New version includes direct and hybrid cloud backup, up to 3X faster cloud data transfers, granular application backup support and localization for Japanese and German speaking users.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 30, 2011 –/– Zmandaâ„¢, the industry’s leading provider of open source and cloud-based backup and disaster recovery solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB) 4.0. This fourth generation of cloud backup software from Zmanda offers the highest levels of flexibility, performance and ease of use available on the market today.

ZCB 4.0 provides users the choice to store backups directly on the cloud; on local disks; or in a hybrid backup configuration, which is an intelligent combination of the two. In addition, ZCB 4.0 offers performance improvements of up to three times the speed for uploads and downloads; richer application backup support that allows users to backup selective data stores in Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft SQL Server; differential backups of Microsoft SharePoint, and configurable multi-threaded data transfer support. ZCB 4.0 also features a new user-friendly GUI that has been fully localized to Japanese and German languages and supports backup and recovery of file or folder names in all languages.

With ZCB 4.0, Zmanda also unveiled the ZCB Global Dashboard, a web-based interface that monitors the backup activity and cloud storage used across multiple ZCB installations. This interface can be used by IT managers, service providers and resellers to monitor large-scale installations of ZCB.

“As the cloud backup market matures, Zmanda is working to give customers and resellers greater flexibility and increased options for when, where and how they handle their backup data,” said Chander Kant, CEO, Zmanda. “ZCB 4.0 is a simple yet versatile solution that will satisfy the needs of everyone; from non-technical users to those who want to leverage more advanced functionality.”

ZCB is a unique solution that backs up files, applications, databases, and network storage devices to a storage cloud. ZCB features a user-friendly GUI that allows Windows users to easily automate their backup and recovery process. ZCB runs on demand or based on user configured schedules, and backs up live applications to Amazon S3 cloud. Uploads are fast and can be paused and resumed, thus reducing the burden of backup operations on production applications and WAN bandwidth. The backups are stored in ZIP64 format, giving users the option to access and reuse their files even without ZCB.

ZCB 4.0 is available worldwide for a flexible pay-as-you-go price of $0.15/GB/month for data transfer and storage on the cloud, with an additional setup and monthly charge of $4.95 per account for the protection of an unlimited number of Windows desktops and servers. Zmanda also offers all ZCB customers a free tier which makes it free to store and transfer up to 25 GB data to the cloud. To purchase ZCB 4.0, please visit

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“As a solutions provider to small businesses one of our greatest challenges is implementing a comprehensive yet easy-to-use backup solution. Zmanda Cloud Backup makes it easy to backup folder data, Exchange, SQL, and SharePoint data to Amazon S3 cloud storage as well as an external hard disk or SAN. Zmanda’s support has also been excellent. I now recommend Zmanda Cloud Backup to all my small business customers,” said Corey Solomon, General Manager of CompuSol Panama S.A.

“ZCB Global Dashboard has enabled us to deliver a much better service to our customers. Now we can monitor backup activity and respond to problem situations faster. In addition, it gives cloud storage usage for each of our customer machines, hence enabling us to accurately and independently bill all our Managed Service Backup clients,” said Martin Dunsby, CEO, HybridgeIT.

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About Zmanda
Zmanda, based in Sunnyvale, California, is the global leader in open source enterprise backup and recovery. The company’s products — Amanda Enterprise, Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL, and Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB) — make it 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 backup and recovery software with more than half a million active installations worldwide. ZRM for MySQL is the first mission-critical backup solution designed specifically for MySQL databases. ZCB is the first Windows backup solution to backup both files and live applications to the Amazon S3 storage cloud. Businesses in more than 60 countries trust Zmanda to protect their corporate data. For more information about Zmanda, please contact or go to

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Diane Miller
Robinson Marketing

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