Zarafa Announces Collaboration With NAS Server Vendor Synology®

Posted by sharonpr on Mar 8, 2012 10:47 PM EDT
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Allowing small businesses to implement groupware with excellent backup and low maintenance costs

At CeBIT (Hannover, Germany), industry’s biggest international digital event, Zarafa today announced the collaboration with Synology, the leading vendor of NAS servers. From March 13, 2012 Zarafa’s open source groupware and collaboration software will be ready to install on Synology DiskStations.

Since the launch of version 7 of Zarafa’s Collaboration Platform (ZCP), businesses can benefit from the full support of UTF-8 (Unicode). The cooperation between Zarafa and Synology will enable millions of Synology customers in Asia, Europe and other continents to benefit from premier collaboration technology, including Zarafa’s mobile calendar push technology for iPhones and Android based phones.

Installed with the Zarafa package, a Synology DiskStation can work as a groupware server to provide a cost-effective yet easy-to-use collaboration solution. John Duurkoop, Sales Director Zarafa says: “By offering email and calendar solutions in a NAS server, Synology allows small businesses to implement a groupware system with excellent backup and low maintenance costs. It will only take a few clicks to install the Zarafa package in the Synology package center, which simplifies the process of building a groupware server."

Business users can leverage functionalities available in a Synology NAS server to optimize their groupware system. Different types of RAID volumes protect business-critical groupware data against disk failure. Designed with energy efficiency in mind, Synology NAS servers not only offer 24/7 access to users’ groupware system, but can also significantly reduce their energy bills (and CO2 footprint).

About Zarafa

Zarafa is the leading European provider of open source groupware and collaboration software. The company is headquartered in Delft, the Netherlands. Zarafa’s offices in Stuttgart, Hannover and Belo Horizonte (Brazil) provide local sales and support to more than 250 partners and thousands of customers worldwide.

Our core product is the Zarafa Collaboration Platform (ZCP), the leading European open and compatible groupware platform that can be used as a drop-in Microsoft Exchange replacement for email, calendaring, collaboration and tasks. Using instant web meetings and other apps, ZCP is evolving into a full, flexible and future proof collaboration platform. Additionally, Zarafa recently launched Z-Archiver which decreases the need for expensive storage tiers for long-term archiving. Zarafa is acclaimed for its unrivalled expertise in calendar and mobile compatibility.

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Synology at a Glance

Founded in 2000, Synology is a young and energetic company dedicated to developing high-performance, reliable, versatile, and environmentaaly-friendly Network Attached Storage (NAS) products. Our goal is to deliver user-friendly solutions and solid customer service to satisfy the needs of businesses, home offices, individual users and families.


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