Disaster recovery as a service provider, Axcient announced yesterday a new product, Fusion, a cloud-converged platform for IT resilience and agility. Axcient has a reputation for solving complicated technology problems with powerful, simple cloud solutions that enable businesses to reach optimal disaster recovery competence. Axcient introduces its new Fusion product, that enables enterprises to significantly reduce IT spending and workload by consolidating legacy solutions. IT departments will benefit from Fusion’s ability to consolidate non-production workloads, including: data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery, testing and development, archiving and compliance, data warehousing and analytics into one solid platform, reducing cost, time and latency.
“Until now, IT departments have been caught in a vicious cycle of buying more hardware and software and building more data centers to ensure IT availability, adhere to regulatory compliance and improve agility,” said Axcient CEO Justin Moore. “Axcient Fusion solves the problem by replacing all non-production IT infrastructure with one elastic, cloud-converged platform. From one copy of production data, with unlimited on-demand networking and compute, we enable every business to run with the resilience and agility of the world’s largest enterprises at one-tenth the cost.”
DraaS providers are looking for ways to bring this notoriously pricey service to market for smaller businesses, and as IT leaders strive for new ways to leverage better service with lower cost, products like Fusion answer that call by eliminate redundant workloads, and decreasing incident response times with one dynamic platform.
Leveraging the cloud as an alternative to legacy on-prem solutions was no small task: Fusion took more than 287,000 development hours and 23 patents as Axcient looked for ways to streamline DraaS operations.
“When we first looked at leveraging the cloud to reduce our data center footprint, we evaluated the large public cloud providers and quickly realized that there are significant, unexpected costs and implementation barriers,” said David Watson, IT Manager at Robinson Oil Corporation. “Fusion was the ‘easy button’ we were looking for to streamline our operations, reduce costs and increase our IT resilience. In under 10 minutes, we were able to install Fusion and watch our VMs start replicating to the cloud. Not only is our infrastructure simpler and more resilient than ever, but our team is now able to spend more time focusing on strategic IT initiatives and less time worrying about incidents and downtime.”
With Fusion, IT teams will gain the following optimizations:
- Five critical non-production workloads consolidated into one cloud-converged platform.
- Less than 60 minutes from catastrophic infrastructure failure to full IT productivity.
- One-click, on-demand testing and development environments using real-time data.
- 30x reduction in data storage footprint with global data deduplication.
- 10x reduction in network and compute requirements.
- 90 percent reduction in bandwidth consumption with in-line WAN optimization.
- Snapshots replicated to the cloud in as fast as 90 seconds.
- Fully customizable retention policies for regulatory compliance.
- Hardened transport and data security with AES-256 key-based encryption.
- Ten minutes to setup and deploy.
Principal analyst at ESG, Jason Buffington describes the evolution of backup and recovery solutions and how Axcient is leading the pack in DraaS platform innovation:
“Organizations of all sizes are looking for two evolutions beyond just ‘better backups,’ including IT resilience and smarter usage of IT resources without so many disparate silos. By combining the power of a cloud service with the comprehensive data protection platform that enables both IT resilience and non-data protection scenarios, Axcient is poised to deliver what many have sought after. As an initial pioneer of DRaaS who continues to innovate, Axcient remains one to watch in this industry.”
For more about Axcient’s Fusion product, visit www.Axcient.com