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Axcient Unveils Cloud Continuity Solution to Bring Ultimate Peace of Mind to SMBs

Next Generation Business Continuity Leverages the Cloud to Provide Total Data and Application Uptime

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 26, 2011 – Axcient, Inc., an award winning innovator of comprehensive data backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery services to the Small and Mid-Sized Business (SMB) market, today announced the launch of Axcient Cloud Continuity, which enables businesses to launch all of their servers in Axcient’s Cloud with just a couple of clicks.

With Cloud Continuity, SMBs now have total business continuity for the first time. When local servers fail, users can easily 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, no matter what happens. 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 – Cloud Continuity is offered as a simple monthly service.

“Cloud Continuity represents something that has never been available to the SMB market before; total business uptime. By leveraging the scalability and cost savings of the cloud, we are able to provide SMBs with enterprise-class service and technology at SMB price-points and SMB ease of use. The majority of vendors that are focused on the data protection market have built partial solutions that require an SMB to work with multiple vendors, and most of those solutions only protect the data. With Cloud Continuity, we can ensure that businesses continuously have access to both their data and their applications no matter what happens. We’re going to make downtime a thing of the past for SMBs.” – Justin Moore, CEO

Axcient Cloud Continuity eradicates the costly periods of downtime that result from hardware failure, a cyber attack, fire, flood, or other natural disaster, which can wipe out a business’ servers. With complete failover to Axcient’s cloud, businesses can continue to service their customers, patients, and clients without any interruption in a matter of minutes.

“For SMBs, losing access to their data and applications can mean losing their entire business. Until now, companies have been forced to rely on antiquated data protection methods, such as tape, to protect their valuable assets. Axcient Cloud Continuity enables SMBs get a complete backup and continuity solution that protects not only their data, but also their applications, so SMBs can focus on doing what they do best, running their business.” – Meaghan Kelly, VP of Channel Sales Development and Strategies, HP

Built on HP hardware and available exclusively through resellers in early November 2011, Axcient Cloud Continuity is offered as a pay-as-you-grow service with no upfront costs, so SMBs can enjoy significant cost savings over traditional solutions like tape, while gaining exponentially better functionality.

“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. The appeal of Axcient is that, with one device and one vendor, we provide customers with ultimate continuity. For financial, legal, and healthcare 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.” – Shane Linde, Network Engineer, The Computer Center

Many small to mid-sized businesses have some type of backup solution in place, but few have considered the immense cost of downtime between the point of data loss and the time their systems are fully restored and operational. Without a complete business continuity solution that enables access to critical data and applications, the hours or days of partial to zero operability can have a devastating effect. Research by Contingency Planning, Strategic Research Corp and DTI/PricewaterhouseCoopers found that the effect of downtime and data and application loss on small to medium enterprises caused 70% of small firms to go out of business within a year of the event . The recent hurricanes and tornadoes experienced across the U.S. only reinforce the need for a complete business continuity solution.

“Axcient exceeds my expectations once again with Cloud Continuity, creating an extremely easy-to-use, cloud-based failover capability that enables me to quickly launch a virtual office and keep my SMB clients up and running all the time. It’s exactly what SMBs and their managed service providers need: the confidence that their data, applications, and systems are always protected and accessible, ensuring businesses have total uptime and continuity.” – Eric Gorman, Owner, Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

About Axcient
Axcient is an entirely new type of cloud platform that eliminates data loss, keeps applications up and running, and makes sure that IT infrastructures never go down. Designed for today’s always-on business, Axcient replaces legacy backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery software and hardware, and reduces the amount of expensive copy data in an organization by as much as 80%. By mirroring an entire business in the cloud, Axcient makes it simple to access and restore data from any device, failover IT systems, and virtualize your entire office with a click – all from a single duplicated copy. Trusted by thousands of businesses to store and protect more than 10 billion files and applications, Axcient maximizes productivity, reduces cost, and eliminates risk. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.

Axcient announced the launch of Axcient Cloud Continuity, which enables businesses to launch all of their servers in Axcient’s Cloud with just a few clicks.

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