Arcserve Unveils Appliances to Ease DR and Application Availability Complexity in Hybrid Scenarios

Arcserve, a data protection provider, has introduced its third generation Appliance Series, 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).

Powered by Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) software, the appliances bundle flash-accelerated deduplicated storage 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.

According to Arcserve research, only 26% of IT decision makers are extremely confident in their ability to recover. In addition, the company says, a survey from IDC found that 43% of IT decision makers plan to move to an on-premise private cloud and 37% intend to move to a hosted private cloud over the next 24 months. By introducing the appliances, Arcserve says, it helps remove the “do it yourself” complexity of orchestrating a hybrid strategy for disaster recovery and application availability.

“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,” said Oussama El-Hilali, VP of products at Arcserve. The new series is unique because it allows companies to spin up copies of virtual machines directly on-appliance, he noted.

“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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