Monday, 26th August 2019

Arcserve unveils appliances for disaster recovery and application availability

First purpose-built Appliance Series designed for disaster recovery, enabling companies to spin up copies of physical and virtual systems directly on-appliance, or in private and public clouds.

Arcserve has introduced its third generation Appliance Series, the first purpose-built appliances designed for disaster recovery and application availability to provide organizations 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 percent of IT decision-makers are extremely confident in their ability to recover. Further, asurvey from IDC found that 43 percent of IT decision-makers plan to move to an on-premises private cloud and 37 percent 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 organizations 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 utilization 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-optimized 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

“For years, we’ve relied on Arcserve’s award-winning solutions to protect critical infrastructures from data loss while saving companies time and money,” said Todd Crystal, president at Spencomp Solutions Inc. “The new Appliance Series will help us meet growing demand for hybrid onsite and cloud-based backup and DR without the extreme cost and complexity typically associated with implementing a cohesive strategy.”

“We have a significant volume of data that underpins a whole variety of business operations. If any of it was lost, our employees, customers and business operations could be severely disrupted,” said Anil Kumar, Chief IT Manager at Fujifilm India. “We tested Arcserve very vigorously and were impressed by how easy the appliances are to use. As we expand our use of Arcserve products, including the next generation of its appliances, I am confident our data will stay protected to accelerate our company’s growth.” Fujifilm India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of global giant Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, uses the second generation Arcserve Appliance to protect 25 servers and six terabytes of data across all of its locations.

Oussama El-Hilali, VP of products at Arcserve adds, “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 center 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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