Latest Arcserve DR Appliances Offer Cloud Data Recovery Capabilities
Arcserve has released the third generation of its disaster recovery and application availability appliances that aim to make it easier for small- to medium-sized business to deploy and operate them to protect their IT systems.
The latest Appliance Series 9000 models from Arcserve for the first time are able to provide disaster recovery and application availability in the cloud if the physical location of a business is disabled or damaged from a storm or other catastrophe. Using Arcserve’s Unified Data Protection (UDP) software, the appliances combine flash-accelerated deduplicated storage, server processing and high-speed networking with highly redundant hardware and cloud services that allow customers to quickly spin up copies of physical and virtual systems directly on the appliance or on private or public clouds to get their operations back to normal.
“With this new Appliance Series, we’re removing the ‘do-it-yourself’ complexity of orchestrating hybrid disaster recovery,” Oussama El-Hilali, vice president of products at Arcserve, told Channel Futures. “By bundling heterogeneous software, high redundancy hardware and cloud services, we’ve created a product that prevents companies from having to piecemeal different solutions together to successfully deploy a hybrid strategy, ultimately saving them time and money — and probably few headaches.”
The company received direct feedback from customers and partners asking for a more efficient approach to multitier data protection, he said. “So we made sure that was a priority with our new generation of appliances. This new series is particularly unique because it allows companies to spin up copies of virtual machines directly on-appliance. 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.”
El-Hilali said the idea behind the new appliances was to reduce the number of vendors that customers have to work with by providing them with an all-in-one product to solve disaster recovery scenarios for users.
“The ability to spin up copies of physical and virtual systems directly on the appliance and in private, public and Arcserve clouds is really the key differentiator here” compared to previous versions of the appliances, he said. “Another differentiator is that the new Appliance Series offers twice the effective capacity as previous models – up to 504 TBs of data per appliance and can manage up to 6 PBs through a single interface.”
Arcserve appliances include integrated on-appliance and cloud-based disaster recovery with up to 20 CPU cores and 768GB RAM; deduplication ratios up to 20:1 with WAN-optimized replication to private and public clouds such as the Arcserve Cloud, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Eucalyptus and Rackspace; high redundancy hardware with dual CPUs, SSDs, power supplies, HDDs and RAM; and increased reliability with onsite hardware support. The appliances are easy to install and can be configured in less than 15 minutes, according to the company. Arcserve has about 1,000 channel partners in North America.
Pete Greco, the vice president of sales and technology for Productive Corp., a Minneapolis-based VAR specializing in security and backup for midmarket clients, told Channel Futures that his company has been a partner with Arcserve for more than 15 years and has been working with …