Axcient Unveils Bare Metal Restore Capabilities for Workstations

Axcient's Bare Metal Restore feature allows for the backup and restore of laptop and desktop images.

Data backup, business continuity and disaster recovery services specialist Axcient announced the latest feature of its complete data protection platform, Bare Metal Restore for workstations. This new development extends backup and restoration to user desktops and laptops-the company's solutions are typically aimed at MSPs (Managed Service Providers) and their SMB (small and midsize business) customers.

Axcient's BMR for workstations allows administrators the ability to restore entire desktop and laptop images with all the associated data, applications and settings to a new device with minimal setup or administration. The company said this helps save IT administrators days of manual recovery and lost productivity and helps ensure uptime for their customers. Axcient offers BMR for workstations as an agentless solution and is fully integrated with a unified service for backup, continuity and disaster recovery built on one platform.

"Over 60 percent of all critical customer data resides on workstations, and yet, most companies don't protect their laptops and desktops with nearly the same vigilance that they protect their servers," said Justin Moore, CEO of Axcient. "This powerful enhancement expands our data protection and business continuity features to cover all vital systems from the laptop to the server, and furthers our mission to provide seamless data and application uptime with unparalleled ease of use."

Axcient's BMR for laptops and desktops allows the administrator the ability to chose which files, drives or systems to back up, determine the frequency of full, incremental and refresh backups, and select from multiple recovery points for full image restoration or individual file recovery. With Axcient's adaptable BMR solution, administrators can also reproduce a standard workstation configuration for a new employee or perform a full restore for an existing employee to any compatible hardware using the latest system image.

This can be done through Axcient's Web-based console and without installing any software on the network. The latest edition to the Axcient suite of backup, business continuity and disaster recovery services is available to all current and future customers through Axcient's Web interface.

"SMBs require backup services that are reliable, reduce risk, minimize downtime and make it painless to restore business-critical data," said Dave DiStefano of Advanced Micro Computer Specialists. "Axcient is at the forefront of the backup, business continuity and disaster recovery market, and with the recent addition of Bare Metal Restore for workstations, continues to show why they are becoming the data protection vendor of choice for the SMB market. Axcient enables us to meet our objective to protect all of our customers' data and keep them productive at all times. We are very excited about Axcient's continued innovation and regular feature enhancements."