CA To Offer ARCserve As SaaS Option On Azure

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CA will use Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to offer ARCserve software-as-a-service (SaaS)

CA Technologies and Microsoft have signed an agreement that will result in CA’s ARCserve software-as-a-service (SaaS) data protection offering using Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud platform as its home base.

The service will start in the second half of 2011.

The cloud service will be relevant in environments – mostly in shops which already have CA and Microsoft deployments – where conventional, internally deployed backup-and-restore systems are not keeping up with increasing backup demand and lack necessary on-site IT staff.

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CA Technologies use of Windows Azure includes support for Microsoft’s Hyper-V hypervisor and System Center stack.

The new solution will be designed to meet the needs of CA Technologies and Microsoft partners, especially those who may want to incorporate its data protection functionality into their broader cloud-based IT management offerings.

“By leveraging vendor solutions and their own expertise, partners can offer customers the ability to cost-effectively offload routine IT operations,” said Mike Crest, general manager, Data Management, CA Technologies.

“The combination of our CA ARCserve technology and Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud platform will enable us to offer the partner community a scalable, feature-rich, and fully configurable resource for this growing management services market,” he added.