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Bacula – Much More Than Just Cloud Storage

Bacula goes all the way with Cloud interoperability and In-Cloud capabilities.  Contact Bacula to find out how you can benefit from Bacula and your unique Cloud strategy.


Cloud-Ready Architecture
Bacula architecture comes ready and prepared to be deployed completely on-premise, completely in cloud or in hybrid cloud environments. No matter where the data source is placed, Bacula can be deployed in the right place to protect your data, apps and any other information. On the other hand, you can precisely control where to send your backup data according to your policies and your organization’s level of sensitivity and privacy. That includes usage range requirements too, in order to efficiently use the different tiers of the cloud to save costs easily and automatically.


Direct To Object Storage
Bacula can send data to Object Storage directly from Bacula to all public clouds. This includes to custom S3 Software Defined Storage solutions with advanced control functions, such as tier definitions from Bacula’s side. But there’s more; Bacula also backs up data from Object Storage and sends it to a different instance – or to any other kind of storage. More details are available here.


Bacula supports Cloud Storage as backup repositories – see the immense rage of built-in capabilities here.


SaaS Application Protection from Bacula
Bacula provides comprehensive, highly effective backup and recovery for SaaS applications such as M365 and, Google Workspace and AzureVM. More SaaS application coverage will be announced soon – contact Bacula now for more details.


Enterprise backup for service providers, cloud providers and MSPs
Providing a robust and reliable enterprise backup software for service providers is a challenge in the constantly evolving world of IT. Doing cloud backup at a profit while maintaining the necessary investments in innovation is a further challenge. This is where Bacula gives direct help. Bacula Systems offers technically advanced backup to cloud for service providers, helping service providers, cloud providers and MSPs operate much more efficiently and profitably. Find out more here.


More S3 Objects Backup and Recovery Features from Bacula:


Bacula also delivers advanced Kubernetes  and Docker Backup & Recovery both on-prem and in the Cloud.







Global Endpoint Deduplication

  • Reduce network traffic when protecting Cloud hosts and improve speed
  • Send deduped data to the Cloud with GED
  • Full information here on Bacula’s Global Endpoint Deduplication

Advanced Cloud Management
Bacula is not only deploy-able throughout Cloud environments, but also provides exactly the technologies need to resolve common challenges when dealing with the cloud. For instance, network bandwidth can typically become a bottleneck, both when fetching data from the cloud or when sending data to it. Bacula helps dramatically via its Global Endpoint Deduplication, where only changed blocks will be transmitted for any kind of backup using it.

Another example is where Object Storage destinations implement a configurable cache mechanism where the most recent data can be kept in local disk. Therefore, data restores avoid having to read the cloud data.


Bacula has a huge range of compatibility, compared to any other backup and recovery vendor


Infrastructure as a Service Protection
A common Cloud use case is the consumption of Computation services – where Virtual images together with block storage are used for different purposes. Bacula works at the Cloud API level to protect those hosts directly in an agentless mode. Azure is fully supported today; contact us for early access to Bacula’s upcoming OpenStack and AWS which will be released soon.


Containers and Applications in the Cloud
Another common use case with the Cloud is the utilization of Containers and applications such databases or Hypervisors through managed cloud services. Bacula works with standard techniques and protocols, allowing users to protect and manage VMWare, Kubernetes, Docker, PostgreSQL, MysQL/MariaDB and much more.


enterprise cloud based backup solutions

With Bacula we can help you take advantage of our different business model, allowing you to free up valuable capital to invest in other, more innovative areas; safe in the knowledge that your environment and that of your customers is well protected.

Bacula also comes for a fraction of the cost you are paying your legacy vendor today. We do not charge based on data volumes, nor the number of CPUs in your servers. Instead, our pricing model gives you complete control over your costs, as well as reducing them substantially.

Some managed service and cloud providers who use cloud backup solutions from Bacula:

Integrated into the backup solutions from Bacula Systems, Bacula Enterprise is fully featured and also provides specific functionality, dedicated to the managed service providers, cloud and disaster recovery solutions providers, including:

Global Endpoint Deduplication™ capabilities (from the client to the storage) or universal deduplication feature to maximize speed of cloud disaster recovery, minimize network bandwidth utilization and hardware investment<
Backup enterprise applications and servers to the cloud using replication capabilities, enhanced by our deduplication technology
Comm line compression for a better performance between your data center and your customers which makes cloud provider backup faster
REST API to easily and quickly develop your own user front-end and c-panel
BCloud Service: a user-oriented web front-end for self-service backup and recovery
Client initiated backup and client initiated recovery
10 000+ protected servers managed by only one Bacula Enterprise instance to benefit from the best ROI

File size and file number limitations for a better management of your commercial backup as a service offering
Secure backup for service providers: Windows Encrypting File System (EFS) to ensure the confidentiality of your customers’ data
BWeb Management Suite to smoothly configure, analyze and manage backups and cloud disaster recovery
Snapshot management capabilities to take snapshots of data and back them up without any interruption of your services – a fast, easy and non intrusive way to ensure smooth backup of your customers data
Full virtual environment backup & restore: VMware, Hyper-V, Xen, KVM and Proxmox. Bacula is also the world’s first broad backup and recovery solution to offer comprehensive container integration for Docker, Kubernetes clusters and Red Hat OpenShift, including their persistent data.
Low risk approach without worries or issues with your infrastructure or systems during operations or upgrades

disaster recovery as a serviceFor cloud computing installations, particularly IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service), bytemine and Bacula Systems have partnered to provide hosted Bacula Enterprise support at ProfitBricks. As a result of this, ProfitBricks is now providing its customers with a cloud backup based on Bacula Enterprise utilizing the full potential of the managed backup as a service business model.