Licensing Options

In order to meet our customers varying needs, the CA ARCserve® Family of Products can be purchased in multiple ways based on your environment, budget and planned growth. The list below provides a quick summary of the options available to you.

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Component Based Licensing

CA ARCserve® component-based licensing allows customers the use of individual CA ARCserve products.

CA ARCserve® Backup provides file-based backup to disk and tape. It is licensed per individual server or virtual machine. Component licensing allows you to select the specific CA ARCserve Backup editions, components, agents and options needed to provide the best level of data protection and recovery for each of your servers and virtual machines (VM), depending on the operating system and application being used. As your configuration changes or your needs grow you should consider additional capabilities to maintain adequate protection.

CA ARCserve® D2D provides image-based backup and recovery to simplify data protection. CA ARCserve® D2D for Windows provides full and block-level infinite incremental image-based backup to disk for Windows servers and workstations. Licensed per individual server, virtual machine (VM) and workstation, there are multiple component editions of CA ARCserve D2D available depending on your specific needs. CA ARCserve D2D also offers central management and reporting as no-charge options along with 2 fee-based options: Host-level agentless VM backup for VMware servers licensed per VMware host; and Virtual Standby that converts backups to bootable VMs to help reduce business downtime, licensed per server and per VM. CA ARCserve D2D® for Linux provides full and block-level image-based backup, hardware-independent Bare Metal Recovery (BMR), compression, encryption and central management and reporting. There is only one component edition (Standard Edition) and it is licensed per individual server and virtual machine (VM).

CA ARCserve® Replication provides a quick and easy way to copy backups offsite for disaster recovery and can complement backup with continuous data protection. Licensed individually for each master and replica server, component licensing is available per server and virtual machine (VM) based on the operating system (Windows, Linux and UNIX).

CA ARCserve® High Availability provides near-continuous availability for protected servers and data. Licensed individually for each master and replica server, component licenses are available per server and virtual machine (VM) based on the operating system (Windows, Linux or UNIX).

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Module Based Licensing

Targeted toward medium to large organizations with evolving backup needs, modular licensing simplifies the purchasing and configuration of your CA ARCserve software as each module contains multiple CA ARCserve technologies and/or products to address specific needs.

CA ARCserve Backup module-based licensing eliminates the need to know exactly what editions, agents or options go on each specific server. For each server and VM being protected, simply license it based on the server’s core role: File Server, Database Server, Email Server, or Application Server.

For customers who desire even broader data protection, we offer 4 additional CA ARCserve Backup modules, we refer to as “CA ARCserve Backup Module with D2D and Replication” that also include CA ARCserve D2D and CA ARCserve Replication. You simply license each server and VM based on its core role: File Server, Database Server, Email Server, or Application Server. These multi-product modules were formerly called “CA ARCserve Solutions”. These ‘CA ARCserve Backup Module with D2D and Replication’ bundles are built as an extension to Module-based pricing.

*CA ARCserve Backup for Windows File Server Module with D2D and Replication includes 1 license of CA ARCserve Backup for Windows File Server Module, 1 license of CA ARCserve D2D for Windows standard edition, 1 license of CA ARCserve D2D for Linux Standard Edition and 2 licenses of CA ARCserve Replication (file only support, no Assured Recovery – one for the master server/VM and one for the replica server/VM). ‘CA ARCserve Backup for Windows Database, Email and Application Server Module with D2D and Replication’ each include 1 license of CA ARCserve Backup for Windows Database, Email, Application Server Module, 1 license of CA ARCserve D2D for Windows advanced edition, 1 license of CA ARCserve D2D for Linux Standard Edition and 2 licenses of CA ARCserve Replication (file and application support, no Assured Recovery – one for the master server/VM and one for the replica server/VM).

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*Note: In the multi-product modules, CA ARCserve Backup, CA ARCserve D2D and CA ARCserve Replication licenses may be installed on separate servers/VMs.

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Capacity Based Licensing

The CA ARCserve Managed Capacity Program (MCP) is designed for companies with complex IT environments and highly demanding requirements. MCP licensing is designed to make it easy to purchase and deploy a CA ARCserve solution. MCP is licensed per “protected Terabyte” and allows unlimited access to the selected bundled product technology to protect up to the license capacity purchased. A customer may choose the “Recovery Point Objective (RPO)” MCP solution bundle or the Recovery Time Objective-Recovery Point Objective (RPO-RTO)” All Inclusive MCP solution bundle based on their needs. Then they select the capacity range license (in capacity ranges from 1TB to 100TB+) that covers the volume of data they will protect.

