Easy Appliance Ordering and Repurposing with Axcient

MSPs who use x360Recover will find a seamless, simplified process for ordering new BDR appliances or getting more use or better value from their BYOD hardware with Axcient.

It’s here! – Axcient partners can now order their appliances right in the x360 Portal. Now, MSPs who choose Axcient have a more seamless portal experience with one less login to remember for a simplified workflow.

The new BDR appliance ordering system in the x360 Portal has a modern UI. It is wizardized, and the new ordering system for buying or leasing a BDR device in the x360 Portal is easy to use even when purchasing several appliances at a time. The legacy license portal will be sunsetted in the coming months, but longtime and new Axcient partners can begin ordering their appliances in the portal today.

Let’s dig into what is great about Axcient hardware and see if MSPs who switch to Axcient can get more mileage out of the BDR appliances they already own with x360Recover…

About Axcient Hardware

Use an Axcient Device We oer a variety of choices if you have decided to use an Axcient backup appliance. You can purchase or lease BDR hardware appliances from us (and, of course, x360Recover installs in under 10 minutes on any Ubuntu-certified hardware).

We offer a range of high-performance BDR hardware devices shipped directly to you or your customer. The following options are available:

The x360Recover Eco2

In 2022, we launched a new and improved Eco2 with powerful IPMI functionality. IPMI makes it possible to control and monitor servers centrally, saving MSPs a lot of time and operational overhead for smaller clients with limited virtualization needs. The Eco2 is a compact server and comes in two models:

  • Eco2-1500 has 1.5 TB of usable storage and 16 GB of RAM
  • Eco2-3000 has 3 TB of usable storage and 16 GB of RAM

Note that any non-SSD Eco2 models use Enterprise HDDs for storage hard drives. Eco appliances cannot be upgraded and do not have field-replaceable parts.

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.) In addition, extended 4 or 5-year warranties are available at the time of purchase.

Features include:

  • Hot-swap drive bays for easy storage drive replacement
  • IPMI for remote access
  • Field upgrade to 1.5, 3, or 6 TB of usable storage for hybrid variants (depending on the original model purchased)
  • Spare parts kits available for hybrid units
  • Any non-SSD Mini2 models use Enterprise HDDs for storage hard drives.

Rack Gen2

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, or 8 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 HDDs for storage hard drives. The Rack Gen2 is a turnkey BDR appliance that ships pre-configured with x360Recover backup soware and can be requested with end-customer configurations during ordering for direct-drop shipping.

Adaptability and Redundancy

While competitors typically only field upgrade their bigger and more expensive appliances, that isn’t true with Axcient hardware. We can field upgrade our Mini2 or our Rack Gen2 if the need arises. Plus, all Axcient units provide data loss protection; they come configured with RAID to ensure local uptime through storage redundancy even through a drive failure.

>>Access Quick Start Guides, and learn more about hardware options in the Axcient Knowledgebase

Buy or Lease Your Device?

Default or Advanced Configuration? 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 select the payment terms that best meet your business needs. Leasing is amortized on a 36-month term basis.

Plus, when you purchase or lease a new x360Recover appliance on the Licensing Portal, you will select either a Default or Advanced configuration. Each x360Recover BDR appliance ships with a user-friendly Quick Start guide describing how to connect to the network.

>>>Get more info on how to buy or lease an Axcient appliance in the Axcient Knowledgebase

MSPs Can Repurpose Their Hardware and BYOD With Axcient

Axcient uniquely provides 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 as a local BDR appliance or purchase a turnkey hardware and software bundle from Axcient. Partners can buy hardware from Axcient outright or enroll in the Axcient hardware 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.)

Because x360Recover is hardware agnostic, you can choose to use your own hardware as long as it meets the minimum hardware requirements. The BYOD option requires downloading and installing the software onto your hardware. When partners choose Axcient, they can repurpose nearly any device, including a Siris appliance. (And an Altos makes a great Local Cache device.)

>>> Datasheet: Axcient’s BYOD hardware requirements and minimum hardware configuration

Ready to talk to the Axcient team about ordering appliances or repurposing what you have? Set up a 1:1 demo, and our engineers can discuss your needs. Or watch an x360Recover demo right now.

About the Author: Carissa Johnson // Product Marketing Manager, Axcient

Carissa Kohn Johnson AxcientCarissa 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?

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