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Arcserve has integrated email archiving into its flagship Unified Data Protection software based on an acquisition of FastArchiver.
The data protection company disclosed its new Arcserve archive capability and the acquisition Wednesday, although it bought FastArchiver in the first quarter of 2017. Arcserve has declined to provide details of the acquisition or the company it acquired.
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Christophe Bertrand, vice president of product marketing at Arcserve, based in Eden Prairie, Minn., did say FastArchiver software was not yet in the market and was developed to be sold through partners.
Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) Archiving, based on FastArchiver software, is aimed at midsize organizations. Bertrand said the Arcserve archive module has been in beta and will be generally available as software in May and as an appliance in August.
"We will be adding capabilities to this. This is just a starting point," Bertrand said. "This was based on customer demand. [FastArchiver] was not in the market yet. They did not intend to bring it to market themselves. We wanted to get something that is feature-rich, but not as expensive as cloud services or enterprise deployments. We picked it because it's very easy to use and great for on-premises or cloud deployments."
Arcserve archive module adds search, audit trails
Christophe Bertrandvice president of product marketing, Arcserve
The Arcserve archive provides advanced search and multi-tenant deployment. It also has a Microsoft Outlook plug-in for end-user search and access. On the management side, it has historical message migration and the ability to preserve email as records for legal requirements. It does audit trails, health reporting and granular retention policies, along with end-user access with role-based access controls.
"If you know how to use Google, then you know how to use this," Bertrand said.
Arcserve UDP Archiving supports VMware OVF, Microsoft Hyper-V and Amazon Web Services.
"The Arcserve archive product fills an important element to the product portfolio," said Phil Goodwin, research director at IDC's storage systems and software research practice. "It gives customers the ability to do more functions under a single umbrella. It also gives much more granular archiving search of emails."
Arcserve UDP migrates data among disk, tape and cloud backups. Arcserve also sells UDP integrated on backup appliances and cloud storage services.
Arcserve has been working to beef up UDP's cloud capabilities. It added support for backup, disaster recovery and high availability in the Amazon public cloud in February.
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