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ISLANDIA, N.Y., September 7, 2011 –/BackupReview.info/– CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced CA ARCserveÂ® r16, a comprehensive hybrid data protection solution that enables customers and service providers to rigorously safeguard the availability of critical data, applications and services across their increasingly diverse mix of virtual, conventional, and cloud resources.
CA ARCserve r16 unifies data management functions through a scalable, modular architecture that also facilitates integration with third-party software such as remote monitoring tools, management platforms, and solutions from service providers, like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, N-able and LabTech.
CA ARCserve r16 further simplifies management of heterogeneous IT environments by allowing customers to purchase multiple data protection functionalities with a single license based on the total amount of data they need to protect. This licensing model also makes it easy for service providers to price and package complete data protection and management solutions to their customers. CA ARCserve r16 is also available through traditional licensing models.
â€œTodayâ€™s IT organizations are spending inordinate time and money to protect critical servicesâ€”often relying on a mix of â€˜pointâ€™ backup solutions for conventional servers, virtual infrastructure and cloud resources that leave them exposed to the risk of a highly damaging outage,â€ said Mike Crest, general manager of Data Management at CA Technologies. â€œCA ARCserve r16 addresses this problem by dramatically reducing the cost and effort required to implement data protection across diverse IT environments.â€
Comprehensive Protection for Virtualized Infrastructure
â€œDowntime is not an option in todayâ€™s highly competitive world, where businesses must be more agile than ever despite finite resources,â€ said Eric Rockwell, president of centrexIT, a San Diego-based provider of technology management services. â€œWeâ€™re migrating our customers from Symantec to CA ARCserve for a variety of reasonsâ€”including its overhead-slashing infinite incrementals functionality, its ready-to-go virtualization support, its reliability and its unbeatable replication capabilities.â€
With the new CA ARCserve r16 Central Virtual Standby, customers can schedule the automatic conversion of image-based recovery points to VMware Virtual Disk or Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk formats. By making these backup images available as standby virtual machines, customers can further speed the recovery of data and services.
â€œSince implementing CA ARCserve as the primary disaster recovery solution to help ensure the availability of key business systems in our highly virtualized environment, weâ€™ve reduced our recovery time from more than three days to less than four hours,â€ said Prashanth Thirumlai, IT infrastructure manager at The Haskell Company, a $500 million integrated design-build firm based in Jacksonville, Florida. â€œWe find the flexibility, intuitiveness, the centralized architecture, and rich reporting of CA ARCserve r16 to be especially valuable as the sophistication and complexity of our environment continues to evolve.â€
Powerful Support for the Cloud
CA ARCserve r16 also allows customers to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)â„¢ as their disaster recovery infrastructure helping to ensuring they can be up and running quickly in the event of a problem with their on-premises infrastructure. This cold standby technology can eliminate the significant costs associated with the purchase of redundant hardware and cloud computing charges as part of a business continuity plan.
CA ARCserve r16 also enables service providers and their customers to protect systems and data both locally (for fast, simple end-user or administrator recovery), and in the cloud (to protect critical data files offsite for disaster recovery).
â€œThe banks that rely on our data protection services are subject to strict regulatory scrutiny,â€ said Terry Oehring, founder and CEO of Solis Security, an MSP specializing in providing information security for financial institutions. â€œBy leveraging CA ARCserve, we can reliably and cost-effectively enable our customers to meet this key challenge by accurately targeting the data that they need to protect and securely replicating it offsite in the cloud.â€
Additional Enhancements across Entire Solution Set
In addition, CA ARCserve continues to offer integrated backup to disk, tape or cloud, storage resource management, infrastructure visualization and data deduplication.
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â€œThe relentless demands of day-to-day IT housekeeping tasks like data management and protection can seriously hamper the ability of IT organizations like ours to innovate,â€ said Zachary Slavin, IT director at Sobel Affiliates, a brokerage firm within Brown & Brown, the seventh largest independent insurance intermediary organization in the world. â€œWith the release of CA ARCserve r16, CA Technologies is once again proving that they clearly understand the nature of these enterprise housekeeping tasksâ€”and that they know how to translate that understanding into effective, easy-to-use solutions that make those tasks far less burdensome.â€
â€œThe best-of-both-worlds hybrid data protection enabled by CA ARCserve lets us give our customers complete confidence that we can restore their business systems in any type of a recovery scenario,â€ said Jason Rorie, president of Elevated Technologies, a Houston-based provider of managed and cloud services. â€œUnlike other solutions that are highly proprietary and difficult to manage, CA ARCserveâ€™s flexible virtual server replication functionality and web-based interface facilitate the delivery of all kinds of managed disaster recovery capabilities and high availability services.â€
â€œWeâ€™ve built an exceptionally easy-to-deploy data protection offering around the disk-based backup and offsite replication capabilities in CA ARCserve,â€ said Eric Fox, director of IT Services at Fluid Networks, a systems integrator and service provider specializing in voice, video and data networks. â€œThe granular recovery and centralized management capabilities in CA ARCserve r16 are especially compelling for both us and our value-conscious customers.â€
â€œThe increasing demand and market awareness around cloud computing, virtualization and other advanced IT solutions generates new and incremental business opportunities for our channel partners, but also introduces more complexity around how to market, sell and support these advanced solutions,â€ said William Brandel, senior director, Ingram Micro Advanced Computing Division, U.S. â€œThe new, simplified licensing model and flexible, unified architecture introduced in the CA ARCserve r16 solution will make it easier for channel partners to successfully sell data protection services as a stand-alone managed IT service or an integrated solution that operates seamlessly in the cloud, on-premise or in a hybrid environment. As one of CA Technologies go-to-market partners, we are well positioned to help our mutual channel partners maximize their sales potential around the ARCserve r16 solution and drive greater recurring revenues.â€
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