Arcserve Enables Full System High Availability for Windows and Linux

Arcserve, a data protection provider, is updating the Arcserve Replication and High Availability (RHA), adding full system high availability for Linux.

With this release the platform also extends its full system support of Windows and Linux workloads to Azure, and provides a number of enhancements including performance and usability improvements and new platform certifications.  

“Across many industries, large enterprises struggle to manage disparate replication tools that only work with specific applications or systems. This process can be extremely manual and inefficient,” said Andrew Smith, research manager on IDC’s Enterprise Infrastructure Practice. “Arcserve has designed RHA to address this challenge, integrating with multiple applications, operating systems, and platforms. This has the potential to ease the burden and costs of managing siloed tools, and can also reduce the risk of downtime for companies that can’t afford any disruption to business continuity.”

Using a journal-based process as opposed to snapshot-based backups, Arcserve RHA continuously replicates data at the file system level of files/folders and applications, and full physical/virtual systems with heartbeat-powered automatic failover to ensure they remain operational.

Designed to work in dissimilar hardware and environments, it eliminates the need for a collection of expensive replication tools focused on specific applications and systems.

New features include:  

  • Full System High Availability for Windows and Linux
  • Application High Availability
  • Application-Aware Replication
  • Data Rewind
  • Encryption

“Arcserve RHA was developed to provide organizations with true, continuous application and system availability,” said Oussama El-Hilali, CTO at Arcserve.

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