German government moves to open source private cloud

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The German federal government is moving to an open source, self-hosted cloud platform from Nextcloud for file sync and sharing and collaboration, in order to protect the data of its citizens. The Federal Information Technology Center (ITZBund), which takes care of IT services for the entire federal government, has been running a pilot of 5000 users with Nextcloud since October 2016 and after a successful tender this will now be rolled out everywhere. ITZBund operates IT Services for over one million administrative and industrial users. In choosing an open source solution from a European company it ensures no vendor lock-in…

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