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Axcient CEO Justin Moore believes there's plenty of room for innovation in the Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) space.

“This isn't a flooded space," he told CMSWire in an interview this week. "There have only been two meaningful innovations in decades and neither dramatically changed IT architectures."

Copy-data management software doesn't address the wasteful and often idle sills of compute and networking, let alone consolidate the various non-production workload softwares that lead to complexity, he said.

Hyper-converged infrastructure reduces the silos of infrastructure by consolidating networking, compute and storage but still requires companies to build more boxes for redundancy and agility, he added.

Consolidated Infrastructure

Axcient claims it cracks those IT codes with a solution today called Fusion, a cloud-converged platform for IT "resilience and agility." 

Fusion is designed to consolidate data protection, business continuity and disaster recovery, testing and development, archiving and compliance, data warehousing and analytics into an on-demand platform.

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"Fusion consolidates the infrastructure in the cloud eliminating the need to put more boxes in the data center, offers completely on-demand networking and compute so there's no idle waste, consolidates all of the non-production workloads under a single platform and eliminates the redundant copies of data," Moore told CMSWire. 

"Fusion is a paradigm shift forward in that it offers an industry-first cloud platform that delivers unprecedented scale with unprecedented performance. We're talking about doing all of this with thousands of servers and hundreds of terabytes of data at a single customer." 

Axcient's Fusion Promise

With Fusion, Axcient officials claim IT teams will benefit from:

  • 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
  • Hardened transport and data security with AES-256 key-based encryption

Targeted VMware Environments

Fusion is targeted at midsize and enterprise businesses under pressure to deliver higher levels of service with limited budgets and fewer staff, Moore said.

The technology, he said, is deployed as a virtual machine template into the users’ VMware environment. From there, Axcient Fusion identifies the machines on the network and begins replicating those systems to the cloud. Users can run all of their non-production workloads against a single dataset. 

Fusion is a new platform built on the eight-year foundation of Axcient’s DRaaS service, Business Recovery Cloud. Gartner, IDC and Forrester has named Axcient a leader in this space.

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