One of the more common questions a software provider gets is, “What sets you apart from your competition?” In the past, our standard answer has included the fact that we are proven data protection provider for more than 25 years, offering backup technology complete with enterprise-class functionality in unified data protection platform. That claim was validated recently at the DCS Awards in London. Arcserve’s Unified Data Protection (UDP) solution was named Software Storage Product of the Year!

What are the DCS Awards? The DCS awards are designed to reward the product designers, manufacturers, suppliers and providers operating in data center arena. Judging is based on public votes, which means that Arcserve UDP delivers what today’s businesses want and need: Assured Recovery. Its unified architecture sits across virtual and physical environments and offers unprecedented ease-of-use via a new, web-based interface. Advanced capabilities enable users to establish, test and improve Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) on-premise, off-premise and in the cloud.

Built on the foundation of very mature and proven Arcserve technology, this product offers a seamless solution from endpoint protection to remote archive site. By combining backup, replication, high availability, source-based data deduplication and true global deduplication, Arcserve UDP brings together multiple technologies in one simple solution. This is distinct from traditional data protection solutions, where administrators are forced to protect highly complex environments using disjointed and ever-growing lists of backup software often across multiple products or systems.

How else is Arcserve UDP different than the competition? Arcserve UDP advanced deduplication technology combines powerful target-based in-Line Global Data Deduplication with intelligent source-based data deduplication: significantly reducing backup time and the amount of disk storage required to retain recovery points for extended periods of time.

Further, Arcserve UDP’s unique capabilities to convert backup images from physical to virtual and across different virtual Hyper Visors for rapid disaster recovery facilitate cost-effective DR without compromising on capability. For example, Arcserve UDP can convert a vSphere backup to a Hyper-V Virtual Machine in just seconds.
Thank you IT community for recognizing Arcserve UDP for its ingenuity. We look forward to continuing to advance the platform to both anticipate and meet your needs.