Jon Dybik
Vice President of Product
Vice President of Product LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jondybik/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jdybik

Project Always On

By | September 6, 2013
One of the projects we are working on at Zimbra is project "Always On". The goal is very simple: Email and collaboration should be "always on" for end users. It's no secret that email is the number one tool used for business collaboration. Project Always On solves key issues related to operating a platform built to be the central hub of collaboration delivered as a cloud service. Our Design Goals We started with some very basic design goals based on what we believe are the key attributes of a cloud service. Inherently resilient to failure Scaling should be elastic based on workload demands The software can be enhanced without service disruption Efficient usage of commodity hardware resources As we thought about these design goals, we arrived at a few technical capabilities and basic architectural requirements to achieve them. No single points of failure in the application components Separating the application code from the data Distributing state information across commodity storage Automatic failover of application and data storage components Automatic load balancing of client requests across the application and data layers How Zimbra is Changing There is so much of work that goes into re-architecting your software, so we've been doing this over several phases.… Read more »

Zimbra’s Commitment to Open Source

By | August 2, 2013
As we move forward with our new mission at Zimbra, it's time to reaffirm our commitment to Open Source software. Open source is part of our DNA at Zimbra. It's how we started our journey back in 2005 to innovate and bring a next generation email and collaboration platform to the web, mobile and desktop. From our early days, we worked with the broader open source and developer community to develop our own Javascript toolkit as well as to help improve the speed of modern web applications. Now, as we move forward to create a unified suite of social and collaboration tools, Open Source will be at the heart of what we build. Our Code Probably goes without saying, if you're going to be Open Source, so goes the code. We will continue to invest in our Open Source Edition of the Zimbra Collaboration Server both in binary and source formats. Our hope is that hackers and system admins alike can benefit from the work that we've done.… Read more »

Zimbra.Next (codename: JudasPriest): Full Steam Ahead

By | July 24, 2013
It was a crazy first week at the new Telligent + Zimbra. I spent the week in Japan talking with some of our largest partners and customers. As we talked through our vision for a unified social collaboration suite (for which there is no Japanese translation), several questions came up. One we consistently heard was, “what about Zimbra.Next?” The Zimbra.Next release train has been rolling and there’s no stopping it now. We’ve made a commitment to our customers and partners and we have no intention on going back on that.… Read more »

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Zimbra (JudasPriest) Release Update 1

By | April 5, 2013
As promised here’s an update on a few of the major projects we are working on for the JudasPriest release of Zimbra. Overall, our goal for the release is to innovate around our web app using HTML5 capabilities that run on any desktop, tablet, and mobile device while providing support for native clients using sync protocols. Here’s what we’re working on. HTML5 Offline Web App With our mission to drive advancements in Zimbra into the browser as our primary client experience, so goes Zimbra Desktop. ZD was essentially an offline HTML experience using SQL lite to store data, Jetty to serve our web app locally, and Prism (Firefox) to render the client UI. HTML5 enables us to cache our web app in local storage and provide SQL services, via IndexedDB embedded within Chrome, IE, and FireFox, to store and retrieve a local cache of your mailbox data. Initially we will support mail, calendar, and contacts and we’re taking the approach of syncing your current working set of data up to 30 days similar to a mobile experience where you typically don’t sync your entire 30GB mailbox. For those that must have their entire 30GB mailbox locally with them at all times, we are continuing to make advancements in the sync protocols and Desktop clients we support…keep reading.… Read more »

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December Webinar: Simplify IT Efforts While Meeting Governance and Compliance Requirements

By | December 5, 2012
On Wednesday, December 12th join me for a live webinar discussing how an increasingly mobile workforce coupled with BYOD environments have created a more complex environment with unique security challenges for email administrators. Surprisingly, one of the best ways to combat complexity is through simplicity. To this end, we’ve devoted significant resources to making sure Zimbra 8 has straightforward yet powerful administration while meeting the strictest of governance and compliance regulations. During this 45-min webinar with live Q&A we will cover topics that include: Complete IT management control through an easy-to-use browser-based email console, further ensuring data and device security Two-way SSL Smartcard authentication and S/MIME encryption, ensuring messages can only be read by the intended recipient Integrated Archiving and Discovery for SOX, HIPAA, FRCP, and corporate governance requirements Our customers come from some of the most regulated industries and demand email security second to none that meets their governance and compliance needs. So join us as we show you exactly how these companies have used Zimbra to meet these standards while simplifying IT administration and giving their employees a platform they can access from anywhere at any time. Register today and join us on:… Read more »

VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server 7.1 is Released

By | April 7, 2011
Exciting news! We've just release VMware Zimbra Collaboration Server 7.1 and I thought I'd take a few minutes to explain the details behind the release. Some may have been expecting a typical maintenance release (i.e. 7.0.2), and 7.… Read more »