A large community ensures ongoing enhancements and the solution usually has numerous, helpful plug-ins and themes, so that it can be used for multiple business requirements. Furthermore, the speed with which new features are released is often impressive. From a functional point of view, the result is usually just great.
For almost a dozen years, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 has been the predominant enterprise server solution and platform for Active Directory, Exchange and many third party solutions. On July 14, 2015, this era will come to an end
To deliver a value, every infrastructure needs applications. If you review the Open Source business solutions market, community-developed Open Source solutions are often among the very best solutions. Examples are Redmine (project and process management), WordPress (publishing and blogging), DokuWiki (wiki), Subversion & Git (version control), Discourse (forum) and many more. Also, some renown companies like SugarCRM, NetSuite, and Suse have grown out of community-developed Open Source projects.
Two weeks ago, we announced the Open Cloud Alliance. Since then, we received an overwhelming positive feedback from the press like the article “Open Cloud Alliance Formed to Answer Germany’s Data Privacy Concerns” as well as from cloud service providers
Last month Amazon launched it’s Active Directory Service for Amazon Web Services, the word’s leading cloud offering from Amazon.
As CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, heads up a company that is both an important partner and a real competitor. He can be heard citing German “Dichter & Denker” like Nietzsche and Rainer Maria Rilke and is a particularly interesting person in the tech world. So let’s take a look at his latest strategy at Microsoft.
Our firm belief at Univention is that openness in IT is the key to success. That’s why we released the complete source code for our products back in 2005, and we are the first vendor providing an enterprise-grade open source product that delivers the functionality of Microsoft Active Directory, which, of course, is based on the great work of the Samba Team and its community.