Zentyal is an open-source software platform designed to function as a small and medium-sized business (SMB) server. It is based on Ubuntu Server and provides a wide range of server functionality, including file sharing, email and groupware, directory services (using the Samba and LDAP protocols), domain controller capabilities, firewall and security features, virtual private network (VPN) support, and more.
Zentyal aims to simplify the deployment and management of essential server services for businesses, making it easier for them to set up and maintain their IT infrastructure. It’s a user-friendly and cost-effective solution for organizations looking to establish a robust network server environment without the need for extensive technical expertise.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The minimum requirements are Intel core i5, 8GBs of RAM and the disc depending on the data, the services you deploy, and the number of concurrent users. Remember to use Ubuntu-certified hardware.
For more details, refer to the installation requirements.
Zentyal is an open-source Linux server distribution that aims to provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with network services typically found in enterprise environments. Zentyal can serve various roles within an organization, and its common use cases include:
Unified communication server, directory server, file and print server, gateway and firewall, VPN server, network infrastructure services, web server, backup server, collaboration tools, authentication and Single Sign-On (SSO), monitoring and reporting, and remote management.
Several popular alternatives to Zentyal exist, offering similar or complementary features for network services, unified communication, and server management:
Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
XigmaNAS (formerly NAS4Free)
Zentyal differs from other server distributions in several ways, primarily in its focus on providing an all-in-one solution for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that need network services and unified communication tools. Zentyal offers advantages in the following areas:
Unified communication and collaboration, Web-based interface, modular architecture, small and medium-sized business focus, and active directory integration.
Here’s why Kamatera stands out as the most compelling option for Zentyal hosting:
Cutting-edge hardware: Kamatera leverages Intel Xeon Platinum processors and NVMe SSD storage, guaranteeing exceptional performance for your solution.
Global network reach: With 18 data centers strategically located across four continents, Kamatera provides low-latency access to your server, regardless of your users’ geographical locations. This minimizes lag and ensures consistent performance for geographically distributed teams.
Elastic infrastructure: Kamatera’s infrastructure seamlessly scales to accommodate your growing needs. You can easily add or remove resources on-demand, without downtime or performance bottlenecks.
Industry-leading security measures: Kamatera prioritizes security by implementing data encryption, access control mechanisms, vulnerability scanning, and compliance with industry standards like PCI DSS and SOC 2.
24/7 Support: Kamatera’s dedicated support team is available 24/7 to assist you with any questions or issues you may encounter with your Zentyal hosting.