Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Foundation Servers Have a New Home

Recently I found out where everyone's favorite server to rarely get sold ended up.

That Nitix variation of Linux was impressive enough to IBM to acquire Nitix.
It just took a little while for it to find a good home.

Happy to say it is now the base for the IBM Virtual Desktop for Smart Business.
That's right Virtual Desktop Server it is.

This is the original Nitix, no Domino tacked on, just straight server. Run the software on any platform(IBM preferably but will run on HP too) and multiple OS formats.

So if you were a LFS BP or just sold Nitix or liked the software, as I did, this may be a good route for you.

Announcement letter from December here and IBM site for Virtual Desktop is here.
You can ask me about the VDI at anytime.
Support and licensing for Lotus Foundation servers can be found here with Gregg Eldred.


  1. Christian TillmannsJune 15, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Yup, that's probably the first application. It was clear from the beginning, that part of LF will become IBM Foundation for Smart Business. Unfortunately, there is now migration path from LF.
    It's a completely other animal.

  2. My Foundations server has a new home too - in my loft.