Arcserve® Unified Data Protection virtualization solution Brief

Server and desktop virtualization have become very pervasive in most organizations, and not just in the enterprise. Everybody agrees that server virtualization offers many advantages, saves money, offers more flexibility, etc. Although server virtualization helps reduce IT infrastructure costs, it also adds complexity to protecting the wide range of applications installed on the virtual machines and the ever-increasing volumes of data created on shared storage devices…But it can also help in disaster recovery scenarios and can offer some level of high availability.

This apparent contradiction is an opportunity that can be seized to enhance service levels, in particular to better control those metrics focused on system and data recoverability. To do so, users need to truly understand the operational ramifications of virtualization deployments. One critical step is to adopt the right approach and technologies when it comes to data protection.

The solution is not to add more complexity by adding yet another point solution or vendor, but rather to take a holistic and unified view of data protection across the infrastructure, virtual and physical.

Introducing Arcserve® Unified Data Protection

Arcserve UDP delivers comprehensive Assured Recovery™ for virtual and physical environments with a next generation unified architecture and unmatched ease of use. This feature-rich solution enables organizations to scale their IT environments easily, while delivering against their recovery point and recovery time objectives (RPO and RTO), on-premise, off-premise or in the cloud. Traditional, overly complex backup policies are replaced by modern task-based data protection plans and deep integration with hypervisors to fully automate complex, mundane repetitive tasks.

Arcserve UDP is the first solution to combine industry-proven backup, replication, high availability and true global deduplication technologies within one solution and unlike competitive products, does not require expensive professional services.

Arcserve® UDP differentiators at a glance

Unified Solution with
Broad Features

Image backup, high availability, tape, cloud; virtual, physical, global deduplication
One UI, all core data protection technologies unified under one solution

Ease of Use

Out of the box Enterprise Class Protection that leverages wizards (improves end to end customer experience)
Protection Plans
Purchasing, deploying, licensing, configuring

Assured Recovery
Recovery Point and
Time Assurance

Recovery Time and Recovery Point Assurance
Assured Recovery with full system high availability
Automated Virtual Standby
Reporting and logs

Service Provider Friendly

MSP Capabilities
Document API and Log Schema
MSP Partner Program

Fast, simple, agentless backup for VMware and Hyper-V host environments

Arcserve UDP offers a wide array of functionalities to enhance data protection easily and efficiently:

  • Single-pass backup of all VMs without the need to install software agents on each VM
  • Auto-discovery of VMs on target hypervisor
  • Integrated with VMware vStorage API’s
  • Only backs up changed blocks
  • Application consistent (Exchange, SQL etc.) and transaction-log purge
  • Easy recovery of individual files and folders from within each VM
  • Centralized node, group and plan management from Arcserve UDP Console
  • VM auto-disccovery
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Clustered Resources Volume support
  • VMware Backup Transport Mode Switching