CA Technologies, N-able Sign OEM Agreement

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The OEM agreement between CA and N-able will see N-able sell CA's Windows-based ARCserve D2D solution to its MSPs worldwide.

Remote network and systems management software specialist N-able Technologies announced an OEM agreement with IT management software and solutions company CA Technologies, designed to help managed service providers (MSPs) meet the demand for complete remote IT management services. Under the agreement, N-able will initially market and sell CA's Windows-based ARCserve D2D solution to its more than 2,000 MSPs worldwide, bundling the disk-to-disk remote backup technology with its N-central remote network and systems management (NSM) platform.

In early 2011, N-able plans to introduce an integrated backup and offsite replication tool called Remote Backup Manager for N-central based on CA ARCserve D2D and CA ARCserve Replication. Remote Backup Manager (CA ARCserve D2D) is a disk-based backup solution that protects and recovers customers' business data on both physical and virtual servers. The solution can be purchased from N-able as a complementary tool to their N-central remote monitoring and management platform.

CA's ARCserve D2D product is available now from N-able. All remote backup offerings are being sold exclusively as an "add-on" to existing or new N-central 7.0 NSM software platform licenses and are designed to complement N-able's Endpoint Security Manager solution, a company release noted. Adam Famularo, general manager of CA Technologies recovery management and data modeling customer solutions unit, said by leveraging the combined solutions of CA and N-able, MSPs will be better able to help their customers meet the challenges of managing data protection—helping them to grow market share, revenue and profits.

"The N-central/CA ARCserve D2D bundle allows our mutual MSP partners to cost-effectively deliver comprehensive and highly robust remote management services to their customers," added J.P. Jauvin, chief operating officer at N-able. "Simultaneously, it drives down IT ownership costs while helping to ensure the reliability, performance and security of critical business applications."

To expedite adoption of the bundle, N-able is extending a special offer to MSP partners around the globe. The offer provides CA ARCserve D2D technology at no charge between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31, 2010 to any MSP or IT department that downloads the N-central 30-day free trial. "With this special offer, we're incenting MSPs to discover for themselves the exceptional value that N-able's N-central 7.0 and CA ARCserve D2D deliver as a bundled solution," Jauvin said. "The highly automated, high-performance disk-to-disk backup that CA Technologies has developed delivers compelling economics for MSPs and is becoming a must-have for those partners that want to capture the expanding market for on-demand, turnkey IT management."