Bacula Enterprise Edition is one of the firm’s core offerings that is priced independent of customer’s data volume and relieves them from any form of vendor lock-in. This solution supports relational database catalogs, heterogeneous client support, as well as backup to disk, tape, and robotic media libraries. Bacula Enterprise Editions consists of highly modular features like one or more 'Directors', 'Storage Daemons', 'File Daemons' and a Catalog to boost the data restore time of data centers, while driving down their costs. Additionally, the Enterprise Edition enables clients to significantly curb unnecessary hardware costs, storage requirements and minimize network bandwidth utilization through features such as Global Endpoint Deduplication. This deduplication process simply eliminates redundant pieces of data without rendering them unusable.
The advantages of Bacula Enterprise Edition do not just end here. For example, the Directory Server Plugin, one of the solution’s many plugins, ensures easy interoperability and also performs granular level backup to restore all or just one LDAP object.Furthermore, Bacula’s VM performance backup suite provides backup and replication for hypervisor environments regardless of their size.
“Our Global Endpoint Deduplication technology is equivalent of putting a turbo charger onto an engine. The solution being highly customer-driven assists data centers to save time, money and other resources,” adds Barker.
Bacula has had various cases of helping customers to achieve scalability, reliability and improving performance in mission-critical environments. In one instance, NASA approached the firm to deploy an easy-to-integrate and transfer solution to transport data over a SAN as well as operate with a Hierarchical Storage Manager. NASA already had disk volume of 1.5 PB in size provided by NASA Langley's IBM HPSS implementation that comprised of Oracle SL8500’s sliding-capacity file system. Bacula delivered a solution to backup nearly 300TB and 750TB on the server side with an additional 24 tape LTO-4 library. With Bacula’s support, NASA incurred savings of about 20 percent over renewal of support, while receiving an additional 200 client licenses, MySQL server plugin, and bare-metal recovery.
Our company’s data center technology is built with a modern, easy to use, highly scalable and modular architecture that backs up both physical and virtual environments
“We are excited and honored to have been selected by high profile enterprises and government organizations around the world who have replaced their existing solutions with Bacula Enterprise,” extols Barker. Going forward the company plans to expand Bacula in line with evolving customer needs especially around its already impressive snapshot management, virtualization, auto discovery and predictive support.