Today we have announced that Computacenter has chosen to work with ownCloud and Red Hat to deliver Infinite File Service (IFS). IFS includes the ownCloud Enterprise Edition, object storage using Red Hat Ceph Storage, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to create a solution that is high performance and scales without any boundaries.
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 something else. Our customers also quote reasons like the amounts of data used, integration in existing IT infrastructure and the ability to extend ownCloud as reasons to deploy Enterprise Cloud Services. Those are often based on OpenStack or PaaS platforms like OpenShift or Cloud Foundry with enterprise file sync and share provided by ownCloud as one of the first workloads.
In any case Computacenter promises that IFS is the best option for those companies that need to offer employees access to data and files anywhere and from any device. Computacenter has chosen to work with ownCloud because of the users’ ability to have complete control over data, as well as our Federated Cloud Sharing feature that allows users to access different instances as one ownCloud. This partnership, along with the technology of Red Hat, allows ownCloud to offer a winning solution.
We welcome our new Gold Partner and can’t wait for all the great work that lies ahead.
Some words about Computacenter:
„Computacenter is Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. We can advise customers on their IT strategy, implement the most appropriate technology from a wide range of leading vendors and manage their technology infrastructures on their behalf. At every stage we make our customers’ businesses sharper by removing cost, complexity and barriers to change across their IT infrastructures. Our corporate and government clients are served by offices across the UK, Germany, France, the Benelux countries, Spain and South Africa. We also serve our customers’ global requirements through our extensive partner network. Formed in 1981 by British Harvard graduates Philip Hulme and Peter Ogden, Computacenter today has over 10,000 employees across Europe and Group revenues of over £2.5 billion.“