CA Technologies announced this week product and pricing enhancements to its CA ARCserve offering that it says address the growing demand of customers for simple, comprehensive data protection across virtual and physical systems, on-premise, off premise and in the cloud.

The enhancements—driven by collaboration with CA customers, resellers and service providers and delivered under the company’s Agile Development and Release program—provide backup, disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities in a single platform.

The newest version of CA ARCserve has also been designed for simplified adaptability to future changes in IT environments, CA says, an attribute that has become especially important because environments are often in a state of ongoing transition to virtualization, cloud and other evolving architectures.

“Customers’ backup-and-recovery needs are evolving rapidly, so it is incumbent upon [CA] to rapidly evolve our solutions as well,” Steve Fairbanks, CA’s vice president of product delivery, data management, said in a statement. “Through our 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.”

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 temporary server remains active. The CA ARCserve high-availability feature 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, according to the company.

Another enhancement is simplified solution licensing and pricing that the company says 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 RPO-RTO solution that provides full backup functionality, file and system replication, and true high availability to meet demanding business continuity goals.

CA ARCserve is available under traditional, perpetual software licensing, through a monthly or annual subscription, or as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that includes bundled and integrated cloud storage.



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