Zmanda Opens Strategic Development Center in Pune, India

PUNE, INDIA. - December 20, 2006 Zmanda Inc., the leader in open source backup and recovery software and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, today announced the opening of its development center in Pune, India. The Pune office is a strategic location for Zmanda, leveraging the world-class software development talent residing in India. K. K. George, an industry veteran in storage software, manages the center.

"Pune, with its focus on open source, outstanding technology infrastructure, thriving storage software ecosystem and talented workforce, is an ideal place for Zmanda to set up its product development organization," said Chander Kant, CEO of Zmanda. "The majority of our investment in engineering resources will be done in Pune, and we expect the Pune center to become Zmanda's development backbone."

Zmanda also announced today the availability of a new release of its Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL product. This innovative open source project was designed and developed entirely by Zmanda's development team in Pune.

For more information on the latest release of ZRM for MySQL, please see press release titled, "Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) Now Available for Ubuntu."

"Pune is already known for being an important place for open source-related activities," said Sudhanwa Jogalekar, secretary of the renowned Pune Linux Users Group. "I am very happy to see more and more open source companies coming to Pune. With enterprise- class products from Zmanda rolling out of Pune, the open source community and businesses will benefit to a great extent."

Currently, the Zmanda development center in Pune has 12 employees, and it is expected to grow to about 60 employees within the next two years. Zmanda is aggressively hiring in Pune, and the open positions are listed at: http://www.zmanda.com/jobs.html.

About Zmanda

Zmanda was founded in 2005 to bring the benefits of open source software to the critical operational task of data backup. The company's flagship offering is the Zmanda Network, a suite of software and services for enterprise data backup and recovery. Zmanda Network offers a network backup solution based on Amanda, the world's most popular open source data backup and recovery technology, as well as an application-specific backup solution, ZRM for MySQL. Zmanda's corporate leadership includes veteran executives with experience in enterprise storage and open source software. The company's headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information about Zmanda, please go to www.zmanda.com.


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