After being spun off from CA Technologies earlier this year, Arcserve is now detailing the scope of its data protection ambitions for 2015.
In addition to creating its first purpose-built appliance for running its data protection software, Arceserve is making available a free Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) workstation edition that can leverage the Arcserve Recovery Point Server (RPS) to globally deduplicate data.
At the same time, Arcserve is making available an update to UDP that provides more granular control for environments running Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, SharePoint, Oracle, Hyper-V and VMware software.
Arcserve CEO Mike Crest says as an independent entity, Arcserve is committed to competing across the full range of the data protection market, including gateways to data protection services in the cloud, using a common UDP platform. In contrast, Crest says that competitors are essentially asking customers to buy four or five different products to address multiple types of data protection scenarios.
It’s obviously too early to say whether there is a consolidation in the offing in the data protection space. But as vendors race to fill out their data protection portfolios, it does open the possibility that in the name of simplicity, many IT organizations will opt to significantly reduce the number of data protection vendors they decide to ultimately engage.