Axcient Unveils Cloud Continuity Platform
Built on HP hardware and available in early November 2011, Cloud Continuity is offered as a pay-as-you-grow service.Data backup, business continuity and disaster recovery service provider Axcient announced the launch of Cloud Continuity, a service aimed at small to medium-size businesses that enables companies to launch all of their servers in Axcient's cloud. When local servers fail, users can run a virtual office on Axcient's cloud platform, enabling employees to continue working on their data and applications, and from any Internet-enabled device at any location. The company said Cloud Continuity can be set up in minutes and doesn't require users to make any changes to their network environment, install any software or make any upfront investments-the platform is offered as a monthly service. Built on HP hardware and available through resellers in early November 2011, Cloud Continuity is offered as a pay-as-you-grow service.
"Traditional backup systems just don't offer the level of service that Axcient does. We were using both Acronis and Symantec, but had problems getting them to do what we wanted," said Shane Linde, a network engineer at The Computer Center. "The appeal of Axcient is that, with one device and one vendor, we provide customers with ultimate continuity. For financial, legal and health care practices with strict recovery time objectives and compliance requirements, or any business that can't afford a day of downtime, the additional protection of having data and applications live and accessible in the cloud gives them a backup plan for their backup plans."