We are adding support for Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Region in Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB). This is the fifth worldwide location supported by ZCB.
This support provides faster uploads for ZCB users in Japan. Throughput will be significantly higher because of less hops along the way and very high bandwidth connections typically available in Japan. Overall processing will be faster because of lower latency (expected to be single digit millisecond latency for most end users in Japan).
Cloud Backup to Three Continents Now Includes Japan
This support enables users to ensure that their data does not leave Japan, e.g. if required for compliance reasons.
In summary, users in Japan now have an effective and scalable solution to backup their Windows Filesystems, Microsoft Applications and Databases (MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle) to a robust storage cloud
As an introductory offer to our customers in Japan, we are waiving all transfer and storage charges to the Tokyo location until April 30th, 2011. You only pay for the initial setup fees ($4.95) and pro-rated monthly fees ($4.95 per month). After April 30th, our regular charges will apply at par with all other supported regions.
There is more on the horizon for our Japanese customers. We are soon going to offer a fully localized Japanese version of ZCB (Current shipping version has already been tested with Japanese file and folder names). Watch this space for an announcement on that within few weeks.