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Wow! Storage Magazine UK knows how to put on a great event. Storries IX, the Storage Awards dinner hosted by Storage Magazine UK, was very elegant. Black ties, black dresses, the best entertainment from Chris Barrie, and a beautiful location. 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.
Datacentre Solutions Awards will hold their annual ceremony on 23 May 2012 at the Millenium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Center in London. We’re very excited that Axxana was nominated in not one, but two categories: Datacentre Storage Hardware Product of the Year and Datacentre Storage Software Product of the Year.
All of the nominees have worked hard to bring innovative solutions to the market. We hope that you will take the time to read through the descriptions and vote for your favorite in each category.
Before voting, I want to take you back to a time about 25 years ago, when the only way to reduce the risk of data loss from disk drive failures was to use higher and higher quality disk drives, and then back up the data to tape each night. The risk of data loss from a drive failure during the production day was still very real, even with the massive investment in high-quality disk drives. And still, only the largest companies could afford the very expensive disk drives. Everyone else had to settle for a much worse and much riskier storage device. RAID technology, which was first defined and described in 1987, changed that by making it possible to protect data on lower quality drives. Today even the smallest companies can achieve very high levels of protection against data loss from disk drive failures by using RAID-based storage systems. RAID transformed computing.
Until recently, data center disaster recovery approaches have been very similar to the pre-RAID data centers of 30 years ago. Even today, only the largest, wealthiest organizations can afford the very expensive three-site, synchronous/asynchronous disaster recovery approach that is used by most large, multi-national banks. But with Axxana’s Phoenix System RP, every medium-sized or larger organization can afford to protect all of their data through a disaster. Axxana is for disaster recovery what RAID was for protection against drive failures. We are transforming disaster recovery.
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DCS Awards: Vote here!