VNC And OwnCloud Enter Form Strategic Partnership
Open Source For You|October 29, 2020
  • They will coordinate their sales activities for existing and new customers
  • By integrating the ownCloud storage platform and the VNClagoon communication platform, both partners will also market scalable end-to-end solutions and services for the enterprise sector

Open source software vendors ownCloud and VNC have agreed on a strategic partnership.They said that by integrating their digital collaboration and communication platforms, they will create comprehensive open source solutions as a basis for digital sovereignty.

Within the framework of the new strategic cooperation, ownCloud, headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, and VNC, headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, will coordinate their sales activities for existing and new customers. The cooperation will range from the pre- to the post-sales phase. By integrating the ownCloud storage platform and the VNClagoon communication platform, both partners will also market scalable end-to-end solutions and services for the enterprise sector.

Uncompromising data protection

Tobias Gerlinger, CEO of ownCloud said, “With VNC we have gained a partner for whom data security is also a top priority. The integration of VNC’s solutions is fully in line with our best-of-breed strategy. It provides another comprehensive, scalable offering that allows companies to emancipate themselves from US providers and retain complete control over their data.”

Companies have access to comprehensive open source offerings from European providers that focus on high functionality but also on uncompromising data protection. They will be able to free themselves from the offers of the large US providers. The open source solutions from ownCloud and VNC can be operated on-premise or in a secure European cloud.

VNC managing director and board member Andrea Wörrlein said, “VNC and ownCloud both follow a strict open source approach and clearly differentiate themselves from proprietary software and public cloud providers that do not comply with European data protection guidelines with their solutions and service portfolio. We anticipate considerable results from the cooperation and see ourselves in an excellent position in a dynamic market for communication and collaboration solutions, especially with regard to the increasingly important aspect of high data security.”

The open source software ownCloud is a content collaboration solution for the secure storage, processing and synchronization of data. It can be operated in its own data center or in a private cloud. The ownCloud solution is GDPR-compliant.

VNClagoon from VNC is an integrated open source product suite for communication and collaboration in companies. The functional scope includes email, messenger, office management, project management, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and video conferencing. The software can be promoted as a licensed product for on-premise operation but also is available as cloud software through certified European providers.

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