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, the ownCloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) program may be all they need.
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.