CA Technologies announced that its industry-leading CA ARCserve Backup and Recovery technology will be available to customers as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering based on the Windows Azure platform.
The new cloud offering, scheduled for availability in the second half of this year, is part of CA Technologies strategy for bringing rapidly deployable, easy-to-own IT management solutions to market. This solution will be especially attractive in situations where conventional, internally deployed backup-and-restore systems and software implementation may be less financially or operationally appealing, such as small businesses or remote offices that lack the necessary on-site IT staff.
"CA Technologies" SaaS data protection solution is designed to help customers cost-efficiently mitigate a wide range of information risks, including system downtime and catastrophic data loss across the customer's entire IT portfolio," said Walid Abu-Hadba, of Microsoft Corporation. "This announcement underscores the shared commitment of Microsoft and CA Technologies to the continued expansion of the cloud market."
The new solution will be designed to meet the needs of CA Technologies and Microsoft partners-especially those who may incorporate its data protection functionality into their broader cloud-based IT management offerings.
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[Source: CA Press Release]