CA Technologies Cloud Computing
New MSP Program
The CA ARCserve Managed Service Provider licensing program enables service
providers and ISVs with a hosted offering to license CA ARCserve Family of Products
on a monthly basis to provide services to your clients.
CA ARCserve Managed Service Provider Program makes adding new high-margin,
recurring revenue services, quick and easy, with focus on your profitability.
With the huge growth of data and the multiple choices for storage; On Premise,
Off Premise, Hybrid, Public and Private Cloud…., MSPs are uniquely positioned to
deliver solutions that capitalise on the a complete management and data protection
solutions that can be matched to meet their client’s SLA for each business critical
application. This ever changing world of storage has opened the door for many revenue
generating services that solution providers can offer.
CA Technologies commissioned independent research in May 2011 to investigate
the data protection and disaster recovery (DR) policies of organisations in Asia
Pacific. This report highlights the key findings and provides insights into how
these policies can be improved.
Cloud Resources Become Integral to Data Protection Strategies
The use of cloud computing amongst businesses has been increasing rapidly in
recent months. At the same time, the amount of data that companies have to manage
continues to explode and companies are under renewed pressure to keep it safe. The
results from this survey show that investment in business continuity continues to
rise, and much of this spending is directed towards solutions that use cloud computing
Organisations are beginning to appreciate that cloud resources offer a solution
to some of their data protection requirements. CA Technologies expects this trend
to continue but highlights the need for businesses to opt for solutions that allow
them to evolve their data protection strategy at their own pace – whether it be
a new on-premise technology, using cloud as backup medium or moving to a more complex
hybrid cloud model.
Disaster Recovery Incidents
Incidents leading to data loss are extremely prevalent - 95% of all organisations
surveyed had experienced data or application loss over the last year. The causes
of the losses were varied, but across every country, IT systems failure (such as
hardware or network failure) emerged as the number one trigger. Companies need to
be able to predict the likelihood of different types of incidents happening and
design an infrastructure that minimizes both their frequency and their impact.
Disaster Recover Planning
The majority of companies admit their data is inadequately protected - only a
quarter are confident enough to say they have a full and comprehensive disaster
recovery plan. This in part explains the consistently high levels of data loss incidence.
More encouragingly, the majority of companies test their DR plans frequently, but
many fail to meet their DR objectives when they do so. Their poor data protection
strategies are primarily attributed to a lack of both budget and senior management
A previous CA Technologies survey, the Avoidable Cost of Downtime, found that
companies are losing in the region of $350,000 a year through IT outages. Senior
management need to consider this cost, against the much smaller investment required
to keep data and applications adequately protected on an ongoing basis.
CA Technologies and its partners work with companies to help them plan and roll-out
the policies and IT systems they need for effective data protection – across physical,
virtual and cloud environments.
* The survey was conducted by an independent research firm, Coleman Parkes.
All interviews were undertaken during May 2011.