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Cloud Backup to Google Cloud Storage Now Available from Zmanda

Cliff Boodoosingh, Editor-in-Chief on March 08, 2012
 
Open Source Based Amanda Enterprise Integrated with Google's Open APIs

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Mar 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zmanda(TM), a leading provider of backup solutions, today announced availability of cloud backup solutions integrated with cloud storage from Google Inc. /quotes/zigman/93888/quotes/nls/goog GOOG +0.64% . Amanda Enterprise (AE), Zmanda's flagship network backup product, now natively supports backup of servers, desktops and applications to Google Cloud Storage.

Newly released Google Cloud Storage Option for Amanda Enterprise enables system administrators to backup their business critical data to cloud storage. Amanda Enterprise can perform network-wide backup of heterogeneous systems, including Linux, Windows, Solaris, and OS X-based systems onto Google Cloud Storage.

Amanda Enterprise has been integrated with Google Cloud Storage using the open RESTful API provided by Google. Amanda Enterprise encapsulates each backup archive as an object and stores it on Google Cloud Storage. Backup archives are created in open formats (e.g. ZIP64 for Windows and tar for Linux). This open architecture enables businesses to store their data on the cloud with no hassles and hidden costs of vendor lock-in. In addition to being able to recover their data quickly using Zmanda's intuitive recovery interface, users can browse, read or delete their data objects through Google Storage Manager.

Amanda Enterprise provides advanced cloud backup features such as location control, bandwidth throttling, and parallel streams for backups and restores. With it, corporate compliance and rules of governance for data retention and security are managed easily. The entire backup environment can be managed from a single console.

"Business managers are looking for a worry-free solution for backup and disaster recovery," said Chander Kant, CEO of Zmanda. "Google's advanced storage infrastructure provides an ideal location for cloud backups."

"Google Cloud Storage provides a robust and scalable vault for storing backup files and archives. Zmanda provides open source backup software integrated with open APIs provided by Google," said Martin Buhr, head of technology partnerships for Google's cloud infrastructure offerings. "This combination is a practical and economical cloud backup solution for small and medium sized businesses."

Amanda Enterprise is an enhanced and supported version of the world's most popular open source back-up and recovery software. Amanda Enterprise allows users to easily and affordably backup, archive, and recover servers, workstations, desktops, and business-critical applications across a network. The backup data and archives can be stored on disks, tape, optical devices, or storage clouds such as Google Cloud Storage.

The Google Cloud Storage option for Amanda Enterprise is available immediately for $250 and may be purchased from Zmanda Sales (zsales@zmanda.com). For more information please visit: http://www.zmanda.com/googlecloudstorage

About Zmanda

Zmanda, based in Sunnyvale, California, is the global leader in open source based enterprise backup and disaster recovery. The company's products -- Amanda Enterprise, Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL, and Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB) -- make it simple and affordable to backup and recover data in an increasingly complex and heterogeneous IT environment. Amanda Enterprise is an enterprise-grade, network backup solution based on Amanda, the world's most popular open source backup and recovery software with more than half a million active installations worldwide. ZRM for MySQL is the first mission-critical backup solution designed specifically for MySQL databases. ZCB is the first Windows backup solution to backup both files and live applications to the storage cloud. Businesses in more than 60 countries trust Zmanda to protect their corporate data. For more information about Zmanda, please contact zsales@zmanda.com or go to http://www.zmanda.com/ .

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