The Bremen Senator for Children and Education takes care of the IT for 142 schools in the city state with approx. 80,000 IT users (pupils, teachers and school staff) and 10,500 client systems.
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) with Samba 4 and UCS@school 4.3 (August 2018)
CC Compact Cleaning GmbH, 500 employees in three locations: Graz (Headquarters), Vienna (Branch) und Linz (Branch)
A1 – IT in a Box with Univention Corporate Server (UCS) as central identity management and infrastructure management, including single sign-on for Office365, connecting all locations with the A1 data center and the employees’ notebooks as part of the UCS domain
Chefarztabrechnung24 GmbH works as a long-standing billing partner for chief physicians, specialists and hospitals.
This environment supports a distributed team through a traditional collaborative workspace deployed in the cloud.
The SyS-C team of the city of Chemnitz maintains the IT of 80 schools in Chemnitz with about 30,000 users and about 5,000 end devices. Besides Microsoft Windows, also Linux operating systems are installed on these devices.
Univention corporate Server (UCS) with integrated Samba 4 and UCS@school as well as the software distribution tool opsi by uib GmbH.
Educational center PZ.BS, ICT Medien
Maintaining 60 school sites with 25,000 pupils and 2,500 teachers and about 3,000 PCs and notebooks.
Since 2010 UCS@school is used on 13 servers and 13 further, connected virtualized UCS servers as the central identity and access management system for the provision of file sharing, groupware services and virtual desktops based on Citrix.
The objective of a pilot project of the city of Hanover, encompassing six schools and 5,500 users, is to create modernized IT groundworks and infrastructure for the digitization of Hanover’s education system. The pilot project, which is scheduled to run until 2018, works on implementing a centralized IT infrastructure management, among other things.
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) with UCS@school provides central access and authorization management for the affiliated schools and web services. Since March 2020, 50 schools in the city with approximately 50,000 users have been in the system. Automatic import mechanisms ensure that the data of users, schools, and classes are synchronized so that all services connected to UCS@school always have the latest user information available. Users can log in to the services themselves with the same access data. The Active Directory connection is made by the AD Connector contained in UCS@school.
In addition, with UCS@school, Hannover provides a web portal with password self-service, through which all users can easily access digital education services.
City of Aachen, 37 primary schools, about 7,500 pupils as users, 11,800 workplaces in education and administration
UCS@school as the central identity and access management system combined with virtualized UCS@school school servers in the data center. Windows clients in those schools with a stable connection to the data center. The city of Aachen is supported by our partner regio it.
The city of Beckum has a total of nine schools: six primary schools and three secondary schools. Two employees take care of the network infrastructure, the telephone systems, the servers and NAS systems as well as the end devices (including mobile device management). There are about 5,200 accounts (4,500 pupils and about 650 teachers).
The School and Pre-Kindergarten IT Services department at the Data Processing Office in Cologne provides services for 261 schools with around 10,000 faculty members and 135,000 students in total with the support of NetCologne.
A UCS-based identity management system managed centrally by the education authority with integration of the groupware Open-Xchange, the mobile device management software Jamf, the learning platform Moodle, and Office 365 via single sign-on
The IT department of the city of Flensburg currently takes care of 5 schools that are connected to the central computer centre. The aim is to connect all of the around 25 schools in Flensburg to it over the next few years and to support their IT centrally. Currently, the municipal IT department is responsible for approx. 1200 tablets, 400 PCs and notebooks as well as various presentation systems.
The council of the city of Fulda is responsible for the support and operation of IT for 23 schools with 13,000 students and 1,000 teachers.
The Marburg Media Center currently has 12 employees who manage the IT of the 23 schools with approximately 11,500 students and 1,100 teachers. They are responsible for around 4,700 terminals, 80 server systems, 500 access points and 80 switches.
The IT department of Neumünster’s city administration is responsible for the IT infrastructure and IT services for 22 general education schools and three vocational schools in that city. These schools include around 1,100 teachers and 15,000 students.
There are 21 schools in Norderstedt (12 elementary schools, 4 high schools, 4 community schools, 1 special needs school) with around 8,000 students and 1,000 teachers. Ten specialists are currently in charge of IT, three of whom are responsible for identity and access management with UCS@school as well as interfaces to the school’s own WLAN or Mobile Device Management (MDM).
The school IT department of the City of Nuremberg, with about 25 employees, currently looks after 140 schools with approximately 65,000 pupils and 5,500 teachers. In the pilot project with Univention, two schools (FOS/RS) with around 1,700 pupils and 130 teachers were involved.
District-free city with 18,800 pupils at 37 schools
Public sector IT service provider for Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Bremen, Saxony-Anhalt, Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with around 3,500 employees at eight locations.
The Austrian deaconry Eine Welt
Univention Corporate Server: As this infrastructure solution allows the integration of Windows domains on the one hand and because UCS offers the desired Open Source base with a German-speaking community on the other. Last but not least, Univention also has an Austrian service partner in Siedl Networks.
The Austrian company Eberspächer Tageslichttechnik with several sites and over 70 employees, many of whom work in field sales.
