New cloud platform optimizes storage space and trims power consumption.
September 17, 2013
Axcient has announced the launch of its next-generation cloud storage platform, “which delivers a dramatic improvement in reliability and speed while yielding an equally dramatic reduction in cost.” With one petabyte of data already deployed on the new platform, Axcient offers a 4x increase in performance and an associated increase in the speed of syncing customers’ data to the cloud. The new architecture consumes 66 percent less power and takes up half the data center footprint.
Axcient developed its next-generation cloud storage platform to address the needs of companies that have increasing amounts of data to protect. Vendors provide customers with a database storage product for backup, disaster recovery and archiving, which focuses on fast data streaming upon request, and a separate product for business continuity, which is optimized for random read/write access to keep production systems running. The result is multiple costly solutions that are difficult to implement and maintain, and multiple copies of data for different use cases stored in different places.
Axcient has created a single solution to handle high-performance data streaming of heavy-workloads needed for off-site storage and the fast read/write access used for operating virtualized servers for business continuity. This is done with a single copy of the production data that is available via multiple recovery and access options. Axcient is “able to provide enterprise storage and recovery performance at commodity price points.” The company recently launched a cost of downtime calculator on its website to help customers and partners assess the costs associated with revenue, productivity and data loss, and generate custom reports tailored to their business.
“Our new platform is a major milestone and further proof that legacy architectures are being disrupted by cloud solutions. Now businesses of all sizes can be confident their data is always protected and that their applications are continuously up and running, ensuring their employees are always productive,” says Justin Moore, CEO of Axcient.
Axcient’s pricing starts at $49 per month per server.