Axcient Accelerates Backup Speeds by 60X
Cloud data backup and disaster recovery platform provider Axcient has accelerated the data transfer speeds it can offer by up to 60x the previous speed, the company has announced, by leveraging a new internally developed WAN-optimized cloud-sync protocol.
The software update, available as part of the overall Axcient package, boosts the speeds from local Axcient appliances to the cloud. Axcient says it accomplishes this by intelligently tracking unique block level changes across all protected devices in an organization in real time and only sending changed blocks to the cloud.
The enhancement came as part of an even larger improvement roadmap for Axcient this year, CEO Justin Moore told MSPmentor. All the changes have been designed to speed up data backups – a requirement as Axcient has targeted larger customers that are now backing up terabytes of data instead of gigabytes of data. The huge volumes of data going over the same sized networking pipes meant that companies would reach a point where they couldn’t back up all their data changes by the end of the day.
“The size of our average customer has grown substantially. Our typical customer is two to three times larger than customers signing up in prior years,” Moore told me. “For them to offsite their data in a reasonable amount of time required a full WAN optimized protocol.”
The enhancement means that partners are now able to target larger accounts, too, including more midmarket customers, Moore said.
Axcient’s WAN optimization follows another announcement from the company last month about a platform overhaul designed to boost performance by up to 4X while reducing costs by about 50 percent – cost reductions that were passed along to MSP partners. The upgraded service starts at about $49 per server per month, the company told MSPmentor last month. Moore said traditional on-premises platforms can't compete with that price.
Axcient may not be finished with updates yet this year. Expect more news out of the Mountain View, Calif-based company in November. Watch this space.