Liat Malki, Director of Marketing Axxana (, says:

Why is data replication useful in today’s enterprise data centers?
In today’s data-driven economy, a few minutes of downtime, or losing a “few” gigabytes of data, can cause substantial financial loss and damage a company’s reputation. Enterprises large and small face the challenges of protecting enormous volumes of data, complying with complex regulations, controlling rapid data growth, and managing geographically-dispersed data centers.

Data replication solutions from Axxana set a new standard for data recovery and business continuity (DR/BC). Conforming with and exceeding the most demanding new regulations, Axxana enables enterprises of all sizes to markedly raise data replica retention rates while significantly lowering recovery and operational overhead. The technology allows organizations of all size, to enjoy zero data loss replication over any distance using asynchronous infrastructure – something that was not achievable until today.

Axxana’s Phoenix System RP (for EMC’s CLARiiON) offers the benefits of synchronous replication over asynchronous infrastructure and at asynchronous prices. Currently, the system is the only one in the marketplace that is capable of surviving any disaster while ensuring 100% data protection and recovery over any distance with no latency. It enables the replication of more data over existing communication lines and protects against data loss during link failure. All these benefits result in a rapid ROI and deliver tremendous economic value.

Axxana’s solution delivers the following:

• 100% data protection and recovery
• Unlimited distance – no geographic limitations
• No latency
• Protection against WAN link failure
• Significant costs savings

EMC’s RecoverPoint sends data asynchronously to remote sites, while the Phoenix System RP protects a synchronous copy of information inside a disaster-proof “black box” storage device at the primary site. The device is designed to survive nearly any threat. Following the disaster, the Phoenix System RP enables rapid extraction of the protected data and transmission to the remote site, where the recovered information is reintegrated by EMC’s RecoverPoint, with the asynchronous remote copy yielding an exact mirror image of the data in the primary data center.

When architecting a disaster recovery plan, data center and IT managers need to assess their specific regulatory requirements, geographic limitations, and of course, cost considerations. Keep in mind that you don’t have to choose between asynchronous or synchronous replication solutions. Both solutions have strengths, but also limitations. Axxana offers a third alternative that combines the best of both worlds, synchronous capabilities over asynchronous infrastructure.