Boston Herald: Lexington-based ownCloud raises $2.5M
Lexington-based open source file sync and share software company ownCloud Inc. said today it has closed a second seed round of $2.5 million, led by current investor General Catalyst Partners.
Mass High Tech: Funding pours for Boston startup ownCloud
OwnCloud Inc., a Boston-based nascent cloud storage and sharing startup with an office in Germany, has secured $2.5 million in funding, according to federal documents.
Xconomy: Boston Deals: Swoop, OwnCloud, Lookout Gaming, Streetwise Media
OwnCloud, a business data software company, has filed paperwork indicating that it’s raised about $2.5 million. OwnCloud’s Joseph Eckert says previous investor General Catalyst Partners led the round, joined by “a few new angels and a few of us old angels/founders.”
GigaOm: Would-be Box killers queue up new file share features and functions
Accellion, InfraScale offer new services to take on Box, the would-be-Dropbox of the enterprise. When it comes to cloud storage, file share and sync, we’re still in the “land grab” stage with companies jockeying for business customers more than profit.
The Var Guy: ownCloud Enhances Mobile Cloud Apps
Managing cloud data from mobile devices via ownCloud, the open source file-syncing platform, became easier this week with feature updates to ownCloud’s Android and iOS clients. Read on for a look at the enhancements, which include improvements to the interface, security and much more.
Muktware: New ownCloud App For Android Bring Major Enhancements
ownCloud users now have greater control and security over their data with more intuitive, feature-rich apps for their Android devices.
Linux Magazine: Community Edition of ownCloud Released
ownCloud Inc. releases a new free community edition of its popular open source file sync and share project, with enhanced syncing, third-party storage mounting, and new content sharing.ownCloud Inc. releases a new free community edition of its popular open source file sync and share project, with […]
The Var Guy: ownCloud Debuts New Community, Commercial Editions
ownCloud, the open source data syncing platform, gained a string of enhancements with new releases of both its community and enterprise editions. Read on for a detailed look at the updates, and how they position ownCloud to continue competing effectively in a fierce market.
InfoTech Spotlight: ownCloud 4.5 Release Engineered to Earn ownCloud Better Reputation
ownCloud, an open source file sharing and synchronization technology that has been compared to Dropbox (News - Alert), made an effort to move forward with the release of new community and enterprise services. All these will be in the ownCloud 4.5 release which is the first big release of the […]
Gigaom: Cloud storage wars rage on with OwnCloud’s new release
OwnCloud released its community edition and updated the business version of its service which lets IT store employee files in its cloud of choice. Cloud storage for business is a white hot market at least in terms of vendor activity.
ZD Net: OwnCloud: Build your own or manage your public cloud storage services
If you want a cloud of your own, ownCloud makes it easier than ever to build a private cloud of your own and you can also use it to manage your use of public cloud storage services, such as Amazon S3, Box, and DropBox.
Datamation: OwnCloud 4.5 Mounts Open Source Storage Alongside Amazon, Dropbox
The ownCloud effort is moving forward today with new community and enterprise releases. OwnCloud is an open source file sharing and synchronization technology that has often been compared to Dropbox.
Linux.com: How To Synchronize Dropbox and ownCloud on Linux
The ownCloud personal cloud server bundles a lot of big-time cloud technologies into an elegant, simple interface. As founder and CTO Frank Karlitschek outlined at the January 2010 Camp KDE, the goals of ownCloud include easy setup and management, access to your data wherever it may be from […]
Small Business Computing: OwnCloud Makes Personal Cloud Easy & Affordable for SMBs
OwnCloud is the amazing new open source cloud upstart that makes it easy to set up your own private cloud server. This lets you and your employees share files and calendars -- and access the data files from anywhere -- while you maintain control over the server upon which the data resides. This […]
The Var Guy: ownCloud Announces New Partnership, Software
If you follow the open source channel regularly, you’ve probably heard a lot in recent months about ownCloud, the open source cloud platform. Expect to read even more about the project and the company behind it, which is pushing out yet more features and announcing new partnerships as it […]
Datamation: What’s Next for OwnCloud?
