Linux Small Business Servers: Can Zentyal Succeed?

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“Let’s start with some upbeat anecdotes. Zentyal raised $1
million in Series A venture capital from Open Ocean Capital in
December 2011. Open Ocean Capital previously backed MySQL, the
wildly popular open source database that Oracle ultimately acquired
when it purchased Sun Microsystems.

“On the partner front, Zentyal in November 2011 claimed to be in
‘conversations’ with more than 1,000 IT providers worldwide. Around
the same time, Zentyal partnered with Canonical, promoter of Ubuntu
Linux. The deal calls for Zentyal channel partners to promote
Zentyal small business servers, Ubuntu desktop and Ubuntu
application servers.”

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