ownCloud, Inc., the company behind the popular ownCloud open source file sync and share software, has announced a project that for the first time ties together researchers and universities in the Americas, Europe and Asia via a series of interconnected, secure private clouds. It's yet another example of the momentum that ownCloud has. As I covered in a post yesterday, survey results from LinuxQuestions.org showed experts at the site to be very interested in the ownCloud platform.
OpenCloudMesh, a joint international initiative under the umbrella of the GÉANT Association, is built on ownCloud’s open Federated Cloud sharing application programming interface (API). The project, focused on linking up global universities, is focused on "taking Universal File Access beyond the borders of individual Clouds and into a globally interconnected mesh of research clouds."