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CA Recovery Management 12.5 Enables Efficiency
Lauren Whitehouse, Analyst
CA steps up its game with new efficiency-focused features in the products that make up its CA
Recovery Management suite—CA ARCserve Backup, CA XOsoft Replication, and CA XOsoft High Availability—
and attractive bundling and channel programs.
Today, Benjamin Franklin’s remark that, "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes"
could be revised to include “death, taxes, and data growth.”
Data growth is responsible for much of the
investment IT makes in its infrastructure to store, manage, transport, and back up data.
growth was a catalyst for the tape-to-disk transition the data protection market experienced a few years ago to
solve the backup window challenge.
And, now that disk has secured its place as a backup target, data growth is
compelling organizations, once again, to examine ways to optimize capacity, especially since ESG research
respondents cited data protection as the application that will be most responsible for storage growth over the next
At the same time, the gloomy economic picture is forcing many companies to spend more cautiously or to invest in
technologies and solutions that provide rapid and unarguable ROI. IT initiatives tied to delivering greater efficiency
and cost reduction are less likely to be impacted by budget constraints. ESG research revealed that data
reduction technologies, including data deduplication, were near the top of respondents’ top priorities over the next
24 months (see Figure 1).
MOST IMPORTANT STORAGE-RELATED INTIATIVES OVER THE NEXT 24 MONTHS
Source: Enterprise Strategy Group, 2008
Source: ESG Research Report,
Enterprise Storage Systems Survey
, November 2008.
Remote data protection solutions for
More power efficient storage hardware that
runs cooler and/or uses less energy
“Data reduction” technologies
What do you believe will be the most important storage-related initiatives
undertaken by your organization over the next 24 months?
(Percent of respondents, N=504, multiple responses accepted)