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OpenIO Recognized by Zimbra as a Leading Independent Software Vendor, Providing Object Storage for Zimbra Collaboration Platform to Increase Performance and Efficiencies

Now an official connector is available to easily integrate Zimbra and OpenIO, a hyperscalable open source storage solution. This facilitates joint adoption of the two technologies, which allows organizations to build their own collaboration platform solution, on-site or hosted.

Lille, June 4, 2019 OpenIO today announced Zimbra has recognized the company as a Zimbra Independent Software Vendor, providing Object Storage for Zimbra Collaboration. OpenIO, leader in Object Storage software technology, offers an OpenIO Connector for the Zimbra email and collaboration platform. With the OpenIO Connector, Zimbra customers can use Object Storage for increased performance, service quality and storage efficiency.

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.

OpenIO supports more than 45 million mailboxes, storing over 15PB of data. Both Zimbra and OpenIO are open source-based, can be used on-premises and in the cloud, and are highly scalable. Customers can use Zimbra and OpenIO together to build their own email and collaboration platform solution, a major component of corporate IT systems.

Guillaume Delaporte, VP Customer Success at OpenIO who spoke at the recent Zimbra ACTIV8 EMEA Tour in Milan, Marseille and Barcelona, said, “OpenIO is excited to work with Zimbra as an ISV and serve their global customers. 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.”

We welcome OpenIO to our global Zimbra ecosystem and are excited to offer our partners and customers further Zimbra extensibility through OpenIO’s hyperscalable Object Storage solution,” said Martin Vickerton, VP Zimbra EMEA. “This will help our customers build robust, scalable and economically efficient collaboration systems, avoiding exponential storage costs.

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.

About OpenIO

Created in June 2015, OpenIO develops a hyperscalable Object Storage software technology. OpenIO proposes an original alternative, which aims to hold all the promises of Object Storage. OpenIO’s software-defined storage technology, the heart of which is open source, offers infinite scalability without the need to rebalance data during platform expansion (an operation that usually results in a significant performance drop for days, weeks or even months on large scale platforms). What’s more, OpenIO SDS is a hardware-agnostic solution, capable of making the most out of heterogeneous hardware resources. It has already attracted more than 30 clients worldwide, which include among others, Dailymotion, the CEA, as well as the IIJ (Internet Initiative Japan) service provider. The startup appears in the selection of “13 cloud startups to follow closely” chosen in March 2019 by Alliancy magazine.

OpenIO, which received initial support from Georges Lotigier (President and CEO of Vade Retro Technologies), raised 5 million dollars in October 2017 from Elaia Partners, Partech Ventures and Nord France Amorçage. Aside from its headquarters in Lille, within the Okto Campus that it shares with Vade Secure (leader of email security) and Scalair (Cloud provider and architect), the company also has a commercial office in Paris and a team in Tokyo.  OpenIO recently announed its new product release (19.04), which consolidates the technical foundations of OpenIO SDS while improving the user experience.

About Zimbra Email and Collaboration

Zimbra, Zimbraa Synacor product, is an email and collaboration platform that includes contacts, calendar, tasks, instant messaging, and file sharing, plus add-ons such as videoconferencing, document creation, and file storage. Zimbra powers hundreds of millions of mailboxes in 140+ countries and is offered through more than 500 BSPs and 2000 channel partners. Enterprises, governments, and service providers trust Zimbra.

Zimbra can be deployed in the cloud, on-premises (private cloud), or as a hybrid service. The Zimbra Business Solution Provider Network offers it as a Hosted Service. Synacor operates a turnkey, fully hosted/managed, and monetized solution for Service Providers.

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Meredith Roth
VP, Marketing & Corporate Communications at Synacor I +1 770-846-1911

Stacie Desplanques
CMO at OpenIO I + 33 6 16 80 35 00

Published on June 4, 2019 under Press releases