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.
Michael Vizard from the IT channel magazine TheVarGuy.com speaks about the decision of moving from Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2012 or opting for an alternative, i.e. Linux, here taking Univention Corporate Server as an example.
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.