Companies Provide Customers Innovative Messaging and Collaboration Suite with Backup and Disaster Recovery Tools
SAN MATEO, Calif. July 16 -- Zimbra today announced that it has joined the Network Appliance™ Partner Program as an Advantage Partner. Zimbra offers enterprises, service providers, educational institutions, and SMBs an innovative, open source messaging and collaboration suite. Zimbra Collaboration Suite provides a complete, fully featured messaging and collaboration solution powered by NetApp unified storage to offer high reliability and mission-critical backup, and disaster recovery tools.
Zimbra changes the way that users and administrators interact with their e-mail, calendaring, and document management applications. Administrators get the most storage flexibility through Zimbra's native hierarchical storage management (HSM) solution and are now also assured the highest levels of availability and data protection using NetApp enterprise storage as well as NetApp SnapMirror® and SnapRestore® backup and recovery software, as well as NetApp FlexVol® software.
Hosting service providers benefit from the combined solutions, enabling them to offer their customers an even more comprehensive collaboration solution. "St. Bernard hosts a wide variety of customers, all of whom depend on us for messaging and collaboration with rock-solid reliability," said Troy Getty, president of St. Bernard Software. "The simplicity and track record of NetApp storage combined with the innovation ZCS offers allow us to meet our customers' needs with confidence."
Zimbra Collaboration Suite combined with the NetApp unified storage solution allows organizations to reduce their storage costs, and improve security and reliability of their messaging infrastructure. "Using Zimbra with NetApp has enabled us to have a safe, flexible and innovative corporate mail server with failover capability at a fraction of the cost of other competitive products," said Norman Yamada, Chief Technology Officer at The Millburn Corporation.
The Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is an open source collaboration solution that reduces the cost and complexity of collaboration. Zimbra has seen rapid adoption since its launch in October 2005, with more than eight million paid mailboxes globally, serving tens of thousands of organizations worldwide through onsite deployments and its hosted partner program.
"The NetApp unified storage platform makes cost effective, reliable storage a reality for customers of all sizes," said Satish Dharmaraj, CEO at Zimbra. "Together, we can supply our customers with an innovative collaboration solution with powerful backup and disaster recovery tools at a fraction of the cost of alternative solutions."
The ZCS 4.5 Open Source Edition is free. The commercially supported ZCS Network Edition is available for a 60-day free trial on the Zimbra Website. ZCS 4.5 Network Edition pricing starts at $25/mailbox/year for a minimum of 25 users for the Standard Edition, which includes product support as well as software subscriptions to new releases, updates and patches. Additional discounts are available for larger organizations.
The NetApp Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Partner Program is available at http://www.netapp.com/partners/become/join.html.
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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/.