Press release

IONOS partners with Nextcloud to offer UK SMEs comprehensive cloud storage

Complete data sovereignty and European data protection / Managed operation for easier maintenance / Flexible and easy to adapt to a business’s needs

Karlsruhe/London, July 06, 2021 - IONOS, Europe’s largest cloud hosting and services provider, is now offering UK companies Managed Nextcloud – a professional cloud storage solution that enables collaborative working for small businesses, agencies and self-employed professionals. The GDPR-compliant solution guarantees efficient teamwork in accordance with strict European data protection standards, while enabling maximum flexibility when storing, managing and editing data collaboratively. Managed Nextcloud allows businesses to store files like documents, contacts and photos and offers better collaboration through file syncing across devices, while IONOS handles the administration and maintenance.

The companies began working together to help ensure sovereignty of customer data. As both businesses are based in Europe, this eliminates potential data compliance issues with the US CLOUD Act. The US legislation that requires US cloud providers to disclose customers’ data upon request, regardless of where it’s stored and irrespective of GDPR. By partnering with another European provider, IONOS and Nextcloud are helping to ensure SMEs and business owners have protection against this legislation while hosting their data securely.

It is important for companies not to lose control of their own data when collaborating online, and to be able to quickly and easily adapt their working environment to their own needs. With Managed Nextcloud, we offer our customers tailored cloud storage that meets these requirements,

commented Achim Weiss, CEO of IONOS.

Key benefits of Managed Nextcloud include:

Quick integration

Nextcloud is hosted on IONOS systems and pre-installed, meaning there is easy integration between the two hosting solutions. Users do not have to install new cloud platform software if they are already using IONOS services.

Collaboration and easy maintenance

Colleagues and business partners can collaborate via a central platform while IONOS experts take care of updates, security and operation. Data is automatically synchronised on all devices, and can be accessed anytime and anywhere. With advanced rights management, files and documents can easily be shared and managed. Additionally, companies can individualise their cloud storage with a personalised URL and their company logo – allowing for a professional presence across all platforms.

Apps to extend Nextcloud as required

The collaboration solution offers many customisation options through an integrated open source app store. The applications and extensions include team calendars and address books, email connection, a document editor and a Kanban board. In addition, the integrated Talk app enables online meetings, video conferencing and screen sharing directly in the users’ personalised cloud. This means that all data, conversations and content remain secure and confidential.

Data protection and complete data sovereignty

Managed Nextcloud meets the highest security standards in accordance with European data protection law, with data stored exclusively in European data centers . Access rights can be defined individually and activities can be tracked and logged in accordance with compliance guidelines, to ensure privacy and confidentiality where needed. Other safety features include antivirus scanning with an antivirus app, two-factor authentication and NIST compliant password policy control functionalities. In addition to desktop clients for Windows, Mac and Linux, there are mobile apps for all major platforms.

1,000 GB Managed Nextcloud storage free of charge for three months

The Managed Nextcloud 1,000 GB package is recommended for up to 15 concurrent users and is free for the first three months. After that, it costs £9 per month. The largest package, Managed Nextcloud 10,000 GB, costs £45 per month and is recommended for up to 100 concurrent users. All package details and more information about Managed Nextcloud can be found here: https://cloud.ionos.co.uk/solutions/nextcloud

About IONOS

With more than eight million customer contracts, IONOS is the leading European provider of cloud infrastructure, cloud services and hosting services. The product portfolio offers everything that companies need to be successful in the cloud: from domains, classic websites and do-it-yourself solutions, online marketing tools to full-fledged servers and an IaaS solution. The portfolio is aimed at freelancers, business people and consumers as well as corporate customers with complex IT requirements.

IONOS was created in 2018 from the merger of 1&1 Internet and the Berlin IaaS provider ProfitBricks. 1&1 IONOS is part of the listed United Internet AG (ISIN DE0005089031). The 1&1 IONOS brand family includes STRATO, Arsys, Fasthosts, home.pl, InterNetX, SEDO.

About Nextcloud GmbH

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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Jos Poortvliet
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Phone: +49 (0) 171 121 7528
pr@nextcloud.com

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