Zimbra mail appliance
One of the most frustrating technologies that all administrators deal with is email. Virtualization is my primary technology, and when VMware does big things; I take note. Recently VMware acquired Zimbra, makers of an open source collaboration tool that is becoming a contender in the new wave of email solutions.
Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.
I use Zimbra within a number of companies, but it's the Network Edition [paid support and live backups]. Ages ago, Zimbra discussion boards had a post asking users if Zimbra Open Source edition should have backups, and if anyone would be interested. Tons of people said yes, but it was never implemented. Does anyone know if there's a way for the Open Source edition to do live backups yet without having to stop the mail server? Either way, Zimbra is a fantastic product for anyone who hasn't tried it. Definitely one of my favorite applications, and Exchange ActiveSync is a huge bonus.