Over the course of the last two years, the open source ownCloud project has emerged as a leader in cloud storage. What ownCloud provides is an open source alternative to proprietary cloud storage systems like Dropbox and Box. With ownCloud, a user can setup cloud storage on their own server or a […]
The Whir: Cloud File Sharing Software ownCloud Launches Beta of Updated Community Version
Cloud file sharing software ownCloud has made several updates to the community edition of its open source file sync and share project. The latest version of ownCloud, released in beta on Tuesday, features the ability to assign a sub-adminisrator to a group to handle account management, desktop […]
The Verge: ownCloud – a different kind of file-sync service
With the emergence of Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and other Dropbox-like services, the synchronization-service products seem to have, at best, tiny differences: some exclusive app access, different APIs, different ecosystems, compatibility... all these seem to be minor one-ups on other […]
IT World: ownCloud: The cloud sharing service you control
ownCloud was launched at Camp KDE in January 2010 by its founder, Frank Karlitschek. (Mr. Karlitschek is now the CTO of ownCloud, Inc.) The goals of ownCloud, as laid out at the KDE conference, are ambitious: easy cloud setup and management, and ubiquitous access to your data from multiple […]
LXer: ownCloud Invades More Distros, Apple AppStore, and Google Play
I've been using ownCloud for several months and have come to like it a lot. ownCloud is the fastest and easiest way to set up and control your own personal cloud. It has a good Web interface, and you can dig into the configuration files as much as you like, which are all written in PHP.
The Cult of Mac: ownCloud Lets Companies Roll Their Own Google Drive or Dropbox
We’ve taken a couple of looks at ownCloud over the past few months. The company launched its signature cloud server software in April and issued a major update about a month ago. Today, ownCloud announced its iOS and Android apps, making the product a serious option for many businesses that need […]
The Var Guy: ownCloud Releases Mobile Apps for Andoid, iOS
If one of the major selling points of the cloud is that it makes data available from anywhere at anytime, it’s only natural for users to expect to be able to access it from mobile devices as well as traditional PCs. For users of ownCloud, the open source data-sharing platform, that’s now easier […]
Softpedia: Fedora 18 Adopts ownCloud
ownCloud, the popular open source enterprise file sync and share project, will be available on Fedora 18, completing an impressive list of other important Linux distributions.
Softpedia: ownCloud Launches Clients for Android and iOS
ownCloud Inc, the developers of the open source file sync and share project, has announced the availability of iOS and Android apps specifically designed for the ownCloud cloud storageservice.
CiteWorld: Now offering iOS and Android apps, ownCloud becomes a viable cloud solution for business
One point that is often made when discussing IT and data security concerns around personal cloud services like iCloud, Dropbox, or Google Drive is that most people turn to personal cloud options for storing and sharing work-related documents because IT departments don't offer a similar internal […]
The Var Guy: ownCloud Targets Education Market
ownCloud Inc., the commercial entity behind the open source data-syncing platform of the same name, has officially set its sights on expanding operations into the education and academic markets with specially priced products for this niche. Here’s the scoop, including remarks from ownCloud VP […]
Muktware: ownCloud Offers Special Pricing For Colleges
ownCloud, the open source file sync and share project, has announced a special program to get colleges and universities, public and private primary and secondary schools as well as research institutes – sharing and synching data, quickly and cost effectively.
Softpedia: OwnCloud 2012 Business Edition Adds LDAP Integration
ownCloud has announced on June 28th that the latest ownCloud 2012 Business and Enterprise editions feature enhanced LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) integration, as well as themeing and system logging.
Storage Switzerland: File Sync And Share For The Enterprise and Service Providers
ownCloud is an open source solution that allows companies to set up their own cloud infrastructures and provide file sync and sharing services internally. One problem this addresses is enabling companies to provide an appealing alternative to services like DropBox and others. These consumer […]
Cult of Mac: ownCloud Expands Easy To Configure Private Cloud Options, Includes Mac Support
We last looked at ownCloud nearly three months ago. The company offers a unique private cloud solution that can scale from the needs of a small businesses with a handful of users all the way to the requirements of larger enterprise. What makes ownCloud unique is that it’s designed to easily […]
Boston Business Journal: Startup updates: Boundless Learning, ownCloud
Boston education startup Boundless Learning on Thursday filed a motion to dismiss two of the five claims made by textbook publishers in a March lawsuit.
