Arkeia Software

WD Arkeia Network Backup Product Suite

The WD Arkeia network backup suite comprises WD Arkeia software's suite of backup-and-restore solutions. Administrators can deploy WD Arkeia's backup servers as software applications, hardware appliances or virtual appliances. WD is the first data protection company to deliver commercial support for all three modes of backup server deployment, including heterogeneous deployments.

Administrators manage WD Arkeia primarily through a Web-based user-interface. A command-line interface provides equivalent access and is more suitable when scripts or customization is desired.

WD Arkeia supports over 200 different physical platforms, including virtually all Linux and Windows platforms, as well as AIX, BSD, HP-UX, Mac OS X, Netware and Solaris, so you can centrally manage backups of all your data. We also support virtual environments with a vStorage-based agent for VMware vSphere and a VSS-based agent for Microsoft Hyper-V. We support image backups of Citrix XenServer and Parallels Server 4 Bare Metal—and will support image backups of RHEV as soon as Red Hat APIs make it possible.


WD Arkeia provides hot backup agents for a dozen databases, applications agents and directory servers. We support backups to disk and to virtually every tape drive and tape library on the market. Arkeia even supports cloud storage options.

See our Solutions pages for a description of common deployment scenarios. Small organizations might deploy a single Backup Server with several dozen Backup Agents. Large organizations might deploy multiple Backup Servers, Backup Replication Servers, and many thousands of Backup Agents.

WD Arkeia allows replication of backup sets across LANs and WANs. Rather than move physical tapes, Backup Replication Servers move data from one Backup Server to another, throttling network usage to prevent network congestion.

All these features are available to test drive after download. Browse the full list of WD Arkeia products and the platforms we support.