"Hosted ownCloud through Standing Cloud gives small businesses a ready-to-use, secure way for employees to sync and share company documents." Matt Richards, ownCloud.
Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Standing Cloud, a leading provider of cloud application marketplace and management solutions, and ownCloud, the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share for business, today announced the availability of Hosted ownCloud for Teams and Hosted ownCloud for Businesses through Standing Cloud.
With prices starting at less than $35 a month (including hosting charges) for up to 5 users, Hosted ownCloud for Teams, powered by Standing Cloud, delivers all the security and flexibility of ownCloud Business Edition, the single-click ease of a hosted offering, and the choice of more than 15 leading cloud service providers, all at an affordable bundled price for hosting and file sync and share services. For larger projects, Hosted ownCloud for Businesses supports up to 50 users.
With Hosted ownCloud powered by Standing Cloud, ownCloud customers can choose the hosting provider, data center and geography of their choice from a wide range of global public cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services, HP Cloud, Rackspace, GoGrid, Microsoft’s Windows Azure and more. ownCloud installations hosted through Standing Cloud are completely portable from cloud to cloud, so 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.
"The availability of Hosted ownCloud through Standing Cloud gives small businesses a ready-to-use, secure way for their employees to sync and share company documents," said Matt Richards, vice president, Products for ownCloud. “Being able to offer single-click managed hosting, provisioning, deployment and management of ownCloud on a wide range of respected hosting providers at an affordable bundled price significantly increases security over basic apps like Dropbox and Box. Plus, customers can migrate ownCloud to another private instance, or even bring it in house, at any time, giving them even greater control and security over their sensitive documents.”
In addition, Standing Cloud’s automated application lifecycle management features provide easy point-and-click access to a range of automated management services, including 24/7 server monitoring and backups, version upgrades, resource scaling and more for Hosted ownCloud deployments.
“Making it easy for business users to host their ownCloud deployment securely on one of 15 leading cloud hosting providers and pay for the hosting and software with a single low monthly subscription is a definite advantage for ownCloud, and we’re pleased to enable this through the Standing Cloud Marketplace,” said Michael Ficco, vice president of Business Development for Standing Cloud. “By eliminating the hassles of downloading software and configuring servers, and making it easy to spin up trial ‘test drives’ and upgrade seamlessly after trial, we’re excited to help ownCloud grow their customer base in the SMB market.”
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 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
Pricing for Hosted ownCloud for Teams, including hosting through Standing Cloud, starts as low as $33.95 per month for up to 5 users. Pricing for Hosted ownCloud for Businesses starts at $137.95 per month for up to 50 users, including hosting. Trial “test drives” (https://owncloud.com/testdrive-owncloud) are free for up to 3 hours.
ABOUT STANDING CLOUD
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. Learn more online at http://www.standingcloud.com.
ABOUT OWNCLOUD INC.
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.