Zmanda Presents "Radically Simple" MySQL Backup and Recovery at MySQL Conference & Expo 2008


Zmanda CEO Chander Kant to Deliver Keynote on the Importance of Protecting Mission-Critical Data with Online Backup and Recovery


MySQL Conference & Expo 2008, Santa Clara, Calif. - April 15, 2008 -

Zmanda, Inc., the open source leader in backup and recovery software, today announced that its CEO and founder, Chander Kant, will deliver a keynote presentation on "Radically Simple Backup & Recovery for Live MySQL," at the sixth annual MySQL Conference and Expo. Ann Ruckstuhl, Zmanda's vice president of sales and marketing, and Dmitri Joukovski, vice president of product management, will also lead conference sessions highlighting technology solutions for backing up and recovering MySQL databases.

Zmanda will exhibit Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL, the first mission-critical backup and recovery solution designed specifically for MySQL databases, at booth number 307 at the MySQL Conference & Expo. Zmanda will also highlight its network backup solution, Amanda Enterprise.

Zmanda recently entered into a strategic partnership with MySQL to deliver a comprehensive, global data backup and recovery solution for MySQL Enterprise customers. MySQL customers can now purchase the Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL directly from MySQL, which is now a part of Sun Microsystems.

"MySQL database administrators have told us that backup and recovery of their enterprise database applications is of crucial importance, especially for large-scale web applications," said Marten Mickos, senior vice president, Database Group, Sun Microsystems. "Zmanda has a unique solution for backing up MySQL data, and we are pleased to be able to offer it now directly to MySQL customers."

"I am honored to give a keynote presentation to the attendees of the sixth annual MySQL Conference and Expo," said Chander Kant, CEO and founder of Zmanda. "As MySQL continues to be used in mission-critical transaction environments, performing fast online backups with no application downtime is absolutely crucial. I look forward to discussing the task of protecting corporate data using ZRM as well as other backup and recovery mechanisms."

ZRM for MySQL is an open source, enterprise-class backup and recovery solution for MySQL and MySQL Cluster databases. It features a set of powerful and radically simple Web-based GUI tools that let DBAs control backup and recovery across all MySQL servers, as well as precision point-in-time recovery and MySQL storage engine optimization. A new upcoming release of ZRM for MySQL will be enhanced with even faster database recovery using a comprehensive platform of snapshot technologies, as well as ZRM support for InnoDB hot backup.

Zmanda's sessions at the MySQL Conference & Expo include:

What: "Radically Simple Backup & Recovery for Live MySQL"
Who: Chander Kant, Zmanda CEO and founder
When: Thursday, April 17, 2008, 10:00 a.m. PT
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Ballroom E

In this keynote presentation Zmanda CEO and founder Chander Kant will discuss the most critical task for database administrators - protecting corporate data using online backup and recovery solutions. He will explain how Zmanda enables MySQL DBAs to take advantage of the latest advancements in snapshot technologies and storage engines to take on mission-critical online transaction processing challenges with confidence.

What: "Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL"
Who: Ann Ruckstuhl, Zmanda vice president, sales and marketing
When: Wednesday, April 16 at 5:15 p.m. PT
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Ballroom H

Ann Ruckstuhl will present a session on Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL and how DBAs can deploy ZRM to protect their MySQL databases. In this session, Ann will discuss in detail how DBAs can use ZRM to select the right types of backup (e.g. logical, raw, snapshot, full or incremental), optimize backup performance, and activate point-in-time granular recovery right from the MySQL Visual Log Analyzer. She will also outline how ZRM can dramatically simplify and streamline day-to-day backup management tasks via its built-in administration tools, reports, monitoring and alerts.

What: "Top 5 Considerations While Setting up Your MySQL Backup"
Who: Dmitri Joukovski, Zmanda vice president, product management
When: Wednesday, April 16 at 4:25 p.m. PT
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Ballroom G

Zmanda's Dmitri Joukovski will provide a list of the top five considerations while planning a solution for backing up MySQL databases and implementing that plan.

About Zmanda

Zmanda (http://www.zmanda.com) was founded in 2005 to bring the benefits of open source to enterprise backup and recovery. The company offers the world's leading open source backup products and services, including Amanda Enterprise and Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL. Amanda Enterprise is a network backup and recovery solution based on Amanda, the world's most popular open source data backup and recovery software with more than 1/2 million active installations worldwide. Amanda Enterprise enables the backup and recovery of business critical data associated with servers, workstations, desktops, databases and mission-critical applications across the entire network. Businesses using Amanda Enterprise can backup data to tapes, disks, optical devices and Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3).

ZRM for MySQL is an advanced and comprehensive backup solution for the MySQL database with precision recovery capability to any particular transaction or point in time. Today, businesses in 23 countries trust Zmanda to protect their corporate data. The company's headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information about Zmanda, please go to http://www.zmanda.com.

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