It’s my pleasure to get to speak with you today about CA ARCserve r16. We are very excited about this release because it is a new and radical way of securely protecting your organization’s valuable systems and data.
As I mentioned earlier, this is truly a revolutionary release of CA ARCserve.When you look across the industry, you will see that CA ARCserve is unique in it’s complete offering. What I mean by this is first looking at the complete protection it provides. We are the only vendor to provide a solution that spans across the data protection spectrum. From simple file backup, and hot snapshot incrementals for disaster recovery, and high availability; we’re able to address the level of data protection an organization will need. In addition, our solutions are now all cloud-enabled so that if you are now moving your data protection to the cloud or are looking to do so in the future, you can be sure that CA ARCserve will work very well in a hybrid environment of mixed on prem and off prem assets such as tape, disk, virtual environments, and of course cloud. We now have a unified data services architecture that is scalable and open which allows organizations, service providers and 3rd party software vendors to connect to and interoperate with CA ARCserve via web 2.0 services. This is powerful as well because our own CA ARCserve solutions interoperate in a very cohesive way. Since all the components of CA ARCserve are built on this architecture, they are modular and can easily be added to your data protection environment. This is key for when you are needing to bolster your protection, for instance if you are using ARCserve backup and D2D now and needing to add replication and high availability, you can simply introduce it into the data protection scheme. To add to that, we offer licensing that makes it very easy to get started. 1 sku. 1 licencse and you have access to all the components of CA ARCserve. There is no hassle in having to count licenses or servers, because our Managed capacity program allows you to license ARCserve based on the TBs of data you are protecting. No other vendor can offer you so much under one sku.
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As we developed CA ARCserve we focused on some key technological areas that our customers and partners had communicated as important.
Let’s start with virtualization.Virtualization has clearly ushered in a new way of doing data protection; making it possible for small to enterprise-sized organizations to reap the benefits of lowered administration and hardware costs. With support for Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware, and Citrix XenServer, CA ARCserve end-users and service providers can now achieve comprehensive protection of their entire virtual infrastructure.
What do WE mean by comprehensive virtual protection? As you can see we are taking advantage of every level of protection there is. NO longer do you have to install a client on each virtual machine. Simply take a snapshot at a host level and you have an efficient way to protect all those environments in one step. In addition, because we are creating an image for your backup, there are so many possible ways you can leverage that within your virtual environments. You can convert an image, on a scheduled basis, to VMDK or Hyper-v. We then preregister those with the hypervisor to allow a new session to be up and running. Many have appreciated the ability to detect if the original server has gone down and the ability to bring up the virtual environment within minutes. If it is only a file that you’re needing, leveraging a virtual environment using an ARCserve image backup is certainly simple and easy as well.
We realize that you may be in the midst of figuring out how cloud computing can serve your organization’s data protection needs; especially when security, speed, and cost are concerns. A recent survey conducted by the Aberdeen Group indicates that 66% of those using the cloud for data storage are using it for disaster recovery and backup. The same report indicates that the cloud can decrease time to recover by up to 400% versus non-cloud.
Each component of CA ARCserve r16 now includes a common and secure cloud connection layer which provides strong integrated access to cloud storage and takes advantage of private and public cloud services, for off-site protection, archiving or additional storage capacity including support for Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. AES encryption and integrated support for the Eucalyptus Private Cloud Standard are additional reasons service providers and organizations building clouds, choose CA ARCserve as their standard for hybrid data protection. Unlike other industry failover options, CA ARCserve solutions provide you a significant cost savings when building a comprehensive cloud failover service. You can now utilize our unique cold standby technology where virtual or physical Windows systems are replicated to a public Amazon EC2 or private cloud. This eliminates your need to purchase redundant hardware or pay for unnecessary cloud computing charges.
In CA ARCserve r16, we’ve added a very robust web-based management dashboard. Based on a web 2.0 design, it easily accesses theapplicationsfrom a web browser manager. Our central reporting and protection management components provide an easy way to have a glass pane view of your infrastructure’s state of protection. As part of the central management, when a central application is added to the environment, the new component appears as part of the interface in the console; providing a truly unified approach to managing data protection in your environment..
You might be wondering what the more granular enhancements have been included in r16. Let’s look at those key enhancements and drill down more into the product details.
If you’re not familiar with ARCserve Backup, it is good to know that it has been trusted and used by organization all over the world for many years. As a mature and exceptionally developed technology, it provides the ability to backup files, applications, and databases in a heterogeneous environment. Support for disk and tape is included and as a unique offering, it includes (at no added cost), de-duplication and storage resource management. This is a huge value since other solutions will charge you to add on such capabilities.
