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Vembu Technologies Supports Amazon Cloud
VARs, MSPs and Other Service Providers Can Now Start Their Own Online Backup Service With Vembu StoreGrid, the Amazon EC2 Cloud Computing Platform and Amazon S3 Cloud Storage Infrastructure

CHENNAI, INDIA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/29/08 -- Hot on the heels of Amazon removing the Beta tag and releasing Amazon EC2 for production, Vembu Technologies, a fast-growing provider of backup and storage solutions for Service Providers and Remote & Branch Offices (ROBOs) today announced the Beta release of Vembu StoreGrid Cloud AMI which facilitates deploying StoreGrid on Amazon's Cloud Computing Infrastructure.

"This has been a long pending demand from our rapidly growing partner base of over 950 service providers who are MSPs, VARs and IT Solution providers offering online backup services using StoreGrid," said Sekar Vembu, CEO of Vembu Technologies. "We have always focused on giving the benefit of choice to our partners as they go about augmenting their business with an online backup service powered by StoreGrid. Cloud computing options are rapidly gaining momentum! As an aspiring leader in the online backup category, we recognize the need to provide the choice of deploying StoreGrid on leading cloud computing platforms -- and nothing beats Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3 for a start," he adds.

So far, Vembu Technologies have primarily worked with partners who are willing to host StoreGrid in their own data centers and offer online backup services to their customers. With the StoreGrid Cloud AMI, any IT solution provider can now start an online backup service without any capital investment. Besides the current practise of deploying the StoreGrid backup server and replication server in their own data centers, service providers now have the added options of:

--  Running their StoreGrid backup server and replication servers in the
    Amazon Cloud. The (Windows or Linux) servers will run on Amazon EC2
    instances with Amazon EBS volume as the mounted storage; for additional
    redundancy, data in the EBS volume is backed up as a snapshot to Amazon S3
    storage.

--  Deploying a StoreGrid backup server in their own data center and
    having the StoreGrid replication server running on Amazon EC2

--  Following an 'appliance like' approach: have multiple StoreGrid backup
    servers 'on-premise' at customer locations so that there is local copy of
    the backup data for quick restores. The StoreGrid Cloud AMI can function as
    a replication server to replicate the various 'on-premise backup server' to
    the Amazon Cloud -- in effect, providing an additional recovery option
    that's especially relevant in the context of physical disasters.
    

As the company constantly reiterates, it's all about giving the service provider fantastic choice & deployment flexibility! Down the line, Vembu will also be integrating with other leading Cloud Computing & Storage platforms.

The StoreGrid Cloud AMI Beta is currently available for Windows Server and CentOS Linux server. Other requisite modules like the MySQL 5.0 back-end database are bundled together in the StoreGrid Cloud AMI to facilitate ease of deployment for partners. As they move into their production release (scheduled for December 2008), the company is working on automating cloud deployments and making the setup process as seamless as possible for service providers.

More details on using the StoreGrid Cloud AMI are available at http://www.vembu.com/storegrid/amazon-ec2-s3-cloud-online-backup.html and on the company blog at http://blogs.vembu.com/

About Vembu Technologies

Founded in 2004 Vembu Technologies is a fast-growing provider of innovative backup and storage solutions to Service Providers and Remote & Branch Offices (ROBOs). Vembu's flagship product StoreGrid is a flexible, feature-packed data backup software ideal for heterogeneous environments. While Service Providers deploy StoreGrid to offer their small and medium customers a powerful managed online backup solution for their workstations and servers, organisations with distributed offices rely on StoreGrid to manage their data backup requirements across geographically dispersed sites. Vembu Technologies is headquartered in Chennai, India. For further information please visit www.vembu.com or contact +1 432 614 0159.

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Lakshmanan Narayan
Vembu Technologies
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