VMware sells Zimbra to Telligent

VMware yesterday announced that it will sell its Zimbra assets to Telligent, a company focusing on enterprise social software. Zimbra, which VMware acquired from Yahoo beginning 2010 is an online/offline messaging and collaboration suite.

With this sale VMware has abandoned the products which aren’t part of their new strategy anymore, which includes the software-defined data center, hybrid cloud and end-user computing. Other assets not part of the strategy have been transferred to the Pivotal Initiative, which was announced in December last year.