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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Muktware: ownCloud community manager starts generating progress reports
To combat the struggles of following the progress in a project Jos Poortvliet, the community manager for ownCloud, has announced that the ownCloud development progress will be compiled on his blog. He goes on to say that if the community is receptive he will move these progress reports to the […]
Tools Journal: ownCloud File Sync And Share Combines With Red Hat Storage To Improve Enterprise Clouds
Enterprise clouds provide organizations with a way to secure data and ensure better control over the data and applications. However, public clouds provide organizations with a cost effective and scalable solution. In order to help organizations combine the advantages of the public cloud even as they […]
Sys-Con: ownCloud Owns “Little Big Data”
"I write about the emergent Big Three - Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things - all of which are part of our unified view of IT today," states Sys-Con's Roger Strukhoff. At a recent event in San Diego, he interviewed Frank Karlitscheck, ownCloud CTO and states, "the company seems to have […]
Muktware: Red Hat, ownCloud enable scalable file access for enterprise users
ownCloud, Inc. has released its performance testing for ownCloud Enterprise Edition with Red Hat Storage, Red Hat’s open, software-defined storage offering, running on x86 servers that demonstrate the cost and performance efficiency gained by running ownCloud with Red Hat Storage on […]
Connections: Podcast: ownCloud with CTO and co-founder Frank Karlitschek
Based on the popular ownCloud open source file sync and share community project, ownCloud was founded in 2011 to give corporate IT greater control of their data — combining greater flexibility, openness and extensibility with on premise servers and storage. In this podcast their CTO and co-founder […]
Muktware: Ubuntu One users can migrate to Open Source ownCloud
Canonical today announced that they are shutting down their Ubuntu One file storage service. The services being discontinued are file storage, music store and music sync – other services that are offered by U1 will continue to exist. The landscape has changed a lot lately with Dropbox, Google […]
Muktware: openSUSE community manager Jos Poortvliet joins ownCloud: Exclusive Interview
Jos Poortvliet, the most friendly face of the openSUSE community, is joining ownCloud as Community Manager. ownCloud doesn’t need any introduction; it is one of the most promising Free Software technologies which lets users benefit from ‘cloud’ without losing the ownership of data and […]
IT Business Edge: OwnCloud Raises $6.3M for Open Source File Sync in the Enterprise
Building on the latest version of its open source file synchronization software, ownCloud this week announced that the newly released ownCloud 6 Enterprise Edition gives IT administrators more granular control over how and when files are accessed.
Talkin’ Cloud: File Sync and Share Provider OwnCloud Closes $6.3M Funding Round
Cloud-based file sync and share technology provider ownCloud plans to officially announce tomorrow that it has closed a $6.3 million Series A funding round.
eWeek: OwnCloud Raises New Funds, Improves Cloud File Security
Cloud file storage, sharing and synchronization vendor OwnCloud is aiming to accelerate its market adoption and growth, with a new enterprise release and a new round of funding.
ZDNet: Do-it-yourself corporate cloud with ownCloud 6 Enterprise Edition
OwnCloud, the company behind the open-source ownCloud Community Edition, announced on March 11 what the business claims is the "only fully self-hosted enterprise-ready file sync and share software, ownCloud 6 Enterprise Edition."
Muktware: ownCloud gets another round of $6.3 million funding, releases ownCloud 6 Enterprise Edition
Open Source solution are the only solutions in the post-Prism era and ownCloud is one such company which offers fully Open Source, privacy respecting products. The company just raised $6.3 million in funding, in addition to $4.4 million which they got last year. This time the backer is Devonshire […]
The Var Guy: ownCloud Enterprise 6 Enhances Cloud Data Privacy and Security
Better security and privacy for data in the cloud is the major goal behind ownCloud Enterprise Edition 6, the newly released version of the file sharing and syncing platform based on the open source project also known as ownCloud.
Wall Street Journal: OwnCloud Raises $6.3M to Combine File Sharing and Privacy
Secure storage and sharing of data have become sensitive topics since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden last year leaked details of U.S. government snooping. But ownCloud Inc. co-founder and Chief Technology Officer Frank Karlitschek saw the danger before that.