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) incl. Samba 4 and groupware Kopano
A federal office with 750 employees, 9 locations and 950 workstations with conventional office software and specialist applications.
UCS incl. Samba 4.
The Federal Police Aviation Group (BPOLFLG) is responsible for the commissioning and maintenance of currently 94 helicopters, including 18 for rescue services and 10 for training purposes, at five main locations and an additional 24 bases or rescue stations. Approximately 1,000 employees work at BPOLFLG, including 13 in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)/Specialist IT. The latter currently oversee 750 users with 190 laptops, 55 WLAN access points, and 90 specialized applications.
Nearly 500 employees* located in Berlin
Research institute with 800 employees at 6 sites located across Germany currently working on over 180 different research projects.
Set-up of four virtual servers with vSphere (VMware),UCS for central identity management and IT infrastructure management, Active Directory Connector for synchronisation of all existing directory services, Open-Xchange as new e-mail and groupware solution and Oxtender for mobile device access.
Gradient Effects is a special effects company with currently two IT professionals, headquartered in Los Angeles, USA with secondary offices in Montréal, Canada.
HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH based in Hanover with over 400 employees, develops apps and web-based solutions in the area of travel planning, mobile ticketing or fleet management. The company is a member of the Siemens “Combined Power for Mobility” family since 2017.
In order to encourage the media competence of the students, the Vocational School Handelslehranstalt Hameln is using an internet-supported learning environment since 2010, which is actively used by approx. 1,700 pupils and about 80 teachers.
The development of a media educational concept has made it necessary to adapt the IT infrastructure within the school.
Central administration of the complete school IT including a centrally managed identity management of all participants with UCS@school. Creation of a portal page (https://portal.hla-hameln.de), with which teachers and students get a single sign-on access to the school-wide, powerful WiFi as well as to all applications, such as EduPlaza, WebUntis, the Messenger Rocket.Chat, the software distribution opsi and the complete PC room control.
The Jena Media Center currently has ten IT employees who are responsible for 27 school locations (elementary schools, community colleges, high schools, vocational schools and a support center). The employees manage the accounts of about 12,500 students and 1,700 teachers and take care of about 4,000 PCs, 1,500 notebooks, 1,500 iPads and a large number of servers, switches and access points.
The media center maintains 72 schools in the district of Kassel with about 25,000 pupils. It also manages the use of around 6,000 end devices.
Full extension of UCS@school with central services and school servers.
Partial use of UCS@school administration servers in networks which are separated from the educational network.
Founded in 1999, KiKxxl is a communication server provider with its headquarters in Osnabrück and which operates call centres in Bochum, Bremen and Dortmund. The company boasts 1,900 employees and 1,600 computer-based workplaces.
Univention Corporate Server runs on one Primary Directory Node, four Replica Directory Nodes and nine Backup Directory Nodes. The UCS management system is used for the assignment, adjustment and control of the rights assignment. KiKxxl has expanded the UDM module in the UCS management system to automate the control processes in such a way that it is no longer necessary for the IT specialists to intervene.
Over 550 Baden-Württemberg schools, whose school networks and IT services for lessons are supported by the LMZ.
The new version of paedML Linux 6.0, which is based on UCS@school and the Open Source server operating system Univention Corporate Server.
The district of Rotenburg (Wümme) has nine schools, including three vocational schools, three academic high schools and three special schools. Currently, about 5,750 students and 370 teachers at the vocational schools use UCS@school. A team of four IT employees is responsible for maintaining the approximately 1,200 PCs and 350 notebooks.
In Landkreis Ludwigslust-Parchim there are currently 19 schools at 21 school locations with around 7,200 students, 670 teachers and around 25 clerks.
The district pursue following goals by using UCS@school:
Lux Bau GmbH in Hainfeld (Austria) with 120 employees at 3 sites
Conversion of the existing Windows server to Univention Corporate Server and conversion of Cyrus mail server to Kopano
Due to the high interest of several Max Planck Institutes in using Univention Corporate Server (UCS) as a central identity management and platform for connecting various other services, a maintenance and support agreement between Univention and the Max Planck Society (MPG) was made last year. This agreement defines the scope of the use of UCS Enterprise Subscriptions including maintenance and support. All institutes of the Max Planck Society can thus use a UCS standard subscription with an unlimited number of users and servers quickly and easily within the framework agreed in the contract.
Since the end of August this year, the UCS contract has also been part of the MPG’s basic software package agreement. Institutes or institutions interested in a subscription can obtain it promptly from the Max Planck Digital Library (MPDL). A local purchase becomes superfluous.
This contract extension gives all institutes easy access to a centrally designed Open Source IT solution that is maintained and supported by a manufacturer.
Maynard Steel Casting Company is a full-service foundry based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with around 300 employees.
Car dealership with affiliated workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, USA with 150 employees and 75 end devices that need to be serviced
The Minister of Education and Child Day Care is responsible for school and education matters in addition to science and culture. She is in charge of creating favorable conditions for education, the acquisition of knowledge, and lifelong learning in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
A state-wide directory service based on UCS@school enables the central provision of digital education services in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The directory service manages the digital identities of pupils and teachers.
