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Axxana’s Phoenix System is the first in a revolutionary class of data protection solutions known as Enterprise Data Recording (EDR), which are designed to protect all of an organization’s data through the disaster. Axxana’s EDR solution addresses challenges in Disaster Recovery (DR) by providing synchronous, zero data loss recovery over asynchronous distances.
Axxana’s Phoenix System Black Box, much like a flight data recorder black box from the aviation industry, is designed to withstand extreme conditions to preserve business data in the event of a disaster. The disaster-proof device is capable of surviving:
- Direct flames at 2000ºF (1093ºC) for one hour followed by up to 482°F (250ºC) for an additional 6 hours
- Pressure of 5000 lb (2268 kg) of weight
- Pierce force of 500 lb (227 kg) rod with cross section of .04 in² dropped from 10 ft (3 m) height
- 30ft of water pressure
- Shock of 40 G
How EDR Works
The Phoenix Black Box is located near the storage system at the primary data center and records a synchronous data stream from the storage system. At the same time, an asynchronous data replication system moves data to a secondary data center (the remote recovery site). The disaster proof storage device, the Axxana Black Box, has to protect only the Gigabytes of data that would have been lost in a typical asynchronous replication scenario. Data is protected inside the Black Box during the course of the disaster and can be immediately extracted.
Data extraction is achieved in a variety of ways:
- Directly from the Black Box – Locating the system by tracking the homing signal and connecting a laptop with an Axxana software component to retrieve the data.
- Using Cellular Network – Transferring the data from the self-sufficient and well-protected Black Box to the secondary site using highly resilient, cellular broadband technology.
- WAN link – Transmitting the data over the WAN to the distant site.
- Black Box SSD – Physically approaching the box and removing the SSD from the resilient core of the Black Box in order to upload the data at the remote site.