Arcserve Southern Africa has announced the unveiling of Arcserve Business Continuity Cloud, the first fully-integrated cloud-born solution to prevent the impact of unplanned downtime.
It immediately restores access to critical data, systems and applications across complex, multi-generational IT infrastructures ranging from non-x86 and x86, to software as a service (SaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). With this solution, Arcserve solves the challenges of protecting modern IT caused by the time, skill, expense and multiple tools needed to protect new workloads.
According to new data being released by Arcserve, 64% of global IT decision-makers agree that protecting business-critical data has not become easier over the past five years, despite efforts to adopt solutions to simplify and reduce costs. Further, as backup infrastructures are increasingly becoming costlier and more complex, the tolerance for data loss is diminishing. A total of 93% of IT decision-makers revealed their organisations could tolerate ‘minimal’ if any, data loss from critical business applications, yet just 26% feel extremely confident in their ability to recover quickly enough to avoid business disruption.
“Based on our observations and underscored by this research, it’s evident that organisations cannot effectively protect modern IT infrastructures with today’s incomplete tools that create more complexity, drive up the total cost of ownership, and ultimately increase the risk of data loss and downtime through gaps in protection,” said Byron Horn-Botha, Arcserve Southern Africa, Lead: Channel and Partnerships.
“Arcserve Business Continuity Cloud is the only solution capable of addressing these challenges by bringing all data protection processes together in one place. Whether migrating workloads to the cloud, needing advanced VM protection or requiring support for sub-minute RTOs and RPOs – it’s all under one bonnet.”
Edwin Yuen, Senior Analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, added: “Arcserve has accomplished something unique in this market by closing a substantial gap for businesses requiring more robust data protection capabilities without the complexity of juggling multiple backup tools for new or disparate workloads.
“Many solutions today consist of products bolted together with a UI upgrade, yet Arcserve Business Continuity Cloud stands out with a level of integration beyond most other vendors, creating a truly seamless solution that’s extremely intuitive yet incredibly powerful.”
Arcserve Business Continuity Cloud eliminates the need for other data protection tools and management consoles with fully-integrated capabilities to protect and restore applications and systems in any location, on-premises and in public and private clouds.
- Provides a consumer-grade user experience:Capabilities spanning the data protection life cycle are accessible through a customisable, cloud-based web console. Most tasks are implemented in three clicks or less
- Eliminates data loss and extended downtime:Supports near-zero RTOs and RPOs with high availability, minutes with virtual standby and instant VM, hours with bare metal restore, and granular recovery and quick discovery for compliance
- Shifts the economic profile:Fully-integrated technologies reduce time and money spent on IT management by up to 50%
- Simplifies protecting modern IT infrastructures:Safeguards modern infrastructures, including those with x86, non-x86, SaaS and IaaS. Multi-cloud and cross-cloud data protection support organisations planning to or are currently in the process of implementing a cloud platform for backup or disaster recovery
Additional findings from the survey found that as data protection concerns grow, most organisations are looking to the cloud for backup and disaster recovery. IT decision-makers cite implementing a cloud platform for backup and disaster recovery as their top priority this year, with more confidence in protecting critical data in private clouds than local storage, hypervisors, public clouds and Blockchain. Concerns over downtime and data loss are growing, primarily driven by:
- Media coverage of data breaches and/or ransomware attacks
- Cambridge Analytica’s access to Facebook users’ personal information
- The 2017 Equifax data breach