Significant Bandwidth Savings – Axxana Pays for Itself

Maybe it’s not the Academy Awards, but in the world of technology, it would be hard to top this. There were more than 400 people in attendance and more than 41,000 votes cast.

It’s wonderful to attend an event like this, but it’s even sweeter to be a winner. So, first of all, thank you to everyone who voted for Axxana, thank you to the editors who voted for Axxana in the Editors’ Choice category, and thank you to our partner, EMC, who joined us at the awards dinner. I’m thrilled to announce that our company was voted “The One to Watch.” The momentum at Axxana is clearly building, and the industry is paying attention, as we revolutionize data protection and disaster recovery.

Regardless of the whether an organization chooses a synchronous or an asynchronous data-protection approach, network bandwidth is one of the most expensive factors in the total cost. Technologies that lower network bandwidth requirements offer an immediate and significant return on investment.

When investing in data protection technology, organizations must strike a balance between the degree of data protection and the cost of the data protection. Asynchronous replication offers advantages over synchronous replication, by providing lower cost data protection and enabling a wider separation between data centers. This is important, when disasters affect an entire region, as can happen in natural disasters such as tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes and earthquakes. Asynchronous replication comes at a cost, however, since, in a disaster, some data will remain unprotected and vulnerable to loss. This unprotected data is often referred to as the “lag.” The lag, or amount of data at risk, varies by the intensity of data updates, the frequency of data snapshots, and the bandwidth between the two data centers.

Even with asynchronous replication, bandwidth can be very expensive. And bandwidth requirements can not be determined by average update intensity, since, unfortunately, the intensity of data updates can be quite variable throughout a work day or work week. Organizations could size their communications links for peak update rates, but that quickly becomes unaffordable for many organizations.

Axxana’s Phoenix System dramatically reduces communication costs by reducing bandwidth requirements, while protecting the lag through any system, network, or site failure. The potential savings when deploying the Axxana Phoenix System RP starts at around 30%.

To find out exactly how Axxana’s Phoenix System can dramatically reduce communication costs, click here and read our white paper on « The Cost of Communication Bandwidth for Remote Replication ».

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