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CA Delivers Comprehensive Recovery Management Software


New Releases Provide Superior Data Protection, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

ISLANDIA, N.Y. – CA (NYSE: CA) today announced a major new release of CA Recovery Management enabling companies to simplify management, tighten security and speed recovery of critical business information.

CA Recovery Management includes new releases of CA ARCserve Backup, CA XOsoft High Availability (formerly CA XOsoft WANSyncHA) and CA XOsoft Replication (formerly CA XOsoft WANSync), offering channel partners and their customers the latest advances in data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery.

“This is the most significant set of new product offerings yet by CA’s Mid-Market and Storage business unit”, said Bill Lipsin, senior vice president of worldwide channels at CA. “Our customers require recovery management solutions that solve their most pressing problems and are easy to deploy, use and maintain—we are enabling our channel partners to address these needs head on.”

CA’s comprehensive approach to meeting the broad spectrum of customers’ recovery management requirements has received acclaim from storage industry analysts.

“IT organizations are adopting multi-layered data protection strategies to ensure non-stop business operations,” said Lauren Whitehouse, analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “CA Recovery Management provides comprehensive technology that meets mid-market companies’ data protection and recovery requirements and has many new features and enhancements to CA ARCserve Backup and CA XOsoft replication and high availability products that offer significant business value.”

The new CA Recovery Management solution includes:

CA ARCserve Backup r12

CA ARCserve Backup delivers comprehensive data protection with centralized management and advanced features designed to address changing business needs. This high performance solution combines innovative disk and tape backup with powerful, integrated anti-virus and encryption tools, making it one of the most secure “out-of-the-box” backup solutions offered today.

Highlights of the new release include:

* New Centralized Management capabilities simplify administration of both local and remote backup through a single console.
* Improved encryption capabilities protect critical business information from internal and external threats
* Enhanced VMware integration provides increased levels of data protection and backup efficiency within virtual environments
* Advanced reporting provides administrators actionable information to quickly optimize and troubleshoot their backup environment
* Extended Virtual Tape Library and disk management capabilities simplify and speed the recovery process
* New ARCserve catalog database takes full advantage of Microsoft SQL Server to improve manageability, reliability and speed recovery
* Broader platform, media and application support make it easier for customers to deploy ARCserve across their diverse IT environment
* Enhanced integration with CA XOsoft products provides seamless administration of both replicas and backup jobs within one recovery management solution

CA XOsoft High Availability r12 and CA XOsoft Replication r12

CA XOsoft Replication and CA XOsoft High Availability are robust business continuity and disaster recovery solutions that integrate replication, continuous data protection (CDP), automated failover and automated disaster recovery testing to help ensure the protection and recoverability of business-critical applications.

Highlights of the new release include:

* Centralized Management allows administrators to configure, manage and monitor replication scenarios across multiple servers from a single location
* New CDP repository makes finding information faster and easier, saves time and reduces administrative burden by allowing end users to recover their own data and email messages
* Enhanced DR testing provides fully automated scheduled tests without affecting replication or users
* Enhanced VSS snapshot management speeds data recovery
* New Assessment Mode simplifies bandwidth capacity planning
* New synchronization design improves data protection, reduces planned downtime and simplifies maintenance
* Zero Reboot Upgrades are added to Zero Reboot Implementation to simplify and make planning and implementation of new installations and upgrades much easier
* Scalability and performance enhancements allow administrators to efficiently handle larger file systems and the most demanding 64-bit applications

“We already depend on CA XOsoft High Availability to fortify remote data protection and rapid disaster recovery of mission critical data across our 10 offices,” said Ben Weinberger, director of IT for Ruden McClosky, a Florida-based law firm. “Now, given all the benefits of the new releases, we are planning to replace our current backup solution with CA ARCserve Backup to take advantage of integrated recovery management.”

The numerous enhancements to CA Recovery Management offer customers tremendous business value in safeguarding data stored on diverse Microsoft platforms, both locally and in remote offices.

