September 05th  2021 - Solutions

The French Cloud: a set of productivity applications for businesses

Aqua Ray is a French independent web hosting company, specialized in the integration of open-source Web solutions. For nearly 20 years we have been supporting more than 1000 local authorities, but also many SMEs by offering them to maintain control of their data by choosing alternatives tools such as the French Cloud.

Aqua Ray is a French independent web hosting company, specialized in the integration of open-source Web solutions. For nearly 20 years we have been supporting more than 1000 local authorities, but also many SMEs by offering them to maintain control of their data by choosing alternatives tools such as the French Cloud.

A complete on-premises solution to facilitate your exchanges with your interlocutors

The French Cloud is based on the solid foundations of a open-source application base, a French Cloud with an infrastructure of servers and a data center based in the Paris region. The data center is Tier IV certified, the highest possible level of reliability, and is owned by Aqua Ray, which controls its entire production chain.

The French Cloud is based on the solid foundations of a open-source application base, a French Cloud with an infrastructure of servers and a data center based in the Paris region. The data center is Tier IV certified, the highest possible level of reliability, and is owned by Aqua Ray, which controls its entire production chain.

Aqua Ray supports in French infrastructure and application while ensuring the security of the platform in compliance with the RGPD. Backups and restores are also supported with data spread over several data centers, but always in France

Aqua Ray supports in French infrastructure and application while ensuring the security of the platform in compliance with the RGPD. Backups and restores are also supported with data spread over several data centers, but always in France

Aqua Ray's French Cloud aims at providing a complete and credible alternative to the Microsoft 365 solution, while allowing SMEs and communities to control their budgets.

Aqua Ray's French Cloud aims at providing a complete and credible alternative to the Microsoft 365 solution, while allowing SMEs and communities to control their budgets.

The French Cloud

Features

  • Email associated with your domain name (Aqua Ray)
  • Synchronization and file sharing in the Cloud (NextCloud)
  • Online collaborative document editing in real time (OnlyOffice)
  • Instant messaging (Zulip)
  • Calendar sharing between collaborators (NextCloud Plugin)
  • Audio/Video virtual conference rooms (BigBlueButton)

Administration

  • Secure environment: each client of the French Cloud solution benefits from its own instance, logically separated from the others in the Aqua Ray Cloud
  • Centralized identification: the service integrates with your user digital identity management solution, including Active Directory. Most applications are thus accessible in SSO (Single Sign On).
  • Automated Deployment: The service is designed to be compatible with centralized client application management solutions within the enterprise such as Mobile Device Management (MDM) services.

The French Cloud is designed to meet the expectations of French SMEs, ETIs and local authorities. It is optimized for organizations from 10 to 500 employees.

The French Cloud is designed to meet the expectations of French SMEs, ETIs and local authorities. It is optimized for organizations from 10 to 500 employees.

*By subscribing to the beta version of this service, get 20% off for life.

*By subscribing to the beta version of this service, get 20% off for life.

NextCloud

The NextCloud solution allows file sharing in the Cloud, with user group management and synchronization with its workstations on the principle of Dropbox.

The NextCloud solution allows file sharing in the Cloud, with user group management and synchronization with its workstations on the principle of Dropbox.

Share and access your documents from your desktop, mobile or browser. The NextCloud interface has the advantage of being easy to use: sharing a file has never been easier. Simply send a password-protected public link to your colleagues, they will receive a notification that you have shared a file with them and will be able to access it according to the rights you have pre-defined. Data sharing is never permanent and you always stay in control: at any time, you can remove or change the rights of certain users. Similarly, you can always restore old versions of your files.

Share and access your documents from your desktop, mobile or browser. The NextCloud interface has the advantage of being easy to use: sharing a file has never been easier. Simply send a password-protected public link to your colleagues, they will receive a notification that you have shared a file with them and will be able to access it according to the rights you have pre-defined. Data sharing is never permanent and you always stay in control: at any time, you can remove or change the rights of certain users. Similarly, you can always restore old versions of your files.

OnlyOffice

The OnlyOffice solution allows the online collaborative editing of documents such as spreadsheets, word processing and dynamic presentations, Microsoft Office compatible.

The OnlyOffice solution allows the online collaborative editing of documents such as spreadsheets, word processing and dynamic presentations, Microsoft Office compatible.

Beyond sharing your file, you can also work with your colleagues in real time on a document. The collaborative editing tool allows you to comment on shared files, while seeing the comments of your colleagues, always keeping control of your data with the monitoring of the evolution of your data and backups of old versions that can be restored. There's also a feature that allows you to lock a file you're working on so that your employees know about it. For efficient monitoring of the evolution of your documents, you can activate real-time push notifications on comments, mentions and new actions.