BostInno: ownCloud Collects $6.3M in Series A, Led By General Catalyst
Lexington, Mass.-based ownCloud announced it has raised $6.3 million in a Series A round, led by General Catalyst Partners with participation from Boston-based Devonshire Investors, reports theBoston Business Journal.
Boston Business Journal: OwnCloud raises $6.3M Series A to ramp up marketing efforts
OwnCloud Inc., which offers a commercial version of the open-source file sync and share community project of the same name, announced Tuesday it has raised a $6.3 million Series A funding round, led in part by General Catalyst Partners.
GigaOm: OwnCloud adds $6.3M to its marketing war chest
For some tech companies, Edward Snowden is good for business. Take ownCloud for instance. The company paints its service as a secure way to share documents which also lets companies use whatever repositories they like — Egnyte, Amazon, Dropbox.
Wired: When You Pay for Cloud Storage, You’re Only Paying for Convenience
Modern hunters of cloud-related bliss have an overwhelming number of solutions, ranging from basic and cheap to feature-rich and expensive. We chose two to look at here: the open-source system ownCloud, and the commercial service Dropbox. We tested ownCloud running on a cheap PC connected to a […]
IT Business Edge: Open Source ownCloud Project Puts IT in File Synchronization Control
One of the most obvious reasons that services such as Dropbox or Box are so popular with end users is that most internal IT organizations simply haven’t had a way to offer that capability. End users were acquiring mobile computing devices by the millions and they simply needed a way to share files […]
Free Software Foundation: Interview with Frank Karlitschek of ownCloud
In this edition, we conducted an email-based interview with Frank Karlitschek, the lead developer of ownCloud, a server software project that provides universal access to your files via the Web, your computer, or your mobile devices — wherever you are. It also provides a platform to easily view […]
Muktware: ownCloud has announced the release of ownCloud 6 community edition
ownCloud has announced the availability of ownCloud Community Edition 6. The version comes with improved design, advanced integration with enhanced APIs and the ability to create, share, download – and now collaboratively edit — documents online.
Web Upd8: Owncloud 6 Released With Online Collaborative Document Editing, More
ownCloud, a free software alternative to proprietary web services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and others that you can install on your own server, has reached version 6.
Softpedia: ownCloud 6 Community Edition Officially Released with Innovative Features
ownCloud, Inc. is proud to announce today, December 11, that the Community Edition of its highly anticipated ownCloud 6 open source DYI (Do It Yourself) cloud server software is now available for download/upgrade with an improved design.
Muktware: ownCloud Documents: Open Source competitor to Google Docs, MS Office 365, iWorks launched
ownCloud, a Germany based company, has announced the release of ownCloud Community Edition 6 which comes with a killer feature – ownCloud Documents – which may make ownCloud the Firefox, VLC or Chromium of the online editing world. ownCloud Documents is an online collaborative suite which works […]
Virtualization Review: Startup ownCloud on Fast Track with Enterprise Alternative to Dropbox
OwnCloud, a rapidly growing startup offering IT managers an answer to the bane of their existence (Dropbox), is on the verge of closing on its first round of financing and has upgraded the community version of its offering.
Boston Business Journal: OwnCloud launches new user collaboration features
Lexington-based ownCloud, which offers a commercial version of the open-source file sync and share community project of the same name, announced a new product Wednesday that allows users to collaborate more effectively.
Linux Journal: Readers’ Choice Awards 2013
Dropbox is still the favorite cloud-based storage option, but it's great to see ownCloud nipping at its heels. No, not because I have anything against Dropbox (I use it myself), but because I love to see open-source alternatives whenever possible.
The Var Guy: ownCloud Adds Open source Document Collaboration to the Private Cloud
The chief selling point of ownCloud, the open source private cloud storage platform, has been its ability to build a cloud entirely on in-house, behind-the-firewall servers. Now, the company has gone a step further by introducing a feature for live, collaborative document editing. How does it stand […]
Muktware: ownCloud Documents: Pure open source, open standard based Google Docs, iWork, Office 365 competitor
There are so many online word processors including Google Docs, Office 365, iWorks and many others that one may wonder ‘do we need another one?’ I think we do.
