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Arcserve logo CMYK reg.jpg
Screenshot of Arcserve UDP Console
Screenshot of Arcserve UDP Console
Original author(s) arcserve
Initial release February 1990; 28 years ago (1990-02)[1]
Stable release
Arcserve Unified Data Protection [2] / January 31, 2017; 14 months ago (2017-01-31)[2]
Development status Active
Operating system Windows, Linux, Unix, Mac
Available in Japanese,English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Cantonese
Type Data Protection
License Commercial proprietary software
Alexa rank 113,184

Arcserve is a provider of data protection, replication and recovery solutions for enterprises and small to medium businesses. Arcserve was founded in 1990 as Cheyenne Software.[3] Software vendor CA Technologies, which was then known as Computer Associates, acquired Cheyenne in 1996 and continued to develop and market the Arcserve product under the same brand.[4]

Arcserve was first developed as a product used to back up other software programs and to ensure that data in the network could not be lost. The major function of the first release was to automatically copy all of the information in the system so that mishaps such as power failures and equipment malfunctions would not destroy or erase it. During the early nineties, Arcserve became Cheyenne's flagship product with massive[5] growth in sales. Cheyenne brought out an improved version of its core program Arcserve in 1993 and began distribution through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

During the mid-nineties, Cheyenne continued to release a series of new Arcserve products tailored specifically for different market segments such as Macintosh and Windows users.[6] Software vendor CA Technologies, which was then known as Computer Associates, acquired Cheyenne in 1996 and continued to develop and market the Arcserve product under the same brand.[4]

In August 2014, Arcserve became an independent company when Marlin Equity Partners acquired the business from CA Technologies. They released their first product and named it arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP). Since that time, the company expanded to Asia Pacific regions and was distributed by TriTech Distribution Limited in Hong Kong.[7] Arcserve provides some of the largest independent software vendor (ISV) developed backup software products in the market,[8] and supports a wide variety of platforms and applications. Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) is offered as fully integrated software, set-and-forget virtual or physical appliances, and the Arcserve(r) Cloud.[9]

On April 26, 2017, Arcserve announced the acquisition of email archiving technology, now named Arcserve UDP Archiving. On July 11, 2017, Arcserve announced the acquisition of Zetta, a cloud-based disaster recovery solutions provider, by which it now offers direct-to-cloud DRaaS and BaaS with Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct.[10]

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  1. ^ "Cheyenne Software, Inc. - Company History". Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  2. ^ a b "Arcserve Unified Data Protection Launch Press Release Download". 2013-02-28. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  3. ^ "From tape backup leader to data protection innovator - this is our story". Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  4. ^ a b "CA Acquires Cheyenne". Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  5. ^ "FalconStor founder found dead". Retrieved 2012-10-04. 
  6. ^ "History of Cheyenne". Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  7. ^ "Arcserve Distributor In HK | Arcserve Hong Kong". Retrieved 2015-12-09. 
  8. ^ Kovar, Joseph F. (2009-11-30). "arcserve #2 ISV developed Backup Software". Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  9. ^ "Data protection software that's simple, unified, and enterprise-class? It exists". Retrieved 2016-02-03. 
  10. ^ LLC, Arcserve, (11 July 2017). "Arcserve Acquires Zetta, Enterprise-Cloud Disaster Recovery Provider". GlobeNewswire News Room. Retrieved 30 July 2017. 

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