Bacula Announces Version 18 of its Backup and Recovery Software for HPC and Large Enterprises | News Direct

Bacula Announces Version 18 of its Backup and Recovery Software for HPC and Large Enterprises Broad new feature-set facilitates backup for mission-critical, HPC and high-workload IT departments via automation, specialized security tools, storage flexibility and high levels of customizability.

News release by Bacula Systems

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Expanding its leadership in high security, high performance backup and recovery for HPC, Super Computing and other demanding IT environments, Bacula Systems today announced a broad range of new performance capabilities and features in the latest version of its backup and recovery software.

Some of these new features further build on Bacula’s already leading security qualities, others expand on Bacula’s ability to achieve a complete technology fit with even the most complex IT environments.

Of the many new features in this major release, one is BGuardian, in the area of added security. BGuardian further compliments Bacula’s already especially strong security qualities. It has innovative new security tools such as data poisoning detection, centralized encryption and an all-new cybersecurity dashboard for single-pane security control across an entire organization.

Bacula’s economic, modular architecture is due in part to a wide choice of technology-specific modules. Its wide and flexible fit into complex environments grows even further with the introduction of Version 18’s new modules:

  • OpenStack Module

  • Amazon EC2 Module

  • Hyper-V WinAPI Module

  • Exchange EWS Module


Bacula Enterprise Version 18 also introduces state-of-the-art upgrades to Bacula’s previously available Kubernetes, VMware and Oracle backup modules and expands its wide range of storage immutability capabilities. Version 18 delivers an increase in Bacula’s multi-tenancy feature-set and also includes a wide range of new automation features.

Organizations using complex and high performance IT environments need more automation, much higher security and to drive costs down”. Bacula is uniquely equipped to upgrade the backup and recovery strategy of large organizations and to ensure they avoid capacity-based licensing of backup software, to streamline their IT spending” said Frank Barker, CEO of Bacula Systems.

Bacula’s highly scalable architecture complements its non-capacity-based licensing to offer enormous savings to users. At the same time, it brings entire, complex IT environments into the safe-harbour of BGuardian; Bacula's advanced security technology for unprecedented protection against ransomware and data poisoning. Our military, government, Research, ISV, and HPC customers have chosen Bacula for its extraordinary security levels, its cloud-agnostic approach and its compatibility with a vast range of different storage media"said Jorge Gea, CTO, Bacula Systems.

Bacula Systems customers include NASA, Navisite, Texas A&M University, Sky PLC, Warner Bros. Discovery, Locaweb and many more.


About Bacula Systems:

Bacula Enterprise Edition is a highly scalable backup and recovery software for large organizations, data centers and MSPs. 



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