting event in the education/research space. Last year a few of our competitors such as […]

General

ownCloud Supports the FSFE as Bronze Sponsor

ownCloud is an Open Source project, and as such, we’re part of a wider ecosystem. While we first and foremost focus on creating great software for our users and customers, we also actively participate in building and maintaining this Open Source ecosystem at large. We do that on a technical level […]

General

Open Source and Community: An Example from ownCloud and Android

The development and evolution of the Android client for ownCloud is a good example of how the collaboration between an open source community and a company’s engineering team can grow through the years. It can also illustrate some of the challenges and benefits of addressing them in an open and […]

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Speaking in Switzerland About File Sync and Share for Education and Research

On January 18-19, I will give a talk about ownCloud at the ETH University in Zürich, Switzerland. There, the Cloud Services for Synchronization and Sharing (CS3) takes place, with a focus this year on Cloud Storage Services for Novel Applications and Workflows. CS3 focuses on share experiences and […]

General

The Formation of ownCloud

As everyone knows, I love ownCloud. I have loved it from its conception and am in awe of what it has grown into. It makes me feel great to be able to go home each day and say “I have helped to solve a problem for someone today.” But how did ownCloud get to this point? How are we able to solve […]

General

Team Week: Undirected Innovation in a Commercial Open Source Setting

ownCloud is a company with a core and a philosophy that is centered around open source and strives for the role of community stewardship and commercial success. At the same time, we deliver a scalable, world-class, secure, silo-breaking platform for our customers, partners, and community users on a […]

General, Safe Harbor

The Business Card Case

Imagine you are a German company who exhibited at a security show in Nuremberg, Germany. 1) People came to your booth and handed in their business card in order to receive further information (legally, that is a consent). 2) You scan the business card, together with the notes taken at the booth and […]

General, Safe Harbor

You can soon be fined up to 4% of your annual revenue for any data protection violation!

The 3 major law making bodies in the European Union (EU parliament, EU commission and the EU council) have just this Tuesday agreed on the final terms of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). After some more formalism, which shall happen in early 2016, such regulation will go into […]

General, Use Cases

ownCloud for Non-Profit

Due to the concerns around security risks of the cloud and the lack of control, this non-profit organization steered clear of cloud based providers and chose a solution closer to home. So although they’re original architecture was Windows-based, they set up a Linux instance in order to use […]

General

Big Day of Releases

Today we are announcing not one, not even two, but three releases. That’s right; today the updated versions of the Desktop Client, Android App, and iOS App are now available! The desktop, Android, and iOS clients have all received a major update, support to directly share with other users or […]

General, Safe Harbor

A Message on Safe Harbor

Since the recent decisions made about Safe Harbor the questions have been flying. How does this effect my company? Depends on the file sharing server you’re using. What about ownCloud, can I still continue to share my files cross continentally with ownCloud? Yes, absolutely. I’ve even been […]

General, Use Cases

ownCloud Welcomes Ouachita Baptist University

ownCloud would like to welcome our newest customer, Ouachita Baptist University. Ouachita is a liberal arts university which has earned a strong academic reputation and year after year, is ranked among the nation’s top colleges by such publications as U.S. News & World Report and Forbes. In […]

General

What is Hybrid Cloud?

Why is it my favorite? Primarily because they missed the mark with this definition. Why is the only way to have a hybrid EFSS to have the control plane hosted in a vendor cloud? What about vendors where the control plane is on site, and storage is mixed on site or in the cloud? Is this not also […]

General

ownCloud 8.2 Enterprise Edition is Here

Last month we announced the release of the ownCloud 8.2 Server while hinting at what was to come with the upcoming release of the enterprise edition. Well today is the big day. ownCloud 8.2 Enterprise Edition is finally here, and with this release comes our new Hybrid Cloud EFSS Model and all the […]

Community, General

Protect your data with ownCloud and benefit now from special pricing through the GÉANT Framework Agreement valid until End of the Year 2015

Research Facilities and Universities rely on ownCloud as they require an on-premise File Sync and -Share solution with the ability to protect sensitive data or research and to manage data at scale. The GÉANT Association, representative of the European National Research and Education Networks, and […]

General, Use Cases

Implementing ownCloud on S3 by a Service Provider

A service provider came to ownCloud to help them offer secure file sharing as a service to their customers.  As an industry leader in revenue cycle enhancement for payers and providers – they believe that secure electronic health information exchange is not just part of their business – it IS […]

General

Learn More About ownCloud’s Hybrid Model and 8.2

When people hear the word “hybrid” there are generally two ways people think about the cloud portion of the hybrid model. The first is that people are looking at hybrid storage options, very often for backup or capacity reasons, such as Amazon s3. The other option is typically the balance of […]

General

Burned by OneDrive?

When Microsoft began offering unlimited storage space for OneDrive it was a bold move; a move to get ahead in the storage market. Turns out they are regretting their decision and now they’re taking it back. And they’re not just taking back the offer to prospective customers; it turns out their […]

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Open Innovation- What Companies Can Learn From Open Source Communities

The term open innovation is quite old. Over the last few years I have heard this term more and more, and it feels a little over-hyped at the moment. But it got me thinking. How is open innovation related to what we do in open source and at ownCloud? I think open innovation can be summarized as the […]

General

National Cyber Security Awareness Month- ownCloud’s Got Your Back

This month marks the twelfth annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  The idea of NCSAM is that with a joint effort between the government and the cyber industry, Americans have the resources they need to be secure online. According to StaySafeOnline.org “With recent legislation and […]

General

Join the On-Premise Movement

Day after day we are accosted with articles in the media about data breaches or the security issues that come with using the public cloud. The answer is really simple. Join the on-prem movement and get control of your data! As safe as on-premise file sharing is, some people still seem to be drawn […]

General, News from ownCloud, Updates

ownCloud is Now Offering a Hybrid Model!

