Zimbra, the leader in open source, next-generation collaboration and messaging software, today announced that its flagship Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS), which is certified by Red Hat, is available for purchase via the recently announced Red Hat Exchange (RHX). Red Hat Exchange helps customers compare, buy, and manage open source business applications -- all in one place, all from one trusted source.
"Being selected for Red Hat Exchange opens the door to a huge market that has a proven appetite for the benefits of innovation and collaboration that Zimbra brings to the table. Red Hat's broad reach and installed base of hundreds of thousands of customers is a great market for the Zimbra solution," said Satish Dharmaraj, Zimbra CEO and co-founder. "We're thrilled to join with an industry leader such as Red Hat to offer our customers the Zimbra Collaboration Suite through the new Red Hat Exchange."
Zimbra and Red Hat customers will benefit from this new exchange. Red Hat will be able to distribute not only the underlying infrastructure, but the complete ZCS messaging and collaboration application -- all under the Red Hat certification system.
"As organizations begin to migrate more mission-critical applications to Linux including collaboration systems, Red Hat Exchange will pre-package these applications making it easier for customers," said Donald Fischer, vice president of Online Services at Red Hat. "We are excited to have Zimbra as a participant in our new offering as an innovative open source messaging and collaboration solution. With Zimbra and Red Hat together, end-users and administrators are assured of getting the best messaging experience and professional support on the market."
The Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) provides a unique set of end-user and administrator benefits that make it a flexible solution for deployments of all sizes. Key features include next-generation email; shared calendaring; Web and desktop applications; Web document authoring and sharing; "over the air" synchronization to a wide range of mobile devices; VoIP integration; and compatibility with Microsoft Outlook, Apple and Linux desktops.
The ZCS 4.5 Network Edition is available to try or purchase via the Red Hat Exchange at https://rhx.redhat.com/rhx/catalog/productdetail.jspa?productId=1001. ZCS 4.5 Network Edition includes product support as well as software subscriptions to new releases, updates and patches. The ZCS 4.5 Open Source Edition is free. ZCS is available on-premises or as a hosted service; for information about Zimbra's hosting partner program, please visit http://www.zimbra.com/partners/. Users can discuss topics related to the Zimbra Collaboration Suite and provide feedback at http://www.zimbra.com/forums/.
Zimbra is the leading provider of open source collaboration and messaging software for enterprises, service providers, educational institutions, and government agencies. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite features an AJAX Administrative user interface and browser based client to dramatically improve the messaging and collaboration experience for administrators and end users alike. Zimbra supports Windows, Apple, and Linux desktops and works with Microsoft Outlook as well as today's most essential PC and mobile devices including the Blackberry, Treo and Motorola Q. Additionally, Zimbra supports popular server operating systems such as Red Hat, Mac, Ubuntu, SUSE, Fedora and more. The Zimbra Collaboration Suite was voted Best Enterprise Project in the inaugural 2006 SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards, received a SIIA Codie award for Best Communication or Collaboration Solution and won InfoWorld's 2007 Application Innovator Technology of the Year Award. More information and software downloads are available at http://www.zimbra.com/.
Red Hat Exchange helps you compare, buy, and manage open source business applications. All in one place. All from one trusted source. We've done the work of choosing the right application for you: RHX features profiles, ratings, prices -- even free trials -- for every application. And working in collaboration with our partners, applications are validated to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, delivered through Red Hat Network, and supported by Red Hat. You'll find the right solution faster -- and have the confidence of Red Hat behind it. For more information please visit http://rhx.redhat.com.