Molitor Zahntechnik (Dental laboratory technology company) in Berlin
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) on server hardware from Thomas-Krenn.
Startup company with about 50 employees, located in Santa Clara, USA. The company provides transportation services for satellites in space.
Setup of UCS as a central identity management system with the connection of Google Cloud services via the UCS G Suite Connector and instruction of Momentus’ employees.
The Oldenburgisch-Ostfriesischer Wasserverband with about 820 employees is responsible for the drinking water supply and wastewater disposal for 20 cities, 56 municipalities and 9 districts in an area of 7.832 km², which extends from the East Frisian islands to the district of Vechta in Lower Saxony.
The Oldenburgische Landesbank (OLB) is the leading regional bank in the Weser-Ems region. With around 170 branches and 2150 employees, the universal bank offers the entire range of services for private and commercial customers.
With 170,000 employees, Orange S.A. is the largest telecommunications company in France with headquarters in Paris.
The Österreichische Bundesverlag (öbv), based in Vienna, is one of the largest and best-known educational publishers in Austria. Altogether it has 70 employees inside and outside the office.
Kopano as a replacement for MS Exchange and Outlook, can be used through browser and external apps (desktop and mobile devices). Univention Corporate Server as central identity management and IT infrastructure management.
Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners Inc. is a merger of 14 dermatology clinics in Pennsylvania/USA.
Security service provider POWER PERSONEN-OBJEKT-WERKSCHUTZ GMBH with 1,000 employers and 10 subsidiaries located throughout Germany
UCS and UVMM (KVM)
ucloud@school is the secure and privacy-compliant cloud offer for schools and school authorities offered by regio iT, which is already being used by 100 schools in North Rhine Westphalia.
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and the integrated LDAP directory service is used as the identity and access management system of regio iT for ucloud@school. Connected to this are file exchange and groupware services which can be purchased by schools and school authorities.
Reisebüro Fahrenkrog Touristik & Business Travel GmbH & Co KG has eight branches in Schleswig-Holstein and Bremen with around 80 employees in total.
Founded in 2014 and rapidly increasing, REWE digital can be defined as the core of the digital transformation of the REWE Group. All strategic and operative online activities of the REWE Group are concentrated on the premises of the Carlswerk in Cologne. One of the most important tasks of REWE digital is to digitize the food trade in Germany. In addition to the premises in Carlsberg with more than 500 staff members REWE digital runs six Food Fulfillment Centers with 1,800 staff members.
In Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, the IT department manages about 500 Linux-based client computers. One of the team’s tasks is to ensure that the approximately 900 employees in the public sector have access to their e-mails, calendars, contacts and files anytime, anywhere. To this end, Schwäbisch Hall has been using Linux and open source software to the greatest possible extent for 20 years now. In 2021, the decision was made to replace the identity management system developed specifically for Schwäbisch Hall with an open source solution professionally maintained by a manufacturer and introduced Univention Corporate Server (UCS).
The Berlin based cultural event company “SchwuZ Kulturveranstaltungs GmbH” is responsible for the IT infrastructure of their office as well as of the joined event center, called “SchwuZ”.
The Sea-Watch Legal Assistance Fund helps supporters of refugees in protecting and enforcing their rights. That way, they ensure that the humanitarian duty of sea rescue under international law will continue in the future.
The Saarländische Investitionskreditbank AG (SIKB) is the Saarland Regional Development Institute (Saarland).
UCS as a domain controller in a master / slave environment with Samba 4 and integration of Open-Xchange as a groupware solution
SOLARKIOSK offers clean energy services, quality products and sustainable solutions worldwide. Over 250 people work and collaborate for the organization across Ethiopia, Kenya, Ruanda, Tanzania and Germany.
Setup of a virtualized Open Source on-premises infrastructure consisting of:
Univention Corporate Server 4.0-4 with Samba 4 and UCS@school 4.0 R2 v6
Master (hosted) / slave (for each location)
The media center Bremerhaven supports schools in the implementation of IT-based classes.
The aim here was to provide the 17,500 teachers and pupils in this town with an easy and safe access to the learning platform itslearning.
UCS with UCS@school as the central identity and rights management for the learning platform itslearning. The integration of further IT services into UCS was planned for the future.
The State Audit Office of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, based in Schwerin, is the authority responsible for monitoring the budgetary and economic management of the state as well as the budgetary and economic management of the municipal corporations. The IT department of the State Audit Office of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the IT applications for its 90 employees.
SUSE Software Solutions Germany GmbH is the largest independent Open Source company in the world with over 2,000 employees, 17,000 customers and 5,000 partners. It develops and operates the Open Build Service (OBS) for internal and external developers, who can maintain and “build” their software there. The OBS hosts about 26,000 projects, about 190,000 packages in 36,000 repositories. About 25,000 users have an account in the OBS and the associated community and partner services.
Wick Machinery, a manufacturer of filling and closing machines with 15 employees and two sites in Austria.
Active Directory migration with AD Takeover function, UCS as new domain management system with central identity management. Use of the UCS-certified Open Source groupware solution Zarafa with Outlook. Integration of the UCS-certified backup solution SEP Sesam.
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