ownCloud Teams with Standing Cloud to Offer Simple, Cloud-based File Sync and Share
Standing Cloud enables users to run ownCloud on their choice of leading public clouds, and trial the service with a free “test drive”
August 29, 2012 – Boulder, CO and Boston, MA – Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud application marketplace and management solutions, and ownCloud, the commercial entity behind the popular open source file sync and share project, today announced a rapid-deploy cloud file sync and share service available on a choice of leading cloud service providers.
ownCloud powered by Standing Cloud gives companies the security and flexibility of ownCloud Business Edition, the functionality and ease of use of a hosted offering, and the choice of more than 15 leading cloud service providers, at a single bundled price for hosting and file sync and share services. Customers can get started immediately with a free, three-hour “test drive”.
“ownCloud has always been easy to use, but this partnership with Standing Cloud takes it to a whole new level, providing instant Dropbox™-like simplicity and hosting in just a few clicks,” said Matt Richards, Vice President, Products for ownCloud. “Giving customers the choice of multiple cloud providers from a single interface is a key benefit and a unique advantage of Standing Cloud. Customers can now use ownCloud to host their most critical data themselves.”
With Standing Cloud, ownCloud customers can choose the cloud provider, data center and geography of their choice for their deployment from among a wide range of leading public cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, Rackspace, GoGrid, VPS.net and more. ownCloud deployments through Standing Cloud are completely portable from cloud-to-cloud, meaning users are never locked-in to a single platform or cloud provider. They can quickly add capacity or move to another cloud, and are protected against downtime and service outages.
In addition, Standing Cloud’s automated application lifecycle management features provide easy point-and-click access to a range of automated management services, including monitoring and backups, version upgrades, resource scaling and more.
“Making it easy for users to launch and host fully configured instances of ownCloud Business Edition and manage them directly is a great value-add for ownCloud and their customers,” said Michael Ficco, Vice President of Business Development for Standing Cloud. “By reducing the hassles of downloading software and configuring servers, and making it easy for users to spin up trial ‘test drives,’ we can help them grow their customer base in the cloud.”
With more than 600,000 users worldwide, ownCloud offers the ease of use of hosted offerings like Dropbox, with increased flexibility and security. ownCloud customers can host their own file sync and share services on their own hardware and storage, use popular public hosting and storage offerings, or both. ownCloud seamlessly integrates into an existing environment, leveraging security and rights-management tools, policies, and procedures, allowing IT managers to control corporate data, while giving end users the easy-to-use tool they crave.
Pricing and Availability
Trial “test drives” (https://owncloud.com/partner/standing-cloud) are free for up to 3 hours. Pricing for ownCloud Business Edition plus hosting on one of 17 available public cloud providers starts at $129 a month for up to 50 users.
Standing Cloud is a leading provider of cloud application marketplace and management services. We deliver a seamless application layer for cloud service providers, ISVs and technology solutions providers, making application deployment and management fast, simple and hassle-free for their customers.
Our standard application catalog includes 100 open-source and commercial applications; our platform supports multiple programming languages and a wide range of cloud service providers and orchestration software systems.
Founded in 2009, Standing Cloud is based in Boulder, Colorado. Investors include Foundry Group and Avalon Ventures.
Based on the popular ownCloud open source community project, ownCloud Inc. was founded in 2011 to bring greater flexibility, access and security to unstructured data in enterprises. Company headquarters are in Boston, with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany.