Arcserve UDP: Product Overview and Insight

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Customer Description: Arcserve is an elder statesman of the backup field. It has been providing data protection, replication and recovery solutions since 1990 when the platform was developed by Cheyenne Software. CA Technologies acquired Cheyenne in 1996. In 2014, it gained its independence form CA. Since then, it has acquired email archiving technology, as well as Zetta, a cloud-based disaster recovery solutions provider.

Product Description: As part of Arcserve’s flagship backup and availability solution suite, Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct is backup and recovery for data and applications – virtual and physical, Windows and Linux.

It is targeted at businesses that need a simple cloud on-ramp without on-premise hardware requirements. This includes branch or small offices where on-premise may not be desired or practical. It also may work well for those who wish to securely move large volumes of data over networks to data centers worldwide.

Features:

·       Automated recovery in the cloud or the data center

·       On-demand disaster recovery in the cloud or data center

·       Backup of tape, disk and cloud

·       Secure access to operational and regulatory email with tape, disk and cloud.

Insight and Analysis: IDC said, “The success of Arcserve offerings in the midmarket (in particular, over the past several years) has been primarily driven by the ability to stay laser focused on delivering a simple solution to complex problems. As Arcserve, there will be fewer distractions at the corporate level, and maintaining this level of focus should be a bit easier. Arcserve will now have all its wood behind one arrow, so to speak, and the company is continuing to aim that arrow at the midmarket.”

Markets and Use Cases:  SMB to large enterprise

Implementation: Through a single user console, small IT teams deploy high-performance data protection across data center, office branch or cloud targets.

Delivery: Software, appliance or cloud (including hybrid).

Agents: Yes.

Pricing:  Licensing is available using component-based, module-based, and maintenance & support-based models. In addition, appliance and cloud versions are available.

Drew Robb
Drew Robb
Drew Robb has been a full-time professional writer and editor for more than twenty years. He currently works freelance for a number of IT publications, including eSecurity Planet and CIO Insight. He is also the editor-in-chief of an international engineering magazine.

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