N-Able partners with Arcserve for MSP backup

In one of Arcserve’s first major partnerships since the CA Technologies’ divestiture, the Minnesota-based data protection and recovery software vendor is providing Backup Manager UDP (unified data protection) to Ottawa-based N-able by SolarWinds.

According to N-able, this new offering will help simplify backup management for managed services providers (MSP) by combining de-duplication and offsite replication in a single unified management console.

Branded as N-able’s Backup Manager Unified Data Protection (UDP) the plan is to enable MSPs a single backup solution that delivers high levels of storage efficiency in an advanced image-based backup design. The new offering operates across virtual and physical environments and provides restores along with streamlined backup management.

Arcserve Backup Manager UDP is designed to protect customer data from the endpoints all the way to remote archive sites, N-able’s Backup Manager UDP is powered by the Arcserve UDP engine and combines backup, replication in an “as-a-service” solution.

JP Jauvin, the GM of N-able by SolarWinds, said data protection challenges have become increasingly complex for businesses of all sizes. This solution is on point and in demand by MSPs.

“Backup Manager UDP enables our MSPs to easily scale out across their customers’ IT environments, dramatically simplify backup management and deliver against their recovery point and recovery time objectives – whether on-premise, off-premise or in the cloud,” Jauvin added in a prepared statement.

For Arcserve, this partnership furthers the company’s product expansion plans.

Arcserve recently announced it was moving its product portfolio into the purpose-built backup appliance market in early 2015 with platforms powered by UDP. The company also announced a free edition of its software for endpoint backup and recovery.

Steve Fairbanks, vice president of products for Arcserve, said the company is executing on its product strategy by expanding the routes to market with a set of appliances that leverage UDP as the core technology with a focus on the SMB and higher mid-market segments.

IDC has the purpose-built backup appliance market to be approximately $3.4 billion in 2014.

N-able’s Backup Manager UDP also includes: task-based data protection and availability plans, agentless backup for VMware & Hyper-V, support for physical systems, built-in replication and high availability for advanced backup, migration of disk images to tape, and self-testing of backups.

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