Previously, we touched upon the fact that several of Axcient’s MSP customers expressed a strong need for a fully virtualized, multi-tenant backup & recovery solution that they could host in their own Private Clouds.

As of February 2014, Axcient is proud to announce the General Availability of the Axcient Virtual Appliance (vApp) software, which we expressly designed for rapid deployment inside MSP Private Clouds.

The graphic below shows a typical MSP Deployment where two Axcient vApps protect MSP-hosted servers for two separate Clients, A and B.  Since the Axcient vApps in this example share the same underlying virtualized compute and storage infrastructure, this results in cost savings for the MSP. At the same time, the one-vApp-per-end-client approach results in de-facto multi-tenancy, with Client A’s backup data resident in vApp A completely isolated from Client B’s backup data in vApp B. At the same time, each vApp off-sites backed up data to the Axcient Cloud, thereby offering an extra layer of redundancy.


The end-result for MSPs is a highly cost-effective, multi-tenant backup and recovery solution, with built-in security.

Venkatesh Iyer is a Senior Product Manager at Axcient. When not thinking up the next cool product idea, he spends unreal amounts of time devouring comic books graphic novels and binge-watching “Downton Abbey” episodes (Go Carson!)