Bacula Systems Releases Linux Bare Metal Restore Feature Enterprise-class, Open Source Network Backup and Restore Solution Receives Further Enhancements to Bring High-Value, Low-TCO Opportunity to IT Departments

YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland, October 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Bacula Systems®, the world's leading provider of commercial open source backup and restore software, announced today the availability of its Linux bare metal restore feature, adding fast and complete disaster recovery capability to its Bacula Enterprise Edition 4.0[TM]. It also complements Bacula Systems' existing bare metal recovery for Windows systems.

The release continues Bacula System's commitment to offering a highly scalable, modern, open source backup and restore solution to the enterprise, through accelerated development of the Bacula project, and by delivering highest quality professional support to the IT industry.

The Linux Bare Metal Restore capability is available with Bacula Enterprise Edition for a small additional cost. It supports LVM, software raid (mdadm), provides the ability to clone machines, and can be used for physical to virtual or virtual to physical restore. The recently upgraded Bacula Enterprise Edition 4.0 is available for trial download, and its primary features include:

  •  BWeb Enterprise Management Center to manage multiple data centers.
  •  Scalability up to thousands of servers and clients.
  •  Modern, modular and multi-threaded design.
  •  Exceptionally stable network backup and data verification in large IT environments.
  •  Advanced levels of security built in every layer.
  •  Backup to disk, tape, and robotic media libraries.
  •  High availability in a clustered environment
  •  File level deduplication.
  •  MySQL and Postgres database compatibility.
  •  Improved Microsoft VSS functionality.
  •  Windows compatibilities such as registry, systemstate, Active Directory, Exchange and SharePoint.
  •  Windows bare metal recovery.
  •  Bacula Systems Support Services.
  •  Long term support for Enterprise Edition 4.0 - minimum of 4 years.

With Bacula now having passed the 1.5 million download milestone, more organizations such as ScanNet have chosen to adopt Bacula Systems' Subscription services and enterprise-class solution in order to modernize their IT environment and drive costs down. ScanNet, Denmark's largest commercial web hosting and domain provider, with more than 60,000 domains registered and hosted, found the licensing terms of its proprietary backup software inflexible, inhibiting its ability to scale to meet market demands. "We needed to find a highly scalable product with modern architecture, that reduced costs and was fast enough to fit our backup windows, so Bacula was the best backup product we could use," said Tove Kristensen, Director of IT, ScanNet.

"Bacula Systems offers the most scalable open source backup product in the market today, and frees the enterprise from vendor lock-in." said Kern Sibbald CTO, Bacula Systems. "Our offering gives you all the advantages of a quality product without being forced to pay the outrageous licensing fees typical of today's proprietary backup vendors," added Sibbald.

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 with offices in the US, Germany and France, 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 ScanNet

ScanNet is a Danish IT services company with a focus on advanced Internet Services. Since 1995, ScanNet has provided state of the art Internet, operations and development services. Product areas include include commercial web hosting, server hosting, domain registration, shopping systems, payment solutions, content management systems, ERP integration, database solutions and IT outsourcing. More information at http://www.scannet.dk/

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Media Contact:

Aristide Carracio            
Bacula Systems            
Switzerland            
+41-21-641-60-80    


SOURCE Bacula Systems SA




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