Introducing Zmanda 5.0: One-Stop Enterprise Data Protection Solution

Zmanda 5.0 Release

Key enhancements

  • Zmanda Cloud Storage for 50% lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and reduced administrative overhead
  • AWS Glacier enhancements for enhanced archival and retrieval capabilities
  • SSO (Single Sign-on) integration for enhanced security and simplified authentication
  • Global exclusion policies for optimized backups now available for Windows systems
  • And more


Enterprises face the challenge of managing increasing data and operations while keeping expenses in check. Scaling and minimizing complexities can be a time-consuming and expensive task. To streamline this process, we are excited to introduce Zmanda 5.0, the latest release of our backup & disaster recovery solution.

Zmanda 5.0 offers a range of unique features designed to make scaling and managing backups more straightforward for enterprises.

Let’s jump right into some of the new key features:

Zmanda Cloud Storage for 50% Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Reduced Administrative Overhead

You can say goodbye to the hassle of searching for a cloud storage solution for your backup needs with Zmanda 5.0. This latest release offers a natively integrated cloud storage platform, Zmanda Cloud Storage, powered by Wasabi.

With Zmanda Cloud Storage, you get:-

  • 50% TCO savings and predictable billing
  • 3-2-1 backup with ransomware protection in 15 minutes with the help of immutable backup
  • Zero administrative overhead with native integration
  • Scalable, reliable, and cost-effective backup storage
  • Automatic replication for redundancy and protection against data loss or corruption
  • Single tier that is always hot and ready to access

All Zmanda purchases include 1TB of Zmanda Cloud Storage. Pay for what you need above that. Our pricing model eliminates egress fees, API expenses, and other hidden costs, giving you the assurance to focus on your business. So, don’t delay, get Zmanda 5.0 today and achieve scalable, reliable, cost-effective managed cloud storage for your enterprise backups.

AWS Glacier Enhancements for Enhanced Archival and Retrieval Capabilities

Enterprises must comply with regulatory requirements for data preservation, which can be costly if data is stored in Instant Retrieval storage classes for an extended period. To address this challenge, Zmanda 5.0 offers AWS Glacier integration enhancement.

By using this feature, data can be transited across Glacier Instant Retrieval, Flexible Retrieval, and Deep Archive based on the lifecycle rules defined in Zmanda. This will help in more efficient cost management based on your storage requirement.

SSO Integration for Enhanced Security and Simplified Authentication

Approximately 50% of data breaches are due to poor password security. Therefore, enterprises need authentication that is both secure and convenient. With Zmanda 5.0, you get the best of both worlds. Single Sign-On (SSO) integration allows you to configure your preferred identity provider, such as AzureAD, Okta, or Auth0, and leverage their capabilities, such as multi-factor authentication (MFA). SSO makes it easy to access the Zmanda Management Console securely using your existing corporate credentials.

But the benefits of SSO integration go beyond convenience. By leveraging MFA, SSO integration significantly improves security for your organization, reducing the risk of unauthorized access. Plus, all your employees can avoid the hassle of remembering multiple usernames and passwords, increasing productivity across your organization.

Global Exclusion Policy for Optimized Backups Now Available for Windows Systems

While Zmanda 4.2 offered a global exclusion policy feature for Linux, the newly released Zmanda 5.0 now extends this feature to Windows systems as well, making it a versatile solution for enterprises using the either operating system. This feature enables enterprises to exclude certain files and folders, such as system files, cache files, or temporary files, from backup and restore processes.

With this feature, you can establish a global policy that excludes specific files or folders using complete paths and file extensions through regular expressions to achieve faster backups, reduce storage requirements, and lower costs.

Next Steps

Zmanda 5.0 is available for existing customers to upgrade without incurring any extra costs or fees. By upgrading to this version, existing customers can take advantage of the latest advanced features.

And we’re running a special, limited promotion. Contact us to qualify for 100TB free of Zmanda Cloud Storage for 1 year.

As we continue to enhance our solution, we are committed to providing you with the best disaster recovery and ransomware protection features in our upcoming releases. You can learn about more of the latest features on our What’s New page.

To learn more about the features and benefits of Zmanda 5.0, please refer to our release notes. We also recommend reading our product guide to make the most of Zmanda. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.

Experience Zmanda’s potential with our new cloud-based free trial environment. You can set it up instantly in the sandbox environment to explore Zmanda’s capabilities. Navigate its intuitive interface, gain valuable insights, and unlock its numerous advantages. Sign up for our free trial today and begin your data protection journey!


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