With 2013 in the rearview mirror, analysts and industry experts are making their predictions for the New Year. Recently, in a webinar titled “2014 Top 10 Predictions for BC/DR,” Dr. Steven Goldman, an internationally recognized expert and consultant in business continuity and disaster recovery, divulged his top 10 predictions for the coming year.
2013 was a good year for Axcient: We received $20M in funding led by Scale Venture Partners and Thomvest Ventures with Peninsula Ventures and Allegis Capital participating; we grew our team to more than 100, with 28 in engineering alone; we closed 2013 with more than a dozen prestigious industry awards; we were recognized by Gartner as “Excellent” in their Critical Capabilities for Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) research in the Product Viability category; we dramatically increased our cloud transfer speed by 60x and we now have faster data protection with new block level replicator.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we sincerely hope that you will let us be your valentine in ensuring that your business is always protected and your data always available. Here are 10 reasons for you to fall in love with us:
Previously, we touched upon the fact that several of Axcient’s MSP customers expressed a strong need for a fully virtualized, multi-tenant backup & recovery solution that they could host in their own Private Clouds.
As of February 2014, Axcient is proud to announce the General Availability of the Axcient Virtual Appliance (vApp) software, which we expressly designed for rapid deployment inside MSP Private Clouds.
Last time, we discussed how MSPs are navigating the Cloud evolution by offering their clients hosted cloud solutions such as email and calendaring, remote desktops and the like.
Historically, MSPs derived a substantial portion of their business from managing client IT needs on-premises, offering soup-to-nuts solutions such as managed laptops, desktops, servers, telephony and networking. Given the demographics of typical end clients (< 100 employees, lacking budgets for in-house IT staff, wanting to focus on their core business instead of IT) such managed offerings were a natural fit for client needs.
One of the most popular questions I’ve been asked over and over again is “I am an engineer, how do I become a Product Manager?” I think a more important question to ask is not the “how” but the “why.” Why do you want to become a Product Manager? Why do you think you will be a good Product Manager?
Now that 2013 is over it’s time to look ahead to the top technology trends for 2014. Gartner recently identified the on-the-move technologies you should be on the watch for in the coming year.
With all the great things that happened in 2013, we couldn’t help but feel proud of Axcient, our partners and our customers. That’s why we created this infographic, celebrating the good and the great and the weird and the funny that happened this past year.
Check it out below – or click the image to zoom – and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
The most rewarding and involved projects I’ve worked on here at Axcient entailed running two Beta Programs in 2013 that served as gateways for two very big feature releases of our data protection platform. At Axcient, the entire company – from Engineering and Product Management to Sales and Marketing – focuses on the success of the Beta Programs. This allows us to gain valuable product insights on issues that happen in the real world so that they can be addressed before the product is released to the general public.