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Free Network Backup for Ubuntu Now Available from Arkeia Software

Fully-licensed Enterprise Backup Software Available for the First Time Exclusively to the Ubuntu Community

San Diego, Calif. November 10, 2009 – Arkeia Software, a leading provider of fast, easy-to-use, and affordable network backup solutions, today announced the availability of Arkeia Network Backup version 8 in the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS repository as a no-cost small-network package exclusively for Ubuntu users.  With these offerings, Ubuntu users for the first time can enjoy powerful, enterprise network backup in a no-cost, fully licensed solution.

“Arkeia Network Backup is a proven network backup solution with broad platform support and a robust enterprise feature-set,” said Steve George, vice president of sales and product management, corporate services at Canonical.  “With the Arkeia Network Backup Enterprise Edition for Ubuntu, Arkeia Software makes a significant commitment to the Ubuntu user community and supports Ubuntu’s ongoing growth in the enterprise.”

Arkeia Software was the first professional network backup solution for Linux and has supported the community since 1999.  Today, Arkeia continues to provide the deepest and broadest support for Linux and open source with more than 100 platforms supported.  With these new offerings Arkeia acknowledges the work of thousands of Linux users who have donated time and expertise toward the goal of making Linux a viable OS alternative. Fully-licensed Arkeia Network Backup, Enterprise Edition for Ubuntu can be downloaded from the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS repository by using the Synaptic Package Manager or with the ‘apt-get’ command.  

“Ubuntu has been adopted by millions of users because of its ease-of-use, speed, and affordability,” said Dave Elliott, vice president of marketing at Arkeia Software.  “As Canonical and Ubuntu move into larger environments, Arkeia is proud to provide Arkeia Network Backup, which is similarly fast, easy-to-use, and affordable.”

Fully-featured Enterprise Backup for Ubuntu Users

Arkeia Network Backup, Enterprise Edition for Ubuntu is fully-featured and is not time-limited.   One free, perpetual license is granted per individual or company and only web registration is required.

The enterprise license includes:

  • one backup server running on Ubuntu
  • up to 250GB capacity for backup to disk
  • support of any single drive, tape or disk
  • 2 client agents to backup many types of client machines including Windows workstations and desktops, and the vast majority of Linux machines, Mac OS X and BSD computers

Arkeia Network Backup features an easy-to-use web interface so that backup policy setup and management is a breeze. Arkeia’s backup engine leverages parallelism extensively, making Arkeia Network Backup one of the fastest backup and restore solutions in the market.  Source-side data deduplication will be available in early 2010, making backups and restores faster and easier than ever. More than 150 different applications and platforms are supported with specific packages.


The Arkeia Network Backup, Enterprise Edition for Ubuntu, package is available now for download from Ubuntu’s repository and can be accessed by using the Synaptic Package Manager or by typing the ‘apt-get install arkeia’ command.  More information can be found on our Ubuntu partner page.

About Arkeia Software

Arkeia Software delivers fast, easy-to-use and affordable solutions for data backup and disaster recovery.  The award-winning Arkeia Network Backup Suite is designed for both mid-sized organizations and multi-site enterprises, and safeguards more than 100,000 networks for 7,000 customers in 70 countries.  Arkeia Software products protect data on over 150 platforms, including virtually all Linux and Windows platforms, as well as AIX, BSD, HP-UX, Irix, Macintosh, Netware, and Solaris.  Arkeia Backup Servers are deployed in three modes:  as software applications, hardware appliances, or virtual appliances.  Complementary suite software includes file agents, application agents, database agents, virtual machine agents, disaster recovery agents, backup replication servers, and central management servers.  Arkeia shipped the industry’s first network backup solution for Linux in 1999 and is headquartered in San Diego, California. 


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