CustomTech partners with Univention to bring UCS to Australia

Univention and Custom Technology partner to bring Univention Corporate Servere (UCS) based solutions to the Australia & New Zealand market

Sydney, Australia and Bremen, Germany, (PresseBox) - Custom Technology and Univention have announced the promotion of their partnership at the AusCERT 2011 conference being held on the Australian "Gold Coast". The partnership sees CustomTech providing value added distribution of Univention products and related services in Australia and New Zealand.

Univention's key product is Univention Corporate Server (UCS), a Linux-based open source operating system and management solution for single servers or entire IT infrastructures. In addition to the operating system, UCS contains pre-configured identity and infrastructure management solutions, that enable the central, location and platform independent, administration of complex environments through a user friendly web interface.

The advantages of UCS at a glance:

- Simple installation using preconfigured software
- Easy integration in existing environments
- Perfectly suited to mixed IT infrastructures
- Sophisticated identity and infrastructure management
- Simplest administration
- Fully developed, tried and tested system
- Continuous maintenance and further development
- Excellent support
- Completely licensed as Open Source software
- Extensive partner and manufacturer network

"Custom Technology and Univention share the the vision of delivering open source solutions for business that exceed the cost effectiveness and flexibility of proprietary systems," said Peter H. Ganten, founder and CEO of Univention, commenting on the partnership. "With Custom Technology we look forward to delivering software and professional services to Univention customers and resellers in Australia and New Zealand."

"We believe that Univention Corporate Server meets the demand for a Linux based server solution that can match the ease of deployment & management of proprietary systems and scale from single server to multi-server, multi-site and virtualised infrastructures", said CustomTech Managing Director Gordon Hubbard. "So we are very pleased to add Univention to our product portfolio to fulfil this need".

Many applications are "Certified for Univention Corporate Server" including Zarafa, O3Spaces and SEP sesam. Zarafa, O3Spaces and SEP sesam are all distributed by Custom Technology in ANZ.

Univention is available for evaluation by download at

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About Custom Technology Australia Pty Ltd

Established in 1989 and headquartered in Sydney Australia, Custom Technology Australia Pty Ltd is a value added distributor serving channel partners and end users across Australia and New Zealand. CustomTech specialises in "Best of Breed, Open, Server Based Computing" and delivers more than just great products by providing technical support and training for successful deployments. CustomTech's products and services are largely cross-platform in nature and include thin client hardware, security hardware and software (firewalls and web content filtering), email, calendaring, document management, collaboration, CRM, enterprise wide backup & data recovery, archiving, remote access, server systems and management. Visit Custom Technology at or

Univention GmbH

Univention is a leading European provider of Open Source products for the cost-efficient operation and effective administration of IT infrastructures. At the heart of our offer is the Linux infrastructure solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS). UCS is a modern enterprise Linux distribution with an integrated Open Source solution for identity and infrastructure management, which makes efficient, centrally controlled administration possible even in challenging environments. The core product UCS is complemented with, among other things, products building on it for the cross-platform administration of thin clients, an Open Source desktop for professional users and an integrated server and desktop virtualisation solution. Thanks to the supplied connectors, the products are ideal for use with for example the Microsoft Active Directory, integrate perfectly in existing infrastructures and allow simple migration An increasing number of software manufacturers, including the groupware manufacturers Open-Xchange and Zarafa and the ECM manufacturers Agorum and O3Spaces, offer optimised packages for operation with UCS, which can be integrated in the UCS management system among other things. UCS is thus the Open Source integration platform for IT infrastructure operation and management. Visit Univention at

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