At Solid World April, the results of a project funded by the European Commission through NLnet and Next Generation Internet were presented. The project developed Solid compatibility for Nextcloud allowing it to act as a Solid server. The integration work allows users of the popular open source on-premises enterprise content collaboration platform to choose a safe place for their private data rather than public cloud services.
The integration project was carried out by PDS Interop with the support of a community of open source developers. The project was first presented at the international Solid World conference in April, which included a presentation by Yvo Brevoort about the development project.
The open source work to ensure compatibility and development is ongoing.
“This can be a big win-win situation for both projects, enabling many other organizations to deliver practical, ethical solutions to citizens all over the globe and bringing decentralization back to the web,” Frank Karlitschek, CEO Nextcloud.
With approximately 400.000 online servers, some servicing millions of users, Nextcloud is available for hosting in-house or at hundreds of different providers like Deutsche Telekom and IONOS in Europe and across the globe.
Nextcloud said that it has seen very strong organic growth over the last years and services hundreds of governments, universities and major enterprises throughout the entire world.