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Arcserve unveils offsite back up and disaster recovery solution

Arcserve unveils offsite back up and disaster recovery solution

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Leading data protection provider, Arcserve, has announced its third generation Appliance Series, the first purpose-built appliances designed for disaster recovery and application availability to provide organisations with an all-in-one option for on-appliance and offsite backup and disaster recovery (DR) that can be deployed in under 15 minutes.

Powered by award-winning Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) software, the series bundles flash-accelerated deduplicated storage, robust server processing and high-speed networking with highly-redundant hardware and cloud services that enable companies to spin up copies of physical and virtual systems directly on the appliance, and in private or public clouds. Companies may also leverage real-time replication with automatic and push-button failover and failback through the appliances to protect mission-critical systems, applications and data.

Ensuring application availability is challenging for IT teams, as illustrated by Arcserve’s recent survey which found that only 26% of IT decision-makers are extremely confident in their ability to recover. A survey from IDC also found that 43% of IT decision-makers plan to move to an on-premises private cloud and 37% intend to move to a hosted private cloud over the next 24 months. Arcserve removes the ‘do it yourself’ complexity of orchestrating a hybrid strategy for disaster recovery and application availability.

“As organisations evolve to meet the needs of digital consumers, tackling the cost and complexity of disaster recovery is becoming more urgent,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director at IDC.

“We’ve seen more companies seeking hybrid environments to better manage costs and seamlessly achieve recovery. By bundling DR with its appliance offering, Arcserve is pivoting from competitive approaches to provide a turnkey path to application availability. This approach simplifies DR and makes better utilisation of infrastructure resources.”

Arcserve Appliances offer companies:

  • Integrated on-appliance and cloud-based DR with up to 20 CPU cores and 768GB RAM
  • Larger effective capacity to protect up to 504TBs of data per appliance and to manage up to 6PBs through a single interface
  • Up to 20:1 deduplication ratio with WAN-optimised replication to private and public clouds, including the Arcserve Cloud, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Eucalyptus, and Rackspace
  • Increased reliability with onsite hardware support in as little as four hours, and high redundancy hardware with dual CPUs, SSDs, power supplies, HDDs and RAM
  • Ease of use to install and configure in less than 15 minutes

Oussama El-Hilali, VP of Products at Arcserve said: “Our customers and partners told us they needed a more efficient approach to multi-tier data protection, so we made sure that was a priority with our new generation of appliances. This new series is particularly unique because it allows companies to spin up copies of virtual machines directly on-appliance.

“However, there are some cases where on-appliance recovery won’t work – like if a data centre is lost in a flood, fire or other natural disaster. In that case, our appliances also allow companies to recover by running applications in virtual machines from the cloud. So, no matter the scenario, Arcserve can provide a bespoke approach to application availability.”

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