You should control your data

We help you achieve that: a safe home for all your data. Secure, under your control and developed in an open, transparent and trustworthy way. We are Nextcloud.

Nextcloud offers the industry-leading, on-premises content collaboration platform.

Our technology combines the convenience and ease of use of consumer-grade solutions like Dropbox and Google Drive with the security, privacy and control business needs.

Nextcloud is a counter model to the typical cloud offerings of large US providers such as Microsoft.

Our key differentiators

Putting IT back in control

As a vendor of on-premises solutions, Nextcloud puts the customer in control over their data in the most literal and direct sense. Your data is in your data center, on a server managed by you, rather than floating somewhere in the cloud.

Our products integrate powerful capabilities to control and monitor data exchange and communication, including our unique File Access Control and workflow features, extensive audit logs, fine-grained sharing controls and more.

Unlike competitors, we offer hosting strictly through partners and have absolutely no incentive to lock our customers into a SAAS solution.

Security and compliance first

Security and compliance are Nextcloud customers' greatest concerns and our prime advantage over competitors.

By hosting our enterprise product on-premises or in a local data center, compliance questions are resolved in the most transparent way possible.

Nextcloud features a host of unique, innovative security technologies from brute force protection to advanced server side and integrated end-to-end, client side encryption with enterprise-grade key handling and a wide range of security hardenings. Our security has been reviewed by trusted third parties and is backed by a USD 10.000 Security Bug Bounty Program, providing the confidence that data meant to stay private will stay private.

European governments rely on German start-up Nextcloud.

User Focus

At Nextcloud, we believe that an open, transparent development process and a clear focus on the needs of users and customers results in a better product.

By working in the open within and with the wider developer- and user community, development is sped up, quality improved and alignment with needs of users improved.

Nextcloud Enterprise gives professional organizations software optimized and tested for mission critical environments. See our enterprise page for more information about our Nextcloud Enterprise.

Our unique approach to support gives customers what no other vendor can offer: direct access to core Nextcloud engineering expertise without a layer of support people between the customer and the knowledge they need. Learn more on

The golden standard for hosting your own cloud.
With the Nextcloud on-premise content collaboration platform, [the French government has] opted for a secure and easy-to-use solution from the leading European provider
I store everything in Nextcloud

Our company

Our mission:

We develop software for decentralized and federated clouds as alternative to centralized cloud services.

Our principles:

  • Sustainability
    We build a sustainable company, aiming for long term stability, not a short term sale. So no growth at all cost: protect people, society and the environment.
  • Privacy and security
    We believe that privacy is a fundamental human right. Everyone has the right of a secure communication. It’s the main motivation behind all our products.
  • User-centered design
    We honor people’s time and mental load. That is why we make Nextcloud easy to use.
  • Trust
    We trust each other to have shared goals and make decisions based on it. This enables remote and flexible work and decentralized, collaborative decision making over most things.
  • Open source
    Everything we do is 100% open source. We do not do open core or proprietary extensions.
  • Open standards
    We use and support open standards as much as possible. We don’t lock people in to proprietary formats. You can import and export everything.
  • Decentralisation
    We are building decentralized products as alternative to centralized platforms. People can choose what they want and where they want it.
  • Community
    Working in the open with a broad community leads to better results. We trust our community and empower them to take ownership over what they contribute to and have as much access to and control over it as legally and practically possible.
  • Inclusion and diversity
    Diverse teams and communities make us better and more innovative. We support people marginalized in open source to get involved and thrive.
  • Accessibility
    Accessibility is a fundamental human right and technology should be accessible to everyone.

Nextcloud hit the ground running


Nextcloud was started in June 2016 by Frank Karlitschek and a dozen experienced open source entrepreneurs and engineers to empower users to take back control over their data and communication. We envisioned our company to develop the next generation open source Enterprise File Sync and Share and have been relentlessly pursuing that vision, raising the bar for self-hosted solutions.

Fully employee-funded and pursuing an organic-growth strategy, Nextcloud already turned profitable by the end of 2016 and had nearly tripled to 35 employees by the end of 2017. See our full team here.

By January 2018, after record growth in 2017, Nextcloud had become the most sought-after Enterprise File Sync and Share solution according to Google Trends and was widely recognized as leading the on-premises Enterprise File Sync and Share industry. Since then, Nextcloud has continued to organically double its revenue year after year.

With an estimated over 400.000 Nextcloud servers online, no other on-premises content collaboration platform comes close in terms of installed base.

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