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Mandriva announces Corporate Server 4.0

Tuesday September 19 2006

Mandriva launches Corporate Server 4.0, a full, open solution that will let you deploy servers in any environment in just a few minutes: the most complete open source server solution on the market.

With version 4.0 of Corporate Server, Mandriva enables its current and future customers in all types of enterprise to benefit from the best of Linux (reliability, security, low administration costs) along with the best of Mandriva (ease of use, exclusive Mandriva utilities, and professional services) for the administration and integration of servers. In designing this all new version, Mandriva's team have retained all the features that made version 3.0 a success while adding more strong points.

Corporate Server 4.0 has been designed to be modular and customizable. With Corporate Server 4.0 it is easy to configure specialized servers, such as mail servers, file/print servers and directory servers. The configuration process is particularly easy to put to work thanks to FIBRIC, an installation assistant accessible by web browser. Even better, the complete Corporate Server 4.0 installation process takes less than 10 minutes.

Thanks to the alliance between Mandriva and Intel, but also to partnerships with hardware manufacturers like HP, Corporate Server 4.0 works on a wide range of servers. To offer a complete range of software technologies, the Mandriva team has adapted Corporate Server 4.0 to support a variety of important enterprise software including Oracle, Websphere, DB2 and Arkeia.

Virtualization is an essential function in modern enterprise servers. There are many different virtualization technologies and working philosophies. Mandriva believes that no single one covers all the needs of all users, so we have decided to offer a wide choice of virtualization technologies, including VMware, Xen and OpenVZ. We are particularly proud of the integration work that has been done on OpenVZ in partnership with the company responsible for OpenVZ, SWsoft.

The experience we have gained through the deployment of previous versions of Corporate Server has shown us the importance of integrating directory services into an enterprise's infrastructure. In view of this, Mandriva has made sure that connecting to the most popularly used directory servers (Active Directory, LDAP) is as simple as possible. Directory server integration has been enabled for all components of the distribution for which such a connection is practical.

Finally, Corporate Server 4.0 will be afforded not only security maintenance but also development maintenance, allowing all users to access the latest versions of thevuex re distribution's components. In this way, system administrators can continue to benefit from the best open source technology.

Mandriva provides you opportunity to test Corporate Server 4.0. You will then benefit of a free complete evaluation for 1 month.

"The market, and our customers, need an open source option for their servers which will be a true enterprise distribution: this is a done deal with Corporate Server 4.0's innovation and service. Thanks to Mandriva Linux's exclusive configuration tools, deploying servers is easier than ever before!", declared Fran├žois Bancilhon, CEO of Mandriva.

"The integration of OpenVZ software in the Mandriva Corporate Server 4.0 distribution gives users the capability to create dozens of virtual environments on a single physical server for better hardware utilization and easier management," said Kir Kolyshkin, manager of the OpenVZ project, SWsoft. "Now, for the first time, users have easy access to operating system-level virtualization as part of this popular Linux distribution with access to support from both Mandriva and SWsoft, sponsor of the OpenVZ project."

About Mandriva

Mandriva, formerly known as Mandrakesoft, is the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, one of the most full-featured and easy to use Linux systems. The company offers its enterprise, government, and educational customers a complete range of GNU/Linux and open source software and related services. Mandriva products are available in more than 140 countries through dedicated channels and also from Mandriva Store, the company's online store. Born in 1998, the company has offices in the United States, France and Brazil.

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