The Var Guy: ownCloud File Syncing Adds ‘Plug-and-Play’ Features
ownCloud, the open source file syncing platform, continued its evolution this week with the addition of several cool new features to its commercial offerings, all touted as enhancements to the “plug-and-play-ability” of the product. How does ownCloud now stand up to proprietary competitors? […]
Make Tech Easier: How To Install OwnCloud In Windows
A lot of other cloud storage solutions have popped up in the last few months. Today, instead of reviewing how each of these services work, we will try to create our own cloud storage solution which can be hosted at our own Windows servers, whether local, remote or over the Internet.
PCWorld: 10 Questions for OwnCloud CFO Dan Curtis
CFO Dan Curtis manages finances for OwnCloud, which manages the open-source project of the same name. Client firms can host their own cloud storage on the premises or remotely, for data and file syncing, sharing, and viewing.
Businessweek: A Cloud for Hipsters
"with ownCloud you own your data. Your information is not living on servers managed by Dropbox or Google (GOOG) or Microsoft (MSFT). It’s living on your computers, which are now helpfully synced together."
Linux Journal: June 2012 Issue of Linux Journal: Cool Projects
Keeping It Cool... Three days ago here in northern Michigan, we had a heavy frost overnight. Those gardeners who ambitiously planted their plants early had to cover them with tarps or tents to make sure they didn't die in the frigid night. Yesterday, the temperature was 96°F. Michigan weather […]
The Sygnal Group: Advances in Cloud Computing: OwnCloud 4
Many businesses are now using the cloud as a cost-effective way of servicing their needs. Cloud computing is also known as an on-demand or hosted model. With this type of telecom solution, an application is licensed by a provider and is hosted at a remote location known as a Network Operations […]
Wired Cloudline: Time for Your Own Personal Private-Cloud?
If you are the type who fears Facebook owning your personal data, and maybe considered switching over to Diaspora, you may be just the target for ownCloud.
ownCloud Growing Into Its Own With Versioning, APIs and Collaboration
"The ownCloud folks are making impressive progress, but there's still a few rough edges around the project. ... The opportunity is large, and ownCloud is something the market really needs - an open-source set of tools that allow users and companies to keep full control of their data and the ability […]
ZDNet: Build your own open-source cloud with ownCloud 4
Big businesses use cloud services. You and I use cloud storage services like DropBox, Google Drive, and Amazon Cloud Drive every day. But, with each you have to trust your data on other people's systems. With ownCloud, an open source file sync and share project, which began as a KDE project, […]
Datamation: ownCloud 4 Advances Open Source Storage
The open source ownCloud project is advancing today with version 4 of the popular file sharing and synchronization technology. What ownCloud provides is an open source take on a Dropbox model where users can share and save files in a cloud environment. With ownCloud, the technology is all open […]
ITBusinessEdge: Setting up a Compliance Amnesty Program
The problem that most organizations have with insecure cloud services such as Dropbox.com is that not only is the data stored in these services at risk, there’s no easy way to get their data out of those services and into something more secure.
ActiveState: ownCloud in the App Store: How to Stackato-ize a PHP cloud app
Don't get me wrong, I love Dropbox. They offer free storage, handy cross-platform sync clients, give out nice t-shirts at conferences, and have delivered a much needed service with a great user experience. But a little while ago a friend of mine posted a plea to her Facebook feed which went […]
From File Share to ownCloud, Dropbox and RES HyperDrive
"Using SharePoint is not all that simple for end users ... The idea behind ownCloud is to address the issue of employees using non-enterprise grade solutions"
OwnCloud provides on-premise file-sharing software alternative
The primary advantage of ownCloud file-sharing software over its competitors is that users still get anywhere, anytime access, but IT knows where the data is, said Svein-Erik Larsen, technical manager at Telsys AS, a Norwegian IT solutions provider. “Remaining in control of our data is […]
Countering the Dropbox.com Security Menace
Open source technologies such as ownCloud present the channel with a unique opportunity to simultaneously address security and productivity issues.
Self-Hosted File Sync Solution ownCloud Goes Commercial
Compliance with legal regulation is likely to be one of ownCloud’s strongest selling points to enterprise subscribers, but I have a suspicion that the open source underpinnings will prove to be extremely useful in the long term, too.