Today we have announced our new hybrid cloud EFSS model, which delivers on-premise security and control. Research shows that that 49 percent of organizations are planning to implement this type of file sharing solution where the control plane is on-premise and the storage is on-premise and/or in the […]

Federated Cloud Sharing, General, Use Cases

ownCloud Multinational Customers are Connected with Federated Cloud Sharing

How many companies are global? According to the International Labour Organization there are about 50,000 multinational enterprises world-wide. That’s over 200 million people. Let’s put that number in perspective. In 1986 about 6.5 million people held hands to form a chain across the entire […]

General

Reduce Your Attack Surface, Save $15 Million?

Every day we see new stats, new data about cyber security and cyber hacking. Today, a new study was published by HP Enterprise Security and Ponemon Institute – for the sixth year in a row – about the cost of a data breach in the US.  Up 20% from last year, the total annual impact of a data […]

General, Safe Harbor

Data Residency, Data Sovereignty and the Mad Scramble

We’re a software company and our roots are in the open source community where, just four years ago, we started to believe there was a better option to file sync and share—a better option to cloud-based vendors like Dropbox and Box—and we put a stake in the ground.  We wanted people to have […]

General, Use Cases

ownCloud was Featured on Grey’s Anatomy and You Probably Missed It

Who watches Grey’s Anatomy? Remember that episode from season 9 where the hospital goes digital? Rather than carrying around the hand written medical charts, all the doctors need are iPads. They can access each patient’s medical chart by accessing it with the iPad, which is connected to the […]

General, Use Cases

New ownCloud Use Case Blog Series “ownClouders Anonymous”

You can call it a feature, you can call it a use case, or you can just stretch your idea of ownCloud as “just” an EFSS solution.  When we talk about extensibility, we mean that people are using ownCloud to bridge silos, add structure to unstructured data, provide access to data-backups, meeting […]

General

ownCloud Android App 1.8 Now Available

Get ready for it guys…Today we have released the latest version of the ownCloud Android App, 1.8. I know, I know, it’s been a while. But what can I say? We didn’t want to offer you anything that was less than perfection! This latest version of the app has three major new features, which I must […]

General

Is the Future About Collaboration?

Today I noticed this article at The Verge. http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/22/9372563/dropbox-really-is-a-feature I usually don’t talk too much about other players in the file sync and share market. But this article raised a few interesting points about the market and where we are going. I agree […]

General

ownCloud is Headed Back to School

To hear more stories like NRW’s checkout our customer story page. Hear how other education institutions are using ownCloud to protect their data then contact our sales team to learn how ownCloud can benefit your institution!

General

Introducing the ownCloud Security Bug Bounty Program

I’m very excited to announce the new ownCloud Security Bug Bounty Program. This program will utilize the creativity and skill of the security research community to take the security of ownCloud to the next level. As an open-source company, ownCloud believes in transparency and the importance of […]

Community, General

Desktop Client 2.0 – Offering Multi-Account and Large Folder Sync

Today ownCloud has released the newest version of the Desktop Client, 2.0. With this release comes the resolution of numerous bugs, as well as two brand new features: multi-account and large folder sync thresholds. One of the most consistent requests we have had for the ownCloud Desktop Client is […]

General

Users Receive Eviction Notice from Storage Service Wuala

By now you may have heard the announcement from Seagate that they are shutting down their cloud storage service, Wuala, this coming November. This gives users a little less than two months to back up any files they have stored in the cloud or risk it being lost forever. Is it just me or does this […]

General

ownCloud 8.1 Enterprise Edition is Here!

Over the past few weeks we have been teasing you with new features and updates in ownCloud 8.1 following the release of ownCloud Server 8.1. But today is the day that we are announcing the release of ownCloud 8.1 Enterprise Edition! With this release, ownCloud has raised the bar on performance and […]

Federated Cloud Sharing, General

Announcing the Federated Cloud Sharing API

Over the last few weeks have written a series of blogs on Federated Cloud Sharing. First, I wrote that it was Time to Federate our Clouds and then discussed The Next Generation File Sync and Share Technology, ending the series with a description of The Federated Architecture of Next Generation File […]

General

Mount Options for External Storage

ownCloud has always provided options when mounting remote folders inside of ownCloud, but ownCloud 8.1 has taken this to the next level with added and expanded mount options for external storage. These additional mount options enable administrators to configure ownCloud to meet their unique […]

General

LDAP Wizard– Faster and More Scalable Than Ever

We first introduced the Active Directory/LDAP Wizard with the release of ownCloud 6 to make integration with existing user directories easier. With the release of ownCloud 8.1 we have made improvements to the wizard and the backend connector that now make it even more reliable and robust than ever, […]

Federated Cloud Sharing, General

The Federated Architecture of Next Generation File Sync and Share

In my last blog I introduced the concept of federation as the solution to the biggest limitation that second generation clouds suffer from: the difficulty of cross-cloud collaboration. In this blog I will describe the architecture of a federated file sync and share cloud, and where ownCloud is in […]