CA Acquires XOsoft

By | December 11, 2006

CA today continued to extend its storage management portfolio with the acquisition of privately-held XOsoft, Inc., a leading provider of continuous application availability solutions that minimise application downtime and accelerate time to recovery.

The acquisition enables CA to offer a complete recovery management solution that allows customers to minimise the risk of data loss, reduce the time spent on backups and expedite recovery of critical business services.

XOsoft´s products provide uninterrupted access to all types of file and application servers-including Windows Servers, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft IIS and Oracle-and allow instantaneous recovery from any type of disaster. CA plans to integrate XOsoft´s products with BrightStor ARCserve Backup to deliver a complete solution for protecting and recovering critical applications. Using XOsoft´s patented technology, CA also will develop a next-generation information protection platform to unify and simplify recovery operations.

“IT organisations need to ensure the availability and recoverability of email, database and other business applications across their storage infrastructure,” said Jason Phippen, Director of CA´s EMEA Storage Management business unit. “With this acquisition, CA is meeting customers´ requirements for protecting, securing and quickly recovering critical applications and information from any location across the enterprise.”

Businesses today rely extensively on their IT services and systems to support their day-to-day operations. Traditional backup alone can´t ensure the continuity and recoverability of these critical business resources. A multi-layered approach is thus required to provide the appropriate level of protection for each resource based on its importance and value to the business. With the addition of XOsoft to its intelligent storage management portfolio, CA is enabling its customers to implement this kind of multi-layered approach-including traditional backup, offsite vaulting and disaster recovery.

CA´s BrightStor ARCserve Backup provides customers with high-performance disk-to-disk-to-tape, encryption, integrated antivirus protection, media management and snapshot backup and recovery capabilities. XOsoft complements these capabilities by adding continuous protection and quick recovery, significantly reducing backup workloads and slashing backup windows.

CA did not disclose terms of the transaction, which follows its recent acquisition of MDY Group International, Inc. a leading provider of records management software and services.

XOsoft serves more than 1,600 customers in 42 countries. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA with offices in New York, California and Israel. For additional information, please visit ca.com/xosoft.

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