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CA offering end-to-end protection for the cloud

CA releases ARCserve to service providers for end-to-end protection of cloud and traditional platforms

As CA Technologies Canada and its parent company continue to shift its mid-size customers to the channel, it released CA ARCserve to address the growing demand of customers and service providers for data protection that can safeguard information assets across IT environments including the cloud.

The new ARCserve is also built for virtual and physical systems-on-premise, off premise.

Enhancements for ARCserve came from feedback from CA channel partners delivered under the company’s Agile Development and Release program.

The newest version of ARCserve has also been designed for adaptability to future changes in the IT environment. According to CA, IT changes have become especially important as environments are often in a state of ongoing transition to virtualization, cloud and other evolving architectures.

Steve Fairbanks, vice president, product delivery, data management, for CA, said customers’ backup-and-recovery needs are evolving rapidly. Through the Agile Development and Release Program, we are executing on that rapid evolution with enhancements directly driven by and targeted at the new challenges our customers and partners face.

Some of the enhancements include:

New non-disruptive bare metal recovery (BMR) failback capabilities that enable fast, full system recovery and re-synchronization of servers after they are repaired or replaced while the replica (temporary) server remains active. The CA ARCserve high availability solution redirects workloads and users to virtual or dissimilar physical machines that are local, remote or in the cloud to seamlessly resume business operations after an outage.

More simplified solution licensing and pricing from CA that offers greater economy and flexibility to achieve recovery time and recovery point objectives (RTO/RPO) that align to business requirements. Customers can now license either an RPO-focused solution that includes full backup functionality along with file replication or an all-inclusive RPO-RTO solution providing full backup functionality, file and system replication, and true high availability to meet demanding business continuity goals. Both options are available as Managed Capacity (per terabyte) licenses as well as per-socket licenses for virtual server environments to control costs while keeping license management and compliance.