Explosive data growth, combined with demanding requirements for data availability, has placed a tremendous burden on IT operations start at businesses of all sizes. Yet, many organizations do not have the budget to purchase and manage complex and expensive backup and recovery software products.
Amanda Enterprise was designed to address these challenges providing a backup and recovery solution that combines fast installation, simplified management, enterprise-class functionality, and low-cost subscription fees. As an open source product, Amanda Enterprise only uses standard formats and tools — effectively freeing you from being locked into a vendor to recover your archived data.
A single backup server can back up and recover dozens of computers and scale to hundreds.
Backup Fault Tolerance
Since backup touches most of your IT infrastructure, any of the moving parts can have a potential glitch. Architecture of Amanda Enterprise allows it to keep running even in the face of multiple faults.
Flexible Media Options
Choose from a wide range of media for backup, including tape, tape libraries, disks (DAS, NAS, SAN, RAID), optical jukeboxes, and online storage.
Internet Storage using Amazon S3
Use Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to backup, archive, and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the Internet. Gain access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage architecture that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites. And, it is backed by Amazon´s 99.9% service level agreement. Amanda Enterprise’s Amazon S3 Storage Option is the only Solution today that offers online data backup using cloud computing.
One graphic, web-based management console enables centralized protection and recovery of file systems, databases, and applications–even if they are located remotely.
The Rapid Installer lets you install and configure your backup and recovery environment in minutes.
A unique scheduler automatically determines backup levels to optimize network and storage usage.
Automated Data Retention and Disposition Policy
Ever-expanding government regulations such as HIPAA and Sarbanes-Oxley put an incredible amount of pressure on businesses to comply with data security, retention, and retrieval requirements. Amanda Enterprise allows you to automate your data retention and disposition policy, setting the stage for effective compliance management and e-discovery.
Backups are staged to one or more “holding disks”, allowing later migration to tape or other media. Multiple clients can be backed simultaneously to the same holding disk to improve performance and reduce the total backup time.
Recovering files is quick and easy with Amanda Enterprise.
Open Source & Open Standards
As an open source product, Amanda Enterprise does not use any proprietary data formats. The technologies employed are open source and, thus, freely available to anyone. Data can be recovered using standard operating system tools and utilities.
Many layers of security ensure that backup data, communications, and access to the backup process itself are all secured.
Comprehensive Backup Reporting
Built-in reporting Module provides insights into various backup operations. Amanda Enterprise provides comprehensive reports for quick discovery of problems, capacity planning and compliance management, helping you to meet the business objectives of data protection.