Open-source firm Zmanda nets new funds

The start-up, which commercializes the Amanda backup and recovery software, netted $8 million in a second round.

SAN FRANCISCO--Zmanda, which develops the open-source Amanda backup and recovery software, has raised $8 million in a second round of funding. Helion Venture Partners led the round, and earlier investors BlueRun Ventures and Canaan Partners participated, the company said Tuesday in conjunction with the Open Source Business Conference here.

The company plans to use the funding to expand its business and its research and development. The company sells support subscriptions to its Zmanda Network, which includes support for Amanda Enterprise and Zmanda Recovery Manager software.

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