Alfresco Enterprise Edition 3.3 certifies on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, providing wider Linux support

Alfresco & Ubuntu Raise the Bar on Cost-Effective Open Source Stack Performance

London, UK – July 13, 2010 – Alfresco Software, the leader in open source enterprise content management (ECM), today announced that Alfresco Enterprise Edition 3.3 is now certified on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server Edition. Developed in response to increasing market demand, the Alfresco and Ubuntu stack offers a high-performance yet low-cost open source option to customers searching for a scalable and reliable platform.

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“In a recent survey of Alfresco Enterprise customers, 43 percent expressed an interest in using Ubuntu in their deployments of Alfresco, more than any other Linux distribution. Historically, Ubuntu has been the most popular Linux distribution among the Alfresco user community and this demand has spread,” said Barry Duplantis, vice president of customer services, Alfresco Software. “The introduction of Ubuntu’s LTS version has enabled Alfresco to add Ubuntu to our supported stacks for Enterprise subscription customers, making it one of best cost performance Linux stacks available on the market today.”

Following Canonical’s introduction of Ubuntu 10.04 as a Long Term Support (LTS) version, Alfresco incorporated Quality Assurance (QA) testing on Ubuntu into the recent Alfresco Enterprise 3.3 release. The certified stack included testing against versions of MySQL, OpenOffice and OpenJDK, taken from both the Ubuntu Partner repository and Alfresco distributions.

"Through working with Alfresco we have seen a rapid take-up of content management solutions running on Ubuntu," explained Neil Levine, VP of Corporate Services at Canonical. "Ubuntu has consistently been the top Linux distribution in Alfresco’s Open Source Barometer survey, and with the delivery of a very easy installation, we expect that many more organizations will explore the use of open source software both to save money and deliver exceptional value. In the prevalent economic conditions, very few can afford to overlook the combination of Alfresco and Ubuntu."

Alfresco Enterprise 3.3 provides a robust and scalable ECM platform which enables organizations to build and deploy future-proof content-rich composite applications. As the first commercially-supported CMIS implementation offering integrations around IBM/Lotus social software, Microsoft Outlook, Google Docs and Drupal, Alfresco Enterprise 3.3 becomes the first content services platform to deliver the features, flexibility and affordability required across the enterprise.

The Alfresco Enterprise Edition is certified against a large range of technology stacks (both open source and proprietary), goes through an extensive QA process and is provided with full commercial technical support.

To find out more about Alfresco Enterprise:

 

• A full download 30-day trial of Alfresco Enterprise is available at: http://www/alfresco.com/products/enterprise/trial
• What’s new in Alfresco Enterprise 3.3 (on demand webinar)

About Canonical
Canonical provides engineering, online and professional services to Ubuntu partners and customers worldwide. As the founder of the Ubuntu project, Canonical is committed to the production and support of Ubuntu – an ever-popular and fast-growing open-source operating system. It aims to ensure that Ubuntu is available to every organization and individual on servers, desktops, laptops and netbooks. Canonical partners with computer hardware manufacturers to certify Ubuntu, provides migration, deployment, support and training services to businesses, and offers online services direct to end users. Canonical also builds and maintains collaborative, open-source development tools to ensure that organizations and individuals can participate fully in innovations within the open-source community. For more information, please visit www.canonical.com.