Protecting data from theft or compromise is one major priority for businesses, but without a strong backup and disaster recovery plan in place, companies of any size are still vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters. For small business owners, the best solutions are often cost-prohibitive or too complex to be managed successfully without a dedicated IT team. Enter Zmanda, an open source, cloud-based data backup company, which targets the SMB market with its affordable and manageable solution.

"Our mission is to bring down the cost of backup and disaster recovery dramatically," said Chander Kant, Zmanda's chief executive officer. "That's in terms of both cost and complexity."

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