Published: February 13th, 2013

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) has announced the third major release of its Managed Service Provider (MSP) licensing program for CA ARCserve, promising a further simplified licensing structure, new partner enablement resources and an expanded technology portfolio.

The enhanced program includes options for MSPs to license CA’s data protection technology on their choice of per-server, per-workstation, per-socket, per-virtual machine or per-terabyte models, so MSPs can structure their software costs to best align with their individual go-to-market strategies.

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This provides another option to the program’s true pay-as-you-go pricing model, where MSPs only need to pay for what they have used in the previous month-with no minimum volume and no extended lock-in period.

“A combination of factors-including exponentially growing data volume, limited IT budgets and an abundance of available network bandwidth-have created tremendous opportunities for MSPs in the data protection services market,” said Chris Ross, vice-president, worldwide sales for data management at CA Technologies. “With zero upfront commitment and flexible subscription licensing, the CA ARCserve MSP Program uniquely enables MSPs to capitalize on this market opportunity.”

Other enhancements include a smaller, simpler set of product SKUs, and a new dedicated “MSP Zone” on CA to streamline MSP enrollment. New resources include service use-case playbooks, and a solution chooser to help MSPs to identify the best managed service and technology to offer their customers.