CA ARCserve® RPO Managed Capacity License
Provides you with unlimited use of CA ARCserve® Backup (including all server editions, agents and options), CA ARCserve® D2D for Windows (including all CA ARCserve® Central Applications), CA ARCserve D2D® for Linux and CA ARCserve® Replication (file-only) - up to the maximum TB capacity licensed.

CA ARCserve® RPO-RTO (All-Inclusive) Managed Capacity License
Provides you with unlimited use of CA ARCserve Backup (including all server editions, agents and options), CA ARCserve D2D (including all CA ARCserve Central Applications), CA ARCserve D2D for Linux, CA ARCserve Replication (file and application) and CA ARCserve High Availability - up to the maximum TB capacity licensed.

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Per-Socket Licensing

The CA ARCserve Per-Socket Licensing is designed for companies with virtual server environments and highly demanding requirements. Per-Socket licensing is designed to make it easy to purchase and deploy a CA ARCserve solution. Per-Socket licensing allows unlimited access to the selected bundled ARCserve product technology to protect an unlimited number of virtual machines (VMs) deployed within one socket (with unlimited cores). Each socket in a hypervisor (host) requires its own license. A customer may choose the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) Per-Socket bundle or the Recovery Time Objective-Recovery Point Objective (RPO-RTO) Per-Socket bundle based on their data protection needs. Then they order the number of licenses that matches the total number of sockets being protected. In addition, customers may use the ARCserve bundled technology to protect the hypervisor (host) itself.

CA ARCserve® RPO Per-Socket Solution Bundle License
Provides you with unlimited use of CA ARCserve® Backup (including all server editions, agents and options), CA ARCserve® D2D for Windows (including all CA ARCserve® Central Applications), CA ARCserve® D2D for Linux and CA ARCserve® Replication (file-only) for one socket. Each socket requires its own license.

CA ARCserve® RPO-RTO (All-Inclusive) Per-Socket Solution Bundle License
Provides you with unlimited use of CA ARCserve Backup (including all server editions, agents and options), CA ARCserve D2D for Windows (including all CA ARCserve Central Applications), CA ARCserve D2D for Linux, CA ARCserve Replication (file and application) and CA ARCserve® High Availability for one socket. Each socket requires its own license.

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Competetive and Version Upgrades

For CA ARCserve® Backup, CA ARCserve® D2D and CA ARCserve® Replication/High Availability

In addition to the above full product licensing options, CA also offers many comparable licensed products for customers looking to upgrade from a licensed competitive product or prior licensed version of CA ARCserve software.












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Maintenance and Support

For CA ARCserve® Backup, CA ARCserve® D2D, CA ARCserve® Central Applications and CA ARCserve® Replication

CA ARCserve licensed products are traditionally made available with either 1 year or 3 years of maintenance and technical support. Availability and terms will vary by region.

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Monthly Subscription Licensing

For customers that prefer a subscription-based licensing model where you can use operating budgets (OPEX) instead of capital expenditure budgets (CAPEX), we offer two different solutions:

CA ARCserve® D2D On Demand is a hybrid data protection solution for Windows-based servers and workstations that performs image-based backup to local disk and then automatically copies critical files and folders you select to Microsoft Windows Azure cloud storage for disaster recovery and archiving. Each server and workstation license includes 25GB Windows Azure cloud storage and you may add as much cloud storage as needed. And all cloud storage may be pooled across all protected machines so you define how much to allocate based on your needs. Unlike many other cloud backup solutions, CA ARCserve D2D On Demand provides faster backup and recovery since you perform backups to local disk first. Plus you get Bare Metal Restore (BMR) for fast system recovery too. This solution is offered in both monthly and annual subscriptions.
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CA Instant Recovery On Demand™ helps keep business going even after unplanned system and application outages. It’s based on CA ARCserve® High Availability and performs real-time continuous replication of an entire Windows-based system, application and data to our CA Cloud data center. It monitors your system and application and you use automatic or push-button failover to the replica (failover) server in our cloud to keep business going after an unplanned outage. After you repair or replace your failed production server, you can reverse synchronize or “failback” to quickly restore onsite workloads. This solution is offered in both monthly and annual subscriptions.
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Please keep in mind that many CA ARCserve products are also available from a wide range of Managed Services Providers (MSPs) that offer data protection, disaster recovery and business continuity services, typically delivered via a subscription service model. Contact your CA ARCserve representative for more information.