Arcserve Unified Data Protection

Arcserve Unified Data ProtectionArcserve Unified Data Protection delivers comprehensive Assured Recovery for virtual and physical environments with a next generation unified architecture and an easy to use consol. This solution enables organizations to scale their IT environments easily while delivering against their recovery point and recovery time objectives, on premise or in cloud.

Arcserve UDP provides a spectrum of enterprise-level functionality typically found in multiple point solutions such as imaging, replication and high availability. It is easy to deploy, use and manage, on premise or in the cloud, across multiple virtual and physical platforms.

It also enables the automated disaster recovery testing of business-critical systems, applications and data, without business downtime or impact on production systems. Recovery testing can be fully automated or performed on a scheduled basis, as needed.

Key Features:

  • Recovery Point Server (RPS)- Generates, catalogs , deletes expired backups, stores backup data sets, replicates data to other RPS machines, manages backup and restore operations and supervises CA arcserve Replication and High Availability operations.
  • Global Deduplication- Optionally store a single copy of data, source-side-deduplicated across all nodes, to save both disk space and network bandwidth.
  • Integrated Replication- On a continuous basis, each RPS can optionally maintain multiple copies of backup data via replication. These backup data copies are available for virtually instantaneous use on secondary servers if a primary server fails.
  • Backup Plans- East-to-administer named policies that specify how to make backup copies of your data. Each plan contains instructions for copying data, replications data, making secondary and tertiary copies of data (typically offsite), setting up and maintaining Virtual Standby machines and notifying administrators that a backup job succeed or failed.
  • Multiple Data Store Options- CA arcserve UDP can store data on a local disk, a remote file server, a virtualized storage device or a NAS device. Compression, global data deduplication and strong encryption are settable options.
  • Bare metal Recovery (BMR) – Restores a Windows or Linux computer’s system complete operating environment, including files, settings and operating system, to a different hard disk, to a similar but different computer or to even a dissimilar computer.
  • Useful Reports- CA arcserve UDP tells administrators the current status and health of backup jobs and backup environment with such details as Managed Capacities, Backup Sizes, Backup Status, Virtualization Protection and Data Distribution on Media.

Bottom Line:

CA Unified Data Protection is the product of the recent consolidation of CA Technology’s three previous backup solutions and offers a full range of data protection products. It has made major leaps forward in in the past year in improvements to previous products, but still does not have end-user file restore. UDP is most popular in Europe and Asia and appeals to midmarket companies.