Zmanda CEO, Chander Kant, to discuss why an open source backup and recovery software solution is a key element of a comprehensive data protection strategy.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – June 17, 2008 – Zmanda™ , the leader open source in backup and recovery software, today announced that Chander Kant, chief executive officer, Zmanda, will deliver a presentation entitled, “Open Source Backup and Recovery”, at the fourth annual Red Hat Summit. The company will also be exhibiting at the event, which will be held June 18-20, 2008 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Kant’s session, part of the “Beyond the Operating System” track, will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. local time.

Red Hat Summit is the IT industry’s premiere open source technology conference. More than 1,000 engineers, architects, and business decision makers attend the conference. Red Hat Summit is a forum for innovations and trends in open source technology; and where attendees gather to hear customer stories, watch demonstrations, and participate in hands-on workshops. At the conference, Red Hat and its partners will also share information about the future of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and its related infrastructure.

“Red Hat Summit provides us with a focused platform where attendees already appreciate the benefits of open source software,” said Kant. “I look forward to discussing the additional benefits Zmanda brings to the backup and recovery market through our robust, scalable, and heterogeneous backup and recovery solutions.”

Among the Zmanda products on display at the event will be Amanda Enterprise, an enhanced and supported version of the world’s most popular open source backup and recovery software that is distributed with both community and enterprise Linux distributions from Red Hat. Amanda Enterprise allows users to backup, archive, and recover servers, workstations, desktops and business-critical applications across a network. The backup data and archives can be stored on disks, tape, optical devices or online storage services such as Amazon Simple Storage Service™(S3).

Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL will also be exhibited at the event. ZRM is an easy-to-use, flexible and robust open source backup and recovery solution for MySQL databases and the only solution endorsed by MySQL. ZRM enables database administrators to centrally manage all backup operations including full, incremental, raw or logical backup, one-click point-in-time recovery, and hot backup & recovery with continuous data protection across local, remote or clustered MySQL servers.

Zmanda is the only backup vendor in Red Hat Exchange, a program designed to access the benefits of open source software solutions. Zmanda subscribers can expect all the same benefits they have grown accustomed to from Red Hat including low cost of ownership, elimination of vendor lock-in and ongoing value delivered through an annual subscription business model.

To learn more about Zmanda’s open source backup and recovery solutions, visit Zmanda on the Red Hat Summit exhibition floor in booth A4 or online at

About Zmanda

Zmanda is the global leader in open source enterprise backup and recovery. The company’s solutions — Amanda Enterprise and Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL — are designed to make it radically 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 data backup and recovery software with more than half a million active installations worldwide. ZRM for MySQL is the first mission-critical backup and recovery solution designed specifically for MySQL databases. Today, businesses in 25 countries trust Zmanda to protect their corporate data. Zmanda’s headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information about Zmanda, please go to more information about Zmanda, please go to

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