OzHosting.com launches ownCloud
OzHosting.com Leads Cloud Innovation with the Availability of ownCloud
Australian cloud hosting provider OzHosting.com releases a world-class cloud storage product while giving customers control over their data
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – 12th September 2013 – OzHosting.com, a pioneer in Australia’s cloud hosting market, announces the availability of ownCloud, a new solution designed to solve the data sovereignty and security issues plaguing the cloud service industry while offering the ease and usability of popular services like Dropbox™. OzHosting.com’s ownCloud offers small and medium businesses (SMBs) a secure data storage and file sharing solution, with the added security of data being stored on Australian shores in OzHosting.com’s own, government-certified data centre.
Cloud-based storage is popular because it provides a low-cost, easy-to-use solution to access data from virtually anywhere. However, recent international incidents have highlighted the risks associated with overseas data storage including the increased threats to data integrity and compromised data security, left at the mercy of often unclear privacy laws of the country where the data is physically stored.
OzHosting.com combines the benefits of cloud storage, while providing in-country, secure infrastructure requirements of Australian businesses with ownCloud.
“We’ve integrated ownCloud into our platform, leveraging Parallels Automation with its built-in support for the Application Packaging Standard to provide a unique value proposition for Australian businesses,” said Doug Endersbee CEO, OzHosting.com. “With our data centres certified by the Australian government, local businesses can be assured that their data is secure and protected under Australian data protection and privacy laws. You really can’t get more peace of mind than that.”
OzHosting.com leverages Parallels Automation to automate business functions and back-end operations, and offer domain name registration, web hosting, email and security services. Its built-in support for the Application Packaging Standard has enabled OzHosting.com to configure ownCloud for seamless integration into cloud delivery systems.
Doug believes that OzHosting.com’s Australian Financial and Government organisation customers will warmly welcome ownCloud as it meets stringent Legislative and Privacy requirements that require sensitive data to remain onshore.
The report titled “Data Sovereignty and the Cloud” published by the Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre of the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law spells out the protection, or lack of, of Australian data stored in foreign soil, and offers way-forward guidance for local companies.
Doug added, “Hackings, data leakage and data theft have increased exponentially in the past few years. Local and international media coverage in 2013 has shown us that no business is too big or too small to be a target for hackers. As Australian business owners become more data savvy, security has become their number one priority.”
OzHosting ownCloud provides businesses with their own dedicated virtual machine, or “single-tenant data security”, adding another layer of security and insulation against potential data leakage.
“OzHosting.com continues to be one of the leaders in cloud services in Australia,” said David Dzienciol, Vice President and General Manager, Parallels Asia Pacific. “They have chosen to adopt Parallels Automation and Application Packaging Standard as a reliable platform to enable the broadest range of locally relevant services to SMBs quickly and efficiently.”
As a business tool, ownCloud is scalable and simple to use. It comes with customisable permission settings, ensuring senior management can retain total control and privacy over highly sensitive corporate documents and data, while access to individual files and folders can be set at levels appropriate to each team or individual within an organisation.
OzHosting.com founders and technical leaders have a history of exploring the burdens of managing on premise IT and proposing models for the journey to the Cloud.
Established in 1997, OzHosting.com is a pioneer of Australia’s Cloud hosting market. It continues the tradition of serving Australian businesses with a great local team and an Australian data centre that complies with world-class standards for speed, reliability and security. OzHosting.com helps businesses meet customer privacy requirements by having their data and information stored in Australia.
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