Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) is a complete messaging and collaboration solution. It's an e-mail and calendar server plus much more. In addition to email and calendar, it provides document storage and editing, instant messaging, and simplified administrative controls all in an award winning webmail user interface built with the latest AJAX web technology. ZCS also provides mobility and syncs to desktop client applications; the server is deployed on commodity Linux and Mac server hardware.
Zimbra Collaboration Suite is comprised of three main components:
- Zimbra Server
- Zimbra Web Client
- Zimbra Mobile
Zimbra Email and Collaboration Server
Zimbra Server is the core of Zimbra Collaboration Suite; it is designed with an extremely stable and modular architecture using proven open source technologies. Zimbra Server provides tremendous flexibility because it contains all of the components necessary to run your Linux or Mac based email and calendar messaging infrastructure out of the box; it also connects to just about every popular end-user client through the many standard protocols it supports.
Key Benefits of the Zimbra Server
- Fast, easy install - all dependent components are packaged together in one simple installer
- Proven open source - built with Linux, Apache Jetty , Postfix, MySQL, OpenLDAP, Lucene
- Uses industry standard open protocols - SMTP, LMTP, SOAP, XML, IMAP, POP, iCal, CalDAV
- Efficiency and horizontal scalability - Zimbra server is 3-5x faster than comparable systems, plus each server has its own data store, message store, and set mailbox accounts. To scale simply add more servers.
- Software as a Service (SaaS) ready - Multi-tenancy, delegated admin, runs on commodity hardware
- Easy to administer and maintain - familiar open source components, robust migration tools, key feature advantages like real-time backup and restore; intuitive Ajax-based web Admin Console
Operating Systems Available
Zimbra Server is available for many popular operating systems: Red Hat Enterprise, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, Mandriva, and SUSE Linux plus Mac OS X, rPath (Software appliance ISO image), and VMware (certified virtual appliance).