ZDNet: OwnCloud Documents to bring Open Document Format editing to private cloud
Does the world need another cloud-based, online editor when we already have Google Docs, Office 365, and Zoho Docs? OwnCloud says that we do with its forthcoming ownCloud Documents, and they have several compelling arguments.
Enterprise Networking Planet: Review: ownCloud 5 Enterprise Edition
For many, “cloud” has become almost synonymous with offsite IT, with data processing and IT services taking place somewhere out in the ether rather than on-premises. From an ideology standpoint, however, “cloud” really means something else: simply put, a new way of provisioning services and […]
GigaOM: PRISM, the public cloud and privacy: What’s at risk?
Privacy means a great deal to me: I carefully guard what I make public about myself, and as a technologist, I am constantly on guard about the technology I use. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the personal impact PRISM and its sister projects in the U.S. and elsewhere will have on me, my […]
Muktware: Hack ownCloud in Berlin
In the wake of PRISM and other spying programs by the US and UK governments, companies and organizations will now be shy of using proprietary cloud as it will give the US government direct access to their sensitive data.
Daily Host News: ownCloud Releases ownCloud Enterprise Edition 5 With Expanded Enterprise Features, Improved Usability
Open source secure enterprise file sync and share software developer ownCloud today announced the availability of ownCloud Enterprise Edition 5, the latest version of ownCloud Enterprise Edition.Open source secure enterprise file sync and share software developer ownCloud today announced the […]
WHIR: ownCloud Releases Latest Version of Enterprise Private Cloud Platform
Open source file sync and share software developer ownCloud announced on Tuesday it has released the latest version of its enterprise private cloud platform, ownCloud Enterprise Edition.
The Var Guy: ownCloud Unveils New Enterprise Private Cloud Platform
The world of private cloud computing for the enterprise saw a significant development this week with the release of the latest version of ownCloud Enterprise Edition. Major updates to the file syncing and storage platform, which is built on open source code, include security enhancements, usability […]
MakeUseOf: ownCloud: A Cross-Platform, Self-Hosted Alternative to Dropbox & Google Calendar
The NSA and PRISM scares demonstrated that governments can and will access the various popular online cloud services. This means that now is one of the best times to consider creating your own cloud solution. With your own cloud, you can get the same benefits of accessing various services such as […]
Datamation: ownCloud CEO Plots an Open Source Path Forward [VIDEO]
Building a storage startup is no easy task -- just ask Markus Rex, the co-founder and CEO of ownCloud.
GIGAOM: ownCloud makes its enterprise file sync service even more enterprise-y
Summary: Latest OwnCloud offers AES encryption at rest and other bennies for IT pros but still offers an easy Dropbox-like user interface. ownCloud, which offers an open-source spin on the whole Dropbox for the enterprise chestnut, has added better encryption and other enterprise perks to its […]
ZDNet: Want a cloud where you call the shots? Consider ownCloud
Summary: If you want an easy-to-use, private open-source cloud for your needs, the new ownCloud may just be what the CIO ordered. Nervous about the NSA, PRISM and your public cloud? Not sure you want to put all your data eggs in one Amazon Web Services zone basket? Then, maybe ownCloud's just […]
ReadWrite: Locking Down Enterprise Storage With ownCloud
ownCloud has gotten a lot of attention of late, no doubt helped by concerns over the potential vulnerability of cloud storage services to government spying on corporate data. While the private cloud storage vendor didn't leap to take advantage of the fallout from PRISM, ownCloud is well aware […]
The H: Upcoming ownCloud Enterprise 5 improves authentication speed
Cloud collaboration company ownCloud has announced that it will make version 5 of its open source ownCloud Enterprise product available at the beginning of July. A release candidate for the software is now available for customers wanting to try out the new features. Building on ownCloud Community […]
The Server Side: Are consumer cloud services or a BYOD mindset a bigger security threat?
