YVERDON-LES-BAINS, Switzerland, October 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Bacula Systems®, the world's leading worldwide provider of commercial open source backup and restore software, today announced the appointment of Frank Barker as its new CEO.
Mr. Barker succeeds Dr. Kern Sibbald, who has served as interim CEO since May 2011. Dr. Sibbald will remain active on the Board of Directors, while continuing in his parallel role of CTO where his focus will be on product development and strategies, including highly scalable technologies for data centers, cloud integration and Big Data backup and restore.
Mr. Barker has a winning track record of scaling technology companies and launching new strategies in high-growth markets over the last 15 years. He is well known for his successes in running software, services and solutions businesses in cloud computing and enterprise markets. Having spent several years living and working in the US he is well placed to lead the Americas expansion of Bacula Systems. He also brings the experience of growing a Swiss based technology business internationally across Europe and into Asia Pacific, having successfully done so for several technology companies already.
"Frank Barker came to our attention because of his consistent track-record in growing companies rapidly, implementing visionary strategies, and his proven ability to lead innovative teams," said Kern Sibbald, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Bacula Systems. "I am excited to be working with Frank in our mission to build out highly scalable open source backup and restore solutions into large data centers."
"Organizations everywhere are attempting to backup massive volumes of data while looking to cut costs and modernize their backup and restore technologies. Bacula Systems is uniquely positioned as the only open source software provider with a proven, high quality, scalable solution which significantly reduces backup costs and safeguards data for data centers," said Frank Barker, CEO, Bacula Systems.
Bacula Systems also announced today the appointment of Luc Texier as Director of Services , Stefano Turi as Channel Manager, EMEA and Jose Graterol as Director Sales & Marketing Americas, based in Seattle, Washington. These new appointments come as part of Bacula Systems' expansion to address the growing market opportunity for its subscription-based solution brought on by tighter budgets within IT departments and large data centers.
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, service providers, 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
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