Mac OSX Server v. 10.5 Leopard is the newest release of Apple's award-winning UNIX server operating system that runs on Mac systems and Xserve. With its new simplified setup, even someone without an IT background can easily get started using the new Server Assistant application and Server Preferences settings. Mac OSX 10.5 ensures server stability, flexibility and lower cost of ownership with over 250 new features that are accessible to IT professionals as well as nontechnical workgroups and schools alike. Finally, Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard still offers the excellent compatibility, solid reliability and easy-to-use management tools which have made the OSX server line such an overwhelming success. This edition extends license to an unlimited number of clients on the same server network. Spotlight Server - Search for any content stored on mounted network volumes simply by using Spotlight on any cliented Mac! Enjoy updated performance, user access, network reliability and compatibility in such areas as directory, mail and file services.
Mac OS X Server v10.5 Leopard combines Apple's legendary ease of use with a rock-solid UNIX operating system. Even nontechnical users can improve communication inside and outside their organizations, facilitate collaboration on group projects, provide secure access to confidential information, and centralize storage of backup and shared files. Leopard Server makes the benefits of a server accessible to small businesses, classrooms, and departmental workgroups--no IT department required.
Mac OS X Server Unlimited-Client Edition.
Mac OS X Server can be purchased in 10-client and unlimited-client editions to meet the needs of server deployments of any size. License restrictions apply only to simultaneous file-sharing services for Mac and PC clients.
The most cost-effective way to support Mac and Windows workgroups, the unlimited-client edition is perfect for classroom labs, creative professionals, and medium-size to large workgroups with high volumes of file sharing activity.
Mac OS X Server version 10.5 Leopard makes it easy for small businesses, workgroups, and enterprises to take full advantage of the benefits of a server.
Servers made easy. The world's most advanced technologies make it simple.
Setup and Administration. No IT department required.
If you think it takes a dedicated IT department to deploy and use a server, think again. Leopard Server is designed so you can easily set up and manage servers.
iCal Server. Now taking appointments.
Introducing iCal Server, the first calendar server for Mac OS X Server. Now it's easy to share calendars, schedule meetings, and coordinate events within a workgroup, a small business, or a large corporation. Built on open standard protocols, iCal Server integrates with leading calendaring programs. And unlike other calendaring solutions, iCal Server doesn't impose a per-user license, so you don't have to pay for additional licenses as your business grows.
Wiki Server. Collaboration for teams.
Mac OS X Server makes it easy for groups to collaborate and communicate through their own wiki-powered intranet website complete with group calendar, blog, and mailing list. Users can create and edit wiki pages, tag and cross-reference material, upload files and images, add comments, and search content with point-and-click ease.
Podcast Producer. Less work, more play.
Podcast Producer is a complete, end-to-end solution for encoding, publishing, and distributing high-quality podcasts. Ideal for employee training, university lectures, presentations--or whatever audio or video podcasts your organization requires--Podcast Producer simplifies the process of recording content, encoding, and publishing podcasts for playback in iTunes and on iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV.
Server Preferences--It's now simpler than ever to set up and configure your server.
iCal Server--Share calendars, schedule meetings, and coordinate events.
Wiki Server--Publish collaborative documents on your own wiki-powered website.
Spotlight Server. Stop searching, start finding.
Tired of looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack? It's now easier than ever to find content on network servers. Spotlight Server lets you search for documents, files, and other content stored on your server--quickly and easily.
iChat Server. Instant messaging for your organization.
iChat Server brings the collaborative power of instant messaging to your organization. Now your workgroups can choose any number of ways to communicate among themselves or with others outside the group. They can transfer files securely, share a persistent chat room, conduct an audio conference, or--with the new iChat Theater feature in Mac OS X Leopard--even broadcast a presentation, movie, or photo slideshow to other iChat users.
File Sharing. Share and share alike.
Mac OS X Server is the easiest and most cost-effective way to share files between Macs and PCs, locally or over the Internet.
Mail Services. Postmaster to the world.
