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    I am looking to migrate from SBS 2003 w/ Exchange 2003 to Zimbra. I have been advised Zimbra is sold with a minimum of 25 CALs.

    Our current installation w/ 5 CALs initially cost us £250. The new SBS 2008 w/ 5 CALs costs about £550.

    According to the Microsoft site an additional 20 CALs for SBS 2003 is $2,761 for the Software Assurance option, which equates to about £1,688. So the total price for an SBS 2003 installation of 25 CALs is £1,938.

    No doubt SBS 2008 CALs will be more expensive again.

    Can anyone tell me how Zimbra's pricing compares to these figures please?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Pricing is actually on the main site and is dependant on the version you choose/require, check the details here: Zimbra - Pricing and support for Zimbra Collaboration Suite deployed on-site: Standard, Professional Network and Mobile editions - for a firm pricing quote you should contact sales@zimbra.com but I'm sure you already know that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reado View Post
    I am looking to migrate from SBS 2003 w/ Exchange 2003 to Zimbra. I have been advised Zimbra is sold with a minimum of 25 CALs.

    Our current installation w/ 5 CALs initially cost us £250. The new SBS 2008 w/ 5 CALs costs about £550.

    According to the Microsoft site an additional 20 CALs for SBS 2003 is $2,761 for the Software Assurance option, which equates to about £1,688. So the total price for an SBS 2003 installation of 25 CALs is £1,938.

    No doubt SBS 2008 CALs will be more expensive again.

    Can anyone tell me how Zimbra's pricing compares to these figures please?

    Thanks in advance.
    Full Disclosure: We are a Zimbra Hosting Partner.

    Zimbra's business model as we understand it is that companies can purchase blocks of Zimbra licenses direct from Zimbra (subject to minimum quantities) for self-hosting.

    Companies not wishing to self-host, smaller companies with just a few mailboxes, or companies with special needs can be served by a Zimbra Hosting Partner.

    The list of Partners is here.

    Some Partners also assist clients with self-hosted Zimbra, as we do.

    I'd suggest calling Zimbra Sales first to see if licensing from Zimbra directly makes sense for you, and if not, then call a few Partners and see what your options are there.

    Hope that helps,
    Mark

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    We have just migrated from Zimbra to SBS 2008.

    Outlook 2003 definetely runs smoother than it did with the Zimbra Outlook connector.

    We migrated away from Zimbra because the MS CAL's are a one off payment where as with Zimbra we had to keep renewing what was a fairly expensive license year after year.

    Shame really as I really loved Zimbra from an Admin point.

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