When you think of ownCloud, you think of a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud you can run off a home server. ownCloud 9, which will be released tomorrow, March 8, is far more than that.
True, you can still run ownCloud on a Linux or Windows server with as little as a gigabyte of RAM. I do that myself, in addition to running it on my hosted servers.
But, ownCloud is ready for big-time server work as well. Just ask European research group CERN and Australia’s countrywide networking provider for research institutions, AARNET (Australia’s Academic and Research Network). CERN uses ownCloud to collect and distribute about a petabyte of data per day to more than 8,000 scientists across the globe. ownCloud provides this data’s user interface.