Platform includes Office 365 backup and BCDR solutions
Axicent is giving MSPs a converged platform that brings together all of its backup services in a single place.
The Lowdown: Axcient X360 announced this week at the IT Nation event in Orlando, Florida, that it will provide MSPs with a single sign-on and common user experience to access tools and services for addressing the growing data backup needs of its customers.
The Details: Along with single sign-on and the common experience, benefits MSPs will find on the platform include:
> Three backup services: Office 365 backup, protected sync and share, and business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)
> Unlimited storage and retention
> Simplified pricing and SKUs
> Supporting services that include billing, training and certification, co-branded collateral, campaigns, and market-development funds (MFDs)
Background: Organizations are facing increasingly frequent and sophisticated cyberthreats and a fast-changing regulatory environment that make date protection and backup a critical capability to protect against malware like ransomware and ensure compliance. The U.S. Bureau of Labor has found a high failure rate among companies with a significant loss of data: 93% fail within five years, and 80% within one. In addition, the U.S. National Archives and Records Administrations has said that 58% of SMBs aren’t prepared for a situation where data is lost.
The Buzz: “We’re excited to unveil the Axcient X360 platform where MSPs can use all of our products in one place with a common experience,” aid Axcient CEO David Bennett. “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.”
“Axcient continues to prove its commitment and mindfulness to the channel with the launch of Axcient X360,” said Robert Cioffi, COO and co-founder of 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.”
“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 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.”