Zmanda expects to release in one month a major upgrade of its open source backup solution that enables disastery recovery to the cloud and new support for Microsoft SharePoint 2007, PostgreSQL, and Enterprise DB Postgres Plus.
Those are two of many key new features of Amanda Enterprise 3.0, the Sunnyvale, Calif. company announced today.
The new release will offer enterprise-level benefits for the modern data center for a fraction of the price of proprietary products, according to the company, which positions its products to small business and medium sized businesses.
Customers will be able to backup and recovery data from disks, tape, optical devices or clouds such as Amazon S3. In addition, the enhanced version offers support for disk-to-disk-to-tape and disk-to-disk-to-cloud backup capabilities so that IT managers can do a quick backup to disk and and then vault another backup to tape or the cloud on their schedule.
AE 3.0 offers new media and device management features and location directives that enable customers to select geographically what and where to store backup data on the cloud. All of this gives administrators flexibility in determing how data and applications will be stored, the company also said.
It will be available in roughly 30 days at Zmanda's online store at a starting price of $100 per client and $300 per application agent. AE 3.0 is in beta testing.