If chief security officers are worried about the proliferation of the bring your own device (BYOD) trend, they should be hysterical over the inevitable data breaches that will occur as a result of employees bringing their own cloud computing software into the workplace.
eWeek: ownCloud Updates Enterprise Edition of File-Sync, File-Sharing App
ownCloud is releasing an updated version of its ownCloud Enterprise Edition file-sync and file-sharing software, which includes a host of new features such as improved Active Directory and Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) integration to enhance user authentication processes.
The Var Guy: ownCloud: Private Cloud DropBox Alternative Enhances Android, iOS Support
What does it mean to have a cloud of one's own? Most of us would probably be satisfied with just the basics: Automatic file syncing, easy sharing features and efficient, Web-based access to data. But ownCloud (the open source cloud infrastructure project and potential Dropbox alternative) has gained […]
The Var Guy; ownCloud: Private Cloud DropBox Alternative Enhances Android, iOS Support
What does it mean to have a cloud of one's own? Most of us would probably be satisfied with just the basics: Automatic file syncing, easy sharing features and efficient, Web-based access to data. But ownCloud (the open source cloud infrastructure project and potential Dropbox alternative) has […]
ReadWrite: PRISM Fallout Part 2: Companies Will Store More Data Behind The Firewall
The controversy surrounding the U.S. government's reported monitoring of online data via FISA court orders and projects like PRISM may have far-reaching implications for users of public cloud computing. Specifically, it could drive more enterprise customers towards storage solutions that are held […]
Read Write Web: PRISM Fallout Part 2: Companies Will Store More Data Behind The Firewall
Behind-the-firewall enterprise storage solutions like ownCloud become more attractive in this new PRISM world.
Linux.com: Q&A: ownCloud Provides Secure File Sharing for the Enterprise
File storage and sharing using consumer-oriented cloud services can be a security problem for companies that want to avoid sensitive data leaks. ownCloud aims to solve the issue by offering commercial cloud services installed within a company's own datacenter. Their open source software is built […]
LifeHacker: How to Set Up Your Own Private Cloud Storage Service in Five Minutes with OwnCloud
With so many services like iCloud andDropbox getting hacked these days, it's no surprise that more people want to pull their data off the cloud. Instead of missing out on those great syncing features, though, you can create your own cloud storage service that you control with a service called […]
Jupiter Broadcasting: ownCloud 5 Review | LAS | s26e04
Can ownCloud solve your Dropbox problem? The free web based software that promises to reduce or even replace Google, Dropbox, and much more in your life. But has the project bitten off more then it can chew? Tune in to find out!
IT Director: ownCloud debuts cloud tool to give organizations more control over file sync and software
ownCloud, Inc. recently released the latest version of the ownCloud Community Edition with a number of usability, performance, and integration enhancements. Based on an open-source project of the same name, the ownCloud file sync and share software, deployed on-premise, not only offers users […]
Datamation: ownCloud 5.0 Arrives with Enterprise File Sharing Upgrades
ownCloud released a new batch of enhancements for the Community Edition (5.0) of its open source file syncing and sharing platform today. According to CTO Frank Karlitschek, the company's efforts, along with contributions by the ownCloud community, have yielded a more polished, better performing […]
Muktware: ownCloud 5 Released, open competitor to Dropbox
Cloud based storage and file syncing services like Dropbox or Google Drive wile offer great comfort of having access to your data while on move (you don need the internet), it does pose very serious security, privacy and ownership risks. Any data that you put on these public cloud storage service […]
Algorithms for the Kitchen: Google Reader’s sunset is the dawn of ownCloud News
The first news of the day is that the fantastic ownCloud community has released ownCloud Server 5.0.0. Congratulations everyone! The second news is that Google has decided to power down Google Reader. This is a sad news for the users of the Reader, but it’s a great opportunity for ownCloud! […]
Softpedia: ownCloud Community Edition 5.0 Officially Launched
ownCloud, an open source secure file sync and share software, announced the release of its latest community edition, giving users a customizable and secure way to host their own cloud file sync and share.ownCloud, an open source secure file sync and share software, announced the release of its […]
The Var Guy: Open Source ownCloud Gains Key Features with New Release
ownCloud, the open source platform for syncing and sharing data, has gained a slew of new features with the release of the latest version of ownCloud Community Edition. From usability tweaks to security enhancements, the tool is now in a stronger position than ever to compete with rivals such as […]
Answer Guy: Owning Your Cloud: What Does That Mean?
