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Zmanda Launches Enterprise Data Backup and Archiving Solution for Amazon S3

Cliff Boodoosingh on January 09, 2008
 
Enterprise Users Can Now Use Zmanda to Harness Amazon S3 for a Complete Data Backup, Archiving and Disaster Recovery Solution


January 9, 2008- SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(Business Wire)--Zmanda(TM), the open source leader in backup and recovery software, today launched an enterprise data backup solution for Amazon Simple Storage Service(TM) (Amazon S3). Businesses using Zmanda's flagship backup software Amanda Enterprise can now tap Amazon S3 to easily and securely backup, archive and recover their valuable data, anytime, via the Internet. With Zmanda's support, the affordable Amazon S3 is available as part of a complete data backup and disaster recovery solution for businesses of all sizes.

"The combination of Zmanda's affordable open source backup software and Amazon's online storage solution will fundamentally change the way businesses backup and archive corporate data," said Chander Kant, Zmanda CEO. "With Amanda and Amazon S3, virtually any business can afford the luxury of remote Internet storage that is immediately available, infinitely scalable and secure. Zmanda's mission is to ensure that our customers can always recover their data while making backup simple, secure and cost-effective -- and Amazon S3 fits perfectly with this mission."

Amazon S3 uses the same reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of  Web sites. Amazon S3 provides a high level of fault-tolerance and redundancy, optimum performance under conditions of fluctuating load and almost limitless scalability. With a flexible "pay as you grow" approach, Amazon S3 can be an ideal solution for high-growth small and medium businesses using Amanda Enterprise for corporate data backup.

Amanda Enterprise is a commercial-grade backup and recovery solution designed to protect corporate data throughout an enterprise.

Now, in addition to backing up to tape or disk, Amanda Enterprise customers can easily backup, archive and recover data on Amazon S3. Amanda Enterprise with Amazon S3 delivers the resilience of Amazon's multiple data centers in an affordable, scalable and easy-to-use backup and remote storage solution.

"Zmanda is a prime example of a visionary company that quickly leveraged Amazon S3 to make robust off-site backups easily available to their customers," said Steve Rabuchin, director of Developer Relations for Amazon Web Services. "With the open source Amanda Enterprise and Amazon S3, organizations can eliminate the headaches associated with backup tapes and have enterprise-grade secure backup to a remote storage solution--something that was previously cost prohibitive to many organizations."

Amanda Enterprise is available today as part of a paid subscription that includes certified software, 24 x 7 technical support, knowledgebase access, software updates and security alerts.


For more information about how to use Amanda Enterprise to backup to Amazon S3, please visit www.zmanda.com/backup-Amazon-S3.html.

About Zmanda

Zmanda was founded in 2005 to bring the benefits of open source to enterprise backup and recovery. The company offers world's leading open source backup products and services, including Amanda Enterprise and Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL. Amanda Enterprise is a network backup and recovery solution based on Amanda, the world's most popular open source data backup and recovery software. ZRM for MySQL is an advanced and comprehensive backup solution for the MySQL database. Zmanda's corporate leadership includes technology veterans with broad experience in enterprise storage, information management, and open source software. The company's headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information about Zmanda, please go to
http://www.zmanda.com/.

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