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The new name for eBox Platform is Zentyal!

August19

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As Ignacio and Roxane already tipped you off in their previous posts, eBox Platform changes name and yes, now the new name is official! From the 1st of September eBox Platform will be Zentyal! We hope you like how it sounds :)!

If you read Ignacio’s post, you already know that the most important reason for changing the name of eBox Platform was that it does not correspond with what the product is and what we do. Simply put: “eBox Platform” or “eBox” suggest that the software comes in a box (server hardware, appliance…) and this is definitely not the case. eBox Platform is purely server software that comes with a cloud-based subscription services.

As Roxane described in her post, choosing the new name for eBox Platform was quite a lengthy process. Once the eBox Team rolled up their sleeves and started the search armed with a tough requirement list, we came up with over 1.000 names. Of this list, first 85, then three and eventually one name, Zentyal, was selected. So, why this name?

Well, to start with, we believe that the name Zentyal reflects better the product itself. The main aim of eBox Platform has always been and is, to make something as essential as network management easy and secure. At least to the eBox Team the word “Zentyal” transmits the qualities of Zen, such as intuition, insight, balance and coolness together with the qualities of Essential, such as easy, basic, fundamental and necessary. All pretty matching qualities for what we aim to do, I would say.

And on a side note, regarding the more practical side of the new name, we believe that Zentyal is easy to remember, easy to pronounce and short. Moreover, the word is pronounced similarly both in English and Spanish, that is a great plus ;)!

So, how many repeats does it take to get used to the new name? Well, some, but as I and the whole eBox Team believe that this was the correct decision, we feel proud and excited to start this new chapter in our story! In addition, we have pre-announced the new name already to partners and some community members and so far, we have only encountered positive comments regarding the change which is truly encouraging.

So, what do you think about it? Feel free to leave any comments to this post or in the Forum :)!

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“The new name for eBox Platform is Zentyal!”

  1. On August 19th, 2010 at 13:02 Tweets that mention heidi's blog » Blog Archive » The new name for eBox Platform is Zentyal! -- Topsy.com Says:

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  3. On August 19th, 2010 at 13:35 blaxter Says:

    is there a new logo for the new name?

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  5. On August 19th, 2010 at 15:14 heidi Says:

    blaxter: Yes, sure, check out another eBox Planet’s blog “The Big Bang Theory” :)!

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  8. On October 19th, 2010 at 00:54 xmariachi Says:

    I like it.
    Another plus of the name is that once pronounced it resembles the word “central” which also has to do with the product.

    Was this even thought? It’s one of the first things I thought of it. I actually didn’t get the Essentials part until you guys mentioned it :)

  9. On October 20th, 2010 at 09:04 heidi Says:

    Nice to hear that xmariachi :)! You have a good point with that Zentyal also sounds like “central” – at least I didn’t think about that until now, but you are absolutely true and this word also describes well what Zentyal is about :)!

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