CA Technologies has made a number of enhancements to its CA ARCserve data protection solution that it promises will make for easier backup and disaster recovery for physical and virtual server environments.

According to CA, the new release adds key new replication and virtualization capabilities for improved business continuity, making it a good fit for small- and medium-sized businesses and service providers.

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Among the enhancements are expanded virtualization support for VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer, remote virtual standby, improved performance with NTFS backup speeds improved by 43 per cent, cascading failover, extended public cloud support for backup migration to Microsoft Windows Azure, Fujitsu Global Cloud and Eucalyptus 3.0 and 3.1 based clouds, and additional platform support.

“Organizations looking for a data protection solution that is deep in capability and low-cost from initial purchase to ongoing administration should look no further than CA ARCserve,” said Mike Crest, general manager of data management at CA Technologies, in a statement. “With this release, we have again demonstrated that CA ARCserve is the most flexible, robust and reasonably priced solution available for customers who need to protect their physical and virtual infrastructure, either as an on-premise implementation or in the cloud.”

CA ARCserve can be licensed monthly on a Managed Capacity basis. MSPs can obtain CA ARCserve under the newly announced CA ARCserve MSP Licensing Program 3.0.

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