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Bacula Systems Empowers Data Centers with Bacula Enterprise Edition For Next-Generation Open Source Backup and Restore

  • September 14, 2010, Rob Morrison

Enterprise-class, Open Source Network Backup and Restore Solution Brings High-Value, Low-TCO Opportunity to IT Departments by overcoming cost and scalability barriers.


Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland - Sept. 14, 2010 - Bacula Systems®, the world's leading provider of commercial open source backup and restore software, announced today the availability of Bacula Enterprise Edition 4.0TM, delivering advanced backup features from open source software for the first time.

The announcement continues Bacula System's commitment to offering a highly scalable, modern, open source backup and restore solution to the enterprise, through accelerated development of the Bacula project, and by delivering highest quality professional support to the IT industry.

The primary features of the Bacula Enterprise Edition 4.0 include:


  • BWeb Enterprise Management Center to manage multiple data centers.
  • Scalability up to thousands of servers and clients.
  • Modern, modular and multi-threaded design.
  • Exceptionally stable network backup and data verification in large IT environments.
  • Advanced levels of security built in every layer.
  • Backup to disk, tape, and robotic media libraries.
  • High availability in a clustered environment
  • File level deduplication.
  • MySQL and Postgres database compatibility.
  • Improved Microsoft VSS functionality.
  • New Windows plug-ins such as registry, systemstate, Active Directory, Exchange and SharePoint.
  • Windows bare metal recovery.
  • Bacula Systems Support Services.
  • Long term support for Enterprise Edition 4.0 – minimum of 4 years.


Since Bacula Systems announced earlier this year that Bacula had passed the one million download milestone (now 1.33 million), more large enterprises, such as Netlog, have chosen to adopt Bacula Systems' Subscription services and enterprise-class solution in order to modernize their IT environment and drive costs down. Netlog, an online social portal available in 37 languages with more than 63 million members throughout Europe, found the licensing terms of its proprietary backup software inflexible, inhibiting its ability to scale to meet market demands. "We needed to find a highly scalable product with modern architecture, that reduced costs and was flexible enough to support all our systems, so Bacula was the best backup product we could use" said Nicolas Van Eenaeme, Director of ITS, Netlog.

Bacula Systems earlier this year launched its Accelerated Development Initiative, which is focused on developing enterprise-class features and modules for the Bacula project to further bring open source backup and restore to large enterprises. As part of this initiative, Bacula Systems is today announcing the BWeb Enterprise Edition, a multipurpose web-based graphical user interface management and monitoring tool for Bacula Enterprise Edition. “The Bacula Systems Accelerated Development Initiative has resulted in many new technical features, including the 'BWeb Enterprise Management Center' which can manage multiple Bacula installations for very large enterprises” said Dr. Kern Sibbald, CTO and Chairman of Bacula Systems, and founder of the Bacula project. “Modules for added Oracle backup capabilities are also near completion, and will further add to the value of the Bacula Systems Subscription”, added Sibbald.


Bacula Systems also today announced the availability of its new service to small and medium businesses: a special 'Lite' subscription for small deployments that gives access to leading Bacula engineers and support team, and access to Bacula patches - all available through its web portal. "Bacula Systems offers the most popular open source backup product in the market today, and frees the enterprise from vendor lock-in." said Jack Griffin CEO, Bacula Systems. “No company should feel forced to pay the outrageous licensing fees typical of today's proprietary backup vendors. Our customers only pay for real, direct value; not licensing”, added Griffin.


About Bacula Systems:

Bacula Systems provides the highest quality support, training and professional services for the Bacula open-source backup and recovery software platform. Bacula is the leading enterprise backup solution that is 100% open-source, free of license costs and adheres strictly to open standards.

First released in 2002, Bacula has eliminated the high cost and vendor lock-in of proprietary software for thousands of enterprises, government agencies and educational institutions around the globe.


Headquartered in Switzerland with offices in the US, the Netherlands, Germany and France, Bacula Systems was founded by the developers of Bacula in response to growing demand for professional support and services to match the quality of the open source Bacula software. More information at https://www.baculasystems.com


About Netlog

Netlog is the Leading Online Youth Community in Europe & Middle East, where young people make friends by building a digital identity, sharing experiences and playing games. The community counts over 56 million members and is growing by half a million new members every week.



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Rob Morrison is the marketing director at Bacula Systems. He started his IT marketing career with Silicon Graphics in Switzerland, performing strongly in various marketing management roles for almost 10 years. In the next 10 years Rob also held various marketing management positions in JBoss, Red Hat and Pentaho ensuring market share growth for these well-known companies. He is a graduate of Plymouth University and holds an Honours Digital Media and Communications degree, and completed an Overseas Studies Program.

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