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2011 04 zentyal_cork

  1. 1. Zentyal and the case of LimerickOpen Source ForumCork, 12 April 2011 Linux small business server
  2. 2. Linux small business serverZentyalAdapt Linux as a Small Business Server Internet Internet Complete functionality Gateway Simple interface Infrastructure Automatic tasks Secure and reliable Office SecurityOpen source Communications 5.000 community members 1.000 downloads/day Ubuntu Server www.zentyal.com © eBox Technologies S.L. 2011
  3. 3. Linux small business serverBusiness model SMBs IT providers Subscription SaaS Platform ● Updates ● Central management ● Alerts and reports ● Monitoring ● Disaster recovery ● Private cloud ● Support ● 3rd level support Certified support www.zentyal.com © eBox Technologies S.L. 2011
  4. 4. Linux small business serverReferences Small businesses Close to 2,000 servers subscribed Large corporations Retail, banking, manufacture, ICT, research, education, etc Health sector 500 hospitals during 2011 Public sector Zaragoza, Sucre, Limerick, Sevilla, Aragon, Catalonia, etc www.zentyal.com © eBox Technologies S.L. 2011
  5. 5. Linux small business serverLeading the wave Functionality Popularity www.zentyal.com © eBox Technologies S.L. 2011
  6. 6. Linux small business server The case of Limerick Context Challenge Solution Advantageswww.zentyal.com © eBox Technologies S.L. 2011
  7. 7. Linux small business serverContext 3rd largest city council in Ireland 600 users Current IT is based on Microsoft technologies Willing to cut costs Evaluate open source alternatives Consider migration, change management and maintenance Not an easy task Feasibility test Prototype Zentyal evaluated for server migration www.zentyal.com © eBox Technologies S.L. 2011
  8. 8. Linux small business serverChallenge Migrate three main network services Windows Server Active Directory File and printer sharing Microsoft Exchange Move users to webmail Critical systems – no disruptions allowed Change management Low impact in users daily tasks System administrators must gain expertise www.zentyal.com © eBox Technologies S.L. 2011
  9. 9. Linux small business serverSolution (I) Windows Server Active Directory Zentyal AD Sync tool Zentyal Master LDAP (virtualized) Users available for other Linux systems in the network No disruption in user management Easy deployment of a file and printer server Ws Server + AD Sync Zentyal Master LDAP Zentyal File Server www.zentyal.com © eBox Technologies S.L. 2011
  10. 10. Linux small business serverSolution (II) Microsoft Exchange Zentyal mail server receiving all incoming email It relays email to Exchange server for non-migrated users Allows for gradual email migration Zarafa as web interface Outlook Look&Feel Zentyal mail server Microsoft Exchange Incoming email www.zentyal.com © eBox Technologies S.L. 2011
  11. 11. Linux small business serverBenefits Integration in existing network Users synchronized automatically Support for virtualization Easy migration Step-by-step; no radical changes in IT Administrators gain expertise with limited groups of users No change for users; low learning curve for administrators Wide functional scope Firewall, gateway, VPN, proxy, users, files, mail, VoIP, etc www.zentyal.com © eBox Technologies S.L. 2011
  12. 12. Linux small business serverQuestions? ? www.zentyal.com © eBox Technologies S.L. 2011
  13. 13. Linux small business serverThank you Ignacio Correas icorreas@zentyal.com http://www.zentyal.com Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/zentyal) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/zentyal)! www.zentyal.com © eBox Technologies S.L. 2011

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