CA reels in disaster recovery, backup vendor

CA reels in disaster recovery, backup vendor

CA has acquired disaster recovery and backup specialist, XOsoft. The deal will see CA add to its BrightStor backup and recovery products.

"With ARCserve, we've been talking backup and recovery for sometime," senior vice-president and general manager of CA Storage Management, Bob Davis, said. "Customers have gotten a lot more sophisticated in their requirements - they want more of a range of solutions for recovery management and disaster recovery. XOsoft rounds out ARCserve with continuous data protection, automatic failover, disaster testing and replication."

XOsoft products include WANSync and WANSync HA replication software. The company's Enterprise Rewinder is continuous data protection (CDP) software and its AssuredRecovery software can be used to test disaster recovery implementations.

XOsoft's replication and CDP products in particular are valuable to CA, which did not have a remote replication product. CA's BrightStor HA provided only a local recovery option.

As products are integrated and branded, they will still be available to customers. The company did not disclose the value of the deal.

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