Bacula Systems continues the geographical expansion of its partner network; now offers higher quality service to its customers in Japan
Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland), June 2014 – Bacula Systems SA, the leading Enterprise Open Core Network Backup & Restore software company announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Thirdware Inc to distribute Bacula Enterprise Edition in Japan. Thirdware Inc. becomes the distributor for Bacula Systems in Japan with sales and pre-sales responsibilities and full technical support delivery.
To answer the increased demand for Bacula Enterprise Edition in Japan, Bacula Systems and Thirdware have worked together for the last six months to translate the related manuals and documentation into Japanese language and localize the much-awarded Bacula Enterprise Edition software. Enterprises will now have ongoing local technical support for the full range of Bacula Enterprise Editions’ backup and restore features and plugins.
“We are delighted to partner with Thirdware, making our technology available to the numerous Japanese open source Bacula users who need a modern Enterprise solution. In addition, Bacula Enterprise Edition now becomes available to Japanese corporates who are tired of paying astronomical fees to proprietary backup and restore vendors and no longer accept being locked into those solutions anymore” says Aristide Caraccio, VP Sales & Marketing Worldwide with Bacula Systems.
“Signing a partnership with Bacula Systems was a natural step for Thirdware Inc. Bacula Enterprise Edition perfectly complements our very successful replication offer: DRDB from Linbit. We already receive many requests for Bacula Enterprise Edition from Bacula community users and reputed enterprises. With the localized software, the manual that is translated, our technical support set up and our training program, we are now ready to fully serve the Japanese market” says Motoharu Kubo, CEO of Thirdware Inc.
About Bacula Systems:
Bacula Systems is the leading Enterprise Open Core network backup and restore software company, combining Bacula’s enterprise-class open standards software with first-class support and professional services. Bacula Systems, is known in the industry for its commitment to safe, secure and reliable backup solutions. It represents the disruptive force of open core in the industry, combined with professional development methodologies, support and accountability expected from enterprise software vendors. Leveraging the millions of downloads of the community project, Bacula is by far the most popular Open Source software solution for network backup, data recovery and protection of computer data. Bacula Systems provides world-class technical support, renowned training courses and Bacula Enterprise Edition products via Bacula Systems Subscriptions.
About Thirdware Inc.
Thirdware has been dedicated to open source since 1997, including Linux, email, and high-availability solutions. Thirdware’s mission is to provide Open Source Data Protection. Based on this concept, Thirdware have been supporting DRBD – real time data replication software – for years, and started to support Bacula Enterprise Edition, a fully-featured network backup software solution via its partnership with Bacula Systems. Through Bacula Systems subscription model, Thirdware offers Bacula Enterprise Edition as well as a sophisticated, high level support and training mainly to Japanese customers, in native language.