While existing hybrid models leave the control plane in the public cloud, making files more susceptible to hackers and government agencies, ownCloud’s new hybrid model is the first to allow IT administrators to use the storage of their choice, and still manage the control plane, including encryption keys, on-premise. As a result, users experience the collaboration benefits of cloud-based file sharing with the security, control and integration of an onsite solution. Theoption for this deployment model is a part of ownCloud 8.2, the latest version of the company’s EFSS solution.
The recent agreement between the US and the EU is the third attempt to secure the transfer of personal data from Europe to the US. Holger Dyroff, co-founder and COO of ownCloud, does not see the new regulatory attempt as a satisfactory solution.