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(Zaragoza, Spain) Zentyal today announced a worldwide, strategic agreement with Canonical to provide an easy-to-use Linux alternative to proprietary IT infrastructure for SMBs. According to the agreement, Zentyal server’s underlying operative system, based on Ubuntu, will be officially supported by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. Thanks to the agreement small and medium businesses all over the world can now get fully-supported, commercial open-source infrastructure solutions from one single provider.
“This agreement allows Zentyal and Authorized Zentyal Partners to provide complete Linux infrastructure solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises” said Ignacio Correas, CEO of Zentyal, and continued “although Linux in the enterprise is nothing new, comparable fully vendor-backed infrastructure solutions for SMBs did not exist until this agreement.”
Andrew Cooper, EMEA Channel Manager, Canonical commented “Zentyal and its authorised partners specialising in the SMB market will now be able to deliver more value to their customer base through a robust set of technical support and services from Canonical.”
This worldwide, multi-year agreement between Canonical, developer of world’s most popular Linux operating system, and Zentyal, developer of the Linux small business server, aims at addressing the growing IT needs of the SMB sector in tough economic times and offering easy-to-use Linux IT infrastructure solutions and services for SMBs.
Zentyal, developer of the Linux Small Business Server of the same name, offers small and medium businesses an enterprise-level, affordable and easy-to-use network infrastructure. By using Zentyal server and its cloud-based services, SMBs are able to improve the reliability and security of their computer network and to reduce their IT investments and operational costs.
Zentyal server development was started in early 2004 and currently it is the open source alternative to Windows Small Business Server. Zentyal server is widely used in the small and medium businesses regardless of sector, industry or location as well as in the public administrations or in the educational sector.
Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the company behind the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu – an ever-popular and fast-growing open-source operating system. It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organisation and individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks.
Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical also builds and maintains collaborative, open source development tools to ensure that organisations and individuals can participate fully in innovations within the open-source community. For more information, please visit the Canonical website.
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