Today Sun announced the new 7000 line (aka Amber Road) of open storage appliances. Amber Road runs OpenSolaris and ZFS on industry-standard x86 hardware and includes innovative management software developed by Sun’s FISHworks (Fully Integrated Software and Hardware) group.
Our engineers worked along with Sun’s technologists on Amber Road in Sun’s labs for past few weeks, and today we are announcing support for Amber Road with both of our products Amanda Enterprise and Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL.
Amber Road is another example of innovation and value created by combination of open source and open systems. Combine Amber Road with Zmanda’s open source backup products and you can deploy an extremely scalable and blazing fast backup solution at 1/5th the cost of products from proprietary vendors. We are also offering a free 60 days trial to all Sun Storage Systems customers (please contact your Sun or Zmanda sales rep for this).