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Arcserve adds AWS support to disaster recovery tool

A new version of Arcserve's flagship Unified Data Protection (UDP) solution now lets users tap Amazon Web Services (AWS) for disaster recovery (DR).

Arcserve designed UDP for small or over-stretched IT shops that need to protect any target by providing a single user console to manage all data protection measures. According to the company, UDP is the first product of its kind with the ability to unify data protection measures across multi-platform cloud implementations, as well as virtual and physical environments. That is even easier with the latest edition.

"New and expanded data protection capabilities deliver further integration into public cloud infrastructures for disaster recovery (DR), advanced DR orchestration and reporting, and extended on-premise protection," the Minneapolis company said in a statement today.

A key feature of the new offering is the ability to use the AWS cloud as a remote DR site.

"IT professionals can now replicate recovery points to an RPS in AWS Cloud, launch an EC2 instance directly from the recovery point, leverage virtual standby for Windows to AWS EC2, restore an EC2 instance (instant virtual machine for Linux) to AWS EC2, and copy full recovery points to AWS S3 at an optimized cost," the company said.

Two other key features highlighted by the company include:

  • Fortified data availability: Organizations eliminate the risk of data loss due to an outage or accidental deletion with enhanced Microsoft Exchange online and Microsoft Office 365 protection to a local backup of the Office 365 data or to any cloud that supports the UDP RPS, backup from UNC Paths (CIFS protection) from within the UDP console, leverage automatic protection of newly added VMware virtual machines, and enable faster protection of data on Nimble Storage and HPE 3PAR arrays with fully-integrated snapshot support.
  • New and expanded reporting and orchestration: IT teams view the health status of recovery points through automatic, non-disruptive testing for Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems, as well as measure and demonstrate Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) with detailed service-level agreement reports that display the total number of nodes with available recovery points.

"As the requirements of organizations evolve, IT teams need a highly efficient and adaptable solution that maximizes their resources and provides comprehensive data protection and availability without extensive and costly professional services," said exec Christophe Bertrand. "The new version of Arcserve UDP delivers this and takes it one step further with innovative new cloud and reporting capabilities that enable our channel partners and customers to deliver higher operational efficiencies as they improve their RPOs and RTOs."

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David Ramel is an editor and writer for 1105 Media.

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