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Likelihood to Recommend

Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise is not the easiest backup software to work with--you are expected to be competent at the command line and editing complex configuration files, even if you mostly use the web GUI for day-to-day operations. However, study is rewarded--you can do many very complex things. Easy things may not always be easy, but very hard things are possible (unlike many competitors that make easy things easy and hard things impossible).
I would not recommend Bacula to someone who just wants a quick plug and play solution; but in my opinion your backups and disaster recovery system shouldn't be plug and play - that's a great way to feel good about a solution that won't actually work for you when it's needed!
Daniel Drucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

[A specific scenario where IBM Cloud Object Storage is well suited would be] as a replacement for any in-person processing that needs to be done. This could be anything from training a neural network down to setting up a backend for a CRUD system. It is less useful for quick projects that are more driven by time rather than long term investment into developing a secure bespoke system
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Bacula Enterprise
8.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Universal recovery
Bacula Enterprise
9.1
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Live recovery
Bacula Enterprise
7.9
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Recovery verification
Bacula Enterprise
7.6
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Business application protection
Bacula Enterprise
3.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Multiple backup destinations
Bacula Enterprise
8.8
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Incremental backup identification
Bacula Enterprise
8.5
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Backup to the cloud
Bacula Enterprise
9.8
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Deduplication and file compression
Bacula Enterprise
8.7
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Snapshots
Bacula Enterprise
8.5
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Flexible deployment
Bacula Enterprise
7.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Management dashboard
Bacula Enterprise
7.4
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Platform support
Bacula Enterprise
8.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Retention options
Bacula Enterprise
8.0
IBM Cloud Object Storage
Encryption
Bacula Enterprise
9.6
IBM Cloud Object Storage

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Bacula Enterprise
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.2
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Bacula Enterprise
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.5
Dynamic scaling
Bacula Enterprise
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.4
Elastic load balancing
Bacula Enterprise
IBM Cloud Object Storage
7.9
Monitoring tools
Bacula Enterprise
IBM Cloud Object Storage
7.4
Security controls
Bacula Enterprise
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6

Pros

Bacula Enterprise

  • The support services provided by Bacula Systems are superb. They usually respond extremely quickly and have clear and useful answers upfront, which is a welcome change. Their support enabled us to get Bacula Enterprise up and running quickly and well configured, in a relatively short period of time. In addition, they also offer proactive support on a yearly basis. This involves sending an automatically generated report on your system configuration and status from which they provide advice on any issues or configuration problems that they find. I haven't seen this level of proactive support from another company.
  • The configuration is extremely powerful and flexible. If you're used to dealing with text-based configuration files then you'll find this system familiar. It also fits well with configuration management tools - in our case, Puppet - allowing the configuration across the whole system to be managed centrally. The flexibility of the system allowed us to have backups running exactly when and how we wanted, performing staging to tape via disk, and with various admin, tasks to automate the handling of tapes within our tape library.
  • The command-line console tool allows all operations to be done from the command line. In an emergency situation, or stuck in a datacentre with only a dumb console, being able to do everything via the command line is an important feature to have.
  • Bweb is an optional extra that provides a web-based interface for both management and configuration. If you don't want to edit text files and use the command line console tool then Bweb is the best interface to use. We don't use it for configuration (favoring external tools for managing the text-based configuration), but we do use it to monitor backups and perform restores. It provides an excellent overview of what's happening with the system.
  • The manuals, whitepapers, and additional documentation cover everything in detail. The whitepapers give a good overview of the installation, concepts, and specific scenarios, whilst the manuals cover in more depth how specific areas work and how the configuration is handled. It's very easy to find out what a particular option means and does.
  • The software can run on and is supported on, a wide variety of operating systems, including Ubuntu which is what we use. This is a level of flexibility that was important to us after being tied to RHEL for our previous backup system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • Highly secure way of storing and sharing data as it needs authorization to be accessible.
  • Pre-built API calls and code snippers make accessing data via secure APIs a breeze.
  • Easy to migrate data to and from data storage
  • Ability to manage large amounts of data with considerable speed
Ausrine S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Bacula Enterprise

