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Zmanda is now offering to back-up MySQL databases to your choice of cloud locations. It's a good move and a great cloud use-case.
ZManda CEO Chander Kent tells CBS News & CNET Technology Analyst Larry Magid about this company's new cloud backup service.
Eucalyptus started out in academics, but has a solid business plan for making its "infrastructure as a service" open-source platform the center of the cloud-computing universe.
Zmanda, which backs the open-source Amanda software, now lets customers back up data to Amazon's S3 online storage service.
A sprawling list of companies, individuals, schools, and others join in an effort to spur the U.S. government to use more open-source software.
The two companies are looking toward acquisitions to grow revenue, but they need to be pragmatic about what to expect from open source.
Zmanda isn't in a sexy market, but it's software is slick, useful, and a dramatic cost improvement over its competitors. Worth a look.
The start-up, which commercializes the Amanda backup and recovery software, netted $8 million in a second round.
The Cloud is not even close to being obscured by Sun, but there are some interesting things the company is talking about this week.