Widespread midmarket demand for centralized data protection amplifies robust global expansion strategy
MINNEAPOLIS – Aug. 18, 2016 – The continued diversification of data storage coupled with the necessity to centralize backup and data availability for heterogeneous environments has underscored a 61 percent increase in new worldwide sales for Arcserve’s flagship Unified Data Protection (UDP) solution and a 41 percent growth in overall new sales for Arcserve over the past year, with 47 percent and 22 percent increases in EMEA and North America, respectively. The continued rapid growth for Arcserve, LLC, the market’s first provider of simple, unified data protection for cloud, virtual and physical environments, comes as it commemorates its second year of operation as an independent company.
Echoing its momentum, recent metrics detailing Gartner’s annual market share analysis on data center backup and recovery confirm Arcserve grew its market share by 28.3 percent year-over-year while the industry grew only 5.5 percent over the same time period. As the company accelerates its global expansion, it has fortified its position as the leading data protection provider for midmarket businesses with a 27 percent growth in midsize customers over last year. Arcserve’s recent success is just one result of its innovative approach to solving complex data protection challenges by converging traditionally siloed technologies into a single, easily-deployable solution.
Widespread need to simplify data protection
In a recent survey of 283 IT service providers commissioned by Arcserve, nearly half of respondents ranked simplifying data backup IT infrastructures as their customer’s top initiative, with the majority – 85 percent – reporting they deploy hybrid cloud, virtual and/or physical environments. Not surprisingly, Arcserve continues to see rapid midmarket adoption of its UDP solution as the market’s first provider to unify backup and recovery for heterogeneous environments.
“This latest research validates what we’ve known for years: businesses, particularly in the midsize and decentralized enterprise range, require modern data protection regardless of where their data resides,” said Mike Crest, CEO of Arcserve. “While some vendors are now figuring this out, our unwavering focus has always been on delivering the highest-performance backup and data availability capabilities across disparate IT infrastructures in a way that proves power and resilience can coexist with simple and elegant. Ultimately, vendors can’t buy deep industry experience or the knowledge that comes with it.”
Transforming the way businesses protect their data
In February of 2016, the company released its newest version of Arcserve UDP to augment its already-robust feature set with additional midmarket capabilities. This version eliminates the notion of recovery time with continuous availability through faster and more flexible recovery options, enhanced operational usability and significant advancements for Linux™ and Windows® platforms.
“Arcserve has continued to lead the market in delivering innovative, customer-focused solutions that enable us to provide our customers with data protection that’s flexible and agile for their ever-changing IT needs,” said Stuart McAughey, Senior Software Solutions Sales Manager for Insight, a leading global technology solutions provider. “With Arcserve UDP, we can deliver enterprise-grade capabilities that work seamlessly across hybrid cloud, virtual and physical environments in a way that hasn’t been possible before.”
Looking forward, Arcserve will grow and enhance its existing portfolio of offerings through inorganic and organic growth. Its next release of Arcserve UDP will deliver additional capabilities to unify the on-premise and cloud experience, expand testing and reporting, and provide unparalleled ease of use.
The company will also build on the popularity of its award-winning UDP Appliance offering by introducing a new series that maximizes flexibility, resilience and scalability. Arcserve appliances, powered by Arcserve UDP software, were introduced in February of 2015 as a fully-integrated, ‘set and forget’ backup and recovery solution. Over the past year, sales of the company’s appliance offering have grown by over 4,900 percent.
Worldwide industry recognition
Over its past fiscal year, Arcserve was recognized across the IT industry with over a dozen awards in categories ranging from channel dedication to data protection for virtual systems. When given the gold award for Best of VMworld in the category of Disaster Recovery and Backup for Virtualized Environments, the judging panel commented, “Arcserve is the closest to feature-complete that you’re likely to see in the backup space.”
Additional highlights from the company’s second fiscal year include:
Growth of Global Technology Alliances
In line with Arcserve’s ambitious growth strategy, the company continues to build on its relationships and integration with key global technology partners, including: VMware Ready certification, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft, Nimble Storage, Amazon Web Services, Oracle, NetApp, Quantum, Overland Storage, NEC, Spectra, Qualstar, Fujitsu, BDT, Cloudian and Hitachi.
Expanded Leadership Team and Global Employee Growth
Executing on its double-digit growth strategy, Arcserve expanded its leadership team with the additions of key industry veterans to its product, finance and strategic alliance divisions. Darin McAreavey was named Chief Financial Officer; Oussama El-Hilali joined the company as Vice President of Products; Erica Antony was appointed as Vice President of Product Management; and, Scott Petersen assumed the role of Vice President of Global Channel and Alliances. These additions were made in concert with a 35 percent increase in Arcserve’s global employee base over last year.
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Arcserve is a leading provider of data protection and recovery software that provides organizations with the assurance that they can recover their data and applications when needed. Launched in 1990, Arcserve provides a comprehensive solution for cloud, virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP), available on Arcserve’s appliance or your hardware, drives a full range of highly efficient and integrated data protection capabilities through a simple, web-based user console. Arcserve has a customer base of 45,000 end users in more than 150 countries and partners with over 7,500 distributors, resellers and service providers around the world. Arcserve is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. with offices around the world. Visit www.arcserve.com.