Beyond sharing your file, you can also work with your colleagues in real time on a document. The collaborative editing tool allows you to comment on shared files, while seeing the comments of your colleagues, always keeping control of your data with the monitoring of the evolution of your data and backups of old versions that can be restored. There's also a feature that allows you to lock a file you're working on so that your employees know about it. For efficient monitoring of the evolution of your documents, you can activate real-time push notifications on comments, mentions and new actions.

Zulip

A turnkey Zulip instance allows exchanges between users in the form of instant messaging on the Slack model but with the advantages of Open Source, security and independence in addition.

A turnkey Zulip instance allows exchanges between users in the form of instant messaging on the Slack model but with the advantages of Open Source, security and independence in addition.

Zulip allows real-time exchanges between users, inspired by the e-mail model: each message has a subject. Conversations are therefore grouped by subjects, which allows you to quickly find specific messages and to reply in context, even after several hours or days. You can also take advantage of many features such as mentions (the mentioned user will receive a notification), code blocks and quotes (syntax highlighting by Markdown code blocks), customizable automatic links (customize Zulip's markup to automatically send back to your destination when you type #1235 or a validation ID) or reactions with emoji to react to a message.

Zulip allows real-time exchanges between users, inspired by the e-mail model: each message has a subject. Conversations are therefore grouped by subjects, which allows you to quickly find specific messages and to reply in context, even after several hours or days. You can also take advantage of many features such as mentions (the mentioned user will receive a notification), code blocks and quotes (syntax highlighting by Markdown code blocks), customizable automatic links (customize Zulip's markup to automatically send back to your destination when you type #1235 or a validation ID) or reactions with emoji to react to a message.

NextCloud Calendar

A turnkey NextCloud Calendar instance enables calendar sharing between collaborators on the same model as other known calendar applications with which you can synchronize your NextCloud events and calendars.

A turnkey NextCloud Calendar instance enables calendar sharing between collaborators on the same model as other known calendar applications with which you can synchronize your NextCloud events and calendars.

Beyond being able to share your agenda with your colleagues when you want to authorize people to access your schedule, you can create agendas that can be modified by one or more people, for example a "Sales Department".

Beyond being able to share your agenda with your colleagues when you want to authorize people to access your schedule, you can create agendas that can be modified by one or more people, for example a "Sales Department".

BigBlueButtoon

A turnkey BBB (BigBlueButtoon) instance allows to organize its virtual meeting rooms in video on the Zoom or Teams model but always based on an Open Source solution and a controlled infrastructure.

A turnkey BBB (BigBlueButtoon) instance allows to organize its virtual meeting rooms in video on the Zoom or Teams model but always based on an Open Source solution and a controlled infrastructure.

From your computer or mobilephone, organize meetings and conferences with one or more users online to exchange with your colleagues, customers or partners. With BBB, you can take advantage of high quality audio, video and screen sharing features while keeping control of your data. Unlike many web conferencing systems that require software installation, BigBlueButton works in your web browser. You click on a link, your browser runs BigBlueButton and invites you to join the meeting. There is no plug-in to download, and no software to install. There are two types of users in BigBlueButton: the Spectators and the Moderators. A viewer can chat, send/receive audio and video, answer polls, post an emoji (such as a raised hand), and participate in small group meetings. A moderator can do everything a viewer can do, and more. A moderator can mute other viewers, block them (for example, prevent them from using private chat) and make anyone the current presenter. There can be more than one moderator in a session. The presenter can do the following: upload slides, use the whiteboard to annotate any side, enable/disable the multi-user whiteboard, start a poll, share a YouTube, vimeo or Canvas Studio video, share their screen. Only one presenter can be in the session at a time. Any moderator can name any user as a presenter, including themselves.

From your computer or mobilephone, organize meetings and conferences with one or more users online to exchange with your colleagues, customers or partners. With BBB, you can take advantage of high quality audio, video and screen sharing features while keeping control of your data. Unlike many web conferencing systems that require software installation, BigBlueButton works in your web browser. You click on a link, your browser runs BigBlueButton and invites you to join the meeting. There is no plug-in to download, and no software to install. There are two types of users in BigBlueButton: the Spectators and the Moderators. A viewer can chat, send/receive audio and video, answer polls, post an emoji (such as a raised hand), and participate in small group meetings. A moderator can do everything a viewer can do, and more. A moderator can mute other viewers, block them (for example, prevent them from using private chat) and make anyone the current presenter. There can be more than one moderator in a session. The presenter can do the following: upload slides, use the whiteboard to annotate any side, enable/disable the multi-user whiteboard, start a poll, share a YouTube, vimeo or Canvas Studio video, share their screen. Only one presenter can be in the session at a time. Any moderator can name any user as a presenter, including themselves.

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Specially designed to meet the needs of professionals, public organizations and associations, our French Cloud solution adapts to your business. We accompany you in the analysis of your needs and the design of a tailor-made architecture.

Specially designed to meet the needs of professionals, public organizations and associations, our French Cloud solution adapts to your business. We accompany you in the analysis of your needs and the design of a tailor-made architecture.

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