IT professionals spend every day managing the infrastructures that run their businesses. Flowing within these infrastructures is the most critical and valuable of assets:  Information. So while IT is busy managing the tangible components of a digital infrastructure, a silent river of information is constantly created, used and reused across the globe.

This paper outlines CA Unified Data Services, an architectural approach to help our customers and partners better manage and protect their valuable information assets. Although CA ARCserve storage management solutions are used as examples here, this architecture will also bring benefits to systems management and other key IT disciplines.