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World-class modern Backup Software enabling customers modernize their enterprise data backup: Bacula Systems


Bacula Systems is the leading Enterprise Open Core network 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 network backup, data recovery and protection of computer data. Bacula’s 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 Edition products via the Bacula Systems Subscriptions. Bacula Enterprise Edition is a set of subscription-based enterprise data backup solutions which empower data centers to truly escape data volume price traps. High numbers of enterprise organizations worldwide (incl. NASA, Bank of Austria, Swisscom or Sky PLC) have adopted Bacula Enterprise backup software in mission critical environments because of its advanced features and ability to handle high data volume at very low cost.Large enterprise IT departments now have an open core, certified, enterprise data backup software solution as a better alternative to proprietary offerings.

Linux Backup

Bacula Enterprise Edition was built from the ground up as a native Linux backup solution. From its early beginning Linux has been the fundamental operating system for the usage and development of Bacula due to the features and benefits it offers. Bacula’s highly scalable; enterprise-grade Linux backup solution is the easy and powerful way to backup server, directories & files and restores data in seconds. Compared to other Linux backup and recovery solutions, Bacula Enterprise Edition is one of the most flexible, scriptable, secure, modular and technology-compatible Linux backup tool available in the market. That includes physical, virtual, container and cloud Linux backups using S3, AWS, Azure, Google, Oracle, Glacier and other public and private clouds. Bacula Systems’ Linux backup solution capabilities are delivered by Bacula Enterprise Edition and a large number of advanced tools which are available to precisely protect huge volumes of Linux-based data at a low cost. This is because Bacula has no data volume charges. Bacula has a small footprint, while being highly configurable at the same time. In fact, Bacula Enterprise Edition is one of the most configurable Linux backup software in the world. Why? So you have the power to do backups and restore files, directories or folders exactly the way you want to

Database Backup

It is crucial to back up a database correctly in an IT infrastructure and meeting backup policy needs is often critical. With its database management system (DBMS) tools, Bacula Systems brings industry-leading technology that sets the standard for enterprise-grade database backup software solutions far beyond its competitors. Bacula’s database technology is natively-integrated for especially high performance and additional features. Bacula Enterprise enables all businesses to take advantage of its especially powerful database backup tools. System administrators looking for robust, high-end enterprise database backup software should start here. And where ease and speed is required, these database backup tools also provide the answer for those system administrators working to tight deadlines. Remember: even within the most robust IT infrastructure, having a database go down is inevitable. Each time a database fails or is down, your customer’s satisfaction is jeopardized.

Ransomware Proofing

Ransomware has seriously impacted thousands of organizations worldwide, in over 150 countries. The frequency of ransomware attacks increased over 900% in 2020 and this unhappy trend is proving to continue through 2021 and 2022 – and with increasing sophistication. For example, some malware already exist that actually looks for weak backup systems and encrypts the backed up data itself. A complete cybersecurity strategy can only be confidently achieved using a backup and recovery system that has the capability to be properly secured. That means Bacula Enterprise. For an enterprise to sufficiently protect its backups from ransomware, advance preparation and thought is required. Data protection technology, backup best practices and staff training are critical for mitigating the business threatening disruption that ransomware attacks can inflict on an organization’s backup servers and computers. One of the best protections against such attacks is to have an enterprise-grade backup solution of correct architecture and use best-practice backup strategies, and to ensure any cloud backups are adequately protected and available.

Backup Security

Bacula’s extreme flexibility to adapt and fit into a user environment without compromise inherently aids that organization’s security, and cannot be underestimated. Bacula’s modular architecture does not need, nor indeed allows two way communications between its individual elements, which removes the fundamental security vulnerabilities in one stroke that most of its competitors suffer from. Bacula’s exceptional security qualities are multiplied exponentially by the simple fact that although Bacula can protect practically any data from any operating system, its core engine runs on Linux. As a result, it is significantly more secure than its peers.

Meet the leader behind the success of Bacula Systems

Frank Barker is CEO at Bacula Systems. He started his IT career with Hewlett-Packard in the UK, rising through Support and Sales and into Management before moving to the EMEA headquarters in Geneva to run their Telco, Financial Services and Global Accounts businesses. He subsequently ran Hewlett Packard’s Consulting and Systems Integration business across EMEA, then moved to the US to set up a worldwide Division around cloud computing. Prior to Bacula Systems he has been CEO and Managing Director for several technology companies in software and security and has a track record of successfully growing technology companies .He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and holds an Honours Degree in Electronics from Strathclyde University in Scotland.

“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.”