Archive for July, 2011
What if I told you that I could take your existing asynchronous infrastructure…and turn it into remote synchronous, zero-data-loss replication?
No, I’m not a magician, and I don’t pull rabbits out of a hat. I’m Eli Efrat, Axxana’s CEO, and that’s how I began my latest video, which you can see on Axxana’s home page or on YouTube here. When we started Axxana, our CTO, Dr. Alex Winokur, understood all of the trade-offs that organizations make when choosing between asynchronous and synchronous replication.
Asynchronous replication is inexpensive and can be used over any distance. That’s good. But it also guarantees that in the event of a disaster, you will lose data. That’s bad.
Synchronous replication is expensive and can only be used over limited distances, typically a few 10s of miles. That’s bad. But, it guarantees that you won’t lose data from a single site disaster. That’s good. Read the rest of this entry »
For some time now, we’ve been talking about the cost savings associated with an Axxana Phoenix System installation. Now, I’m happy to tell you, we can give you a more in-depth look at the source of the cost savings and the resulting return on investment. Without resorting to estimates of the cost of down time, we can show you how you save money on the communication links alone, which more than justifies the cost of an Axxana Phoenix System investment.
Our CTO, Alex Winokur, authored a whitepaper entitled “ROI Model: The Cost of Communication Bandwidth for Remote Replication,” which looks at the peak demand and average load on a WAN connection between two data centers. He demonstrates the excess cost of provisioning networks to meet peak demand and the increase in unprotected data when companies choose the alternative approach of provisioning to the average load. With Axxana, organizations can dramatically decrease their network bandwidth, while completely eliminating the risk associated with data that is not yet replicated to the remote site. I hope you will take the time to read our new whitepaper and give us your feedback. I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the possibilities that Axxana enables.