Collaboration Services


ownCloud is a federated cloud sharing solution of an interconnected mesh of research clouds. It is an open source, self-hosted file synchronization and share application platform. GÉANT enables file sharing between different ownCloud installations by using OpenCloudMesh, a joint international initiative under the umbrella of GÉANT. OpenCloudMesh is built on ownCloud’s open Federated Cloud sharing application programming interface (API) taking Universal File Access beyond the borders of individual Clouds and into a globally interconnected mesh of research clouds. It provides a common file access layer across an organisation and across globally interconnected organisations, whether the data resides on internal servers or external cloud systems such as Dropbox and Google (syncing them to desktops or mobile apps and making them available offline). For more information, please visit

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