Zimbra Collaboration Server 8.0 offers organisations with the option to deploy a browser-based email application in a private or public cloud
Virtualisation and cloud infrastructure firm VMware has introduced Zimbra Collaboration Server 8.0 which will help organisations to move messaging and collaboration applications to the cloud.
The new version offers all organisations the option to deploy a browser-based email application in a private or public cloud, while delivering the advanced features and enterprise functionality that users demand.
Vmware's new collaboration server features a user interface and the integration options to connect users to their cloud and offers email, address book, calendar and integrated unified communications in cloud.
VMware senior director John Robb said, "Zimbra 8 is designed to make end users more efficient by connecting them with their data while providing IT departments a simple way to manage the transition to a public or private cloud and help deliver the benefits promised by the post-PC era."
Zimbra 8.0 connects users to their personal cloud with a redesigned interface and a smarter mailbox that helps manage the flow of information through their email, calendar, voice and social channels.
VMware has partnered with Cisco and Mitel to offer unified communications capabilities embedded within Zimbra.
The unified communications integration features click-to-call any phone number with call routing to device or soft phone, a visual voicemail with inline playback, management and MWI status update and presence indication and launch of Click-to-Chat with Cisco Jabber integration.
It also includes Cisco WebEx integration to schedule and launch Cisco WebEx sessions directly from Zimbra, call history with placed, received and missed calls visible within Zimbra and the ability to extend or integrate other 3rd party UC applications.
Zimbra has been updated to provide browser-based functionality featuring a smarter mailbox that helps users manage the flow of information through their email, voice and social channels.
The browser-based functionality includes an updated browser-based user interface featuring social conversation view, auto-filtering of bulk distribution lists, expanded search capabilities, end-user managed distribution lists, shared tagging and an Enterprise Calendar.
Zimbra Collaboration Server 8.0 offers a consolidated collaboration service for messaging, calendar and contacts with enterprise IT security controls built to be delivered as a service as a private or public cloud application.