CA Technologies today kicked off a three-day partner technical training in Dubai to showcase key product and pricing enhancements to CA ARCserve.
“There is growing demand for simple, comprehensive data protection that can safeguard information assets across today’s complex IT environments—including virtual and physical systems—on-premise, off premise and in the cloud running multiple operating systems,” said Hussein Moghnieh, Channel Manager, CA Technologies MENA.
The product and pricing enhancements were driven by close collaboration with CA Technologies customer, reseller and service provider communities and were delivered under the company’s Agile Development and Release program. The enhancements provide comprehensive backup, disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities in a single solution that is easy to evaluate, acquire, implement, and own.
The newest version of CA ARCserve has also been designed for simplified adaptability to future changes in the IT environment—an attribute that has become especially important as those 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 Technologies to rapidly evolve our solutions as well,” said Moghnieh. “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-synchronisation 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.
CA is also offering simplified solution licensing and pricing 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 simple.
CA ARCserve is available under traditional, perpetual software licensing, through a monthly or annual subscription, or as a comprehensive turnkey Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering that includes bundled and integrated cloud storage.