Axcient was founded way back in 2009 with the aim of bringing business continuity and disaster recovery services (BC and DR as they are known in the acronym-mad tech industry) to small and mid-sized businesses.
They are services that have traditionally been problematic for small businesses — standing up secondary and tertiary data centers, building in redundancy of networks and systems and ensuring that organizations’ IT systems are as resilient as possible is a fraught process, full of complexity and expense.
Which is where Axcient came in — it aimed to consolidate all of the business continuity stuff into a single platform that it could offer SMB customers. The idea was enterprise functionality at an SMB price point. And since then, Axcient has done pretty well. They regularly feature at the pointy end of analyst reports from the like of Gartner and Forrester and they have, over the years, amassed 500 active partners and 5000 customers.