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Zentyal: Linux & the Cloud Can Beat Windows Small Business Server

Jan 16, 2011, 07:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Panetierre)

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"No doubt, Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS) has a loyal channel and a massive SMB installed base. But Zentyal, a Spain-based software company with International aspirations, is promoting an SBS alternative to VARs and managed services providers. The twist: Zentyal marries an on-premise Linux small business server with cloud computing.

"Admittedly: I've seen dozens of open source alternatives to Microsoft SBS come and go over the years. Everyone from Novell to Xandros has made the Linux small business server pitch, but most customers and channel partners stuck with Microsoft. And Zentyal sounds vaguely familiar. In fact, it was previously branded as the eBox Platform. Zentyal estimates that there are roughly 50,000 active Zentyal server installations worldwide."

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