CA ARCserve r16 Unifies Data Protection

Eases management of diverse it infrastructures; simplified licensing helps customers reduce costs, mitigate risk.

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CA Technologies has released CA ARCserve r16, a hybrid data protection solution that enables customers and service providers to 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, such as 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 functions 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.

Protection for Virtualized Infrastructure

A new offering, CA ARCserve r16 Central Host-Based VM Backup, empowers organizations to protect their virtual infrastructure with image-based host-level protection for VMware vSphere, as well as full system replication and high availability supporting Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, and Citrix XenServer. By providing both full bare-metal recovery and full system failover of complete VMs, it enables organizations to meet their increasingly stringent restore SLAs. Recovery of individual applications and granular recovery of targeted files and folders can be accomplished within minutes.

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.

Support for the Cloud

CA ARCserve r16 introduces a common cloud connection layer across all data protection components -- including traditional file backup, disk imaging, replication, and high availability. This provides integrated access to hybrid cloud storage, enabling customers to more readily take advantage of public and private cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Windows Azure, and Eucalyptus for purposes such as remote, off-site data protection, archiving, and failover.

CA ARCserve r16 also allows customers to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) as their disaster recovery infrastructure, helping to ensure 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 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).

Additional Enhancements across Entire Solution Set

All major components of CA ARCserve r16 -- including ARCserve Backup, ARCserve D2D and ARCserve Replication and High Availability -- have been updated with significant enhancements, including new AES encryption to secure data in transfer and at rest, as well as tighter integration between traditional and image-based backup.

In addition, CA ARCserve continues to offer integrated backup to disk, tape or cloud, storage resource management, infrastructure visualization and data deduplication.

More information is available at www.ca.com.