The CA ARCserve® High Availability Product Features
CA ARCserve High Availability r16 provides unique functionality, adds new application and platform support, and eases management through the following new features:
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Full-System High Availability — Protects the Windows operating system, system state, application and data through physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-virtual replication and failover to a VMware ESX, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Citrix XenServer Replica server. Speeds the deployment process and, because the Replica server is offline, you may be able to eliminate operating system and application license fees to reduce disaster recovery (DR) costs.
Windows Server 2008 Failover Cluster Support — Enhances the cluster support in two ways. First, it eliminates shared storage as a single point of failure. Second, it provides the replication (data mover) capability for off-site disaster recovery. It is integrated with Microsoft Cluster Server Manager.
Amazon Cloud (Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Integration — Enables the use of Amazon facilities, resources and staff for your off-site DR environment for replication and failover. Converts capital expenditure to operational expenditure and makes IT more productive and agile.
Secure Communications — Provides 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption over the network without a virtual private network (VPN) or IPSec tunnel.
Multi-Stream Replication — Enables the use of multiple data streams to increase network replication throughput over high-latency local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs).
Offline Synchronization — Provides an alternative to LAN and WAN synchronization to more easily transfer large Windows-based data sets and databases to speed replication without impacting network utilization. Enables physical transportation of a data copy while replication is underway and shortens time-to-protection.
Custom Application Protection — Provides a wizard-based tool to create replication and high-availability scenarios for third-party and custom applications without having to write scripts in many cases.
Scenario Group Management — Provides the ability to group together scenarios for multiple machines to protect distributed platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint, Web applications and document repositories. Enables server groups to fail over together across the WAN. Works with Windows, Linux and UNIX.
SharePoint Farm High Availability — Protects the entire SharePoint farm with individual server and farm-level replication and failover.
Microsoft Exchange 2010 Support — Provides LAN and WAN data replication, automatic and push-button failover, Data Rewind for continuous data protection and automated, non-disruptive recovery testing to protect an Exchange 2010 environment as well as older Exchange versions.
Enhanced IIS Support — Provides protection for IIS metadata that typically contains website configuration information, through LAN and WAN replication, automatic and push-button failover, Data Rewind for continuous data protection and automated, non-disruptive recovery testing, enabling granular protection of individual websites.
Linux and UNIX High Availability — Offers LAN and WAN data replication, automatic and push-button failover and push-button failback, with hard-links support to avoid unnecessary data replication.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM V4 Support — Provides LAN and WAN data replication, automatic and push-button failover, Data Rewind for continuous data protection and automated, non-disruptive recovery testing to protect a Microsoft Dynamics CRM environment, including the application role group, platform role group and SQL Server database.
Application-Aware LAN and WAN Optimized Replication — After the initial synchronization, only block-level changes to files and data are replicated. Application-aware means that no custom scripting is required for Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint, IIS and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, as well as for Oracle and BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Works on Windows, Linux and UNIX systems running on physical and virtual servers.
Automatic and Push-Button Failover — Provides real-time server and application monitoring with automatic and push-button failover, keeping employee and IT productivity high.
Automated Recovery Testing — Ensures that the failover system is ready, with no disruption to your production environment. Offers optional VSS Snapshot for application-consistent backups off the Replica server.
Data Rewind for Continuous Data Protection (CDP) — Enables quick and easy data rewind to known, good points in time, after data loss or damage.
Unified, Centralized Management Console — Makes CA ARCserve High Availability easy to deploy and manage. Includes replication and failover for the management service itself.
No-Reboot Deployment and Maintenance — Eliminates disruption to the production environment.
Assessment Mode—Helps estimate LAN and WAN bandwidth needs without disrupting the production environment to minimize network costs.
VMware vCenter High Availability — Protects the VMware vCenter server application, which is critical for VMware environments.
Windows System State Protection — Replicates system state to speed server recovery.
Windows Registry Synchronization — Replicates designated registries to speed server and application recovery.
Physical and Virtual Server Support — Protects virtualized server environments (VMware, Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer) and enables the use of virtualization to help reduce DR costs. Is also the perfect tool for physical-to-virtual server migration.
64-Bit Platform Support — Enables x86 to x64 replication and data migration.
Integration with CA ARCserve® Backup — Enables VSS Snapshot backup with a single job.
Technical Support and Upgrades — Included with your CA solution purchase is 24x7 online support, free product upgrades and access to technical documents, as well as telephone support and more, depending on your specific terms and conditions.