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GÉANT, a pan-European data network for the research and education community, now offers in Nextcloud a secure, self-hosted sync, share and communication solution to its participants. Communication and real time collaboration are quickly becoming more important in the educational market, while keeping the data and communication under control of IT continues to be a challenge. Nextcloud offers a powerful solution for these needs, combining unique features like end-to-end encryption in its clients with a special focus on the educational market through the Nextcloud Education Edition.
The National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and their connected educational institutions support their students and teachers increasingly often with file sync, share and collaboration technologies. As stewards of their students’ data, awareness of the need to stay in control over this data is growing. Nextcloud is well-positioned to protect the privacy and security of this data with a secure, on-premise, fully featured file sync, share and collaboration platform.
— Peter Szegedi, Senior Cloud Services Manager at GÉANT.
Nextcloud GmbH will provide its unique private cloud platform and expertise in the educational and research market at a pricing level fitting university budgets. The GÉANT framework price agreement allows more and more campuses to meet their need for a secure collaboration solution with Nextcloud. Students will benefit from easy sharing and productivity, assured that their data does not leave the control sphere of the IT team at their university.
I am very excited for the opportunity to bring private collaboration technology to even more universities and research institutions. Our many existing educational customers have shown the security, privacy and productivity benefits of providing a self-hosted solution for student and teacher data.
— Olivier Paroz, head of Professional Services at Nextcloud GmbH.
Nextcloud has unique expertise in the education field, as shown by the recent release of the Nextcloud Education Edition, developed in close collaboration with leading education and research institutions in Europe as well as major players in the educational space like Moodle Pty Ltd. Major educational deployments in Europe, Australia, Canada, South Africa and the USA have shown the significant benefits in terms of productivity, cost and control that are testament to the leading position of Nextcloud in the market.
GÉANT is Europe’s leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for the benefit of research and education, contributing to Europe’s economic growth and competitiveness. The organisation develops, delivers and promotes advanced network and associated e-infrastructure services, and supports innovation and knowledge-sharing amongst its members, partners and the wider research and education networking community. Learn more on www.geant.org