ownCloud provides a solution to organizations that need to share confidential data internally and externally. The open platform offers better productivity and security within digital collaboration, and enables users to access data no matter where it ´s stored or which device is being used. At the same time, ownCloud gives users full control and transparency in the management of sensitive data. By integrating it into existing security and  compliance-conforming systems, running business processes can continue to be used. This is made possible by the high flexibility of ownCloud based on an open, modular architecture with a wide range of expansion options and unique functions for modernizing the data infrastructure. Further information can be found at http://www.owncloud.com/de

Educational Quotation

GÉANT Educational Quotation is an offer given by ownCloud GmbH to the GÉANT Community. It is NOT the result of a European level public procurement tender therefore eligible institutions MUST fully comply with their national public procurement and other applicable regulations before they purchase.

To access the GÉANT Educational Quotation, specific order forms can be requested directly from ownCloud GmbH at the contact information below.

Who is eligible?

This Quotation represents Supplier’s binding offer to:

  • National Research and Education Networks (hereinafter: the “NREN” respectively “NRENs”), a specialised internet service provider dedicated to supporting the needs of the research and education communities within a country as described at: http://www.geant.org/About/NRENs/Pages/NREN_Compendium.aspx for their own use, or for the use of Institutions (as defined below);
  • The connected institutions having a (joint) ownership of or contractual relationship with the respective NREN (hereinafter: the “Institutions”);
  • The GÉANT organisation for their own use (hereinafter: “GÉANT”; GÉANT, NRENs and/or Institutions each and collectively hereinafter: an “Institutional Customers”); and
  • The individual users from (i),(ii), and (iii) that are using service for their own needs who simply qualify by using their own eduGAIN account (hereinafter: the “Individuals”).

What are the benefits?

The ownCloud software is easy to install on a web server and allows institutions to host their own file synchronization and sharing, giving IT complete control over their data, whether they use local or cloud storage. The Enterprise Edition, which is included in the GÉANT agreement, includes special features not included in the free Community Edition, such as branded clients for desktop and mobile platforms, support and maintenance for the company’s own cloud, as well as exclusive access to the developer community, bug fixes and feature requests.

Preferential pricing offer

Universities and other eligible institutions can purchase the open source solution directly from ownCloud at particularly favourable conditions. The new pricing model ranges from attractive entry-level offers for small organizations to volume-based licensing models for any installation size.

The quotation is valid for a period of 3 years starting from the issuing date 14 December 2017 with an option to be renewed for 1 further years if the renewal is not waived by the Supplier at least 3 months ahead of the relevant renewal being due. Prices shall not increase during this term.

For pricing, pleased see the contact information below.

Contact information

Christian Schmitz  Senior Director, Strategic Accounts

Email:
Mobile: +49 175 290 1768
Skype: cschmitz_oc

ownCloud GmbH,
GF: Tobias Gerlinger, Holger Dyroff, Harald Weimer
Rathsbergstr. 17, 90411
Nürnberg, HRB 28050 (AG Nürnberg)

In case of further information needed, please contact the GÉANT Contract Management Team at geant-iaas-contract-management@lists.geant.org