Zimbra is off to VMware for an undisclosed price, which is likely much less than the $350 million that Yahoo paid for the open-source e-mail company in 2007.
Yahoo may not know what to do with Zimbra, but with 50 million paid mailboxes and counting, Zimbra clearly knows how to build a business.
A Web e-mail software company may not fit into a media-oriented Yahoo, and so Zimbra could be on the block just two years after being acquired.
Yahoo! bought Zimbra for $350 million and appears to have done little with it...until now.
Offline e-mail and document software, which was acquired by Yahoo last year, will be worked into the Linux distribution.
Satish Dharmaraj, former CEO of the open-source e-mail company, intends to focus investments at the Silicon Valley VC firm on open source, cloud computing, and SaaS.
Is it possible that Zimbra is selling more mailboxes than Google can give away?
Virtualization specialist is building out its cloud-computing infrastructure strategy by buying Zimbra from Yahoo, making applications the new stakes for cloud competition.
Syncing Zimbra with Apple's iSync is not a great solution. CalDav, however, is.
About a year and a half after Yahoo acquired his open-source e-mail company, Satish Dharmaraj will leave Yahoo in March.