Introducing… the Rackspace Rescue Plan for Zimbra Customers

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Cameron Nouri | November 10, 2009 6:35 am

The offer below is no longer available. However, if you have any questions about moving from Zimbra (or other providers) to Rackspace, please feel free to give us a call.

Recently it was reported that Yahoo is looking to sell Zimbra[1], a software development company focused on building open-source email and collaboration software—a Microsoft Exchange alternative. Many look at this as a good move for Yahoo[2], as they look to focus on their core strategy as a media company.

But what does this mean for Zimbra’s 50 million users and customers? For those facing uncertainty, we’d like to offer some help. So today, we are introducing The Rackspace Rescue Plan for Zimbra customers, and we will be running with this until the fate of Zimbra is decided. We want to make it easy to move to Rackspace email services[3], for those who might be interested in moving off Zimbra’s platform.

Here’s what we are offering with our Rescue Plan:

Interested in taking advantage of this opportunity? Give us a call, email us, or chat with us[6] and let us know you’d like to take advantage of our Rescue Plan. We will walk you through all the steps to make this a painless transition and help you find some relief during this uncertain time.

The Fine Print

Rackspace will waive the monthly fee for three months for each Microsoft Exchange or Rackspace Email mailbox that is purchased as a part of this promotion. Customers will be asked to submit a form, along with proof that your domain was using Zimbra (i.e., a pdf/screenshot of a Zimbra account, a receipt or invoice for service). And of course, we reserve the right to end this promotion at any time.

Endnotes:
  1. reported that Yahoo is looking to sell Zimbra: http://kara.allthingsd.com/20090921/yahoos-adds-zimbra-to-the-garage-sale-as-it-tries-to-shed-what-isnt-you/
  2. good move for Yahoo: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10357764-16.html
  3. Rackspace email services: http://www.rackspace.com/email_hosting/compare
  4. Microsoft Exchange: http://www.rackspace.com/email_hosting/exchange_hosting
  5. Rackspace Email: http://www.rackspace.com/email_hosting/rackspace_email
  6. Give us a call, email us, or chat with us: http://www.rackspace.com/email_hosting/contact_us

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