Axcient CEO Justin Moore

Axcient CEO Justin Moore

Axcient Unveils Appliance-Less Replication Solution

Axcient has launched Direct to Cloud, a solution that enables organizations to consolidate and back up laptops, workstations and physical and virtual servers without a physical local appliance. Here's everything you need to know.

Axcient is now allowing managed service providers (MSPs) to offer organizations the ability to consolidate all of their backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions on a single cloud platform.

The recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) provider has launched Direct to Cloud, a BDR solution that enables organizations to consolidate and back up laptops, workstations and physical and virtual servers without a physical local appliance.

Direct to Cloud enables organizations to take full system snapshots of their laptops, workstations and servers and store them in the cloud, according to Axcient. The solution works with Axcient's Business Recovery Cloud to mirror an organization's entire IT infrastructure in the cloud, the company said, and ensure that its core applications are always available.

Other Direct to Cloud features include:

  • Cloud failover of laptops and servers
  • Full image backup for Windows-based laptops
  • Point-in-time recovery
  • Support for physical and virtual servers
  • Unlimited bandwidth, compute and storage

Axcient CEO Justin Moore also noted that Direct to Cloud "fills a major gap in the market" because it offers end-to-end protection for laptops, desktops and servers across physical and virtual environments.

"Our customers and partners have been asking us to bring our leading disaster recovery-as-a-service solution to endpoints so that they can do away with legacy online backup products, and we decided to take it a step further and make an appliance-less version of our platform for servers," he said in a prepared statement. "Businesses of all sizes can now have enterprise-level replication and resiliency for all of their systems at a tenth of the cost of building a replicated data center."

Direct To Cloud is now generally available, and Axcient continues to explore ways to better support its customers and partners as well.

For example, Axcient added Granular Object Recovery of Microsoft SQL Server to its Business Recovery Cloud earlier this month. The company said this capability enables organizations to restore individual Microsoft SQL Server items from a backup image without having to restore the entire database.

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