Denver-based Axcient Inc., an award-winning leader in business availability and cloud migration solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs), last week announced the launch of Axcient (News - Alert) X360; a converged backup platform for MSPs offering a single experience for all Axcient products and services. The announcement was made in conjunction with the IT Nation event which took place in Orlando, Florida.
The new platform is designed to provide a single sign-on and a common user experience for MSP management of Office 365 backup, protected sync and share, and Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR).
“We are excited to unveil the Axcient X360 platform where MSPs can use all of our products in one place with a common experience,” said David Bennett, chief executive officer at Axcient. “Our team unified the Axcient product suite into one platform to provide our partners with a frictionless experience and unmatched TCO for data protection. With Axcient’s new platform our partners will have one experience to protect everything.”
93 percent of the businesses that experience a significant data loss are out of business within five years, of that 80 percent will fail within a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor. The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration also reports that 85 percent of small to medium-sized companies are not yet prepared for data loss. Research from IDC (News - Alert) offers more insights by stating that companies need a backup strategy in place for applications, files and folders as well as Microsoft Office 365. Businesses are exposing themselves to risks such as ransomware, compliance exposures, accidental loss of data, lack of data control, and threats to business continuity without it.
“As a long time Axcient partner, I’m excited to see the convergence of Axcient products into one platform,” said Neil Hawkins, Partner at LANAIR Group. “We see significant growth in SaaS (News - Alert) backup led by Microsoft Office 365. Using Axcient X360, we can standardize on one platform for BCDR and SaaS backup, which further reduces client risk and helps us provide even better customer service. With Axcient, I can rest assured knowing our client data is protected.”
Axcient is showing their commitment to protecting businesses from these dangers and acting as their last line of defense by making it easy for MSPs to provide the solutions needed in order to protect their clients with the development of Axcient X360. Some of the benefits for MSPs include:
- One experience to manage MSP backup services
- Three backup services: Office 365 backup, protected sync and share, and BCDR
- Unlimited storage and retention
- Simplified pricing and SKUs
- Supporting services, including billing, support, training and certification, co-branded collateral, campaigns and MDF
- Single sign-on for all services
“Axcient continues to prove its commitment and mindfulness to the channel with the launch of Axcient X360,” said Robert Cioffi, chief operating officer and co-founder at Progressive Computing. “It’s obvious to me they’ve listened to the partner community intently and walked that proverbial mile with us. Axcient X360 will undoubtedly save everyone here at Progressive Computing enormous time—managing products, locating resources, and getting answers are all now in one unified, cool-looking location. If you want to know how to be a true partner to an MSP, just ask Axcient.”
Arti Loftus is an experienced Information Technology specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the research, writing, and editing industry with many published articles under her belt.
Edited by Ken Briodagh