CA Adjusts Pricing

CA introduces simplified pricing model, new suites for CA ARCserve Backup

October 4, 2007

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ISLANDIA, N.Y. -- CA (NYSE: CA) announced a simplified pricing model for its industry-leading CA ARCserve Backup solution. The new model significantly eases procurement, implementation, and ownership of CAs industry-leading recovery management technology by making it available in four complete suites. The model also speeds time to value by providing a complete set of tools, agents, and options to protect critical data and applications in a single, highly-economical package.

The four suites, each requiring only a single license, are:

  • CA ARCserve Backup File Server Suite – which contains everything necessary to back up a file server using any storage configuration (DAS, SAN or NAS) or media (disk, tape), whether local or remote.

    CA ARCserve Backup e-Mail Suite – which contains everything in the File Server suite, plus agents for Microsoft Exchange Server and IBM/Lotus Notes.

    CA ARCserve Backup Database Suite – which contains everything in the File Server suite, plus agents for SQL, Oracle and Ingres databases.CA ARCserve Backup Application Suite – which contains everything in the File Server suite, plus agents for SharePoint and SAP.

The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for CA ARCserve Backup File Server Suite is $795 per server, excluding maintenance. The other three suites are $1,495.

The new model allows customers to freely modify their IT environments without having to purchase or install additional software. For example, a customer can connect an existing server to a SAN or a larger tape library without having to buy licenses for additional CA ARCserve Backup components. Customers can also change applications—such as shifting from Lotus Notes to Microsoft Exchange—and use the same CA ARCserve Backup e-Mail Suite.

“CA is changing the rules of the game when it comes to value and ease of procurement,” said Bob Davis, senior vice president and general manager of CA's Mid-Market and Storage business unit. “Mid-market customers, in particular, will benefit from CA’s integrated offerings, since they’re the ones who most acutely require the combination of simplicity and broad functional capability that we’re offering.”

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