Mandriva’s Business Server, an open source based business server targeted to the needs of small and medium businesses will very soon be available for large organizations alike.
The joint product development collaboration is with Zentyal, a Spanish company that is a developer of easy-to-use and affordable hybrid infrastructure, and the only vendor worldwide to offer server technology that is natively interoperable with both Microsoft Active Directory® and Microsoft® Exchange Server.
The feature offers native compatibility with Microsoft® Outlook and Active Directory allowing the Mandriva’s business server to be linked to an existing domain just as in a Windows Server, with no plug-ins required.
The collaboration aims to offer a highly scalable, secure, cost effective and easy to use Business Server product for organizations of all sizes.
Zentyal and Mandriva share strong synergies in both technological and commercial areas linked to a shared open source commitment to providing businesses with viable, cost effective alternative to proprietary servers.
«Mandriva is excited to lay the ground stones of the only pan-European alliance to provide a credible alternative to US-based software vendors, enhancing the privacy and digital independence of our customers while providing the exact same functionalities as competitive, closed-source and black-box IT systems. Capitalizing on European innovation, we strive to be the new generation advanced operating system in full respect of the data sovereignty, heading towards the « Airbus of IT » said Jean-Manuel Croset CEO Mandriva S.A.
“For decades, large majority of world’s businesses have had no choice but to lay their IT infrastructure to the hands of a single provider. Lack of competition has meant that product development has been steered rather by revenue streams than customer needs and there has been no need for innovation. Today, we can finally change this by offering a technology that is natively compatible with the core of Microsoft products and making it available through global players like Mandriva.” said Ignacio Correas CEO of Zentyal.
The Mandriva business server integrating Samba and OpenChange technologies packaged by Zentyal will be commercially available in the third quarter of 2014.
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