In our App Center the new TecArt app, the first application based on the state-of-the-art “Docker” container technology for operation in UCS is now available. The app is stored in an isolated container, making it possible to run different software applications in the same server environment without conflicts.
I am glad, that TecArt is the first developer using our new Docker integration in the App Center. The encapsulation via Docker allows TecArt to satisfy the specific requirements on essential software libraries and their versions via the App Center without any complex maneuvers or additional efforts.
There are a whole range of different technical requirements on various services such as databases and web servers that need to be taken into consideration during the integration for UCS. The Docker integration now gives app developers even more possibilities for providing their solutions and allows them to guarantee users operation without any conflicts. Processes which run in the container are also encapsulated in their own environment, with the result that they have no effect on other apps running on the same system. As such, complete virtualization of the server hardware is no longer a prerequisite for being able to run multiple virtual instances on the same operating system without any problems. This solution means that the virtual instances isolated from each other in this way with their specific configurations can now be operated optimally. Any errors or problems arising in one application environment cannot have any influence on another environment operated on the same server or hinder it in any way.
I am looking forward to the fact that other apps will also be using the Docker integration in the next few months, making it possible to use them with UCS for the first time. We at Univention and other app developers have benefited enormously from the experiences collected with TecArt in recent months.
The new bundle offers users a customized and perfectly fitting app model as a secure alternative to large US developers from a data privacy perspective. Christian Fischer, Managing Partner of TecArt GmbH, is thrilled about that TecArt is the first UCS app to utilize the Docker technology and that they have been able to play an active part in this process. For him means cooperation, that the Linux-based Univention Corporate Server allows to build a solid and above all secure technological basis with future potential and, through doing so, to continue to reinforce the position of TecArt on the market.
The integrated UCS App Center currently includes around 80 business applications – from groupware, collaboration, document, and web content management systems right up to backup and enterprise resource planning solutions – all of which can be easily integrated in existing IT environments. With TecArt, there is now a browser-based business software available in our App Center which offers users a complete 360° overview of all their enterprise processes and data. The solution is suitable for professional use in the fields of CRM, groupware, help desks, project management, accountancy, and many more. Irrespective of the industry and size of the company, the software can be customized flexibly, thus creating an efficient and transparent system tailored to the customer’s requirements.
If you want to find out more about the new software highlights from our partner TecArt GmbH in person, you can do so at Booth A27 in Hall 4 at Cebit 2016 from March 14-18.
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Nico Gulden studied applied computer science and works for Univention since 2010. He is responsible for the Product Management and the relationship management of the App vendors in the Univention App Center. His spare time is dedicated to his family, reading, outdoor activities light photography, Geocaching and mapping for the OpenStreetMap project.