Open source, storage agnosticism and technical integration keys to inclusion

LEXINGTON, MA – July 9, 2014 — / — ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, today announced that it had been named to Gartner’s first Magic Quadrant for the extremely competitive Enterprise File Sync and Share market.

The youngest, smallest and the only open source-based file sync and share product to make the seminal Magic Quadrant on the explosive Enterprise File Sync and Share Market, ownCloud offers the control, flexibility, sophistication and privacy unmatched by consumer-grade apps. With more than 1.6 million users, ownCloud installs easily on a web server, enabling anyone to host their own file sync and share, using their own storage (or cloud storage they choose), instead of relying on third parties outside of their control.

“To be included in any Gartner Magic Quadrant, especially for a company as young as ours, is always an honor. But to be included in a report on an industry as hot as Enterprise File Sync and Share, with companies like Citrix, EMC, and Google and beating out close to 100 others who didn’t make the cut, is just amazing,” said Claudine Bianchi, CMO, ownCloud. “Businesses are increasingly realizing that the public cloud is just not private and secure enough (and often are against legal or government regulations) for sensitive company data. Our new server-to-server sharing is a game changer, enabling organizations to share across private clouds, while still maintaining complete control of their data.”

ownCloud Enterprise Edition is deployed fully on premises, enabling integration into existing user management tools, governance processes, and security, monitoring, and back-up tools. ownCloud can also leverage nearly all on site storage, and can be deployed with cloud storage as well — such as Amazon (S3) and OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) – to create a centrally controlled hybrid deployment model.

About ownCloud Inc.

Based on the popular ownCloud open source file sync and share community project, ownCloud Inc. was founded in 2011 to give corporate IT greater control of their data and files — combining greater flexibility, openness and extensibility with on premise servers and storage. Company headquarters are in Lexington, MA, with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany.

For more information, visit:

Media Contact:
Joseph Eckert, ownCloud
Katja Gagen, General Catalyst Partners,
Phone: 415 690 6689,

Source: ownCloud


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