Risk Reduction: Priceless

What would your risk calculations look like if prolonged downtime was no longer part of the equation? How much money would you save by reducing the number of outages and their duration?

The main purpose of disaster recovery planning is to minimize downtime and ensure the continuation of business following a natural or human-made disaster. Zero data loss is essential to achieving this goal. For one thing, it prevents loss of data that cannot be reconstructed (e.g., financial transactions, process documentation, or video surveillance). Equally important, it assures disaster recovery specialists that the data sets used to perform failover are intact and have not lost their integrity.

Instead of wasting precious hours determining whether data has been lost, and then reconciling data, disaster recovery specialists can fail over immediately, which leads to faster recovery, less downtime, and lower disaster-related costs.

According to research by Wikibon, an organization with $2 billion in annual revenue is likely to experience $50.4 million in outage-related costs over four years if it cannot guarantee zero data loss. The same research also shows that the overall cost of outages plummets to $24.2 million over four years—a more than $26 million reduction—when the same organization uses Axxana’s Phoenix to guarantee zero data loss, expedite recovery, and minimize downtime.

With risk reductions and cost savings like these, can you afford not to have Axxana’s Phoenix?

The Other Side of ROI: Capex and Opex

Why spend a fortune deploying and maintaining the data centers, communication lines, and other technology required to support synchronous replication when Axxana’s Phoenix ensures zero data loss, rapid recovery, and minimal downtime at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions?

Until now, balancing between the Capex/Opex costs to minimize downtime and the financial risk of not doing so has been an ongoing challenge. Axxana’s Phoenix changes the game by dramatically lowering the cost of synchronous replication and high availability.

The business case for Axxana’s Phoenix is strong. According to in-depth research and analysis by Wikibon, an organization with $2 billion in annual revenue that invested in the Phoenix system would see the following results:

  • Total four-year cost of ownership: $2 million
  • Net present value of the savings (NPV, 5 percent value of money): $21.5 million
  • Implementation time: 6 months
  • Break-even point: 7 months
  • Internal rate of return (IRR): More than 900 percent

Instead of requiring nearby data centers for synchronous replication, the disaster-proof Phoenix system operates from within the primary data center. Here, it protects otherwise lost data, detects disastrous events, and responds intelligently to expedite recovery. Because Axxana’s Phoenix is housed right at the production site and replication occurs over existing IP lines, bandwidth requirements related to synchronous replication are practically non-existent. In addition, the Axxana Phoenix system stores up to 1.6TB of data lag, which alleviates the need for additional investments in bandwidth, even as data volume grows.

By eliminating the need for additional data centers and data lines, Axxana’s Phoenix slashes the capital expenses and operational costs traditionally associated with data recovery and continuous application availability. No other technology can ensure continuous application availability at such a low cost.