Dallas (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
Zimbra, a global leader in unified collaboration software, announced today that it is partnering with Scality, an established leader in petabyte scale, software-defined storage based on object technology. The partnership builds upon the successful delivery of large-scale projects in the US, Europe and Japan, based on joint offerings from Zimbra and Scality. The partnership encompasses product design and engineering, delivery, support and joint sales. It offers service providers a secure, scalable and affordable cloud-based collaboration solution.
“Scality has enjoyed an excellent collaboration with Zimbra through the years. Tens of millions of end users are already enjoying the fruit of our work together,” said Jérome Lecat, chief executive officer of Scality. “Our joint reseller agreement builds on the success and strength of that partnership. We are pleased to be able to provide service providers with a class-leading cloud solution.”
As more businesses turn to collaborative cloud solutions, service providers worldwide are struggling to scale their operations and offer geo-distribution while reducing per-user support costs. By partnering with Scality, Zimbra offers service providers a combined collaboration and storage solution with a proven record of scaling to support millions of end-users and thousands of businesses, while delivering an industry-leading total cost of ownership per user and eliminating complex, time-consuming storage management tasks.
“Telenet was the first to use the Zimbra-Scality combination,” said Erik Stubbe, manager Core Network Operations Telenet. “They provide our email platform, on which more than 2M Telenet customer mailboxes are hosted. By the combination of their expertise, we are able to use a scalable method for high-capacity and long-term storage needs, and to manage our email platform in a cost-efficient way. The fact that Scality and Zimbra now officially offer their combined expertise gives us confidence that this solution will be further developed and supported.”
“Collaboration solutions represent an immense opportunity for service providers, and Scality and Zimbra are both committed to providing service providers with a solution that allows them to bundle collaboration and storage for easier deployment and operations, higher performance and reduced costs,” said Brent Rhymes, president of worldwide field operations at Zimbra. “Having the ability to bundle our collaboration solution with Scality’s software storage system provides service providers with a low cost, scalable and compelling alternative to Microsoft Exchange for their customers’ collaboration needs.”
Zimbra connects people and information with unified collaboration software that includes email, calendaring, file sharing, activity streams, social networks and more. With technology designed for social, mobile and the cloud, Zimbra gives individuals the flexibility to work from virtually anywhere, through nearly every computer, tablet and mobile device.
Zimbra’s software is trusted globally by service providers, governments and companies, with over 200,000 accessing Zimbra in the cloud managed by our worldwide network of service providers. With customers including NTT Communications, Comcast, Dell, Rackspace, Red Hat, Mozilla, H&R Block and Vodafone, a vibrant open source community and worldwide partner network, Zimbra is the third-largest collaboration provider in the world. Zimbra is privately held with corporate headquarters in Frisco, Texas and offices in San Mateo, California; London; Tokyo; Singapore and Pune, India. For more information, visit Zimbra.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Scality is an industry leader in enterprise-class, petabyte-scale storage. The company was founded in 2009 to introduce a revolutionary software-defined storage platform that could easily manage exponential data growth, ensure high availability, deliver high performance and reduce operational cost. Scality’s award winning scale-out storage solution, the Scality RING, is based on patented object storage technology and operates seamlessly on any commodity server hardware. It delivers outstanding scalability and data persistence, while its end-to-end parallel architecture provides unsurpassed performance. Scality’s storage infrastructure integrates seamlessly with applications through standard storage protocols such as NFS, S3 API, Swift, Cinder for Openstack, as well as open source integration with Hadoop. In the past four years Scality has developed and deployed software storage solutions that deliver billions of files to more than one hundred million users daily with 100% availability. Scality’s impressive customer list include four of the top ten cable operators in the US, the second largest Telco in France, leading portals in Italy, Germany, and UK, and mobile operators in Japan. For more information, visit http://www.scality.com or follow @Scality on Twitter.
Suzanne Casey, Metis Communications