In July 2014, Zimbra acquired a company called Mezeo. The acquisition included the file sync and share technology that we refer to as Zimbra Sync and Share. Over the last year, Zimbra conducted extensive research and beta testing in advance of making the product available to the public.
Unfortunately, feedback from testers was not what we had hoped. And, the market for file sharing software has consolidated in recent months. For both of these reasons, Zimbra is announcing that it is discontinuing Zimbra Sync and Share immediately.
Rather than continue to invest in Zimbra Sync and Share, Zimbra has decided to look for opportunities to enhance the file sharing functionality (briefcase) in Zimbra Collaboration instead. While Zimbra Sync and Share will not move forward as a standalone product, we plan to investigate how Mezeo’s cloud storage and secure sharing technology may be used to improve briefcase. No date has been set yet, but we anticipate that the earliest timeframe would be Zimbra Collaboration 9.5 or 10.0.
The decision to discontinue Zimbra Sync and Share wasn’t an easy one. And, we apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. We are committed to being better.
If you have questions, please contact your account manager or leave a comment. We want to hear from you.