Rocket.Chat, the leading on-premises open source communication platform, and Nextcloud, the most popular self-hosted sync, share and collaboration product, announce a new partnership and an integration between their offering.
Over the last few months, engineers at Rocket.Chat and Nextcloud have been collaborating on deep integration of the two solutions, efforts that were first kickstarted by a successful Google Summer of Code project earlier in the year. The integration is now ready and is public from today.
Seamless integration for simplified collaboration
The integration allows users to post files from Nextcloud directly into a chat channel, enabling seamless integration between chat and file handling. By sharing project documents in a project’s chat, collaboration is simplified. Home users can easily share pictures or documents with family and friends. More integrations, that go even further than this latest iteration, are in development.
This integration strengthens the strategy that made Nextcloud into the leading on-premises collaboration and communication platform,
said Frank Karlitschek, CEO and founder at Nextcloud GmbH.
As a platform, we aim to provide integration with all relevant products, providing our customers with both choice and flexibility. Rocket.Chat is the perfect addition to Nextcloud and an alternative to Nextcloud Talk.
We’re glad this integration is available; it’s a big step towards creating a comprehensive collaboration ecosystem of open source, decentralised tools,
said Gabriel Engel, CEO and founder of Rocket.Chat.
This is just the beginning, and we are looking forward to hearing from the community about which features we should add to the integration next.
Rocket.Chat and Nextcloud are the perfect combination for those looking for an on-prem, 100% open source, and highly secure collaboration solution. See also our press release and the Rocket.chat blog.
Nextcloud offers the industry-leading, fully open source, self-hosted Content Collaboration Platform, combining the easy user interface of consumer-grade cloud solutions with the security and compliance measures enterprises need. Nextcloud 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 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 https://nextcloud.com or follow @Nextclouders on Twitter.
Rocket.Chat is the leading open source team chat collaboration platform that allows users to communicate securely in real-time on web, desktop or mobile and to customize their interface with a range of plugins, themes and integrations with other key software. With the launch of Rocket.Chat Marketplace in September 2018, users can build, browse and download apps on Rocket.Chat’s newest app ecosystem.
By opting for Rocket.Chat, users also benefit from a range of features including audio and video conferencing, guest access, screen and file sharing, LiveChat, LDAP Group Sync, two-factor authentication (2FA), E2E encryption, SSO, dozens of OAuth providers and unlimited users guests, channels, messages, searches and files. Users can set up Rocket.Chat on cloud or by hosting their own servers on-premises.
With more than 700 developer-contributors and over 19.8k stars on Github, Rocket.Chat has the largest and most active community of chat developers in the open source communication sector and has won multiple awards since being founded in 2015, such as a 2016 Bossie Award for Best Open Source Application and first prize in the 2017 edition of All Things Open’s Startup Competition.
To learn more, visit the website, check out the GitHub repo or follow @RocketChat on Twitter.