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VMware Unveils Zimbra 7 Email and Collaboration Platform

VMware, Inc. has announced the launch of VMware Zimbra® 7 – the latest version of its next-generation email and collaboration platform. Available now, customers can download Zimbra Collaboration Server 7 (formerly Zimbra Collaboration Suite) along with beta versions of VMware Zimbra Desktop 7 and VMware Zimbra Appliance 7 at http://www.zimbra.com/downloads.

VMware Zimbra 7 features new data sharing capabilities, expanded calendaring and search functionality, and upgraded management features for both IT and end-users. With this update, Zimbra is further optimized for both the casual and power-user, establishing a platform for a next-generation workspace within the VMware End-User Computing vision.

VMware’s End-User Computing vision seeks to free users and IT from more than two decades of complex, device-centric computing and deliver a more consumer-focused cloud experience for the enterprise. VMware Zimbra is among the largest business collaboration providers and is the largest on-premise open source collaboration suite in terms of paid mailboxes.

Jim Morrisroe, vice president, Zimbra Products, VMware said, “VMware Zimbra® continues to be the fastest-growing enterprise collaboration solution – now with more than 66 million paid mailboxes and more than 200,000 organizations using VMware Zimbra as their next-generation collaboration platform of choice.”

“With the continuing growth of our company and ever increasing business needs, a migration to a more feature rich and flexible email system is a natural progression,” said Michael Payne, senior systems administrator, Rent-A-Center. “Since deploying VMware Zimbra® across more than 5,000 Rent-A-Center locations, we now realize that true collaboration is about so much more. We look forward to implementing VMware Zimbra 7 which will allow our employees to stay connected with each other, from their stores or on the road, via a collaboration platform that offers email, dynamic calendaring and file sharing.”

“The enterprise inbox is going through dramatic changes,” said Erin K. Traudt, research director, Enterprise Collaboration and Social Solutions program at IDC. “The impact of social media along with a new-generation of increasingly mobile workers creates new demands on collaboration platforms. The concept of ‘sharing more and sending less’ becomes a key capability that enterprises should consider as they look to arm their workforce with the essentials of everyday business communications.”

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