undertaking social device supplier Telligent these days announced that it has got Zimbra, a messaging and collaboration solution. Telligent got Zimbra’s assets from VMware, who offered Zimbra from Yahoo in January 2010.
financial terms of the acquisition weren't disclosed.
– Patrick Brandt, CEO, Telligent.
Telligent is acquiring the belongings of Zimbra, including product IP, existing purchaser and accomplice relationships and the core team. On completion of the acquisition, Telligent and Zimbra will merge to type Zimbra, a brand new tool firm offering a unified social collaboration suite.
the new company will mix Zimbra’s messaging and collaboration options with Telligent’s social group, collaboration and analytics instrument, to that end enabling shoppers to maximize productiveness, innovation and purchaser expertise.
The combined firm may have offices in Dallas, Palo Alto, Tokyo, London and Pune, India. It might be led with the aid of an integrated administration staff below the management of Patrick Brandt, Chief government officer, Telligent.
below the brand new Zimbra model, Zimbra device will proceed to be made on hand on premise and within the cloud through the firm and its companions.
Zimbra will continue to receive investments from VMware together with different investors, and VMware will be a strategic associate of the brand new Zimbra, helping to verify lengthy-time period continuity for purchasers and partners.
The acquisition is just not anticipated to impact the following major unlock of Zimbra (JudasPriest), scheduled for early next yr.
“This acquisition is a reflection of how individuals collaborate in today’s publish-pc generation,” mentioned Patrick Brandt, Chief government officer, Telligent.
“Zimbra permits conventional collaboration via options equivalent to electronic mail, calendar sharing and tackle books, whereas Telligent supports actual-time collaboration via chat, social networking, on-line communities and more. the combo of the 2 will permit corporations to simply share documents and ideas instantly, offering genuine unified collaboration,” he brought.
“As we focus on the device-outlined information middle, hybrid cloud and finish-user computing alternatives beforehand, it was once necessary for us to find a super fit for Zimbra’s individuals, customers and partners, and we discovered it with Telligent,” said Carl Eschenbach, president and chief running officer, VMware.
“Given its focal point and complementary know-how, Telligent is supreme to let endured boom for Zimbra. we're assured that we will present a clean transition for purchasers and partners and that they are going to be in excellent hands with seamless product beef up, further know-how innovation and further go-to-market investments. We additionally look forward to a strategic partnership with the new Zimbra to help be certain long-time period continuity for our buyers and partners.”
Patrick Brandt has written a blog on Telligent’s acquisition of Zimbra from VMware.