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Zmanda

Zmanda
About us
Zmanda is the world's leading provider of open source backup and cloud backup software. Our open source development and distribution model enables us to deliver the highest quality backup software at a fraction of the cost of software from proprietary vendors. Our simple-to-use yet feature-rich backup software is complemented by top-notch services and support expected by enterprise customers.
FOUNDED
2005
FOUNDED BY:
Chander Kant Paddy Sreenivasan
KEY PERSON:
Chander Kant
CEO and founder
Chander provides a unique combination of leadership in open source and cloud storage software. He has been involved in both the technology and business sides of open source software and was named one of the "Top 20 Linux Luminaries" by Linux World Magazine in 2004. Prior to Zmanda, Chander founded and ran LinuxCertified, Inc., an open source product and services company.

Earlier in his career, Chander was a business development executive at VERITAS software and served as the product line manager for storage software at SGI. Chander holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and a BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
OFFICES:
Sunnyvale, CA
CLIENTELE:
Zmanda's technologies protect more than a million systems worldwide. Customers in more than 60 countries rely on Zmanda's products to make it simple and affordable to backup and recover data in an increasingly complex and heterogeneous IT environment.
INVESTORS:
(Private) BlueRun Ventures, Canaan Partners, Helion Venture Partners, DFJ-JAIC
COMPETITORS:
CommVault, Mozy.
WEBSITE:
PRODUCT OFFERINGS:
Zmanda is the world's leading provider of open source backup and recovery software. Our open source development and distribution model enables us to deliver the highest quality backup software such as Amanda and Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL at a fraction of the cost of software from proprietary vendors. Our simple-to-use yet feature-rich backup software is complemented by top-notch services and support expected by enterprise customers.

Zmanda's innovations include technology to backup data from live applications and databases directly to a storage cloud. Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB) backs up a Windows
server and live applications such as Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server to Amazon S3 - a highly dependable and scalable online storage.

Zmanda contributes significant development resources to open source data protection projects that share our vision. We also provide hardware, collaboration tools and financial assistance to key developers in the open source community.

Some of the world's most forward thinking companies in 60 countries benefit from the collective insights of a thriving open source backup community delivered in form of Zmanda's products and people.
DIFFERENTIATING FACTORS:
Zmanda offers non-proprietary backup and recovery software. These are at a fraction of the prices of its competitors. Our customers will always be able to recover their data whether they are running our software or not. We provide native support for cloud storage as an alternative for tapes for off-site backups and disaster recovery.
REVENUE MODEL:
We provide our software and cloud storage on a subscription basis (monthly, yearly or multi-year) and also offer services and training.
WHAT NEXT?
Zmanda is a leader in cloud backup and we are continuing to innovate in leveraging cloud storage for data protection. We will also start offering products and services based on OpenStack Swift (open source cloud storage software) which will aid hosting/service providers to backup their customers' data to their own storage. New releases of Zmanda Enterprise and ZRMare also forthcoming.