The new major version of the Kolab Groupware Solution has been released today. Version 3 of the proven groupware solution includes many benefits for users who are looking for an intuitive and effective way of collaborating through the cloud, wherever they may be.

The users of the hundreds of thousands of Roundcube installations will feel right at home in Kolab, because they have effectively been enjoying a sneak preview of the new Kolab Web Frontend, which has driven much of the Roundcube releases in the past years. But Roundcube is only one of the Open Source technologies that Kolab Systems has helped advance as part of their ongoing development effort to provide a trustworthy groupware experience that truly deserves being called open.

Bring Your Own Device complements the web client: There is now full support for mobile productivity on the iPhone, iPad, Android or any of the other modern mobile platforms. Access to all is available on the road wherever you are even if you did not bring your laptop.

The award winning architecture of Kolab has been improved further and taken to the next level: Private Cloud, Corporate Cloud, Public Cloud or just plain Enterprise Server? Kolab can do it all, with or without additional middleware. All functional components can be scaled separately based on current requirements. This way Kolab is highly resource effective and elastic, with flexible reactions scaling up and down that so far have not met their limit: The dream of every ISP or large corporation. High-availability as well as disaster recovery is also easily implemented with Kolab technology, including support from Kolab Systems.

Professional users will love the new web administration front-end. Extremely powerful and fully extensible it is making use of the new server configuration API. This API allows configuration through any kind of administrative infrastructure and provides unlimited integration options. This makes Kolab particularly useful for ISPs who want to provide the Kolab experience to their customers.

“Kolab has been breaking new ground from day one. With version 3 we have built further upon the principles of always incorporating the best technologies and pushing them further, becoming part of the overall drive to excellence in this new, open world of software freedom,” says Georg Greve, Kolab Systems CEO. “If you are looking for a groupware solution you can trust with your data, hosted under your control, with all the benefits of the cloud, but none of the dangers, we would be happy to provide you with the professional services such a scenario requires.”

If you are interested in how far Kolab has come and how it started, please check out the article “Revamping the first open source groupware” at Red Hat's Community Service. For more in-depth information on the release of Kolab 3, head over to the community website.

About Kolab Systems

Kolab Systems AG is an Open Source Independent Software Vendor (ISV) developing, maintaining, supporting and providing a wide range of services around the Kolab Groupware Solution. Fully committed to Open Source / Free Software and Open Standards, it is the global competency leader and custodian for a process open to community participation. The results of that process reach our customers as a quality assured solution that brings all the benefits of true Open Source. Part of a company group that excels in security and cross platform solutions, Kolab Systems is prepared to provide you with the level of mission critical data integrity you deserve.

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