CA, ExaGrid Partner on Data Backup, Recovery for Midmarket
CA and ExaGrid are combining their respective backup/recovery software and disk backup appliance into a custom offering.As midmarket and small enterprises face increasing data growth and a need for higher efficiency data backup, CA Technologies and ExaGrid Systems have inked an agreement designed to jointly address these needs by providing a quicker and more efficient backup and disaster recovery system for physical and virtual servers. The new offering is aimed at addressing data protection challenges in complex mixed infrastructure environments by delivering fast backup and recovery as well as post-process data deduplication without impacting backup performance. The custom offering combines the CA ARCserve D2D image-based backup and recovery software and the ExaGrid disk storage and deduplication appliance hardware. The new system is expected to help small and midsized businesses (SMBs) cut their storage requirements and related costs, while shortening backup windows, speeding recovery and delivering reliable off-site disaster recovery, according to the companies. "Customers' data protection requirements are evolving very quickly, and they want to make sure they get the right mix of functionality—but also efficiency, speed and simplicity—at the right ownership costs," Chris Ross, vice president, worldwide sales, data management, CA Technologies, said in a statement. "By working with ExaGrid, CA Technologies is enabling its customers to fulfill their requirements."
The CA ARCservce D2D operates on both physical and virtual Windows and Linux servers. Key features for Windows include Block-level Incremental (I2 Technology) backups that use less storage space, deliver faster backups and puts less of a load on production servers, and host-based, agent-less backup for VMware environments that protects all VMs on the hypervisor without requiring an install on each VM. It also provides speed recovery with a single snapshot backup with five restore types: files/folders, volumes, applications, Microsoft Exchange emails and bare-metal restore (BMR).