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24 July 2012 - Zarafa Releases VMware Groupware Appliance based on Univention Corporate Server 3.0

Zarafa Groupware Server with UCS free for download and testing

The new Zarafa VMware image provides users with a complete, ready and user friendly groupware solution which runs quickly and can be tested easily. The VMware image is licensed for five users and three Microsoft Outlook users and is free for download at Zarafa’s website:

Companies that use Zarafa with UCS will benefit from a comprehensive combination of supported Zarafa and UCS. Thanks to the seamless integration of these two software products, users, groups and roles for Zarafa can be easily managed via the convenient UCS management system. Next to the synchronization with Microsoft Active Directory, which is facilitated by UCS, cloud based setups of Zarafa and connections to existing IT environments are easy to implement as well.

With its powerful interface for system and domain management, UCS also is the ideal platform for software vendors who offer solutions as a Cloud service or on-premise and aim at offering customers an easy way to integrate such applications or just try it.

"UCS provides software vendors with virtual appliances which are easy to use and manage. We are pleasantly surprised about the uptake of these appliances by our Techology Partners”, explains Nico Gulden, Product Manager at Univention.

To start the VMware images, Univention offers a Quick Start Guide:

More information about the Zarafa integration packages is also available at:


Press contacts:
Mirjam Scholtes, Communication & PR Manager
M: +31 (0)6 55114984
Email: [email protected]

Silvia Frank, Univention GmbH,
Mary-Somerville-Straße 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +49 (0)421 22232 – 24

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. Learn more at
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About Univention
Univention is a leading European provider of Open Source products for the cost-efficient operation and effective administration of IT infrastructures.
At the heart of our offer is the Linux infrastructure solution Univention Corporate Server (UCS). UCS is a modern enterprise Linux distribution with an integrated Open Source solution for identity and infrastructure management, which makes efficient, centrally controlled administration possible even in challenging environments. The core product UCS is complemented with, among other things, products building on it for the cross-platform administration of thin clients, support of Linux desktops and an integrated server and desktop virtualisation solution. Thanks to the supplied connectors, the products are ideal for use with for example the Microsoft Active Directory, integrate perfectly in existing infrastructures and allow simple migration. A large number of software producers offer optimised packages for operation with UCS, which can be integrated in the UCS management system among other things. UCS is thus the Open Source integration platform for IT infrastructure operation and management.


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