BakBone certified!

BakBone Software, a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, has announced that BakBone NetVault: Backup is now certified on Oracle(R) Enterprise Linux.

Increased customer demand for Linux is driving the adoption of Linux-based applications and databases, making the need for enterprise-class Linux data protection greater than ever. The Oracle Enterprise Linux certification combines BakBone's NetVault: Backup with Oracle Unbreakable Linux support, providing mutual users with easy-to-use, top-of-the-line support for their Linux environments.

Oracle Enterprise Linux is fully compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and through the Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support program, Oracle provides customers with industry-leading global support for Linux.

NetVault: Backup, BakBone's award-winning data protection solution for Linux, Windows, Solaris and Mac OS, provides the broadest Linux capabilities in the storage management market, supporting more leading Linux distributions and applications than any other data protection software vendor. With the Oracle Enterprise Linux certification, BakBone also simplifies data protection for Oracle Databases running on the Linux platform with the NetVault: Backup Application Plugin Module (APM) for Oracle 5.0.

"As the industry's leading solutions provider on Linux and with more than 82% share for Relational Database on Linux, we are seeing very strong momentum with the Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program," said Monica Kumar, senior director Linux and open source product marketing, Oracle. "Increasingly, organizations are embracing Linux for ease of use, scalability and flexibility, and we are pleased to be working with BakBone, a leader in the Linux data protection space, to provide customers with comprehensive Linux solutions."

NetVault: Backup is certified on both 32-bit and 64-bit Oracle Enterprise Linux. Announced October 1, 2007, the newest release of NetVault: Backup introduces integrated, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) capabilities for Linux and Windows and also expands NetVault: Backup's feature set by enhancing operational efficiency, reducing system downtime, improving data availability and increasing security to support the business growth of enterprise environments. Version 5.0 of NetVault: Backup APM for Oracle, announced earlier this year, features both methods of Oracle Database backup, user-managed and RMAN-based backups, to restore complete databases, individual tablespaces or individual data files faster and more reliably.

"With a strong Linux heritage and worldwide momentum in enterprise Linux, our ongoing commitment to providing flexible, easily integrated Linux and multi-platform data protection solutions is in line with the Oracle Unbreakable Linux program," said Jeff Drescher, vice president of marketing, BakBone. "BakBone is uniquely positioned to help customers meet new and evolving demands for their data protection needs. Our certification with Oracle Enterprise Linux further expands our broad reach of Linux support. Today we currently support many Oracle customers through our NetVault: Backup APM for Oracle, and this is the next logical step to furthering our support for the Oracle customer base."


About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 19,500 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for the Certified Partner levels.


About BakBone Software, Inc.

BakBone Software is a leading international data protection solution provider that develops and distributes heterogeneous data backup, restore, disaster recovery, replication and storage reporting software for network storage and open-systems environments. BakBone delivers scalable solutions that address the complex demands of large enterprise environments, as well as small- to medium-sized businesses. Founded in 2000, BakBone products are used by Fortune 1000 corporations and domestic and international government entities. Distributed through a select global network of strategic partners, resellers and solution providers.

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