Nothing overlooked. Nothing left to chance.
Built to sustain business continuity in worst-case scenarios.

Built to Survive and Respond Intelligently

Most people think of a black box as a disaster-proof container that protects data statically until the box is physically retrieved and the data is manually extracted. The Phoenix Black Box is far more sophisticated and intelligent, containing dynamic compute, storage, and network capabilities that must be protected under extreme environmental conditions. Those vital capabilities impose design requirements that make even the most dauntless engineer’s head spin.

In developing the Black Box, Axxana engineers faced stringent, often-competing requirements related to thermodynamics, statics, materials science, electronics, and more. How do we seal the Black Box against heat, fire, and water while the heat from components within the box needs to dissipate? How do we encase the Black Box in layers of protection while allowing communication signals to pass through without degradation? Relentless research, experimentation, and product testing—along with a whole lot of inspiration—have gone into solving these kinds of complex challenges and designing a disaster-proof computer that not only protects data during a disaster, but also reliably transfers data after the event.

Built to Drive Recovery

It is not enough for the Phoenix Black Box to protect data during a disaster. To enable rapid recovery, it must also be able to transfer the protected data as quickly as possible after a disaster. To address this requirement, the Black Box contains a multi-layered compute and communications system that can detect signs of disaster, and then intelligently choose the best available data-transfer method for any given disaster contingency. Once a disaster is identified, protected data can be transferred via multiple options, including a wide area network (WAN) link, cellular broadband, and Wi-Fi. It can also be extracted manually via a quick disk-removal mechanism.