CA Launches Managed Service Provider Licensing Program

CA, the IT management software company, has announced a new dedicated Managed Service Provider (MSP) Licensing Program. The program will meet growing demand from resellers that want to offer MSPs data protection software that can be used to protect backend datacenters and / or offer new services to customers. Licensing is currently available across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA), and will soon be rolled out worldwide.

The program includes CA’s ARCserve family of products which deliver such functionality as data deduplication, web management, host-based replication and high availability with “true” continuous data protection (CDP) and integrity testing — all available on a monthly license basis, with no upfront costs.

MSPs using CA ARCserve solutions will benefit from a wide variety of hosted data protection solutions including, remote backup services (replicating data to their datacenter to backup), remote failover, protection of hosted applications and storage as a service.

Chris Ross, vice president, EMEA & Asia-Pacific for CA’s Recovery Management & Data Modeling Business Unit commented: “Lately we have seen other vendors fail to make data protection MSP offerings work, however our program, delivered through our 100% partner model, combined with our award-winning products, provides offers a winning solution for our partners and customers.

There is huge demand from MSPs looking for data protection solutions that can expand their service offerings. We have designed our program to be simple, flexible and enable “true” utility-based licensing. We have a great opportunity to establish a leadership position in this emerging Managed Service Provider market.”

In addition to the existing benefits of the CA Recovery Management Partner Program for CA ARCserve and CA XOsoft, MSP-focused resellers will benefit from a simple pricing and licensing model, the opportunity to address the fast growing MSP market, trial download links (tailored to individual partners) and use of the CA Authorised Service Provider reseller logo.

CA’s new MSP Licensing Program has been designed specifically to deliver cost efficiencies for MSPs. Key benefits of the program to MSPs, aside from the opportunity to expand service offerings, including a flexible licensing mechanism (pay as you use) and no upfront costs, access to the latest CA software versions, access to CA Technical Support (24×7) and free Level 200 product training.

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