According to Industry Analysts

ExaGrid has been profiled and referenced extensively by leading industry analysts in various industry publications and briefs. Selected comments and reports are highlighted below.

Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances

Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances

Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell, Robert Rhame

Abstract: "ExaGrid is named sole 'Visionary' in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances." To download the full report, click here.

Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances

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Disk Backup Appliances with Data Deduplication Need to Keep Pace

Disk Backup Appliances with Data Deduplication Need to Keep Pace

Product Spotlight: ExaGrid

George Crump
January 2015

Abstract: "Data protection software is keeping pace with features like changed block backups and inplace recovery, but for these new features to be fully realized requires that the data protection storage also keeps pace. Many are woefully falling behind."

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ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover

ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover

Kerry Dolan and Brian Garrett
Enterprise Strategy Group, September 2015

Abstract: "This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover, with particular focus on its ability to improve the performance and efficiency of both full and synthetic full backups."

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SSG-NOW Labs First Look

SSG-NOW Labs First Look

ExaGrid Appliances: Backup Targets for Every Need

Logan G. Harbaugh
SSG-NOW, July 2015

Abstract: "ExaGrid's appliances offer all the features an administrator might look for in a backup target, with great ingest speeds and scalability. ExaGrid offers ten appliances, from 1TB to 32TB, with scale-out grids of up to 25 appliances, allows for an inexpensive entry point and enough capacity for even large data centers."

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DCIG 2014-15 Under $50K Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide

DCIG 2014-15 Under $50K Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide

The Insider's Guide to Evaluating Deduplicating Backup Appliances with a List Price of $50K or Less

Charley McMaster and Tim Anderson
DCIG, December 2014

Abstract: "DCIG once again looks at deduplication in its 2014-15 Under $50K Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer's Guide refreshing last year’s guide on this same topic. The introduction of new technologies and updating existing technologies in these appliances over the past year have again served to shift the deduplicating backup appliance landscape as many previously available deduplication appliances are now gone as vendors continually refresh their product lines and bring out new models. "

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DCIG 2014-15 Under $100K Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide

DCIG 2014-15 Under $100K Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide

The Insider's Guide to Evaluating Deduplicating Backup Appliances with a List Price of $100K or Less

Charley McMaster and Tim Anderson
DCIG, December 2014

Abstract: "DCIG once again looks at deduplication in its 2014-15 Under $100K Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer's Guide refreshing last year’s guide on this same topic. The introduction of new technologies and updating existing technologies in these appliances over the past year have again served to shift the deduplicating backup appliance landscape as many previously available deduplication appliances are now gone as vendors continually refresh their product lines and bring out new models. "

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Future-Proofed Backup for a Virtualized World

Future-Proofed Backup for a Virtualized World

George Crump
Storage Switzerland, February 2014

Abstract: Selecting a disk-based backup solution should be more than going with the “default” vendor.  Both the architecture of the disk backup system and how it integrates data deduplication can directly impact backup and recovery windows. Understanding and selecting the right disk backup architecture, therefore, is critical to designing a solution that meets business needs both today and into the future.

Important considerations include how to:

  • avoid introducing latency,
  • get the most out of deduplication,
  • improve recovery time with a recovery zone,
  • compare scale-up vs. scale-out architecture, and
  • evaluate virtual environment image booting.

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Optimizing Approaches to Enterprise Backup and Recovery

Optimizing Approaches to Enterprise Backup and Recovery

IDC Technology Spotlight, February 2014

Abstract: The use of disk in the data protection process has accelerated in recent years to relieve many of the bottlenecks associated with using traditional storage methodologies including tape. Companies are demanding faster backup, restore and recovery to meet shorter backup windows and recovery time objectives. As a result, many organizations are forgoing tape investments for general-purpose disk storage systems.

This article highlights:

  • the biggest challenges with disk backup,
  • what percentage of the market is using tape for backup,
  • how tape will be used for offsite long-term retention in the future,
  • whether traditional backup will be replaced by cloud technology, and
  • the future of backup and recovery technology.

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How Data Deduplication Impacts Recovery

How Data Deduplication Impacts Recovery

George Crump
Storage Switzerland, January 2014

Abstract: Storage Switzerland compares data deduplication approaches and identifies three considerations to ensure deduplication does not adversely impact recovery windows and application RTO -- dedupe induced latency, hybrid-powered recoveries, and backup image. Learn the benefits a disk staging landing area can provide as well as when to use a separate disk zone for storing deduplicated backup images. Find out why many organizations interested in simplifying operational management and control choose a unified backup solution that provides a hybrid approach to backup.

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How Backup Disk Architecture Impacts the Backup Window

How Backup Disk Architecture Impacts the Backup Window

George Crump
Storage Switzerland, January 2014

Abstract: Storage Switzerland reports the challenge of managing unrelenting data growth and backup windows requires a break from traditional backup storage architecture. The architecture you choose for disk backup can dramatically impact your backup window today and in the future. Scale-out disk backup systems introduce an architectural paradigm that is different from traditional scale-up disk platforms.

Learn how a scale-out GRID backup architecture provides a reduced backup window, deduplication for storage efficiency, instant recovery from a landing zone, and flexibility to scale as needs arise.  A growing backup window doesn’t have to be inevitable. Learn the 5 insights to get you out of this rut!

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ExaGrid with Veeam: Virtual Machine Backup without Compromise

ExaGrid with Veeam: Virtual Machine Backup without Compromise

Kerry Dolan and Vinny Choinski
Enterprise Strategy Group, July 2014

Abstract: "Together, ExaGrid and Veeam offer a solution that enables customers to enjoy the benefits of both deduplication and instant recovery when protecting virtual machines in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments."

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