We are currently on 7.2 Patch 1 on RedHat 5 (64bit) and very interested in the appliance concept of Zimbra. From past experience the Appliance always severely lagged behind in terms of development often being versions behind the NE edition. Wondering if anyone knows will VMWare's priority be to keep the Appliance at latest code constantly moving forward from v8?

Also, is anyone actively using the Appliance v8 in a production capacity or has plans to? Would be curious to hear of initial feelings about this product versus NE edition.