“IT needs a wide range of recovery-management technology to ensure cost-effective and efficient protection of critical business information,” said Greg Kirchoff, director, Global ISV Infrastructure Partners at Microsoft Corp. “CA continues to deliver innovative solutions that provide tremendous value in helping organizations achieve their high availability and disaster recovery goals across key Microsoft platforms such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008, Windows Essential Business Server, SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows Server 2008.”

More information about CA Recovery Management can be found at

Supporting Resources

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Supporting Quotes

“Any company that is serious about continuity planning is keenly aware of the challenges embedded in coordinating and synchronizing multiple data protection processes. Between proprietary mirroring schemes used by various storage hardware vendors, different tape backup strategies, snapshot technologies, and other data copy processes, just monitoring the completion of nightly backups or validating the integrity of closed multiple proprietary mirrors is a source of on-going expense, aggravation and pain. CA Recovery Management is taking the right steps to centralize the management of data protection services, complementing the administration of its own branded backup and replication products with a robust scripting language that can be—and is being—used by smart business continuity professionals to bring third party data protection processes under scrutiny. From where I’m sitting, this is a foundational component of contemporary disaster recovery and business continuity strategy.”

-- Jon Toigo, CEO, Toigo Partners International, 25 year veteran disaster recovery planner and author of five books on disaster recovery planning

“Customers with complex, heterogeneous IT environments look to companies such as CA and VMware for flexible, scalable and reliable enterprise solutions that deliver interoperability. CA Recovery Management complements VMware virtualization software for enhanced data and application protection and management, and provides greater operational efficiencies and IT agility for our joint customers.”

-- Parag Patel, vice president, alliances, VMware

“Many of our customers have already implemented CA’s high performance backup-and-recovery software with our cost-effective disk-based backup system and data de-duplication technology to perform fast, reliable backups and restores. With the new release of CA Recovery Management, our joint solution provides customers with increased performance and simplified administration that makes effective data protection and restoration even easier.”

-- Marc Crespi, vice president, product management, ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

“Faced with increased accountability to cost-effectively meet growing data protection and business continuity requirements, IT departments are looking to implement more comprehensive and effective recovery management strategies,” “CA’s new Recovery Management offering paired with Bocada’s analytics platform, enables IT to safeguard their data while achieving policy and cost objectives.”

-- Nancy Hurley, vice president, sales and marketing, Bocada

“As companies utilize WAN-based offsite data replication and failover solutions, they are leveraging acceleration technologies to optimize end user performance and lower operational costs. The combination of our Steelhead Appliances with CA Recovery Management supports offsite replication of larger amounts of data and failover for more applications, providing improved business resiliency and higher service level agreement compliance.”

-- Alan Saldich, vice president, product marketing, Riverbed Technology

“CA’s new channel model and market-focused team have demonstrated their dedication to partnership and made working together and transacting business easier. With the delivery of the new release of CA Recovery Management, CA is giving us everything we need to be successful selling their solution.”

-- Shawn Giordano, senior director, sales, Programmer’s Paradise

“CA has been working diligently to enhance their value to partners and delivered strong value with highly accessible local account management, technical resources and simplified pricing. The new simplified pricing structure and upgraded product sets are evolving our conversations with customers and enhancing their overall service experience.”

-- Marc Malafronte, manager, SMB sales, Software House International

“Ensuring the safety and availability of business information increasingly goes beyond traditional data protection. With the new release of CA’s broad-based Recovery Management solution, CA continues to deliver everything we need to meet these objectives and be seen as a key business partner by our customers.”

-- Thomas Horne, vice president and COO at CIS, a New York City-based solutions and service provider specializing in business continuity

“We are very pleased with our working relationship with CA, the responsiveness of our Partner Channel Manager and the fast turnaround on quotes enabled by CA’s simplified pricing. We are looking forward to introducing our customers to features and integration in the new release of CA Recovery Management.”

-- Ernie Balabanis, sales director, recovery management, RDT Solutions

“CA’s new simplified pricing makes it much easier for our account executives to specify client requirements, while allowing us to offer extremely competitive pricing on a recovery management solution that is industry-leading. Once again, CA has demonstrated that they understand and care about the real-world business challenges that their channel partners face every day.”

-- David Casillo, senior vice president, product management at Insight, a leading systems, software and services provider


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