  • Takes a while to get used to the software. It's not something that you can just install and work away with. You need to figure it out first. We did get a free training course when we purchased the Bacula Enterprise version which we found very useful.
  • Support Documentation is very in depth but it's a tough read sometimes. Takes a while to understand the concepts from this documentation. Could do with making the documentation a small bit easier to understand.
Brian O'Connell | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • While this platform has been around, it does take some getting used. The interface could be refined. My Firefox Browser automatically closed when selecting some options and creating new objects as an example.
  • The tutorials are a bit outdated in comparison to the screens shown. We understand the system is constantly improving. The tutorials should reflect the changes in the interface.
  • There are many pre-trained models. However, it is not clear as to how those models were trained, what bias may exist in the training data, and how a user could improve those models unless we simply have to build our own.
Dana Rafiee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise 9.1
Based on 2 answers
Easy to use, proactive and effective customer support, and simple deployment method. The high configurability is what makes this tool so effective for my organization - at no point do I have any issues of trust as to the restorability of a fileset. The GUI provided gives clear actionable reports as to the effectivity of the jobs performed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise 7.2
Based on 3 answers
It still has a lot of flaws to overcome, especially in the area of user friendliness. Searching and filtering is quite cumbersome. Once you find the job you from which you want to restore, be sure to write that job number down because you won't be able to quickly find the job again without it during a recovery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 5.8
Based on 2 answers
steep learning curve
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Bacula Enterprise

Bacula Enterprise 9.5
Based on 16 answers
We have always been very well served by Bacula Enterprise support. The response time is excellent, and any doubts or problems are resolved quickly and easily, avoiding complications and the evolution of problems that could arise. Only praise for Bacula Enterprise's service and support. The monitoring of the entire process from acquisition to implementation was very well done.
Ernesto Veiga | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.6
Based on 7 answers
I have been working in IT sector for more than 15 years. I have worked with various vendors. IBM's sales team, support team have been really helpful. After we start to use their product, their UX design team also contacted us to get feedback from us. They are really interested about our experience.
Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Bacula Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 7.3
Based on 1 answer
I just researching and applying the tools on their platforms to ensure a good learning path, based on my needs. Reading the documentation related with resources, tools. Is too big, but I am trying to know more about it every day. It is a good way to know more about their resources. A new way to attract new customers. At the end of the day, we are all involved in improvement and automation of our tasks and resources for customers and end-users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Bacula Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Cloud Object Storage

IBM Cloud Object Storage 8.4
Based on 5 answers
IBM's professional service for migrating data and implementing new cloud environment was perfect. They started to help us before we begin to bring together all data such as how can it could be best to transfer all data without problems. During the migration they watched all the process closely to prevent any failure. Lastly, after the migration, they gave us trainings on implementation.
Christopher J Evans | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Bacula Enterprise

I used CTERA almost from the time they started up. In short, it was very easy to use but configuration was limited; and in the end the agents were troublesome and I could not restore files. They had one person on staff who was terrific with tech support, when he left support became difficult and I lost confidence. Acronis was my first experience with a bare-metal recovery operation and it was terrific. Really saved the day. I would still be using it except the licensing was difficult and expensive and the software wasn't Linux friendly.
Cliff Nieuwenhuis | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

We initially considered Amazon S3, but given many of our systems are running on IBM Cloud, we looked for an IBM based offering. IBM Cloud Object Storage is very similar and compatible with Amazon S3, so it fits all of our needs, and integrates nicely with the rest of IBM Cloud offerings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Bacula Enterprise

  • Quite transparently for the applications to allow online backup and guaranteed enough confidence due to its efficient algorithms of verification of media and blocks.
  • The cost of purchasing and updating the annual support is very low compared to other "Veeam and Backup Exec" tools that I analyzed in the pre-project phase.
Rubens Urquisa | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Cloud Object Storage

  • For example, we had a user that was expending a lot of money with database storage on IBM Cloud. We created a workflow to offload the data from database to object storage. This saved the customer money and helped us to retain the customer on IBM Cloud.
Luciano Ghilarducci | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Bacula Enterprise

Pricing Details

Bacula Enterprise

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Bacula Enterprise Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

IBM Cloud Object Storage

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Cloud Object Storage Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite PlanFree1
Standard PlanThere is no minimum fee, pay only for what you use2
  1. Up to 25 GB/mo. For all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
  2. For pricing and all terms go to https://www.ibm.com/cloud/object-storage
Additional Pricing Details
The Lite and Standard service plans for Cloud Object Storage include resiliency options, flexible data classes and built-in security. Pricing is based on your choice of location, storage class and resiliency choice.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Bacula Enterprise
9.7
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Bacula Enterprise
9.1
IBM Cloud Object Storage
9.1

Usability

Bacula Enterprise
7.2
IBM Cloud Object Storage
5.8

Support Rating

Bacula Enterprise
9.5
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.6

Online Training

Bacula Enterprise
IBM Cloud Object Storage
7.3

Implementation Rating

Bacula Enterprise
IBM Cloud Object Storage
8.4

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