Nextcloud, a German company, announced that the French Ministry of the Interior will be selecting its next private cloud solution. Nextcloud offers integration services for the Nextcloud open source project, itself a fork of the Owncloud software suite. The French Ministry of the Interior is not the only one to have taken steps in adopting this free solution: the Dutch Ministry of Education, the German government and several Swedish government agencies have also chosen to adopt this European solution.
As mentioned in Nextcloud’s press release, the migration started last year with a pilot test. NextCloud now intends to support the Ministry of the interior with the deployment of the solution to the 300,000 employees of the Ministry. Nextcloud ensures that security has been one of the main considerations retained by the Ministry: audits carried out by the French Ministry of the Interior have been implemented and will continue to ensure the code’s compliance as new updates are made.
Personally, I've been using Nextcloud on my own hosting server for the last two-plus years and have been very impressed with the rich array of add-ons provided for tons of extra functionality around contact and calendar sync, file sync and sharing, todo lists, notes, mind-mapping, password managers, newsreader, music and photo manager, and much more.
Nextcloud also means you host your own files that can be fully encrypted with your own encryption.
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Nextcloud announced that its open source solution will now power the French Ministry of Interior, which favours a European open source alternative for its cloud needs instead of a large American, centralised solution. Nextcloud, a German company, announced that the French Ministry of the Interior will be selecting its next private cloud solution. N...