CA to Run Data Protection SAAS on Microsoft Azure

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-05-10 Print this article Print

Starting in the second half of 2011, CA's ARCserve SAAS (software-as-a-service) data protection offering will use Azure as its home base.

CA Technologies and Microsoft, which have been partners on various products for two decades, revealed May 10 they have signed an agreement to partner on a new cloud platform.

Starting in the second half of 2011, CA's ARCserve SAAS (software-as-a-service) data protection offering will use Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud platform as its home base.

The cloud service will be relevant in environments--mostly in shops which already have CA and Microsoft deployments--where conventional, internally deployed backup-and-restore systems are not keeping up with increasing backup demand and lack necessary on-site IT staff.

CA Technologies' use of Windows Azure includes support for Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor and System Center stack.

The new solution will be designed to meet the needs of CA Technologies and Microsoft partners, especially those that may want to incorporate its data protection functionality into their broader cloud-based IT management offerings.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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