CA Leads Charge To Augment Microsoft Data-Protection Tool

Computer Associates, Yosemite Technologies, and CommVault Systems are among the companies touting new software for use alongside Microsoft's just-released System Center Data Protection Manager 2006.
Three companies are touting new software for use alongside Microsoft's just-released System Center Data Protection Manager 2006.

Computer Associates and Yosemite Technologies Inc., from San Jose, Calif., announced new products at Storage Decisions 2005 in New York City. The announcements came Wednesday, a day after Microsoft announced shipment of DPM.

CA said BrightStor ARCserve Backup will extend data protection that is integrated with DPM 2006 technologies. It is scheduled for release by the end of the year.

CA has added high performance disk-to-disk and disk-to-tape backup, recovery and archiving so customers can protect DPM and other servers, applications, and databases for offsite backup and fast restoration of a single file to the entire DPM server.

DMP provides rapid and reliable disk-based backup and recovery for files on Windows servers. BrightStor ARCserve Backup protects critical applications for large data centers and individual departments with support for disk technologies, storage area networks and network attached storage environments. Rakesh Narasimhan, general manager of Windows and Enterprise Management at Microsoft Corp., said in a prepared statement that the combination offers robust, cost-effective and integrated end-to-end storage solutions for businesses of all sizes.

Yosemite's Backup line integrates backup, replication and data recovery with DPM. It features Yosemite Backup Advanced for mid-sized and distributed enterprises. Yosemite Backup Standard is for small to medium businesses. They offer disk-to-disk-to-any (D2DNe), a new Virtual Tape Library option for a multi-hierarchy approach to disk backup, Self Tuning Logic for automatic optimized backup and restoration, and a self-healing catalog that scales to billions of objects,

CommVault Systems Inc., of Oceanport, N.J., also announced QiNetix, which boasts automated e-mail archiving and easy text searches that integrate with QiNetix Common Technology Engine.

Several other companies have announced storage servers and appliances integrating DPM. They include: HP, Fujitsu and Quantum.

IBM argues that Microsoft's backup isn't really continuous like its Tivoli Storage Manager released last month.