Bremen, January 21, 2015. The 260 business customers and partners who attended the Univention Summit 2015 experienced a particularly special event which exceeded the expectations of even the organisers themselves: At the heart of the event was an impressive demonstration of the new “Open Cloud Alliance”, which promises its users an open cloud with freely combinable solution offers. No less impressive was the new UCS Version 4.0, with which the Linux server operating system can finally leave the status of “Windows alternative” behind it once and for all, having evolved into an open IT platform for on premise use and use on clouds.
The Univention App Center is becoming more and more popular. In 2014 alone, the number of apps available there increased by 60 per cent. With the 23 new additions, there are now a total of 61 enterprise apps available in the Univention App Center. Univention GmbH, developer of Univention Corporate Server (UCS), a cost-efficient alternative to server solutions from Microsoft, operates the Univention App Center as a marketplace – with an extensive selection of applications for business IT. These include the mail security app from Kaspersky, Dokuwiki and WordPress from 7iSolutions and the system administration tool Pulse from Mandriva.
Boston, November 20, 2014 – Univention GmbH, the leading European provider of open source server and IT management solutions, today announced Univention Corporate Server 4.0 (UCS 4.0), a new major version of the leading enterprise server operating system. The newly designed and optimized Univention Management Console (UMC) gains new options for managing virtual machines, making it a single point of administration for on-premises IT, as well as for Openstack and Amazon EC2-based clouds. UCS offers an inclusive overview of all virtual machines, making it the perfect solution for managing hybrid cloud environments. Univention’s App Center, which includes more than 50 additional applications from Univention’s independent technology partners, has also gained major features. IT administrators will now be able to use this single App Center to manage all the applications installed within a UCS domain. The redesigned environment gives users the ability to instantly see on which servers a particular application is installed and which applications have updates available. Likewise, new applications can be easily installed from the central UMC.
New platform brings choice and better integrated offers into the cloud
Bremen, 11 November 2014 Univention and other software and cloud service providers have created a new initiative in the form of the Open Cloud Alliance (OCA) to solve the key challenges in cloud computing today. The aim is to make users less dependent on the large providers and to give them back a choice of applications and providers. Furthermore, with the Alliances’ new open integration platform, regional cloud service providers (CSPs) can also provide a large number of applications with relative ease.
Seattle, WA — November 4, 2014 — Univention GmbH, a leading European provider of open source products for the cost-effective operation and efficient administration of IT infrastructures, today announced that it is accepting entries for the annual Univention Graduate Prize, which includes a cash prize of $ 4,500. An independent jury of open source technology experts will select standout university dissertations that advance the development of open source software.
Seattle, WA – October 28, 2014 – Univention GmbH, the leading European provider of open source IT infrastructure management solutions, today announced that Fujitsu has certified various server systems from the PRIMERGY range for use with Univention Corporate Server (UCS) 3.2. These include the tower servers PRIMERGY TX150 S8 and PRIMERGY TX2540 M1, and the rack servers PRIMERGY RX200 S8 and PRIMERGY RX300 S8. The serversy have beenare certified for UCS 3.2 (64-bit), including virtualization with XEN and KVM. Thanks to the With this new certification, Fujitsu and Univention can now offer SMEs and public institutions in particular, reliable and high-performance server platforms optimised for Univention Corporate Server.
Completely redesigned management console for added user-friendliness in IT administration
Bremen, 7th October 2014 +++ Univention GmbH, a leading European provider of Open Source products for the cost-effective operation and efficient administration of IT infrastructures (www.univention.de), has released the second milestone release of its enterprise server operating system Univention Corporate Server 4.0 (UCS 4.0). The most striking change compared with the current version, UCS 3.2., is the fundamentally revised and optimised user guidance in the UCS management system. It offers a completely new, modern and easy-to-learn user guidance and adapts its display dynamically to the various client devices.
Computing centers of universities in Afghanistan migrate to Univention
Bremen, September 25, 2014. Since 2002, the center for international and intercultural communication (ZiiK) at the Technical University Berlin (TU) supports universities in Afghanistan with building basic IT services and training IT specialists, students and lecturers.
Since the beginning of the project, more than 4,500 members of the universities’ staff and professionals as well as dozens of academic lecturers were trained. An essential factor for the project’s success was an easy administration and maintenance of the newly installed IT systems from the start without making any compromises when it comes to functions or security. Over the years many different systems had been tried and tested. The most recent computing center at the university of Kandahar has eventually been built on the basis of the enterprise Linux distribution Univention Corporate Server (UCS) by the German company Univention GmbH. After just six months, the good performance of UCS had convinced the persons in charge in Afghanistan and Germany: Until the end of 2015, the remaining four computing centers, which were set up by the Ziik, will have migrated completely to UCS.
Integrate the network enterprise backup solution Bacula Enterprise Edition in heterogeneous IT environments with just a few clicks
With the launch of Bacula Enterprise Edition there is now a further professional enterprise solution for the backup and restoration of data in heterogeneous environments available in the Univention App Center. Users of the enterprise IT management solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS) can test the software with unlimited functions for 30 days and 5 jobs.
Improved integration in Active Directory domains
Bremen, 13th August 2014. Univention GmbH, a leading European provider of Open Source products for the cost-effective operation and efficient administration of IT infrastructures, has released a new update for Univention Corporate Server (UCS). In version 3.2-3 the new module “Active Directory Connection” replaces the previous AD connector for mounting a UCS installation in an AD domain.