ZCS Administrator's Guide 7.2.3
ZCS Administrator's Guide 7.2.3
Open Source Edition


Product Overview

Product Overview
This chapter describes the Zimbra application architecture, integration points, and information flow.
The VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server is designed to provide an end-to-end mail solution that is scalable and highly reliable. The messaging architecture is built with well-known open-system technology and standards and is composed of a mail server application and a client interface.
The architecture includes the following core advantages:
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Open source integrations. Linux®, Jetty, Postfix, MySQL®, OpenLDAP®.
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Uses industry standard open protocols. SMTP, LMTP, SOAP, XML, IMAP, POP.
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Modern technology design. Java, JavaScript thin client, DHTML.
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Horizontal scalability. Because each mailbox server includes its own data store, message store, and set mailbox accounts, you don’t change anything on existing servers in order to scale the system. To scale for additional mail accounts, add more servers.
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Browser based client interface. Zimbra Web Client gives users easy access to all the ZCS features.
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