Computer Associates and Overland speed backup and recovery


Computer Associates and Overland speed backup and recovery

Computer Associates International and data storage company Overland, a provider of backup and recovery solutions, will market a new, integrated solution for faster backup and recovery to their channel partners and end-users. 

The solution consists of Overland's REO Series R2000 backup and recovery acceleration appliance deployed with CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11 for Windows software, aiming to enable high-speed disc-to-disc-to-tape (D2D2T) backup and recovery. 

The iSCSI-based R2000 is the first backup and recovery accelerator to be tested and certified with this latest version of BrightStor ARCserve Backup for Windows. Together, the technologies enable the simultaneous backup of multiple BrightStor ARCserve Backup for Windows servers to a REO appliance.

The combined solution is designed to maximise the high-speed backup capabilities of the REO, to reduce the backup window and to enable high levels of availability for business applications. This solution keeps application and data files available for near-instantaneous, disk-speed restores from the REO if needed. 

Tape archives can be created directly from the REO at the ICT manager's convenience without increasing the backup window. Centralised management is also designed to eliminate the need for remote tape media handling. Finally, including disc-to-disc technology in the primary backup path can be integral to an overall disaster recovery plan. 

"The REO Series delivers the fastest, most secure way to move data from disc-to-disc-to-tape," says Bob Scroop, vice-president and general manager of Overland's storage resource business unit.

"We expect that our REO Series, combined with CA's BrightStor software, will provide customers with high-speed performance, increased flexibility and manageability for remote site backup, and additional security."

For more efficient tape creation and media use, the solution is said to be compatible with Overland's NEO Series or other tape libraries for a completely integrated disc-to-disc-to-tape backup and restoration solution. 

Overland's REO Series R2000 backup and recovery acceleration appliance, deployed with CA's BrightStor ARCserve Backup r11, will be sold separately at the end of this month, enabling resellers to buy new software or upgrade existing licences for their clients.

Written by Computing SA staff

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