Axcient Introduces Expanded Support for Linux on Fusion Platform

Disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) provider Axcient Thursday announced expanded support for Linux virtual machines on its Fusion platform.

The expanded support allows IT teams to protect their Linux-based applications with sub-hour recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs).

Axcient's Justin MooreJustin Moore, Axcient’s CEO, tells Channel Partners it’s not uncommon for predominantly Windows shops to have business-critical systems hosted on Linux.

“Introducing support for Linux means more complete DR coverage for primary environments that are serviced by our partners,” he said. “Add in enhanced orchestration and you have single-click, rapid recovery of an entire data center consisting of Windows and Linux systems. A partner’s ability to bring such a strong value proposition to their customers makes them more competitive and dramatically reduces their cost of service delivery.”

More than 90 percent of Axcient’s sales are through the company’s channel partners, including MSPs and VARs.

“Barriers eliminated include having to employ multiple solutions for protecting Windows and Linux systems (reduces cost and complexity), inability to meet RTOs (business impact to customers), and smaller margins due to cost of service delivery,” Moore said.

With Fusion, Linux users can keep the business running despite the array of hacks and potential disasters threatening the average company, he said.{ad}

In the coming months, Axcient also will be adding self-service failback, which allows administrators to failback applications from the cloud to their on-premises production environments with a single click.

Also Thursday, Axcient announced that Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), an IT research, analysis and strategy firm, validated one-hour recovery of data centers with Fusion. ESG conducted four independent tests to calculate the recovery time for 95 virtual machines, where recovery indicated that the VM was running and accessible in the Axcient Cloud. In order to mimic a real-world scenario, the test environment consisted of a variety of Windows-based applications of various sizes. On average, virtual machines recovered in the cloud in 49 minutes.

Other results include: data reduction of 79 percent for initial data transfer to the Axcient Cloud; incremental transfer reduced the amount of data required for protection by 97 percent; and average incremental transfer duration was four minutes and 45 seconds.

“IT organizations are under pressure to both keep the lights on and to drive business forward with customer-facing initiatives,” Moore said. “Fusion is designed to help IT do more with less.”

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