This week I was discussing a new tool called “OwnCloud” with a client and Answer Guy Central working partner. He’s one of the smartest people I know, and our conversation started with me telling him I had come across a way to get past the security worries that many people have when it comes […]
Boston Business Journal: Firm offers clients secure way to share their data
While the concept of the "cloud" is one of the hottest topics in IT right now, many companies still have misgivings about how safe and secure it is — and how much control they really have over their own data.
Information Week: Dropbox Alternative OwnCloud Uses Your Own Storage
If you're leery of trusting your data to a third-party cloud-storage service, and have a web server of your own that you'd rather use, ownCloud may be the answer. It's free software that installs on most web servers and transforms it into your own private Dropbox clone.
Techcrunch.com: Meet ownCloud 5, The Open Source Dropbox
The first beta release of ownCloud 5 was just announced, with a release candidate due in the next week or so. I spoke with Karlitschek about the upcoming release of the latest open source offering from the project. According to him, there are three major elements of this release: integration, […]
Linux.com: ownCloud Rides High on the Wings of FOSS
If ever there was any doubt about the business value of free and open source software, a quick glance at the Linux Foundation's list of supporting members will surely suffice to lay any remaining questions to rest.
The Boston Business Journal: Firm offers clients secure way to share their data
While the concept of the “cloud” is one of the hottest topics in IT right now, many companies still have misgivings about how safe and secure it is — and how much control they really have over their own data.
The Var Guy: On First Anniversary, ownCloud Boasts Strong Growth
It’s now been a full year since ownCloud, the open source data syncing platform, launched as a commercial entity. I’ll admit, I was a bit skeptical back then that the company would be able to succeed in a market already inundated with competing products. But ownCloud managed to hold its own […]
Boston Business Journal: OwnCloud announces second seed round with General Catalyst
Boston-area open-source sync and share startup ownCloud Inc. announced Monday it has closed a $2.5 million financing, its second seed round of venture capital, led by General Catalyst Partners, a Cambridge, Mass. VC firm.
Tech Crunch: On-Premise Cloud Storage/Sharing Startup, OwnCloud, Closes $2.5M Second Seed Round, Led By General Catalyst Partners
OwnCloud Inc – the business built on the back of widely used (650,000+ users worldwide) open source file sync and share software ownCloud – has closed $2.5 million in second seed round funding. The round was led by current investor General Catalyst Partners, a growth equity and VC firm, […]
Venture Beat: OwnCloud, the open-source challenger to Box, nets $2.5M
If you use popular cloud storage and sharing services like Box and Dropbox, you trust your sensitive information to third party data centers. OwnCloud, the startup that positions itself as the open-source alternative to Box, is the newest contender in the cloud storage wars.
Venture Beat: Funding Daily: Emerging from hibernation
It is Cyber Monday. In my opinion, an infinitely preferable alternative to the mayhem that occurred on Black Friday when all I want to do is hide in a cave from the rabid crowds. I prefer the things that money can’t buy, like love, happiness, and the cloud, although investors are certainly trying […]
Web Host Industry Review: File Sync Software Provider ownCloud Secures $2.5M Funding Round to Grow Partner Channel
Open source file sync and share software developer ownCloud announced on Monday that it has closed a second seed round of $2.5 million, led by existing investor General Catalyst Partners.
InfoStor: ownCloud Raises $2.5M for Open Source File Syncing
Lexington, Mass.-based ownCloud announced today that it had closed on a second round of seed financing worth $2.5 million.