( The Hosting News ) – Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB) now supports Windows 7 data and system state backups; users can migrate data from XP and Vista to Windows 7 using ZCB.
Zmandaâ„¢, today announced support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with its Zmanda Cloud Backup (ZCB) product. Users can backup file servers, SQL servers, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, Oracle and MySQL based on Windows Server 2008 R2 to off-site cloud storage. Support is available immediately.
ZCB is a simple GUI-based backup solution that allows Windows users to easily automate their backup and recovery process. This robust and simple-to-use solution provides ongoing protection against disaster, user error and theft. Once ZCB is installed and the backup process is set using its simple scheduler, ZCB automatically backs up files, applications, databases, and networked devices to a storage cloud. The management console allows system administrators to schedule the extraction of backup data from live applications and the upload of backup archives to the storage cloud as independently scheduled operations, reducing the burden of backup operations on production applications and WAN bandwidth. ZCB can also be used to protect either physical or virtual machines.
ZCB uses open format (ZIP64) for storing backup archives. The ZIP64 format enables users to migrate from previous Windows versions to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 using ZCB. Data from a Windows XP based laptop or desktop can be migrated to a Windows 7 based system without needing an external hard disk or a USB flash drive.
“Today’s Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server R2 releases by Microsoft represent major upgrades for IT managers,” said Chander Kant, chief executive officer, Zmanda. “ZCB eases this migration by enabling these two platforms to quickly and easily backup to storage clouds.â€
The price for ZCB 2.0 consists of a flexible pay-as-you-go cost of $0.20/GB/month ($0.25/GB/month for EU) for data transfer and storage on the cloud, with an additional monthly charge of $4.95 per account for the protection of an unlimited number of Windows desktops and servers. This low subscription based pricing makes ZCB ideal for one-time data migration projects. ZCB is immediately available for purchase and download from http://www.zmanda.com/cloud-backup.html.