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Bacula Systems Announces Bacula Enterprise Edition 6: Enterprise-class Solution Sets New Standards for Open Source Backup and Restore
Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland (ots) - Bacula Enterprise Edition 6 ships with a new set of high-end plugins such as Delta, VMware, SAN Shared Storage and Microsoft Exchange / SQL Server; offers large data centers high-value, commercial open source alternative
Bacula Systems, the world's leading provider of commercial open source backup and restore software, today announced the general availability of Bacula Enterprise Edition 6, the latest major release of the company's enterprise-class backup and disaster recovery solution. Designed to safeguard today's rapidly evolving enterprise architectures, Bacula Enterprise Edition 6 delivers the high-end features customers need for physical, virtualized and cloud environments at a fraction of the cost of proprietary vendors.
Used by customers all over the world, Bacula Enterprise Edition has gained a reputation for performance and reliability and presents an affordable alternative to proprietary backup solutions. Enterprise Edition 6 delivers a dramatic increase in performance, providing data centers the ability to backup, monitor, report, and restore data from more sources, more easily, and more quickly than ever before. This new major version brings to systems administrators, hosting and cloud professionals rich new features and enhancements, as well as a new set of plugins designed to help IT departments manage the challenges of data protection in rapidly changing environments. "In a world where IT departments are operating on ever-tighter budgets, these new features enable large data centers to make huge savings, together with the opportunity to modernize their backup and disaster recovery solutions", said Aristide Caraccio, VP of Sales and Marketing Worldwide, Bacula Systems.
Bacula Enterprise Edition 6 addresses today's and tomorrow's enterprise requirements with new plugins and features including:
- Delta plugin: Using signature-based file difference, for backing up large binary files with unprecedented efficiency.
- VMware plugin: Raw level backup via NBD or SAN, removes the necessity to install a File Daemon on each guest. Leveraging VMware's Changed Block Tracking, size of large backup sets are significantly reduced, easing load on drives and networks.
- SAN Shared Storage plugin: Optimizes and increases tape library usage by providing shared access to tape drives.
- Microsoft SQL Server VSS plugin: Performs differential backup and allows restore at the database level
- Microsoft Exchange VSS plugin: Performs incremental backup and allows restore at the mailbox level
With Bacula now approaching the two million download milestone, more large data centers and service providers such as Cartika Inc. have chosen to adopt Bacula Systems services and enterprise-class solution in order to modernize their IT environment and drive costs down for its customers. "Data Backup and Recovery is a core component in every offering and solution offered by Cartika Inc. Flexibility, scalability and reliability in our backup and recovery platform may be the single most important element in our day to day operations. We have been absolutely thrilled to find a platform like Bacula Enterprise Edition to be responsible for our data backup and recovery requirements", said Andrew Rouchotas, CEO, Cartika Inc. "Its ability to support practically every available operating system and the flexibility and scalability to handle backups of 1000s of servers and petabytes of data made this an easy decision for Cartika and our clients", added Mr. Rouchotas.
Visit www.baculasystems.com to learn more about the new release and the full feature-set and download a free 30-day fully supported trial of Bacula Enterprise Edition 6 (http://www.baculasystems.com/try ).
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 Enterprise is the world 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.
For more information please visit http://www.baculasystems.com
About Cartika Inc
Cartika IT Solution Providers Inc. was founded in Toronto, Canada in May of 2000. Cartika Inc has established itself as a leader in Open Source Application Service Providers. Specializing in advanced infrastructure solutions combined with clustering technologies, Cartika Inc is able to provide clients with the complete range of web hosting solutions from a shared web hosting environment all the way through to and including dedicated, high availability clustered web hosting solutions.
For more information please visit http://www.cartika.com
Bacula Systems SA Switzerland
VP Worldwide Sales and Marketing