SOURCE: Axcient


October 27, 2009 06:00 ET

Axcient Doubles Partner Community in Third Quarter

Company Named to CRN Magazine's List of "10 Storage Startups to Watch"

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 27, 2009) - Axcient Inc., an innovator of comprehensive data backup, business continuity and disaster recovery services targeted at the SMB market, today announced that it has doubled the number of Managed Service Providers (MSPs) that sell the Axcient solution in its latest quarter of operation. During this last quarter, Axcient was also recognized by ChannelWeb as one of the "Top 10 Storage Startups to Watch" as the company gains momentum.

Axcient's hybrid cloud solution includes an on-premise data backup and replication appliance with offsite cloud storage and services to deliver a secure and cost-effective way for small to medium businesses to ensure fast data recovery and uptime. Through its network of technology solution providers, Axcient is currently protecting hundreds of millions of critical data files for organizations within a variety of industries including professional services, government, legal services, and healthcare.

Axcient is focused on a key pain point with big demand for MSPs and their customers. According to Paul Myerson, senior channel analyst with the Enterprise Strategy Group, one of the hottest MSP markets today that could be of special interest to SMBs is storage backup. "In talking with many end users, they constantly are challenged by the architecting and deploying of a solid recovery model," said Myerson. "Rarely do they have to pull the trigger to recover, but when they do, often it is a difficult challenge. Signing on with a MSP that specializes in the storage backup field is almost a 'no-brainer,' for the right user," he said.

"Without data protection, losing data for a business is simply a matter of time. Axcient makes it easy to sell, deploy and manage for the MSP for their customers. Axcient can protect the laptop to the server and combine the best of speed with their appliance onsite and a data copy in their online backup facility," said George Crump, chief analyst at Storage Switzerland. "And importantly, Axcient provides comprehensive protection to SMBs at very competitive prices."

Shortly after its launch, Axcient won the Audience Choice award in the Data Management category at the Under the Radar: Clarity in the Cloud Conference. Axcient CEO, Justin Moore, and representatives from 32 other companies presented to an audience and panel of judges made up of CIOs and buyers of technology from telecommunications, healthcare, entertainment and media, finance, as well as venture capitalists and members of the press. The audience was asked to vote on the company they believed was the most innovative and promising.

In addition, Axcient has been recognized by CRN as an Emerging Technology Vendor because of its 100 percent channel business model and unique approach to offering comprehensive data protection and business continuity services to SMBs. CRN's Emerging Technology Vendor list recognizes companies that are delivering high margins for IT solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants.

"Increasing numbers of IT solution providers are looking to Axcient because it is simple and quick to install, set up, and manage," said Ken Segal, president of 24/7 Network Stability. "Because it can be up and running in minutes and managed remotely though a web-based console, Axcient frees up valuable time and resources making our accounts more profitable. It also allows businesses to grow their infrastructure as their data needs change without disruption or a large up front capital investment."

About Axcient

Axcient provides a complete data protection solution, purpose-built as a platform for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to serve their small and medium-sized business (SMB) customers. The Company delivers a hybrid on-premise appliance with backup and business continuity capabilities combined with its cloud-based disaster recovery service, all managed through the web. The pay-as-you-grow service features zero infrastructure, license, or software costs, thereby eliminating capital expenditures and minimizing operating expenses for the MSP and their customers alike. Axcient protects organizations in a wide range of industries, including legal, financial services, healthcare, design and creative industries, retail, credit card services, Web-based companies, and education. The Axcient service is available exclusively through a nationwide network of IT solution providers. For more information, visit

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