During the past seven months we’ve deployed a number of single- and multi-server Zimbra systems on Amazon Web Services (“AWS”).  While Zimbra has a number of Deployment Guides, they are generic by nature and do not describe how to leverage AWS features to maximize cost savings, reliability, performance and security.  At this writing, Zimbra has no Reference Architectures for AWS hosting, let alone choices for aggressive RPO/RTO targets (at higher costs) vs. more modest RPO/RTO targets.

Further, our experience has been that even seasoned Zimbra system administrators can find the transition to hosting on AWS somewhat challenging, too often resulting in suboptimal architecture choices that increase costs, reduce performance, reliability etc.

Consequently, we’ve created a PowerPoint covering Zimbra Hosting on AWS – Best Practices From The Field.

At this point, we’d like to get feedback from others before we make the presentation generally available.  Our plan is to turn the PowerPoint, once finalized, into an online video presentation available for on-demand viewing.  [UPDATE] . We’ve uploaded a new version today, 14 August 2018!

If you’d like to review the PowerPoint presentation as it now stands (and get a copy of the final version when it is released) and share your feedback with us, just fill out the form below and we’ll email it to you.

Hope that helps!

L. Mark Stone
Mission Critical Email
5 August 2018

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