DFKI and Univention develop selective replication mechanisms for LDAP multimaster servers

Research results on safer user management for cloud applications presented

Nowadays, operating IT infrastructures without cloud computing is barely imaginable. At the same time, however, many IT decision makers are hesitant to store sensitive corporate information on the cloud. They prefer to separate confidential data which should remain in the company and data which can be stored on the cloud. These types of hybrid cloud scenarios can only be operated cost-effectively if there is efficient and at the same time secure data matching between the local and cloud-based components. The research and development of the necessary algorithms was performed in cooperation in the scope of the SATCloud project by the employees of the “Cyber-Physical Systems” research department of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and developers at the Bremen-based software producer Univention. The aim of the project is to develop a pilot based on Univention Corporate Server by the middle of next year, which allows selective data matching of LDAP directories between multimaster servers.

Central IT administration for the nine sites of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection

Samba 4 as a bridging technology between the Microsoft Windows and the Open Source worlds

With the integration of Samba 4, the infrastructure solution Univention Corporate Server makes it possible for us to fuse the proprietary Windows world efficiently with the free Linux world at the Federal Office for Radiation Protection. In this way, the federal office benefits from both worlds at the same time and its demands on high availability, stability, simple administration and georedundancy are completely satisfied according to its head of IT.

CeBIT 2013: Large Interest in MS Small Business Server Replacement

Test integrated enterprise solutions from Univention and Zarafa at the CeBIT

According to Univention, there is ongoing interest in the combination of the Univention Corporate Server and the Open Source groupware Zarafa as an alternative for Windows servers. Since December, the software producer already reports more than 6500 downloads of its infrastructure solution UCS, which is equipped with Active-Directory compatible services, mostly in Germany. Zarafa’s Open Source groupware and collaboration software, which can be compared to Microsoft Exchange, can be installed in UCS with just a few clicks. Visitors can get to know this combination on Univention’s CeBIT booth E16 in hall 6, on which Zarafa is also represented.

CeBIT 2013: Univention Corporate Client for desktops, notebooks and thin clients

Univention publishes new client system with central management

At CeBIT, Univention, a manufacturer of integrated infrastructure software products, will be exhibiting its new desktop product, Univention Corporate Client (UCC). Based on the Linux operating system Ubuntu, UCC is a centrally managed client system for use with desktops, notebooks and thin clients. It allows administrators to manage Linux-based client systems with different end devices — from laptops to self-service terminals — centrally, efficiently and consistently.

CeBIT Open Source: flexible solution for the corporate IT of tomorrow

Univention ensures simple administration of Windows, Linux, cloud and apps

At CeBIT in Hall 6, Booth E 16, Univention, the leading German manufacturer of integrated Open Source software for IT operation and management, will be exhibiting its continually extended solution Univention Corporate Server as an easy-to-use server and integration platform for companies and institutions. With this Open Source software, users can simplify user and rights management, provide server services such as Active Directory, support Windows, Linux and Mac OS X-based clients and integrate a wide range of cloud-based applications simply. In addition, Univention’s technology partners will also be demonstrating a wide range of corporate solutions integrated in Univention Corporate Server’s App Center.

Availability and disaster recovery software DRBD now available in the Univention App Center

LINBIT, leading provider of availability and disaster recovery software, implemented its software suite DRBD in Univention App Center. For this reason, DRBD can now be installed and used within a few steps.

Since 2001, LINBIT has been the leader in Open Source high availability solutions as well as business continuity and disaster recovery technologies with its DRBD Suite: DRBD, DRBD Proxy, LINBIT CE training and certification, and LINBIT Professional Services consulting team.

Today, LINBIT’s DRBD provides high availabilty and disaster recovery capabilities to thousands of organizations worldwide. Fortune 500, Government, Financial Services, Education, Healthcare, Emergency Services, E-Commerce, Scientific are among the industries. LINBIT’s DRBD is used by many of the most influential organizations on Earth: Google, New York Times, Siemens, Vodafone, T-Mobile, IBM, NASA, Oracle and many more.

Further information on DRBD can be found at LINBIT’s website: www.linbit.com

An overview of applications available in Univention App Center can be found at App catalogue.