Who will be the ‘Dropbox of the enterprise?’ The race is on
"There are dozens of smaller, more nimble cloud storage providers that want to replicate the success Dropbox has had with consumers in the business world."
What We Enterprise Users Need is More CRUD
The truth is, file sync and share is here to stay. What enterprises need is a way to take back corporate data from the public cloud, while providing a simple, secure solution for their users. What enterprise users need is a granular level of control over their data in a simple, easy-to-use CRUDS […]
Bridging the Cloud and BYOD Gap ownCloud Commercial Venture
ownCloud is an open source project that enables users to access their data pretty much from any web browser on any device, no matter where it sits. The file and data sync application was put together by Frank Karlitschek and is nominally part of the KDE ecosystem.
Exclusive Interview With ownCloud Founder Frank Karlitschek
ownCloud is one of the most promising and important projects as we are heading towards cloud-centric computing. Free Software users fought a long battle to keep control over their computing, and cloud poses a threat to both -- the control over your computing and data. Projects like ownCloud ensure […]
Knightcast Podcast: Building your own ownCloud
50+ minutes Podcast about ownCloud. "This week we give you the lowdown on installing own cloud. Your own personal cloud storage server to access your files via Webdav or a dedicated client on any system. We have a good friend of the show Mr Gadgets who sends in an audio contribution and we give YOU […]
The Core Of ownCloud Will ALWAYS Remain Free And Open Source
"The ownCloud project recently announce its evolution as a company. We reached out to the ownCloud team to understand the evolution of the project into a company. Here is an exclusive interview with Markus Rex, the new CEO, CTO of ownCloud and Frank Karlitschek the founder of ownCloud. Our […]
OwnCloud Emerges As Open Source Competitor to Dropbox, Box.net
"In the past few days, though, an open source competitor to them, dubbed OwnCloud, has been getting a lot of attention. It's a Linux-based way to set up your own cloud computing instance, which means you don't have to have your files sitting on servers that you don't choose, governed by people you […]
Former SUSE Exec Joins Open Source ownCloud, Launches Commercial Entity
"ownCloud has a lot of ground to cover before it catches up to Box and Dropbox. Of course, ownCloud does have the open source community on its side. With Rex at the helm, the new ownCloud commercial effort will be a project to watch in 2012."
owncloud Open Source Storage Launches Commercial Entity
"Again, the cloud-storage channel is already pretty saturated. But ownCloud stands out not only as one of the only fully open source offerings in this space, but also because (unlike competitors such as Dropbox) it's not a hosted service and has no plans to become one. At the same time, while Rex […]
OwnCloud: An open-source cloud to call your own
"Many of aren't crazy about the fact that our files, music, and whatever are sitting on someone else's servers without our control. That's where ownCloud comes in. As a Linux geek, I already liked ownCloud. At the company releases mass-market ownCloud products and service in 2012, I think many of […]
Owning Up to the Limitations of File Sharing
"No matter the reason, it's pretty clear that users across the spectrum have rebelled against the current limitations of file sharing in the enterprise, which is a problem that gets more acute everyday with the addition on any number of mobile computing devices. The question now shouldn't be so much […]
OwnCloud showered with $820K in first funding round
"Boston-based nascent cloud storage and sharing startup ownCloud Inc. has taken in $820,000 of a planned $1.25 million funding round, according to federal documents."
Do You Want Your OwnCloud?
"One service OwnCloud will not be providing is an actual hosted cloud storage service. Unlike DropBox, which only has a cloud service, OwnCloud is all about enabling users to build their own cloud storage, independent of a specific cloud vendor. "We are a software company, and we do not sell […]
OwnCloud: Open Source File Sync Tool Hits the Cloud Market
"But a completely open source solution that's available to the channel is well worth keeping an eye on, if only if it keeps the aforementioned big guns of this market segment from resting on their laurels."
Open Source Challenger to Dropbox and Box.net: ownCloud
"ownCloud lets you choose where your files are going to be hosted. You can use Amazon S3, you can use Google, or you can drop in your own server. For casual users, ownCloud is probably a bit more maintenance than the average user is going to want to deal with. Folks who are particularly privacy […]