Zmanda Delivers Enterprise-Class Open Source Backup & Recovery for Solaris and Mac OS X

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Amanda Enterprise Now Backs Up Corporate Data on Solaris and Mac OS X for One-fifth the Cost of Proprietary Solutions

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Mac and Solaris users now have access to best-in-breed enterprise backup and recovery solutions based on the innovations and contributions from the open source community, while enjoying 24x7 commercial support from Zmanda

Zmanda™, the open source leader in backup and recovery software, today announced that it has added Solaris 10 and Mac OS X to the growing list of platforms supported by its flagship product, Amanda Enterprise. Amanda Enterprise now covers all major IT platforms, delivering a commercial-grade backup and recovery solution at one-fifth the cost of leading proprietary backup software.

"Mac and Solaris users now have access to best-in-breed enterprise backup and recovery solutions based on the innovations and contributions from the open source community, while enjoying 24x7 commercial support from Zmanda," said Chander Kant, Zmanda CEO. "For small and medium-size businesses, the critical task of backup and recovery of PC, server, database, and email applications can be an expensive and challenging endeavor. Zmanda is proud to make enterprise backup possible for everyone with our affordable and secure solution that's simple to manage and use."

Amanda Enterprise is the enhanced and supported version of Amanda, the world's most popular open source backup and recovery software with more than half a million active installations. Amanda Enterprise delivers robust enterprise features including enhanced usability, security, application support, documentation and updates, to make Amanda Enterprise a cost-effective yet powerful solution for protecting critical corporate data.

New platforms supported in the latest version of Amanda Enterprise include:

  •     Amanda Enterprise Backup Server for Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris on both Intel/AMD and SPARC architectures
  •     Zmanda Backup Client for Mac OS X on both PowerPC and Intel architectures
  •     Amanda Backup Server and Client for Fedora 7

This release is especially significant for Solaris shops as they now have the ability to run Amanda Enterprise exclusively on Solaris and OpenSolaris platforms. With Amanda Enterprise's simple and secure Web management console, system and storage administrators can perform remote backup and recovery anytime, anywhere, even via an Internet-enabled mobile device such as the Apple iPhone.

Zmanda backup and recovery solutions offer unprecedented cost savings for businesses. For example, the average cost for Amanda Enterprise in a Solaris IT environment consisting of one backup server, 10 clients and an autochanger with two tape drives is less than $3,000, as compared to over $15,000 for a comparable proprietary backup solution.

Amanda Enterprise is available today as part of a paid subscription that includes certified software, technical support, knowledgebase access, software updates and security alerts. Solaris 10 and Mac OS X add to the comprehensive list of operating systems already supported by Amanda Enterprise, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, openSUSE, Ubuntu, Debian and Microsoft Windows.

For more information about Amanda Enterprise, please go to

About Zmanda

Zmanda was founded in 2005 to bring the benefits of open source to enterprise backup and recovery. The company offers the 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

Zmanda is a trademark of Zmanda Incorporated in the USA. Other products mentioned may be trademarks of their respective corporations.


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