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CA ARCserve Central Applications r16
General Availability Announcement

To: CA ARCserve Customers
From: The CA Technologies ARCserve Product Team
Subject: General Availability Announcement for CA ARCserve Central Applications r16
Date: September 07, 2011

On behalf of CA Technologies, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services. As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions of our products. We are pleased to announce that CA ARCserve Central Applications r16 is now available.

New CA ARCserve Central Applications offer flexibility to easily integrate new capabilities across the CA ARCserve Family of Products and add new functionality into your existing CA ARCserve environment. In this way, you can improve recovery time, reduce IT management workload and enhance the backup of your virtualized servers. These new applications unify and centralize the tasks associated with securing and protecting mission-critical systems and data across your entire organization. From Centralized Management and Reporting to new advancements in Virtualization and Cloud-based backup and recovery, CA ARCserve Central Applications bring a new level of ease of use and manageability to the CA ARCserve Family of Products.

CA ARCSERVE CENTRAL PROTECTION MANAGER Provides a single web-based console for a centralized view and management of all servers and workstations protected by CA ARCserve D2D. It includes automated Active Directory discovery, remote deployment, simplified policy-based administration, Storage Resource Manager (SRM) reporting, status, grouping, search and restore, basic workflow, event logging and more to simplify management and recovery of servers and workstations across your environment.

CA ARCSERVE CENTRAL REPORTING Provides a centralized view, administration and reporting on all devices, settings and policies running on-premise and off-premise that are protected by CA ARCserve Backup and CA ARCserve D2D. It gives detailed reports, as well as a rollup Dashboard report view, so you can easily understand what is happening across your environment.

CA ARCSERVE CENTRAL HOST-BASED VM BACKUP Uses CA ARCserve D2D to protect a single VMware host environment, performing backup of all VMs via a single-pass backup without having to install CA ARCserve D2D inside each VM. It uses the VMware vSphere Changed Block Tracking (CBT) feature to capture the changes since the last backup and enables granular recovery of files and folders from each individual VM. It can also restore supported applications running within a VM, simplifying protection and recovery of your virtual servers.

CA ARCSERVE CENTRAL VIRTUAL STANDBY Makes CA ARCserve D2D backups available to run like regular VMware Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) or Microsoft Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) virtual servers. It automatically pre-registers each recovery point (including incrementals) with the hypervisor for immediate recovery as a VM if a system outage occurs. VMs can be powered on manually or automatically. In addition, it enables physical-to-virtual (P2V) and virtual-to-virtual (V2V) migration. Copies of VMs can be used for pre-flight deployment, software installations and upgrade testing when desired.


We have included Tech Briefs that details the features and highlights of this release. We also encourage you to visit the CA ARCserve Central Applications product information page on the CA Support Online website at for more information please visit

Informative Tech Briefs that detail highlights of this release can be located at:

CA ARCserve Central Protection Manager r16 - Tech Brief
CA ARCserve Central Reporting r16 - Tech Brief
CA ARCserve Central Host-Based VM Backup - Tech Brief
CA ARCserve Central Virtual Standby - Tech Brief

To obtain your copy of CA ARCserve Central Applications r16 please contact CA Customer Care online at where you can submit an online request using the Customer Care web form: You can also call CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see for the local number in your country.

Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features, or implementing this latest release, our CA Services experts can help. For more information on CA Services and how you can leverage our expertise, please visit

In addition, we are proud to announce our new releases of CA ARCserve Backup r16, our comprehensive backup solution, CA ARCserve D2D r16: a disk-based recovery solution that simplifies protecting and recovering your business data on both physical and virtual servers from local disk or off-premise cloud storage and CA ARCserve Replication R16 and CA ARCserve High Availability R16, our data replication and real-time server/application monitoring and continuous availability solutions.

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Thank you again for your business.