May 03, 2022
24th major release fights vendor lock-in with user data export and migration, significantly improves communication and collaboration with chat and on office improvements, adds significant performance improvements for large scale installations
Berlin, May 3, 2022 – continuing on our widely reported complaint to the European Commission about Microsoft’s anti-competitive behavior, in a live video stream on May 3rd at 1 PM, Nextcloud GmbH announced the release of Nextcloud Hub II v24. This release was developed to put pressure on Big Tech firms on a technical level, by empowering users and decentralizing the digital workplace.
Modern business environments require an integrated, hybrid remote-local environment with real-time collaboration and communication while retaining control over location and access to data. Big Tech SaaS vendors fail to deliver, incentivised to build walled gardens and lock in data and users with anti-competitive behavior against smaller, more innovative competitors. The key improvements in this release address these challenges.
Big Tech companies like Microsoft and Google are not keen on a world where users can move easily from one vendor to another. We, on the contrary, have fought for this and with our complaint to the EC and upcoming EU regulations, the pressure is on. This release shows that it can be done – easily moving between clouds, from cloud to on-premises and vice-versa.
— Frank Karlitschek, CEO and founder of Nextcloud GmbH
Dozens more improvements complement the release. This release of Nextcloud Hub II is available immediately for download on nextcloud.com as an All-In-One docker image for fast deployment or a tarball for manual server setup.
Nextcloud Hub is the industry-leading, fully open-source, on-premises team productivity platform, combining the easy user interface of consumer-grade cloud solutions with the security and compliance measures enterprises need. Nextcloud Hub brings together universal access to data through mobile, desktop and web interfaces with next-generation, on-premise secure communication and collaboration features like real-time document editing, chat and video calls, putting them under the direct control of IT and integrated with existing infrastructure.
Nextcloud’s easy and quick deployment, open, modular architecture and emphasis on security and advanced federation capabilities enable modern enterprises to leverage their existing file storage assets within and across the borders of their organization. For more information, visit nextcloud.com or follow @Nextclouders on Twitter.
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