Grene IT recently stepped into the world of cloud file hosting service. Remaining in line with our ethics we wanted to look for an open source cross-platform solution. After much research we finally setttled with Next Cloud. Next Cloud is a fork of the popular ownCloud collaboration and messaging application.

Next Cloud is a open source client server collaboration and messaging application which provides document collaboration via Next Cloud Files, voice/video and text messaging via Next Cloud Talk and groupware services such as calendar, contact and mail. All these features make Next Cloud as the one stop cloud solution for enterprise/charity employee productivity and also helps your employees to work remotely via various document collaboration and messaging service.

Grene IT’s Next Cloud installation comes bundled with online document editing facility Collabora Online. This allows user to edit and create new documents within Next Cloud web interface. If you are a charity, you can opt for Only Office online document editor. Next Cloud also supports client apps for all platforms including handheld Android and Apple. This means that you can have secure access to your documents wherever you are.

As for security all our Next Cloud installations come with free lifetime SSL. Nextcloud offers multiple layers of data encryption on three different levels as mentioned below:

1. Data is protected when being transferred between clients and servers as well as between servers.

2. Data can be encrypted on storage.

3. Next Cloud offers end-to-end encryption in the clients.

Having a self-hosted Next Cloud keeps you in control of your data rather than saving your data with big co-operation offering free services. Grene IT Next Cloud are hosted on green servers with SSD. When you buy from us you are not only doing yourself good but also doing good to the enviroment as our servers run on 100% renewable energy.

According to Randstad survey, about 50% of UK workforce will be working remotely by 2020. Is your workplace remote worker friendly? If not, please contact us to help you transition into this new stage or to order your next cloud server, please click here. Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. We would be more than happy to help you.