Zmanda Named a "MySQL Partner of the Year"

Open Source Backup and Recovery Leader Recognized for its High Value to MySQL Users

MySQL Conference & Expo 2008, Santa Clara, Calif. - April 16, 2008 -

Zmanda, Inc., the open source leader in backup and recovery software, today announced that it has been named a "MySQL Partner of the Year" by Sun Microsystems. "MySQL Partner of the Year" awards are given to MySQL partners that have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the MySQL ecosystem with products and services that deliver high value to MySQL users.

Zmanda develops and markets open source backup and recovery software for enterprise applications. The company's Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL represents the first mission-critical backup and recovery solution designed specifically for MySQL databases. Zmanda is highlighting ZRM for MySQL, along with its network backup solution, Amanda Enterprise, at the MySQL Conference & Expo. Zmanda enables MySQL database administrators to take advantage of the latest advancements in snapshot technologies and storage engines to take on mission-critical online transaction processing challenges with confidence.

"We are honored to have received this prestigious award from Sun Microsystems," said Chander Kant, Zmanda CEO. "As the market for the MySQL database has expanded and matured, the need for fast, online, enterprise-grade backup and recovery software is becoming more critical. This award further validates that ZRM for MySQL is meeting this need with a solution that addresses the unique requirements of MySQL database administrators."

Zmanda recently entered into a strategic partnership with Sun Microsystems to deliver a comprehensive, global data backup and recovery solution for MySQL Enterprise customers. MySQL customers can now purchase the Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL directly from Sun.

"Zmanda's outstanding database backup and recovery solution addresses a real need for our MySQL Enterprise customers," said Marten Mickos, senior vice president, Database Group, Sun Microsystems. "We are pleased to name Zmanda a Partner of the Year in recognition of their valuable role in the MySQL open source community. ZRM for MySQL delivers high levels of support and functionality required for even the most demanding database applications."

ZRM for MySQL features a set of powerful and radically simple Web-based graphical tools that let DBAs control backup and recovery across all MySQL servers, as well as precision point-in-time recovery and MySQL storage engine optimization. A new upcoming release of ZRM for MySQL will be enhanced with even faster database recovery using a comprehensive platform of snapshot technologies, as well as ZRM support for InnoDB hot backup.

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 with more than 1/2 million active installations worldwide. Amanda Enterprise enables the backup and recovery of business critical data associated with servers, workstations, desktops, databases and mission-critical applications across the entire network. Businesses using Amanda Enterprise can backup data to tapes, disks, optical devices and Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3).

ZRM for MySQL is an advanced and comprehensive backup solution for the MySQL database with precision recovery capability to any particular transaction or point in time. Today, businesses in 23 countries trust Zmanda to protect their corporate data. The company's headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information about Zmanda, please go to

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