Chennai Firm Vembu Offers Backup on Amazon Cloud

Chennai-based Vembu Technologies has launched a backup virtual appliance called StoreGrid Cloud AMI on the Amazon cloud infrastructure.

The online backup ‘virtual appliance’ on Amazon Web Services is supposed to let service providers offer an online backup service to their small and medium business (SMB) customers without any upfront capital investment in a data center.

This is what Vembu had to say today:

Online backup service providers can now configure the StoreGrid Cloud AMI virtual appliance to run as a backup server in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). StoreGrid Cloud AMI will use the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) to store backup data from client machines at remote locations. The StoreGrid Cloud AMI virtual appliance also leverages Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) to store meta-data information in the MySQL relational database.

Supports Multiple OS
The Vembu folks say the startup’s StoreGrid Cloud AMI virtual appliance is based on the company’s StoreGrid Service Provider Edition, which supports backup of Windows PC, Mac OS X, Windows Server, Linux Server, FreeBSD Server, Open Solaris, MS Exchange Server, MS SQL Server, MS SharePoint and MySQL.

StoreGrid Cloud AMI is offered as an annual subscription per StoreGrid backup client – $30 for desktops and $60 for servers.

Founded in 2004, Vembu Technologies is the brainchild of IITians Sekar Vembu and Lakshmanan Narayan.

2 Responses to "Chennai Firm Vembu Offers Backup on Amazon Cloud"

  1. babyface   April 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    vembu is interesting.. probably one of the very few who has got both bachelor’s and master’s from an IIT.

    Go Mechies!

  2. shadowfax_arbit   April 21, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Bringing in some politics, the name ‘vembu’ is injustice to the co-founder Lakshmanan Narayan. I would have never agreed for this! Responds:

    If Lakshmanan Narayan is not protesting, why should we be concerned. Maybe, Lakshmanan Narayan is just a uppu-ku-chappani (dummy variable, doesn’t count for much) at Vembu. Maybe, it was not his idea, maybe he did not put in as much money, maybe the Vembu guy won the toss, who knows?

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