CA Turns ARCserve Storage Apps Into MSP Offerings

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CA Technologies is expanding its ARCserve data protection storage software family with a new managed service provider (MSP) offering through Ingram Micro.

CA on Tuesday unveiled its CA ARCserve MSP program to the North American market in conjunction with Ingram Micro, its exclusive distributor for the continent for the next six months, said John LaCorte, director of MSP strategy for the company.

The program was released to the European market in April.

The CA ARCserve MSP program follows last month’s move by CA to rebrand all its data protection, recovery, and archiving applications with the ARCserve name.

Under the program, CA is offering MSPs the ability to offer its software on a monthly subscription basis, with no up-front costs and no annual commitment, LaCorte said.

“We’re going right out of the gate with a pure MSP model,” he said. “And it’s 100 percent channel. No direct sales.”

MSPs can offer the technology as part of their customer-facing business or for their own internal use, LaCorte said.

The CA ARCserve MSP program includes the company’s recently rebranded ARCserve line of storage applications. These include the CA ARCserve Backup software, CA ARCserve D2D disk-to-disk backup software with bare metal recovery, CA ARCserve Replication software, and CA ARCserve High Availability software.

MSPs can use the applications to offer a variety of hosted data protection solutions, including remote backup and failover services, protection of hosted applications, and storage as a service, LaCorte said.

The CA ARCserve MSP program is available immediately as a licensed offering through Ingram Micro, and not as part of its Seismic cloud computing initiative.

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