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ownCloud expands services for research and educational institutions

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The filesharing specialist ownCloud announces a further improvement of his joint offer with GÉANT for the coming year. Universities and other institutions can purchase the open source solution directly from ownCloud at particularly favourable conditions. The new pricing model ranges from attractive entry-level offers for small organizations to volume-based licensing models for any installation size. The preferential price agreement applies to all members of the GÉANT community and their subsidiary institutions.

The new offer represents an improvement on the price agreement between ownCloud and GÉANT, which has already been in place for several years, whereby national and international members of the community  can purchase their own licenses of the ownCloud Enterprise Edition. To date, the successful model has led to the sale of more than 1.5 million licenses in 41 countries.


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