Collax Targets Microsoft Small Business Server
Collax's goal for its SMB customers is to make it so easy that day-to-day administrators won't need to know Linux at all.One hole in Linuxs business offerings has been a drop-in, simple to use Linux back-end services server for SMBs (Small to Medium Businesses). Collax Inc. is trying to fill that hole. The Bedford Mass.-based company is doing this with the U.S. launch of its Collax Business Server. Collax, with very experienced officers such as CTO Boris Nalbach, formerly of Novell and SUSE, had been providing SMB servers on its own appliance servers for some time in Germany. In both the hardware platforms and the new software-only Collax Business Server, the company has two goalsslim its Linux down to include only the best-of-breed server application; and make both the operating system and applications as easy to manage as possible, through the use of a unified web-based console.
How easy? Collaxs goal for its SMB customers is to make it so easy that day-to-day administrators wont need to know Linux at all. In short, its meant to be a truly turnkey system.