Welcome!

News Feed Item

ownCloud on Unswerving Track to Success with Community and Enterprise Solution

The third quarter of 2016 brings further enhancements to the platform, new key accounts and partnerships, and the largest contributor conference since the open source project started

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ownCloud continues down the road to success in the third quarter of 2016. Following the departure of the co-founder and CTO, and the establishment of an ownCloud fork, the management team, led by CEO Tobias Gerlinger, and COO and founder Holger Dyroff, have succeeded in retaining the confidence of the clients while simultaneously expanding the operative business.

ownCloud and XTIVIA

In the third quarter, 40 organizations renewed their contracts with ownCloud or chose ownCloud Enterprise for the first time, which means that over 350 clients now use the ownCloud Enterprise Edition. The final list includes household names like Deichmann, Human Rights Watch, the German soccer league (DFL), Lufthansa Technik and the City of Cologne. Success has also been achieved in expanding the partner network: currently, more than 50 contract partners have made a commitment to ownCloud, including Red Hat, DELL, and Comparex. The most recent additions include partnerships with Computacenter, Fujitsu, GRAU Data and Collabora. A partnership agreement for the North American market has also been signed with XTIVIA, Inc. , whose workforce has now been trained so that they can serve customers and prospective buyers on-site. The world's largest ownCloud installation, Project "DigiLocker" from the Indian Government, has meanwhile grown to more than two million registered users.

"We don't want to gloss over anything, because, temporarily, the spin-off of Nextcloud as a fork certainly kept ownCloud on its toes. We had to dismiss nine employees in the US, which was a step that hurt," comments Tobias Gerlinger. "Which is all the more reason why we are pleased with the success in reorganizing everything quickly, with our time-tested team as well as managing to attract new employees. This allowed significant innovations to be included in the launch of Release 9.1, such as 2-factor authentication and Windows Network Drive notifications. A positive side effect has also been the dismantling of old structures from the past, allowing us to align ownCloud better to the needs of our clients. Today, ownCloud is in better shape than ever before, and with a bulging development pipeline, we have great aims for future growth and further internationalization!"

Growth Capital and Personnel
In July, an investor group, to which CEO Tobias Gerlinger belongs, started backing ownCloud. Made up of three institutions, the consortium sees the investment as a long-term commitment and the broad client base and potential that ownCloud offers have convinced the backers to provide capital for sustainable growth. The appointment of various new staff has brought the headcount back up to 40 at the end of the third quarter, 15 of whom are employed in the Development Team, and seven in Support, Deployment, and Consulting. It was even possible to attract a new and highly respected security and PHP expert to join ownCloud. New appointments are also planned by the end of the year.

Community and Marketplace
In September, ownCloud staged the annual Community Contributor Conference at TU Berlin (Technical University of Berlin). A new record was established with more than 150 registered participants. One of the main themes at the conference was the announcement of the ownCloud marketplace. Scheduled for launch in early 2017, both developers and business partners can use it as a platform to offer their ownCloud apps, plug-ins and extensions, ownCloud-based stacks and ownCloud templates, as well as consulting services, white papers and development services relating to ownCloud on a free or chargeable basis. This marketplace will soon provide developers with a modern, effective platform for distributing and monetizing their ownCloud-related solutions and services.

Contributor License Agreements and Dual License Model the Only Path to Legal Certainty
ownCloud continues to require from each ownCloud Core developer a "Contributor License Agreement (CLA)," which transfers all intellectual property rights to ownCloud GmbH and, in return, assures the future availability of the contribution in open source. The developers also confirm that all their contributions are free of third-party rights. "This forms the basis of our dual licensing model," states ownCloud COO Holger Dyroff. "With a pure AGPLv3 license model, each user is required to publish the source code for each change or extension. The majority of our clients do not want to go down this path and want the choice of either publishing their own customizations or keeping their customizations for themselves. In the enterprise market, this makes the dual licensing model of an AGPLv3 coupled with a commercially licensed variant essential and only ownCloud is capable of offering this with the CLA."

