Simplification of data protection solutions key to BakBones rapid growth

BakBone Software, a global provider of heterogeneous integrated data protection solutions, is poised to continue its strong growth according to the latest vendor profile from leading IT market research and advisory firm, IDC.

In their most recent profile, BakBone Software: More than Backup (Doc #204193, Nov 2006), IDC highlights BakBones commitment to reducing the level of storage complexity end users face with strong multi-platform support, particularly in Linux, and an expanded product portfolio which offers first-level integration capabilities between backup, replication, reporting and SRM technologies within the NetVault product family.

According to Rhoda Phillips, research manager for IDC's storage software group, BakBone emphasises its ability to provide holistic data protection, management and monitoring while reducing the operational, training and deployment costs, as well as the number of point solutions organisations must manage. The number of point products for storage management has grown considerably, yet with limited integration, and there has been an increased need for the integration of disparate computing platforms, she said. BakBones strategy has been to provide solutions that address these challenges and demands.

Citing BakBones worldwide clientele including some of the largest Internet companies in the world, the IDC vendor profile reveals that BakBones focus on providing simplified storage solutions is complimentary with their channel strategy. As management of data protection becomes increasingly critical but more complex for enterprises, BakBone is developing more user friendly data protection software to ease the strain on customer deployments, the report stated. Additionally, having established a channel centric go-to-market strategy to accelerate sales to midsize and large enterprises, the report reveals that BakBone works to empower its partners rather than compete against them, giving partners access to all of BakBones products and a formal deal registration program that prevents price competition.

Many of our customers are realising that applications such as business continuity and disaster recovery require advanced functionality for their enterprise IT infrastructures, said Jim Johnson, president and CEO of BakBone Software. We are well positioned to deliver the most compelling value proposition in the data protection market. Customers are rapidly adopting BakBone NetVault data protection solutions, which are designed to simplify data protection and provide enterprise-class functionality in multi-platform environments at an industry low total cost of ownership.

The complete IDC Vendor Profile, BakBone Software More than Backup, is available online at

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, interested companies can learn more information about BakBone's products and services and its newly introduced IDP vision at


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