We have enhanced CA ARCserve with the ability to leverage and protect a hybrid environment; for instance being able to archive to disk as well as to cloud – private or public. Reducing storage space and optimizing backup speeds was also included – this also especially important when considering leveraging cloud. ARCserve Backup has a very deep integration with ARCserve Disk 2 Disk. This level of integration provides you the ability to also manage volume level backups of a system OS, files, applications, etc…. This gives you a great method to marry and create a Disk to Disk to Tape backup solution – allowing you to create more frequent backups while your servers are up and running and have quick bare metal restore incase of unplanned downtime.Synthetic full backups further enhances the ability to meet your backup window by combining your incrementals into a full backup. Now the inclusion of WinPe makes it possible to do dissimlar hardware bare metal restore. This product is a key component in our portfolio and strategy and we are continuing to make innovative and techonlogically advanced leaps.
CA ARCserve D2D was introduced last year and is a GREAT complement to CA ARCserve Backup. As I mentioned earlier, it provides a hot snapshot of your Windows server --- and also will work with your Windows laptops and desktops. No need to use a special open-file agent to backup, because backups are captured at a disk/ block-level. So it really doesn’t matter what data resides in the volume…. D2D looks at it as blocks of data and backs it up. Setting up Infinite Incrementals is unique to D2D because you no longer have to create ongoing full backups. Just one baseline backup and set your incrementals and your covered. If you even need to recover a point in time, then just pick the date and recovery point and roll your system back within minutes. The fact that it can do dissimilar recovery even to virtual environments via the web console is a must-have tool for any IT administrator. You honestly can recover your system in the time it takes to find your backup tapes.
So what’s new with D2D? We introduced support for laptop and desktop support. And having integration with the Central Protection Manager allows you to not only deploy your backup agents, but also create backup rules and policies that can be easily pushed out to each device that you’re protecting. This is a great option for organizations that have local + remote offices that they must manage and protect. AES 256 bit encryption is available to help ensure that the information that is backed up is secure. This is even more relevant for those that are wanting to transport their backups and incrementals over the wire to/from either another disk location or the cloud. Supports AMAzon and MSFT cloud solution for storage. Bandwidth throttling assists in the amount of traffic that will be going across the network. Finally if you have backed up an Exchange server, you can easily choose a recovery point, open it (without restoring it) and peer in to find the mailbox or object that you may be needing to restore.
New to the r16 family of products are the central applications. I keep touching on the centralized management ability in the portfolio so let’s get a little more granular. The central applications include four components. The Central Protection Manager as I just mentioned provides an easy way to manage all your D2D protected machines. Central Reporting provides insight via a dashboard to give you visibility into the status’ of the ARCserve Backup and D2D backup and recovery that are created for all your systems -- local and remote. This is certainly helpful for example if the IT administrator is noticing that a particular system is having issues backing up. There are tools such as SRM that can drill down and provide you greater detail as to what is going on the server. You can remediate the issue (whether it was a cpu situation or other item).All these items are built again upon the web services architecture that make it easy for other solutions to connect and interoperate with us.
CA ARCserve Replication and High Availability provides continuous protection for those systems where downtime is just not an option. Replicate data and backups to remote sites and the cloud fordisaster recovery We support a heterogeneous environment including Windows, Unix and Linux. The centralized console allows you to setup your policies for virtualization and failover capabilities. Whether its on Prem or into the cloud. RHA is a great solution for those organizations that need immediate recovery.
The new additions to replication and high availability include the ability to include the ENTIRE system (system, files, folders, apps, etc..) for replication, including the system volume. This creates a much quicker approach to recovering from unplanned downtime. There is now also support for all majorhypervisors. And 128-bit SSL encryption allows information to be secure as it goes across the wire. Replicate and failover to an Amazon cloud or to a public or private cloud to reduce your cloud service computing costs.
In order to stay competitive and relevant, organizations need modern data protection techniques that are designed to handle a mix of physical and virtualized servers, on and off premise applications and storage with various cloud components to meet their recovery point and recovery time SLAs. With a full set of comprehensive data protection options that support a hybrid and flexible environment, a modular and open architecture and licensing that makes it affordable and an incredible value, it is no wonder that organizations today are choosing CA ARCserve as their trusted solution.
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Hybrid protection supports mix of tape, disk, cloud, physical or virtual
Protect desktops, laptops, & servers in heterogeneous environment
19 What’s New | CA ARCserve® Replication & CA ARCserve® High Availability
Full system protection replicates the system, application and data together to speed time-to-protection and reduce DR costs
Amazon cloud (AWS/EC2) integration for replication and failover to a public cloud provider while reducing cloud service costs
Secure communication provides 128 bit SSL encryption across the WAN for security
Windows server 2008 failover cluster support complements Windows Failover Cluster with offsite disaster recovery capabilities and eliminates storage as a single-point-of-failure
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