Mail services in Mac OS X Server are based entirely on open standards, providing compatibility with your existing network infrastructure--as well as with email clients on the Mac, PC, and even iPhone. And because there are no per-user licensing fees, you can add mail accounts without draining your software licensing budget.
Web Hosting. Deploy anything from Apache to Zope.
You don't need to be an experienced webmaster to host your own home page, website, or Web 2.0 application with Mac OS X Server. With its intuitive administrative interface, you can immediately start up a static website or deploy even the most sophisticated of sites.
Directory. You are here.
The Directory application provides access to shared information about people, groups, locations, and resources in your organization. You can share contacts, set up group services, find shared equipment, and more.
Client Management. Command and Control.
Mac OS X Server provides advanced tools for centralized management of users, groups, and computers in your organization.
Networking and VPN. To protect and to serve.
With Leopard Server, you don't need to be a networking expert to set up a bulletproof server for your organization. With Server Assistant and Server Preferences you can easily configure it--safely and securely--just the way you want.
Rock solid. A foundation of technology you can build a business on.
UNIX. Rock solid.
Mac OS X Server is built on a fully compliant UNIX foundation. This battle-tested core provides the stability, performance, and security that organizations require. And full UNIX conformance ensures compatibility with existing server and application software. Mac OS X Server is the ideal platform for deploying groundbreaking enterprise applications and services.
Podcast Producer--Now users can capture, encode, publish, and distribute podcasts.
Directory--Find people, shared contacts, groups, locations, and resources.
Spotlight Server--The fastest way to search for and find content on network servers.
64-Bit Computing. Massively powerful.
Apple has designed Mac OS X Server to leverage the computing power of 64-bit Intel and PowerPC processors, bringing next-generation performance to mainstream server computing. With superaccurate math calculations and access to massive amounts of memory, Mac OS X Server enables the most demanding scientific and technical computing applications. In fact, many of the core services in Mac OS X Server v10.5--such as Apache 2, MySQL 5, Postfix, Podcast Producer, QuickTime Streaming Server, and Java VM on Intel--are now 64-bit, allowing you to take advantage of increased processing power and to work with larger data sets.
Advanced Networking Architecture. Secure performance.
Mac OS X Server is built on open, industry-standard protocols and the latest in network security standards. The result? Increased performance and security of server deployments. Using the time-tested BSD sockets and TCP/IP stack, this advanced networking architecture ensures compatibility and integration with IP-based networks.
Open Directory. Standards-based directory and network authentication.
A key component of any modern computing environment, directory services allow organizations to centralize information about users, groups, and computing resources. This network-based repository is the foundation for critical IT services, including managing users and groups, directing workflow solutions, providing employee directories, and controlling access privileges. By maintaining a central directory, organizations can consolidate resources, simplify system management, and reduce support and administration costs--while providing strong authentication and password-protected access to network resources.
File System. From HFS to ZFS.
Mac OS X Server includes file system support designed and optimized for critical server deployments. This includes support for installation on the Mac OS Extended file system (HFS+) with optional case sensitivity, as well as data access from UNIX File System (UFS) and Zettabyte File System (ZFS) volumes.
Security and Access Controls. Safer by design.
Mac OS X Server is built on an advanced architecture to deliver the features you want with the security you need. It's designed to protect your server, your network, and your data with a host of features--including built-in firewall with stateful packet analysis, strong encryption and authentication services, data security architectures, and support for access control lists (ACLs).
High-Availability Services. The show must go on.
The only thing more important than having advanced computing services is having them available. Built into Mac OS X Server are powerful high-availability features that reduce the risk of unplanned shutdowns and maximize server uptime--so a company can confidently maintain levels of service, comply with industry regulations, and provide organizational access to business-critical information.
Xgrid. The simple solution for distributed computing.
Apple's Xgrid technology makes it easy to turn an ad hoc group of Mac systems into a low-cost supercomputer. Leveraging the power of Mac OS X Server, Xgrid is an ideal distributed computing platform for individual researchers, specialized collaborators, and application developers.