Bacula Systems Empowers Partners With Bacula Enterprise Edition Trial Version and New Business Partner Program Enterprise-class, Open Source Network Backup and Restore Provider Announces Comprehensive Partner Support Combined with Trial Version of Bacula Enterprise Edition Software

YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland, August 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Bacula Systems®, the world's leading provider of commercial open source backup and restore software, announced today the launch of its new worldwide Business Partner Program, further helping its partners seize the growing market opportunity for its subscription-based solution brought on by tighter budgets within IT departments and large data centers.

With today's news, Bacula Systems is making it easier and more cost effective for its partners to offer backup, restore and disaster recovery solutions. In addition to lead generation programs and distribution, active sales support, and co-marketing, Business Partners receive significant benefits including volume incentive discounts, advanced technical support, and sales and marketing tools. The new partner program is also complimented with by a new channel-neutral compensation policy on sales for its direct-sales force.

The Business Partner Program is designed for partners that represent Bacula Systems' products and services. It offers distributors, system integrators and value-added resellers (VARs) a comprehensive set of resources to deliver highly scalable backup and restore solutions to their enterprise customers. Bacula Systems also provides training and certification programs, and access to a partner portal to aide partners to increase revenue. To date, Bacula System has signed on more than 20 partners around the world. "Bacula Systems is defining a new market opportunity for our global Business Partners that will enable them to increase their skills and expand their business in support of data centers that need to modernize their backup solutions, while driving down costs," said Aristide Caraccio, VP of Sales and Marketing Worldwide, Bacula Systems.

In order to facilitate the growing number of enterprises migrating to Bacula Enterprise Edition from proprietary vendors, Bacula Systems also today announced its trial version of Bacula Enterprise Edition. Bacula Enterprise Edition 4:

  •  is designed for safe, responsible deployment in a professional environment
  •  is a highly stable, reliable, certified network backup and data verification solution
  •  is easy to set up and highly scalable to many 000's of servers
  •  is built around open standards
  •  is configurable for high availability in a clustered environment
  •  backs up to disk, tape, and robotic media libraries
  •  has advanced levels of security built in every layer
  •  provides a supported upgrade path for Bacula users
  •  any SQL database engine can be used making Bacula very flexible.
  •  drivers currently exist for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite
  •  can be deployed at very low cost into virtualized environments

"Commeo is pleased to be a Bacula Systems distributor," said Philippe Adoux, Director of Commeo in France. "Our customers will benefit from easy, accessible testing of Bacula Enterprise Edition. This partnership also ensures quality backup solutions are available today for our customers' data center needs. We look forward to working with Bacula Systems to expand our market opportunities in France."

About Bacula Systems:

Bacula Systems provides the highest quality support, training and professional services for the Bacula open-source backup and recovery software platform.  Bacula is the leading enterprise backup solution that is 100% open-source, free of license costs and adheres strictly to open standards.

First released in 2002, Bacula has eliminated the high cost and vendor lock-in of proprietary software for thousands of enterprises, government agencies and educational institutions around the globe.

Headquartered in Switzerland, Bacula Systems was founded by the developers of Bacula in response to growing demand for professional support and services to match the quality of the open source Bacula software. More information at http://www.baculasystems.com

About Commeo

Commeo was founded in 2005, with headquarters in Versailles, France. Its core business is marketing software solutions from software vendors and service companies. Since 2007, Commeo has been a leading French specialist in the distribution of open source products.

Through subscriptions (certified software, technical support and software updates), training and technical expertise, Commeo provides IT professionals with the necessary skills and assurances before, during and after deployment of Open Source technologies in the enterprise.

http://www.commeo.fr

Contacts:
Aristide Caraccio
Bacula Systems
Switzerland
+41-21-641-60-80

SOURCE Bacula Systems SA




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