I already reported on the status of UCS and the roadmap back at the Univention Summit in January. Since then, however, there have been a number of developments. After we recently reported on UCS 4.1-1, the first point release of Univention Corporate Server 4.1, it is high time that we provide an overview of what will be happening in the near future.
The fourth generation of UCS performs three functions at the same time: It serves as a runtime environment for apps, as an app management system, and, finally, as a solution to simply set up servers in on-premise and cloud environments.
The most important element are the apps. Our App Center opened its virtual doors three years ago, and we now have 81 applications in the catalog. Our dream of making the App Center available to third parties has come true in an impressive fashion: There are already 56 apps from external developers available, and it’s growing. More on growth coming up.
81 Apps – Focus on Enterprise Applications
The focus is – and will remain – on enterprise applications. For example: the App Suite from Open-Xchange and Zarafa web meetings. However, the catalog also features a range of infrastructure apps such as the client management system opsi and Kaspersky Security for Mail Server. 25 of the apps are Univention developments or applications that we maintain and which function as components of UCS, including Virtual Machine Manager and the Active Directory-compatible, Samba 4-based domain controller.