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December 03, 2008

Zmanda's Revenue and Subscriber Base Quadrupled in 2008 via Open Source Data Protection Solutions

While data protection is a key factor in all sized businesses, the cost of data protection has become a challenge for businesses that are affected by economical crisis.
In an effort to ease such a challenge, Zmanda’s open source simple and affordable data protection solutions has come as a relief for many, says Zmanda, an open source enterprise backup and Recovery company.
By the end of 2008, the company claims to have hundreds of new customers spanning 40 countries across the globe and as well as new product lines, which will expand company’s open source backup to the backup-to-cloud space. The company’s revenue and subscriber base quadrupled in 2008 and it is indicated that the company's backup solutions are still gaining momentum in industries such as Web 2.0, media, higher education, internet services, defense, and government, said the company.
In July, Zmanda had launched Amanda Enterprise, a product that offered complete heterogeneous open source backup and recovery solution. The product included - comprehensive platform coverage that would backup multiple Windows, Linux, Solaris/OpenSolaris, and Mac OS X clients to a master backup server running on Linux or Solaris; comprehensive application coverage that supported Microsoft (News - Alert) SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange and Oracle; Windows system state protection for fast system restoration and bare-metal recovery; support for Microsoft volume shadow copy service (VSS); and more.
In October, Zmanda had released an upgraded version of Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) 3.0, which is specifically designed for MySQL backup and recovery tool. The manager included features such as MySQL storage engine and snapshot intelligence, replication support, and integration of backup operations with MySQL binary logs. Some of its enhancement included - ZRM Windows edition; expanded support for Linux Platform; backup support for MySQL-based applications; and more.
Zmanda also said that identification of the cloud as a storehouse for secondary storage will come as boon - for disaster recovery purposes.
In November, the company had rolled out Zmanda Internet Backup (ZIB), which is a new Internet backup solution for Windows and also a cost-effective and easy-to-use data protection solution for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that need backup and disaster recovery for their Windows Server and applications, said company.
In 2008, Zmanda had entered into new relationships with several technology vendors like Sun, Oracle (News - Alert) and more. Zmanda and Sun announced a partnership agreement in March. Under the terms of the agreement, Sun was allowed to resell ZRM for MySQL.
Zmanda’s ZRM and Amanda Enterprise are fully certified on Sun Open Storage platforms.
In July, Zmanda had announced Amanda Enterprise support for Oracle databases running on Oracle Enterprise Linux, Solaris and Windows. The company’s product was also integrated with InnoDB, which is a transactional storage engine distributed by Oracle.
Zmanda has also expanded its relationship with Amazon Web Services twice in 2008. In January, Zmanda announced addition of an option to Amanda Enterprise that facilitated businesses of all sizes to securely backup, archive and recover valuable data via the Internet to Amazon S3 in an affordable manner. This resulted in several customers storing Terabytes of business critical backup data on the Amazon S3 Cloud, says company.
In June, Zmanda integrated NetApp and ZRM, in order to allow MySQL customers to implement continuous data protection for mission-critical MySQL databases. In October, the company integrated ZRM 3.0 for MySQL with EMC (News - Alert) SnapView, in order to continuous data protection for mission-critical MySQL database applications.
Zmanda claims that many companies such as Amazon, Cisco, Raytheon (News - Alert), Sony, Travelocity, Yelp, Harvard Children's Hospital, and Yahoo! Mail rely on company’s backup and recovery solutions.

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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