Axcient Appliance Options for BDR: Turn-Key Value and Flexibility for MSPs
Axcient is committed to providing MSPs with the flexibility and turn-key value they need to protect client data and be recovery-ready. Axcient appliance options cover all MSP use cases and are customized to seamlessly integrate with the x360Recover product, providing a plug-and-play solution optimized for your customer’s environment.
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Axcient BDR appliances are designed to be hassle-free and easy to deploy. We provide a standard 3-year warranty that can be extended to 4 or 5 years, Advanced Parts Replacement, and Customer drop shipping via advanced configuration. This means that you can focus on the practical needs of your end clients, while we take care of the rest.
We understand that there’s no one-size-fits-all BDR solution for MSPs. That’s why we offer a variety of appliances as well as purchasing and leasing options to meet your needs.
Axcient is unique in providing our partners with the greatest choice and flexibility of any BDR vendor in the channel. Because x360Recover is hardware agnostic, it enables Axcient’s BYOD approach, or “Bring Your Own Device,” meaning Partners can build or repurpose their own hardware for use as a local BDR appliance or purchase a turn-key hardware and so‑ware bundle from Axcient. Partners can purchase BDR appliances from Axcient outright or enroll in the Axcient appliance leasing program.
Additionally, BYOC, or “Bring Your Own Cloud,” means that Axcient Partners can use the Axcient Cloud, provide their own cloud through their own data center, or do both to retain multiple offsite copies of critical data.
This choice and flexibility gives partners the ability to design the best service for their customers to support optimal total cost of ownership and customer SLAs. Depending on SMB customer requirements and industry-specific use cases, this level of choice and flexibility can be critical for effective data protection and reduce the number of solutions in an MSPs vendor stack that must be mastered by their team.
Let’s take a look at the options MSPs have when purchasing an Axcient appliance…
Use an Axcient Device
We offer a variety of choices if you have decided to use an Axcient BDR appliance. You can choose to purchase or lease BDR hardware appliances from us. The new BDR appliance ordering system in the x360 Portal has a modern UI. It is wizardized, and is easy to use even when purchasing several appliances at a time.
Your Axcient Appliance Options
We offer a range of high-performance BDR hardware devices, shipped directly to you or your customer. All of our turn-key BDR appliances express storage sizes in terms of recommended usage. For example, an Eco2-1500 has 1.5TB of recommended, usable space. This same BDR may have up-to 2TB raw space, but after we account for space needed for the ZFS file system and apply an 85% recommended usage amount, you end up with 1.5TB of usable storage. This makes it easy for you to choose the right size BDR by simply looking at the BDR name or usable size. The following options are available:
The x360Recover Eco2
The improved Eco2, with powerful IPMI functionality. IPMI makes it possible to control and monitor servers centrally and could save MSPs a lot of time and operational overhead. Additionally each Eco2 model ships with an SSD drive dedicated to the OS and storage drives are shipped in a mirrored, RAID 1 configuration.
The Eco2 is a compact server and comes in three models:
- Eco2-1500 has 1.5 TB usable storage and 16 GB of RAM
- Eco2-3000 has 3 TB of usable storage and 16 GB of RAM
- Eco2-6000 has 6 TB usable storage and 16 GB of RAM
The x360Recover Mini2
Our Mini2 BDR appliance, provides Axcient’s most popular storage capacities and price points. The Mini2 is a mini tower which includes a Xeon E-2126G, 32GB RAM, and a 3-year warranty. (The Mini2-6000 is available with 64GB RAM.) Each Mini2 model ships with an SSD drive dedicated to the OS. Mini2 models come standard with 2x storage drives shipped in a mirrored, RAID 1 configuration or 3x storage drives in a RAID 5 configuration for all SSD models. Extended 4- or 5-year warranties are available and can be added anytime during the initial three-year warranty. Features include:
- Hot-swap drive bays for easy storage drive replacement
- IPMI for remote access
- Field upgrade to 3, 6, or 12 TB of usable storage for hybrid variants (depending on the original model purchased)
- Any non-SSD Mini2 models use Enterprise HDD’s for storage hard drives.
The second generation Axcient x360Recover Rack Gen2 BDR appliance is a standard 2U 19” server rack chassis with (8) 3.5” hot swap drive bays. The default configuration is four bays populated with 2, 4, 8, or 12 TB disks. The remaining four slots can be populated with like-sized disks to double the initial storage capacity. Any non-SSD Rack models use Enterprise HDD’s for storage hard drives. The Rack Gen2 is a turnkey BDR appliance that ships pre-configured with x360Recover backup software and can be requested with end-customer configurations during ordering for direct-drop shipping.
Learn more: Axcient Appliances Spec and Data Sheet
Buy or Lease: What Are Your Axcient Appliance Options?
You can choose to buy an Axcient appliance, or you can opt to lease. You’ll make the choice between buying and leasing during the online purchase process, when you also choose the payment terms that best meet your business needs. Leasing is amortized on a 36-month term basis.
Upfront Appliance Purchase Options
Our appliances are dependable and reasonably priced for an MSPs needs.
Leasing an Axcient Appliance
If you prefer to spread the cost of your appliance over a period of time, you can opt for a lease. This is a great option for MSPs who are on a budget or who want to preserve their cash flow.
More info: How to Buy or Lease an appliance from Axcient in the Knowledgebase
Benefits of Axcient Appliances:
- Turn-key solution: Axcient BDR appliances are customized to seamlessly integrate with the x360Recover product, providing a plug-and-play solution optimized for your environment.
- Hassle-free: We provide a standard 3-year warranty that can be extended to 4 or 5 years, Advanced Parts Replacement, and Customer drop shipping via advanced configuration.
- Flexibility: We offer a variety of purchasing and leasing options to meet your needs.
Which Appliance Option is Right for You?
The best way to decide whether to purchase or lease an Axcient BDR appliance is to consider your budget and cash flow needs. If you’re able to pay for your appliance upfront, you will own it outright and avoid a monthly expense. However, if you prefer to spread the cost over a period of time, leasing is a great option.
Get More Info on the Flexibility of Axcient’s Appliances
Our team of experts is happy to help you choose the best Axcient BDR appliance solution for your needs. Ready to learn more or try Axcient yourself?
About the Author: Carissa Johnson // Product Marketing Manager, Axcient
Carissa Kohn-Johnson has a background in healthcare technology and information technology, and is now the Product Marketing Manager for Axcient. She has a lot of MSP Channel experience from planning and attending hundreds of conferences and tradeshows, and found her passion in IT. Carissa is also an elected official in Cary NC, a town chock full of technology-forward people. Connect with her on LinkedIn – perhaps you can contribute to the Axcient blog?