Headquartered in Mountain View, California, the cloud-based backup and disaster recovery services provider on Tuesday said its acquisition of DirectorRestore increases its development team, thereby enabling the company to bring products to market faster.
DirectRestore's product portfolio also enables the restoration of mainstream applications such as SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange database backups and replications. Axcient customers can leverage this technology at no extra charge.
"By switching to Axcient, channel partners can now provide their clients with not only system level replication and instant recovery and failover for laptops, desktops and servers, but also best-in-class granular application recovery — all from one vendor in one dashboard from one deduplicated copy of the data," Axcient CEO Justin Moore told MSPmentor in an interview.
He added: "There’s no need to install or manage separate products for file and system protection and MS Exchange protection like other products, which means less setup and management time for channel partners and that in turn means higher margins."
Axcient was in the middle of building its own granular application recovery technology when it encountered DirectRestore and field-tested the technology. "We were blown away by how advanced it was and how seamless we could integrate it into our core solution and merge it with our code-base," Moore said.
"However, since controlling the technology and having a fully integrated solution has always been a part of our mission as it allows us to develop more rapidly control our roadmap and service our partners and customers better, we knew we had to acquire the company or continue building the product ourselves," he said.
"We are always open to opportunities that fit with our product vision and strategy, as well as teams that would mesh well with our company culture," he said. "It is hard to find the combination of the two and that’s the other thing that makes DirectRestore so exciting — not only was the technology an extremely natural fit for us, but also the team is a truly phenomenal team with strong leadership and a very strong company culture that matches ours."