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You should control your data

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

Our key

Nextcloud Hub is the industry-leading, fully open-source, on-premises content collaboration platform. Teams access, share and edit their documents, chat and participate in video calls and manage their mail and calendar and projects across mobile, desktop and web interfaces.

1. 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

2. 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.

3. 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 focus on the needs of users

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 opensource.com.

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

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History of Nextcloud

  • 100th team member

    In December 2023, Nextcloud reached 100 team members. Our global team spans over 20 countries working remotely or in our offices in Berlin and Stuttgart. Our growth has continued to drive innovation, including the industry-first integration of Ethical AI capabilities in our on-premises collaboration platform.

  • Thousands of new customers

    The fast growing company and its quickly expanding partner base added thousands of new customers and dozens new employees in 2021 and continues to innovate in the collaboration space. With an estimated over 400.000 Nextcloud servers online, no other on-premises content collaboration platform comes close in terms of installed base.

  • Introduction of Hub

    By 2020, Nextcloud completed its transition from a secure file exchange solution to a full collaboration platform with the introduction of Hub. Nextcloud Hub brings together Nextcloud Files, Talk and Groupware in a single, integrated productivity suite that empowers modern, digital organizations. Later in the year, Nextcloud responded to unprecedented demand by scaling up its video and chat capabilities for larger groups and with features specifically aimed at remote learning and day-to-day interactions of remote workers.

  • Becoming leader

    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.

  • Record growth

    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.

  • Founding

    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.

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