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. He writes about its strengths and functions regarding the replacement of a Windows environment, which is prevailing in most companies nowadays.
[…] many IT organizations are using those systems to support many instances of Microsoft Active Directory (AD) that are critical to their daily operations. That makes moving to Windows Server 2012 both a complex and, ultimately, expensive proposition.
For that reason solution providers might want to consider giving customers another option: Univention Corporate Server from Univention GmbH. Built on top of Debian Linux, Univention Corporate Server provides domain services that are compatible with Microsoft Directory. Univention Corporate Server provides a much lower cost approach in terms of migrating off of Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 over migrating to Windows Server 2012, said Univention CEO Peter Ganten.[…]
This article was first published on October 3, 2014 on TheVarGuy.com and can be found at:http://www.thevarguy.com/open-source-application-software-companies/100314/univention-provides-active-directory-path-linux