Arkeia Software

Arkeia Software Announces Support for 100th Linux Platform

Extends Leadership in Open Source Backup with Delivery of Support for Oracle Enterprise Linux

San Diego, Calif., February 19, 2009 – Building on its reputation as the data protection leader of the open systems market, Arkeia Software is proud to announce support of its 100th Linux platform. With Oracle Enterprise Linux, Arkeia Software reiterates its leadership as the broadest supporter for open source operating systems and applications. In addition to Linux,Arkeia supports other open source operating systems including OpenSolaris and the BSD family.

“We have been using Arkeia’s Oracle Agent for 4 years,” says Ruben Acosta, backup manager at Axioma, Incorporated. “The robust software and reliable deployment makes it the ideal fit for our backup solution.” Axioma deploys both Arkeia Network Backup and Oracle’s RDBMS on Linux. The company creates flexible tools to help portfolio managers quickly and accurately implement their investment strategies.

Broad Support for Open Source Platforms

Arkeia Software provides broad support for open source operating systems, databases, and applications. Arkeia:

  • Delivered the first professional network backup solution for Linux and the first commercial support for MySQL
  • Supports both backup servers and backup agents on 100 Linux platforms, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and Open Enterprise Server, Debian, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Slackware, PCLinuxOS, CentOS and Fedora
  • Provides hot backup solutions for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and OpenLDAP open source applications

“Linux is an ideal platform for secure, reliable backups,” said Bill Evans, Arkeia Software’s CEO. “While Arkeia Software does not deliver its backup servers in open source today, we applaud the contribution made to the industry by open source developers. Arkeia’s contribution is to support Linux platforms, large and small, and to give organizations that embrace Linux the same data protection tools offered for commercial operating systems.

Arkeia delivers platform-specific packages for various package management systems, such as RPM Package Manager (e.g. for Redhat and SUSE) and dpkg (e.g. for Debian and Ubuntu). For other Linux distributions, Arkeia provides support with generic glibc (Gnu C-library) installs. As a result, even the newest Linux distributions can benefit from Arkeia’s proven network backup software.

About Arkeia Software

Arkeia Software delivers proven solutions for data backup and disaster recovery. The Arkeia Network Backup Suite was designed for both mid-sized organizations and multi-site enterprises and protects more than 100,000 networks for 7,000 customers in 70 countries. Arkeia software products are available on 130 Linux, Macintosh, Netware, UNIX, and Windows platforms and include file-agents, application-agents, database-agents, backup replication servers, and central management servers. The award-winning Arkeia Network Backup software is deployed in three modes: as a virtual appliance, a physical appliance, or a software application. Arkeia shipped the industry’s first network backup solutions for Linux in 1996 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.


Jody Scheldt
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