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Axcient Unveils Fusion 1.5 to Disrupt Legacy On-Premises IT

Enhanced Features in Fusion IT Resilience Platform Include Cloud Orchestration & Improved Workflow Automation

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—August 30, 2016— Axcient, the industry-recognized leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), today announced version 1.5 of Fusion, its cloud-converged IT resilience platform. Announced at VMworld 2016, Fusion 1.5 features new cloud orchestration and workflow automation capabilities to drastically simplify and automate the way IT departments ensure continuity and availability for their critical services.

“Axcient Fusion gives every business enterprise-grade resilience and agility at one-tenth of the cost of traditional on-premise solutions,” said Axcient CEO Justin Moore. “By breaking the vicious cycle of buying more hardware, software and data centers to ensure IT availability and compliance, Fusion 1.5 empowers IT departments to not just react to hacks and disasters, but to proactively protect the business in all possible circumstances through one elastic, cloud-converged platform.”

Axcient previously announced the Fusion IT resilience platform in June.

Streamlined IT with Automation and Orchestration

After more than 287,000 development hours and 23 patents, Axcient Fusion has emerged as the first solution to go beyond DRaaS, and even hyper-convergence, to provide complete IT resilience and agility from the cloud. Axcient Fusion drastically reduces the cost and infrastructure burden of IT, allowing staff to gain back lost time and deliver more reliable, high-performing services to internal and external customers. As IT organizations face increasing pressure to deliver higher levels of services at lower cost and with fewer resources, Axcient Fusion provides a powerful way to rapidly respond to outages, incidents and security breaches — to the point of making resilience a proactive, rather than a reactive pursuit.

New cloud orchestration and automation features further dramatically simplify how businesses recover from disasters and outages by enabling users to create pre-written workflows to automate all aspects of the recovery process — from network settings to the order in which applications are recovered in the cloud. In addition to cloud orchestration and automation, new feature enhancements as part of the Fusion 1.5 release include:

· Single-click file and folder recovery
· Improved user experience with simplified protection and recovery workflows
· Increased replication performance with recovery point objectives (RPOs) of minutes

Quotes About Axcient Fusion

“Organizations of all sizes are looking for two evolutions beyond just ‘better backups,’ including IT resilience and smarter usage of IT resources without so many disparate silos,” said Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst at ESG. “By combining the power of a cloud service with the comprehensive data protection platform that enables both IT resilience and non-data protection scenarios, Axcient is poised to deliver what many have sought after. As an initial pioneer of DRaaS who continues to innovate, Axcient remains one to watch in this industry.”

“Fusion was the ‘easy button’ we were looking for to streamline our operations, reduce costs and increase our IT resilience,” said David Watson, IT Manager at Robinson Oil Corporation. “In under ten minutes, we were able to install Fusion and watch our VMs start replicating to the cloud. Not only is our infrastructure simpler and more resilient than ever, but our team is now able to spend more time focusing on strategic IT initiatives and less time worrying about
incidents and downtime.”

“We have several offices across the Southern Gulf Coast and Eastern Atlantic Coast, all of which are in the path of extreme weather emergencies such as hurricanes and flooding,” said Dean Butler, Director of Information Technology at Ford, Bacon & Davis. “We have lived through the aftermath of being hit by these storms and even experienced a large fire at one of our buildings. Axcient’s IT resilience platform offers us a tremendous sense of security when staring these storms down. I sleep better at night knowing that our data and applications are always protected and our business can stay up and running. We couldn’t do what we do without Axcient.”

Axcient at VMworld 2016

Axcient Fusion is available immediately. Learn more about Axcient Fusion by visiting the Axcient booth (#562) at VMworld 2016 or contact Axcient directly at axcient.com/fusion.

About Axcient

Axcient solves complicated technology problems with powerfully simple cloud solutions to enable businesses to run at their full potential. Fusion, the world’s first cloud-converged solution for IT resilience, empowers businesses of all sizes to operate with the resilience and agility of the world’s largest enterprises while dramatically reducing data center footprint, complexity and cost. Thousands of businesses trust Axcient to keep their applications running, their data centers lean and employees productive. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Gartner recently recognized Axcient as a Leader in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

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