One of the key features of Bacula Enterprise Edition is its scalability, especially for huge data centers. Bacula was created with data center backup in mind, and its modular architecture allows to scale easily up to thousands of machines – even with only a single Bacula Director instance. This is especially crucial for data centers that face more and more density, more and more servers, and greater automation needs, in today’s world that has less time to spend on an individual server node.
Bacula Enterprise Edition gives you full control over all your data center backups and restores from a central point of operations, and since Bacula has multi-tenancy support, you can create different roles and permissions in your data center and empower relevant users and administrators to control the parts of your organization by its different, appropriate teams.
Bacula Enterprise Edition is unusual among other solutions, in that it ships with a vast array of configuration options in the open source core as well as additional enterprise modules that enable you to tailor our backup solution to your precise needs. No other vendor offers such a wide range of enterprise-level options. Just as unique in the industry is its special pricing model, where Bacula does not charge by data volume. Bacula’s customers benefit from this, and also take advantage of Bacula’s especially high quality support services.
Data center automation with configuration management tools like Puppet, Ansible, Chef or Salt could not be easier with Bacula Enterprise Edition. Since all our configuration is done in simple ASCII text files, the deployment of new server is a matter of seconds. Simply install our client/agent, copy the configuration file, and start the backup service. Done. It could not be simpler!
Bacula Enterprise Edition offers BCloud Service; a user-oriented web front-end for backup and recovery tasks. As a multi-tenant backup solution, it safely delegates the more simple, yet restricted backup administrator tasks to an end user(s) that may not be required to have high level permissions or have access to the whole backup system. For example, ISPs and data centers can use BCloud Service to offer new services to their own customers, to easily create and manage their own backup jobs, restore files, do LDAP authentication and much more.
Global Endpoint Deduplication™
Bacula Systems’ Global Endpoint Deduplication™ is built into Bacula Enterprise Edition and is an enterprise-grade endpoint backup technology where the user can either apply it to the client side (file daemon), thereby saving storage and network resources, or at the storage level depending on your data management strategy. This enables the data center with the huge potential benefits of both global and endpoint deduplication. You can also combine this ‘dedupe’ at the client side with Bacula Enterprise Edition’s comm line compression feature to allow even better management and lower bandwidth consumption.
Massive Database Compatibility
Bacula Enterprise is able to natively integrate with an especially wide range of databases used in various data centers. You can backup and perform rapid, advanced data recovery techniques for your entire data center using just one platform.
The widest range of virtual environment protection in the industry
Bacula provides advanced levels of protection for data centers with diverse virtual environments, such as Hyper-V, VMware, Xen, KVM, Proxmox, RHEV and more, including single file recoveries.
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