Email is one of the most ubiquitous forms of communication, with more than 293 billion emails sent and received each day, and the number of email users continuing to grow. According to reporting from The Radicati Group, today’s 3.8 billion email users should reach 4.2 billion by 2022.
Zimbra, a Synacor product, connects people and information with unified collaboration software that includes email, calendaring, file sharing, chat and video chat. It powers hundreds of millions of mailboxes and works with 2,500 partners. More than 2,500 enterprises, 1,000 governments and 120 service providers trust Zimbra.
With the OpenIO Connector, Zimbra customers can use Object Storage for increased performance, service quality and storage efficiency. Customers can use Zimbra and OpenIO together to build their own email and collaboration platform solution, a major component of corporate IT systems. Both Zimbra and OpenIO are open source-based, can be used on-premises and in the cloud, and are highly scalable.
“OpenIO Object Storage will help our customers build robust, scalable and economically efficient collaboration systems, avoiding exponential storage costs.”Martin Vickerton, VP Zimbra EMEA
ISPs have a technical and economic challenge: how to store the growing volume of small, frequently accessed email files without exploding infrastructure costs. OpenIO solves that challenge. Communities, universities and small to medium enterprises turn to Zimbra to control their costs and have an alternative to Microsoft, Gmail and IBM (Lotus). Now these same Zimbra customers can optimize their storage infrastructure while fulfilling their quality of service requirements.