About ownCloud
Companies that rely on maximum security for the internal and external exchange of confidential data, place their trust in the on-premises platform for Universal File Access from ownCloud. Universal File Access allows them to access their files regardless of their location or the device being used. ownCloud delivers IT organizations unprecedented visibility and control for managing their sensitive data. Integrating existing business processes into existing security and compliance-conformant infrastructures means they can continue to be used, while simultaneously letting the user benefit from powerful features for effective collaboration in the modern business world. The open, modular architecture provided by ownCloud, with its varied expansion capabilities and unique features for Federated Cloud Sharing makes all this possible. If you would like more information, please go to http://www.owncloud.com

If you want to keep abreast of the latest developments at ownCloud, please visit our blog at https://owncloud.com/blog/ or follow us on Twitter under @ownCloud.

About XTIVIA
"We Make IT Work Better." XTIVIA Inc. is an award-winning information technology solutions, consulting, and development company that does whatever it takes to help customers improve their technology and business. We've successfully done this for 24 years by providing database, application development, and integration expertise around Business Intelligence, Data Management & Analytics, CRM, Web Portals, Remote Database Support, and more. XTIVIA has received numerous awards such as Top 20 Most Promising Enterprise Web Application Solution Providers for 2016, Inc.'s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies, and Liferay's "Partner of the Year" three years in a row. Learn more at http://www.xtivia.com.  

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161018/429921LOGO

 

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/owncloud-on-unswerving-track-to-success-with-community-and-enterprise-solution-300347144.html

SOURCE XTIVIA, Inc.

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Daiya Industry will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Daiya Industry specializes in orthotic support systems and assistive devices with pneumatic artificial muscles in order to contribute to an extended healthy life expectancy. For more information, please visit https://www.daiyak...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusic will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Fusic Co. provides mocks as virtual IoT devices. You can customize mocks, and get any amount of data at any time in your test. For more information, visit https://fusic.co.jp/english/.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Keisoku Research Consultant Co. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Keisoku Research Consultant, Co. offers research and consulting in a wide range of civil engineering-related fields from information construction to preservation of cultural properties. For more information, vi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MIRAI Inc. will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MIRAI Inc. are IT consultants from the public sector whose mission is to solve social issues by technology and innovation and to create a meaningful future for people.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interface Corporation will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Interface Corporation is a company developing, manufacturing and marketing high quality and wide variety of industrial computers and interface modules such as PCIs and PCI express. For more information, visit http://www.i...
Today companies are looking to achieve cloud-first digital agility to reduce time-to-market, optimize utilization of resources, and rapidly deliver disruptive business solutions. However, leveraging the benefits of cloud deployments can be complicated for companies with extensive legacy computing environments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, founder and CEO of Metavine, will outline the challenges enterprises face in migrating legacy solutions to the cloud. He will also prese...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ryobi Systems will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Ryobi Systems Co., Ltd., as an information service company, specialized in business support for local governments and medical industry. We are challenging to achive the precision farming with AI. For more information, visit http:...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Enroute Lab will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Enroute Lab is an industrial design, research and development company of unmanned robotic vehicle system. For more information, please visit http://elab.co.jp/.
Elon Musk is among the notable industry figures who worries about the power of AI to destroy rather than help society. Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, embraces all that is going on. AI is most powerful when deployed across the vast networks being built for Internets of Things in the manufacturing, transportation and logistics, retail, healthcare, government and other sectors. Is AI transforming IoT for the good or the bad? Do we need to worry about its potential destructive power? Or will we...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Nihon Micron will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Nihon Micron Co., Ltd. strives for technological innovation to establish high-density, high-precision processing technology for providing printed circuit board and metal mount RFID tags used for communication devices. For more inf...
SYS-CON Events announced today that mruby Forum will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. mruby is the lightweight implementation of the Ruby language. We introduce mruby and the mruby IoT framework that enhances development productivity. For more information, visit http://forum.mruby.org/.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Greg Gorman is the Director, IoT Developer Ecosystem, Watson IoT, will provide a short tutorial on Node-RED, a Node.js-based programming tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways. It provides a browser-based editor that makes it easy to wire together flows using a wide range of nodes in the palette that can be deployed to its runtime in a single-click. There is a large library of contributed nodes that help so...
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real r...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Your clients expect transactions to never fail, cloud access to be fast and always on, and their data to be protected - no exceptions. Hear about how Secure Service Container (SSC), an IBM-exclusive open technology, enables secure building and hosting of next-generation applications, both cloud and on-premises. SSC protects the full stack from external and insider threats, allows automatic encryption of data in-flight and at-rest, and is tamper-resistant during installation and runtime – with no...