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CA ARCserve Backup Day One Support for VMware vSphere 4 Helps Reduce Backup Windows and Disk Storage Requirements


Includes New Capability that Helps Simplify and Speed Backups

ISLANDIA, N.Y.– CA (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that CA ARCserve Backup leverages VMware vSphere™ 4 to simplify and speed backups, extending the business benefits of VMware’s next-generation virtualization platform.

CA ARCserve Backup support for VMware vSphere 4—delivered the same day VMware vSphere 4 became available—is engineered to help eliminate the need for extra storage on a proxy server, which can dramatically reduce backup windows and the need for hardware upgrades.

“Customers need backup vendors to go beyond merely supporting virtualization platforms—they need the solution to be innovative in helping speed ROI by simplifying administration and reducing costs,” said Don Kleinschnitz, senior vice president, engineering for CA. “We not only delivered day one support for VMware vSphere 4 with CA ARCserve Backup, we offered customers the value-added operational and cost efficiencies they require.”

In early May, CA delivered a major new release of CA ARCserve Backup that included one-step granular file recovery from an image-level backup, which can significantly reduce restoration time. Combined, the new features are designed to provide extremely high levels of efficiency and backup and recovery performance for VMware vSphere 4. Benchmark tests conducted by CA demonstrated that CA ARCserve Backup with VMware vSphere 4 delivered a 60 percent reduction in the backup window compared to backups performed with earlier versions of VMware virtualization and CA ARCserve Backup.

“CA is delivering a holistic approach to data protection by integrating CA ARCserve Backup with VMware vSphere 4,” said Parag Patel, vice president, alliances, VMware. “The combined solution is designed to help IT administrators reduce management overhead and accelerate backups, helping customers maximize the benefits of virtualized backup and recovery as they build internal clouds to deliver IT as a service.”

VMware recently listed CA as a key data protection vendor when it announced its VMware Ready™ Data Protection program. The program enables partners to integrate new and existing solutions with VMware vSphere 4 using VMware vStorage APIs and integration technologies.

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