“You’ll have everything from having no appliance whatsoever at one end of the spectrum with direct-to-cloud, to having at the other end of the spectrum a really powerful local appliance and local virtualization, to in the middle having an attached network storage or attached USB drive for local file and folder recovery,” Robertson says.
Launched in June, x360Recover merges Axcient’s previously stand-alone Replibit, BRC, and Fusion BDR solutions into one fully integrated package. Adding direct-to-cloud functionality as well, according to Robertson, gives the system versatility that other data protection products lack.
“We see a number of vendors who are really good at the direct-to-cloud side, but are not so good at the traditional BDR with an appliance, and then there’s another set of vendors that are pretty good with the BDR and the local appliance but are not so great at the direct-to-cloud,” he says. “We think we can solve everybody’s need by doing both well with the same fundamental technology.”
x360Recover is one of three solutions in Axcient’s x360 business availability platform. The other two are x360Cloud, which provides cloud-to-cloud backup, and x360Sync, which provides file sync and share functionality. All three systems share a common user interface and billing engine, as well as access to the partner marketing portal Axcient launched last summer.
Axcient rolled out an enhanced partner program designed to be easier to understand and participate in, two months ago.