Carbonite Acquires Cloud Backup Company Zmanda

Carbonite is an online backup solutions company for consumers and SMBs.  Carbonite has acquired Zmanda, a provider of open source and cloud backup solutions company.

Zmanda Logo“Zmanda is a great strategic fit for Carbonite. Carbonite has focused on backing up computers and mobile devices, while Zmanda has focused on backing up servers and databases. In the small to medium business (SMB) market, most companies need both,” said David Friend, Chairman and CEO of Carbonite.  “Furthermore, IT resellers and MSPs want to be able to offer their clients a complete cloud backup solution from one vendor that protects both computers and servers. We believe that adding in the Zmanda capabilities to Carbonite Business significantly expands our opportunity and will enable us to further capture the emerging and fast growing SMB cloud backup market.”

Zmanda was founded in 2005 and provides an enhanced version of open source backup project Amanda, which is expected to be deployed on over 1 million systems worldwide.  Zmanda provides full commercial support for Amanda.  Zmanda provides a centralized backup of file systems, virtual machines, applications, and databases.  The acquisition is expected to close in Q4 2012.

“In the backup world, one size does not fit all. Specific market segments require specific solutions, and for SMBs, these solutions must be affordable,” stated Carbonite SVP of Engineering Oussama El-Hilali. “Similar to Carbonite’s intrinsic ease-of-use and affordability, Zmanda delivers a very robust offering that is also impressively simple and cost-effective. I look forward to working with the Zmanda team to integrate the solutions into the Carbonite Business product line.”

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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