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Budget Rent-a-Car, DataSafe, and Thousands More Businesses Now Rely on Fast-Growing Axcient to Eliminate IT Downtime
[September 18, 2012]

Budget Rent-a-Car, DataSafe, and Thousands More Businesses Now Rely on Fast-Growing Axcient to Eliminate IT Downtime

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Axcient is experiencing exponential growth with its cloud platform for protecting business information and systems and ending IT downtime. Axcient eliminates data loss and provides uptime, all the time, to Budget Rent-A-Car, DataSafe, and thousands of other companies nationwide. To support its momentum as the #7 fastest-growing company in Silicon Valley and as one of the Inc. 500, Axcient recently announced powerful industry SaaS executive hires and expanded its distributor and partner relationships to encompass more than 36,000 resellers.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100504/AXCIENTLOGO) To fuel this growth, Axcient has, in 2012: Added more than 200 new features and functions, including a next-gen platform for instant cloud recovery of business data, applications and systems More than doubled the number of Axcient installations across the company's network of VAR and MSP partners Grown to protect nearly 3 billion files and applications in the cloud Tripled its distribution network, adding more than 27,000 new resellers through relationships with Ingram Micro and Synnex alone Grown its employee base by more than 50% Established a significant presence in 10 vertical industries including financial, legal, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, state and local government, high-tech, non-profits, education, and hospitality.

In addition, Axcient currently wins 83% of new deals when going up against competitive alternatives and substitutes, having replaced more than 2,000 competitors' units among its partner base in the past two years.


"Throughout our three-year 2,462% growth, we've been asking businesses, 'why focus on backup when what you really need is to stay up '" said Axcient CEO Justin Moore. "Backup itself is dead - it's just not enough in today's always-on business environment. What businesses like Budget, DataSafe, and others are looking for is a way to eliminate data loss and IT downtime. When protected with Axcient, businesses avoid losing revenue, reputation, and data, and can immediately get back up and running after a system failure or disaster." As the only cloud platform that makes it easy for businesses to store, protect and access all their information and systems anytime from any device, Axcient is saving U.S. businesses from the high costs of data loss and IT downtime. Axcient Instant Cloud Failover capability now makes it possible for businesses to easily virtualize their office in the cloud, no matter what happens to their primary IT infrastructure. Through a fast-growing, nationwide network of IT resellers and managed service providers offering Axcient, businesses like Budget Rent-A-Car are enjoying the protection and productivity gains of doing away with IT downtime.

"Before Axcient, everyone on Budget's management team had an individual PC and was responsible for their own backup files. When there was an issue, we cleaned computers individually or emailed files to new devices. But in the meantime, people were not able to work effectively, or at all. It became very cumbersome. We needed a real, comprehensive cloud solution that could keep us running all the time," said Budget Southern California President Jeff Mirkin. "Axcient fits that description. It sounds simple, but Axcient just works. It's cost-effective, has all the features we need, and is easy to use. I never worry because I know everything is not just backed up but always accessible. You can't put a price on that kind of peace of mind for a 24x7 business like ours." DataSafe, a trusted name in records and information management since 1946, also uses Axcient both for its own business protection and uptime as well as for customers moving away from antiquated backup methods like tape.

"Our clients are trending toward alternatives to tape backup for increased efficiencies and peace of mind. Some don't understand the value of complete business uptime until they have to do a big restore. But we do, and that's one of the things we value about the Axcient solution," said Jose Moreno, DataSafe Director of IT. "Axcient delivers a solution that is a perfect fit for us and for our clients." One reason for Axcient's rapid growth in the channel is the tangible savings VAR and MSP partners are seeing in productivity and profitability by using Axcient. Because Axcient is easy to deploy and manage, partners such as FAR and ASI Business Solutions have reduced the time required to protect and manage their customers' mission critical data and systems by 90%.

Axcient continues to make it easy for businesses to eliminate data loss and avoid IT downtime through constant product innovation; ongoing technology partnerships with companies like HP; strong distributor relationships including Ingram Micro and Synnex; and concentrated sales and marketing with more than 36,000 resellers in Axcient's sales network. Those combined with significant hires from eBay/ PayPal, WebEx, Riverbed, GreenRoad, and other top infrastructure and SaaS companies fuel the foundation for Axcient's ongoing success.

About Axcient Axcient's cloud platform makes it easy for businesses to store, protect and access all their information and systems anytime, anywhere. Axcient patented technology for data backup, business continuity, and disaster recovery is saving thousands of businesses from the loss of productivity and revenue experienced during data loss and IT downtime. Now protecting nearly 3 billion files and applications in the cloud, Axcient receives widespread industry recognition and customer praise. Visit www.axcient.com.

SOURCE Axcient, Inc.

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