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Press release: Bacula Users and Partners Conference 2014 sponsored by WBSgo, Univention and Bacula Systems

  • February 14, 2014, Rob Morrison

Bacula Users and Partners Conference 2014 sponsored by WBSgo, Univention and Bacula Systems

Berlin, Germany – February 13h, 2014

With more than 2 millions downloads of the Open Source Bacula Backup & Restore software, the Bacula community is very large and spread worldwide.

Many Bacula developers and users as well as Bacula Systems customers and Business Partners requested an event to gather together and to celebrate and reinforce the Open Source and Commercial Open Source themes of the Bacula Project and Bacula Systems.

By popular demand, Bacula Systems has organized the first International Bacula Users and Partners Conference that will be held in Berlin, Germany on the 21st of March 2014.

This Conference will host prestigious speakers including Karsten Gerloff, president of the Free Software Foundation Europe; Kern Sibbald, Bacula project designer and CTO of Bacula Systems; Ignacio Gilart, co-founder and CEO of WBSgo and Cord Martens, Sales Director of Univention.

The Bacula Users & Partners Conference will also give the opportunity to all attendees to share their experience, to learn some technical tips and to get a clear idea of the future of both Bacula and Bacula Enterprise Edition.

This event is sponsored by:

WhiteBearSolutions® (WBSgo®), headquartered in Madrid, is an IT company that develops open source appliance solutions for a wide range of companies. Launched in 2003, and belongs to the major Spanish IT organization, Cibernos Group. It has two main products − WBSVision®, a security solution for identity and access management, and WBSAirback®, an unified system for managing and protecting data.

Ignacio Gilart, CEO of WhitebearSolutions, comments his participation to this event: “We are very proud to support, as a Gold Sponsor, the Bacula Users & Partners Conference 2014. This great event marks another milestone in our successful alliance with Bacula Systems. Our goal at the conference is to convey to users and partners from the Bacula ecosystem, the successful experience of cooperation in the development of WBSAirback platform. Thanks to the OEM agreement we have with Bacula Systems, we can offer a powerful appliance platform, which includes out-of-the-box Enterprise Storage and Backup Services. In addition, the conference will serve as a meeting point with people of heterogeneous profile, allowing us to better understand their experience, their needs, their feature requests... to further enhance our product, along with Bacula Systems."

Univention is a leading provider of open source products to run and manage IT infrastructures cost-efficiently and effectivly.

Univention's product portfolio consists of its enterprise-grade Linux infrastructure solution, Univention Corporate Server (UCS) and add-ons for client management, desktop virtualization and classroom management.

UCS is an industry-proven Linux enterprise distribution, differentiating itself from other solutions with an easy-to-use, but scalable, identity and infrastructure management system, including domain services compatible to Active Directory. Because of this comprehensive feature UCS is not only the best product to run and operate corporate IT infrastructure, but with Univention App Center many third-party applications can be easily integrated into existing environments.

UCS is ideally suited for cloud-based scenarios and classical on-premises deployment.

Bacula Systems is the leading Enterprise Open Source network backup and restore software company, combining Bacula’s enterprise-class open standards software with first-class support and professional services.
Bacula Systems, a company known in the industry for its commitment to safe, secure and reliable backup solutions. It represents the disruptive force of open source 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 the Bacula Systems Subscriptions.

Frank Barker, CEO of Bacula Systems, gives his point of view about the event: “The Bacula Users & Partners Conference 2014 is the right opportunity to show this incredible synergy between the Bacula community and its Commercial arm personified by Bacula Systems. Both groups will gather to reinforce that the Open Source model is the right one for the corporate world. This event will also show the close integrated bonding that has been built by the Bacula community and Bacula Systems together for years now, and that we intend will continue for further years and into the future.”

To know more about the Bacula Users & Partners Conference, please visit: http://www.baculaconference.org/

To register: http://www.baculaconference.org/register/

About the author

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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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