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How Bacula Makes Things Better

The IT environment of many organizations today continues to get more complex as data is moved between on-premise, Cloud, virtual machines, containers and more. Not only must these organizations support multiple environments, but they are also seeing tremendous growth in the volume of data that they need to regularly manage. This introduces new backup and restore challenges for them to meet security compliance requirements, RTO’s, RPO’s and ever-tightening budgets.

Traditional backup and recovery vendors are not architected to cope with a wide variety of systems in an effective way. This usually becomes untenable when a new requirement emerges and suddenly the customer learns there will be custom work or high contracting costs, or that it will not be supported until six to twelve months from now.

Bacula is different. We built our company with a modern, modular architecture that was designed using open principles for the new world of complexity and high data volume. We felt the whole mind-set of the backup industry which was built around metering data volume, was going to be untenable in a world where data volumes need to be free to grow.

Bacula’s approach is better. It allows companies to protect more environments, much faster than they ever have before, with a lower-cost, fairer licensing model that is built around environments, rather than volume.


Bacula Systems is the leading Enterprise Open Core backup and restore software company, combining Bacula’s enterprise-class open standards software with first-class support and professional services.

Leveraging the millions of downloads of the community project, Bacula Enterprise is by far the most popular Open Core software solution for backup, data recovery and protection of computer data. Our software offers up to ten times lower total cost of ownership compared to proprietary solutions, higher reliability and proven performance in mission-critical enterprise environments. Bacula Systems provides world-class technical support, renowned training courses, and Bacula Enterprise products via the Bacula Systems Subscriptions.

Since early 2000, Kern Sibbald has been leading the Open Source community in the development of the Bacula project, which over recent years has built up a strong reputation as a true enterprise-ready backup solution. In 2009, Bacula Systems SA was formed  in order to provide full professional support services to the enterprise and via its network of Bacula Partners.