OpenCloudMesh is a joint international initiative under the umbrella of the GÉANT Association that is built on ownCloud’s open Federated Cloud sharing application programming interface (API) taking Universal File Access beyond the borders of individual Clouds and into a globally interconnected mesh of research clouds - without sacrificing any of the advantages in privacy, control and security an on-premises cloud provides. OpenCloudMesh provides a common file access layer across an organization and across globally interconnected organizations, whether the data resides on internal servers, on object storage, in applications like SharePoint or Jive, other ownClouds, or even external cloud systems such as Dropbox and Google (syncing them to desktops or mobile apps, making them available offline).
The OpenCloudMesh concept document was produced by ownCloud Inc. and first distributed on 23 July 2015
A collaborative project was established under the umbrella of GÉANT called the OpenCloudMesh project on 22 October 2015. The kick-off meeting was held in Vienna, Austria.
The project is co-managed by Christian Schmitz (ownCloud), Jakub Moscicki (CERN) and Peter Szegedi (GÉANT).
The collaborative project is fully open to any participation and in-kind contributions. Interested parties can subscribe to the mailing list at: