G Suite vs Zimbra

G Suite
Get business email, video conferencing, and cloud storage from Google. All you need to do your best work, together in one package that works seamlessly from your computer, phone or tablet. If you are looking for self-hosted G Suite alternatives pay attention to Microsoft Office and ONLYOFFICE.
Zimbra Collaboration Server is an email and calendar server plus much more; think about it like a next-generation Microsoft Exchange server. In addition to email and calendar, it provides file sharing, tasks, contacts, social media, document management and simplified administrative controls all in an award winning webmail user interface built with the latest AJAX web technology. ZCS also provides mobility and syncs to desktop client applications; the server is deployed on commodity Linux and Mac server hardware.
Comparing G Suite vs Zimbra is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that G Suite has better video than Zimbra

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Zimbra has more user-friendly interface than G Suite because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that G Suite is more popular than Zimbra

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- G Suite now allows to manage access to third-party apps (in 2017)
- G Suite gets smart cloud search (in 2017)
- G Suite adds more security tools for admins (in 2017)
- Kanbanchi - missing project management tool for G Suite (in 2016)
- Google launched App Maker for G Suite (in 2016)
- G Suite adds Slack integration (in 2016)
- Google Apps rebranded as G Suite (in 2016)
- Synacor acquired Zimbra (in 2015)
- Google for Work: why Google makes big rebranding of its business products? (in 2014)
- Google Groups adds features for collaboration and customer support (in 2013)

Looks like G Suite was recently more active than Zimbra (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which G Suite and Zimbra meet head to head:

2017 - G Suite gets smart cloud search to defeate Zimbra

Google launched for its business customers a new tool called Google Cloud Search, which will allow users to search across G Suite products, including Drive, Gmail, Sites, Calendar, Docs, Contacts and more. It's designed for use in larger companies where different groups and individuals have access to different files. The search service respects file-sharing permissions, so users can only access what’s available to them, whether that’s company-wide resources like a policy manual, team projects or documents only they can see. In addition to surfacing work documents, Cloud Search works as a directory service, allowing users to seek out colleagues’ contact information, while also viewing the events and files they have in common. When viewing a contact’s info in the search results, users are able to click to start an email, phone call or a Hangout.