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Axcient Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/05/15 --


  • World Economic Forum today announced its selection of the world's 49 most promising Technology Pioneers 2015
  • Axcient, provider of resiliency and recovery services to SMB and Mid-sized Enterprises world-wide was selected
  • US and UK-based companies make up 80% of awardees
  • The full list of recognized Technology Pioneers can be viewed here

Today, Axcient announced that it was selected as one of the World Economic Forum's "technology pioneers", representing the world's most innovative companies. Axcient addresses one of the biggest challenges businesses face today -- keeping their IT infrastructures resilient and managing the explosion of non-production IT infrastructure. Axcient consolidates legacy solutions like backup, business continuity, disaster recovery, archive and test/dev under a single hyper-converged cloud designed for businesses of all sizes.

Axcient is one of 49 selected companies chosen by a professional jury from submissions by hundreds of candidates. As one of the WEF's Technology Pioneers, Axcient will have access to the most influential and sought-after business and political network in the world, and included in the World Economic Forum's "Summer Davos" in Dalian, China, this September, as well as the WEF's Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2016.

"Cloud based solutions are dramatically changing the architecture of modern IT and providing businesses of all sizes with technology historically only available to large enterprises," says Justin Moore, CEO of Axcient. "Axcient's cloud platform not only enables every business to run with enterprise levels of resiliency, but it also significantly reduces the overhead of non-production IT, allows organizations to be more efficient, and provides over-taxed IT departments with the freedom to be strategic. We are on a mission to protect business worldwide from over $40 billion in lost revenue and opportunity. I am thrilled that our vision of re-architecting IT and bringing enterprise capabilities to every business is recognized on such a global scale by the World Economic Forum."

"We're glad to see a cloud-based company make it to the selection," says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. "Axcient is part of a group of entrepreneurs who are more aware of the crucial challenges of the world around them, and who are determined to do their part to solve those challenges with their company."

As in previous years, American-based entrepreneurs continue to dominate the list of technology pioneers: they account for more than two-thirds of the recipients, followed by the United Kingdom (4), Israel and the Netherlands (2), and individual recipients of Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and Taiwan, China. France and Spain were among the countries not counting a recipient.

The Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Arianna Huffington (founder, Huffington Post) and Henry Blodget (editor-in-chief, Business Insider). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact, working prototype, viability and leadership.

Past recipients include Google (2001), Wikimedia (2007), Mozilla (2007), Kickstarter (2011) and Dropbox (2011). More information on past winners can be found here.

For more information regarding this press release, please contact Christina Sarracino, PR Lead at Axcient at [email protected] or 415-298-0165.

About Axcient
Axcient is the world's first Business Recovery Cloud, a solution that eliminates data loss, keeps applications up and running, and ensures that IT operations never go down. Companies use Axcient to replace legacy backup, server replication, disaster recovery and archiving products, with a single integrated platform that mirrors an entire business in the cloud. With Axcient's Powerfully Simple Recovery Cloud you can restore data, failover applications, and virtualize servers or an entire office with a click. Thousands of businesses trust Axcient to keep their applications running and employees always productive. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif.

The World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation in the spirit of global citizenship. It engages with business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is independent, impartial and not tied to any interests. It cooperates closely with all leading international organizations (www.weforum.org).

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