Arcserve to offer cloud computing services

Arcserve has announced that it is planning to expand its product range and services by offering cloud computing services.

Arcserve CEO Mike Crest has described Arcserve Cloud as a natural progression from the company’s recovery and backup appliances launched earlier in 2015. Arcserve has been working on a range of data protection products and services since separating from CA Technologies. The new cloud computing service is encrypted and clients can either replicate data or use the Arcserve Jumpstart Courier Service, whereby data can be sent to Arcserve on a portable USB drive.

Mr Crest said that the courier service is designed to offer a solution to moving a large amount of data. The cloud service from Arcserve is designed to offer a disaster recovery service in addition to an archiving service.

After Arcserve separated from CA Technologies, the company changed its channel programme to a three-tier model, which in the US can only be connected to solution providers linked to Ingram Micro. Mr Crest says the company is going to be focussed on providing cloud computing services that are affordable for the average customer.

Cloud-based services are everywhere and are particularly useful for backup and recovery software. While most companies want to be able to access recently-used information, which they keep on premise, cloud services are useful for archiving, as most of what has been used and created in the past will not be needed again.