Zmanda Provides Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery for Large-Scale MySQL Installations

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(The Hosting News) – MySQL Conference and Expo, April 12, 2010 – Zmandaâ„¢, the leader in open source backup software, today announced a Disaster Recovery Option for Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL (ZRM). Additionally, Zmanda optimized Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB) for the online protection of large-scale dynamic MySQL implementations. The simplicity of ZCB and robustness of ZRM can now be applied to environments of any size, ranging from a single MySQL database to those with hundreds of databases.

The Disaster Recovery Option for ZRM provides an economical cloud-based disaster recovery solution for MySQL environments. Instead of replicating every instance of MySQL, this option allows users to replicate only the ZRM server. The solution requires only the mirrored ZRM server to be running in the cloud and allows standby servers to stay dormant until recovery is required. This architecture avoids the accumulation of cloud fees until or unless a system recovery is initiated. This saves thousands of dollars compared to the cost of traditional disaster recovery environments and the savings multiply as the environment grows.

Zmanda also announced a new release of ZCB which is optimized to allow the cloud backup of hundreds of MySQL databases. ZCB runs on a Windows-based server and provides logical full backups of all MySQL databases in the datacenter to the cloud.

“The cost and complexity of implementing an effective disaster recovery solution can create formidable barriers for a business with limited IT resources,” said Chander Kant, chief executive officer of Zmanda. “Zmanda has removed those barriers with the ZRM Disaster Recovery Option by offering a simple, cost effective, cloud-based solution that provides comprehensive protection of MySQL environments.”

ZRM is a sophisticated backup and recovery solution designed specfically for MySQL databases. ZRM includes unique, enterprise-grade features such as MySQL storage engine and snapshot intelligence, replication support, integration of backup operations with MySQL binary logs, and the Zmanda Management Console — a powerful Web-based graphical user interface that lets DBAs control backup and recovery across thousands of MySQL servers from any browser enabled device.

ZCB is a simple GUI-based backup solution that allows Windows users to easily automate their backup and recovery process. Once ZCB is installed and the backup process is set using its simple scheduler, ZCB automatically backs up files, applications, databases, and networked devices to a storage cloud. The management console allows system administrators to schedule the extraction of backup data from live applications and the upload of backup archives to the storage cloud as independently scheduled operations, reducing the burden of backup operations on production applications and WAN bandwidth.

The ZRM Disaster Recovery Option is available immediately at a starting price of $750. ZCB is available immediately at a flexible pay-as-you-go price of $0.20/GB/month ($0.25/GB/month for EU) for data transfer and storage on the cloud, with an additional monthly charge of $4.95 per account for the protection of an unlimited number of MySQL databases.

The MySQL Conference and Expo will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California from April 12-15, 2010. The conference is the largest gathering of MySQL developers, users and DBAs in the world. Zmanda representatives will demonstrate ZRM in booth number 312 of the exhibit hall. Additionally, Mr. Kant and Paddy Sreenivasan of Zmanda will deliver a presentation entitled, Backup up Distributed MySQL Applications – Taking a Snapshot of a Thousand Dancing Dolphins, on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 from 11:55 a.m. local time in Ballroom H.

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About Zmanda
Zmanda, based in Sunnyvale, California, is the global leader in open source enterprise backup and 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 Amazon S3 storage cloud. Businesses in more than 55 countries trust Zmanda to protect their corporate data. For more information about Zmanda, please contact [email protected] or go to

Zmanda Provides Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery for Large-Scale MySQL Installations

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