ExaGrid partners with Veritas to ensure compatibility with the latest features available in Veritas NetBackup. As a result, customers deploying ExaGrid disk backup along with their NetBackup software can dramatically reduce backup windows, get faster restores, and significantly ease backup management burdens.
ExaGrid’s support of NetBackup OST allows both onsite and offsite backup data stored on the ExaGrid system to be managed from within the NetBackup console. The backup catalog is also kept up-to-date for the replicated offsite backups. This makes it easier for users to monitor the status of their onsite and offsite backups through NetBackup reporting, and also facilitates disaster recovery as backup data from the offsite ExaGrid system can be easily recovered directly from within the NetBackup console. This deep level of integration provides joint ExaGrid/NetBackup customers with a faster, more powerful, and more easily managed solution for disk backup with data deduplication.
ExaGrid and Veritas NetBackup
Customer Stories: ExaGrid and NetBackup
7-Eleven Stores Ring Up Better Backups with ExaGrid
"One of the things we wanted out of a disk-based backup system was a 'set it and forget it' type of product. The ExaGrid has more than lived up to our expectations. Each day, we quickly check the ExaGrid to ensure that everything ran smoothly and then double-check the amount of available disk space, and that's it. We're confident in the system and it's taken the hassle out of our backups."
—Gayle Crouch, IT Director
Allegro MicroSystems Streamlines Backup Environment with ExaGrid
"We looked at all the solutions out there, and in terms of meeting Allegro’s business objectives and technical requirements as well as being well priced, ExaGrid came out on top. It’s a product that’s well suited to our company. Allegro is an innovator in its market space and prefers products that are proven, reliable, and easy to work with. We’ve found that ExaGrid is just like that; the product is ‘set it and forget it,’ and the company is very accommodating."
—Gary Gomes, Network Manager
American Standard's Backups Improve by Using ExaGrid's Disk Backup with Data Deduplication
"I used to worry each night about backup jobs. The ExaGrid has taken all of the worry and hassle out of our backups, and it frees me up to focus more on my other responsibilities."
—Steve Pudimott, Manager of IT Service
BroMenn Healthcare Eliminates Backup Pain with ExaGrid
"For us, the seamless recovery process is priceless. It's great to implement better technology to save IT time and headaches, but when the value is seen by our endusers, the payback is tenfold. Our users are amazed at how quickly and smoothly we can service their needs for data."
—Scott Hargus, IT Manager
California Dept of Ed Faces Forklift Upgrade, Replaces EMC Data Domain with ExaGrid System
"The ExaGrid system was extremely cost effective, and we liked the idea that we could quickly and easily add appliances to the GRID to increase capacity and performance."
—John Jackson, Backup and LAN Administrator
Capital G Bank Limited Withdraws Existing Tape Backup System in Favor of ExaGrid’s Disk Backup with Deduplication Appliance
"We have more peace of mind now since deploying the ExaGrid system in our primary and offisite locations. Not only have we secured our ability to recover from a disaster but we also eliminated other issues that come with working with tape."
—Trevon Fubler, Senior Network Analyst
CIPD Chooses ExaGrid for System Scalability and Manageability of Backups
"If we didn’t have the latest backup available in a hydrated format (on the ExaGrid landing zone), a restore would be horrifically slow ... We have been able to achieve our desired three-month daily retention targets and are very impressed with the inter-site replication from HQ to the DR site."
—Mark Boardman, Infrastructure Manager
City of Ft. Lauderdale Cuts Backup Times in Half with ExaGrid
"We're amazed at how much our backup times have been reduced and how quickly we're able to restore files. Since installing the ExaGrid, our backup times have been cut in half and we're able to restore some files almost instantaneously."
—Jay Stacy, Manager, Technical Services
City of Miami Beach Shores Up Backups with ExaGrid
"The ExaGrid system has given us the ability to recover and redeploy disk that we had been using for backups, and it has enabled us to get more data off tape and onto disk. Thatâ€™s just better for us all around."
—Chris Hipskind, Senior Systems Administrator
ExaGrid Helps Concur to Keep Pace with Backup Demands and Data Growth
"We’ve worked closely with ExaGrid on our backup infrastructure and have been extremely pleased with the product, customer support, and the company as a whole. The folks at ExaGrid go the extra mile, and we consider them to be a trusted partner."
—Sean Graver, Storage Architect
Denver Public Library Cuts Backup Window by 84% with ExaGrid System
"EMC Data Domain came back with a quote that was just crazy – well into six figures – and way more than we could afford. ExaGrid worked with us and got us to a point where we could get something in at a reasonable price."
—Heath Young, UNIX Systems Administrator
Eisai Makes Shift to ExaGrid, Realizes Huge Performance Gains
"When I started seeing the backups happening, I began to worry that maybe we didn't size the system correctly, but then after all the backups completed and I looked at the ExaGrid dashboard, I saw a lot of green for availability and I got worried and thought we had a problem until I realized it was done! Backups are fast, recovery is even faster."
—Zeidan Ata, Infrastructure Manager
Georgia’s Own Well Positioned to Handle Future Data Growth with ExaGrid Disk-Based Backup
"We believe the ExaGrid system is a cost-effective, scalable and flexible solution, and like the fact that it can easily scale up to accommodate more data. We can also choose to deploy additional systems offsite to improve disaster recovery at any point in the future."
—Kevan Williamson, Assistant VP of Information Systems
Hitachi Consulting Improves Backup Capabilities with ExaGrid
"Backing up to ExaGrid instead of tape saved us thousands of dollars in license and maintenance fees. We didn't need any additional licenses or maintenance to back up to disk because the ExaGrid simply looks like any other Windows server. That was a tremendous cost savings. There are many different things we can do with the ExaGrid/NetBackup combination that we couldn't do with tape. For example, we can now easily mix retention policies and be more flexible with our data than ever before."
—Bradford Leonard, Network Engineer
School District Installs ExaGrid, Easily Scales System to Accommodate Data Growth
"When we purchased the ExaGrid system, scalability was definitely a requirement for us. We’ve already grown our ExaGrid to handle more data, and the process of adding another unit to the GRID couldn’t have been easier. The system is easy to use and it works beautifully – and with its flexible growth path, we feel that it will serve us well for years to come."
—David Small, Storage Engineer
MemorialCare Heals Backup Problems with ExaGrid
"The ExaGrid system enabled us to significantly reduce our backup window and really makes the whole backup process painless. Also, the fact that we could replicate data between two ExaGrid systems was important because we could act as our own disaster recovery center."
—Jorge Cepeda, Network Engineer
NBME Cuts Backup Window by 50% and DR Testing from Weeks to Days with ExaGrid
"ExaGrid offers reliability – reliable DR testing, reliable backups and restores, reliable customer support, all on a consistent basis."
—David Graziani, Senior UNIX Systems Analyst
NCI Group Moves Away from Tape and Adds Data Capacity with ExaGrid's Disk-Based Backup with Deduplication System
"Now, with the addition of Symantec and ExaGrid's joint OST capability, we have complete visibility into both our on-site and off-site copies of backups. In the event we need to restore from a DR copy of a backup, we can seamlessly do so without any additional catalog operations as the ExaGrid appliance has informed NetBackup of the replicated copy, thus saving us time during critical restores."
—Mark Serres, Backup and Storage Administrator
ExaGrid and New Balance Focus on Top Performing Disk-Based Backup
"With ExaGrid support, everything is easy and straightforward. They carry a bit of responsibility along with me. I always have someone to reach out to who has knowledge of the product as well as our environment, making my job that much easier."
—Henry Li, Server Support Analyst
Oberg Industries Streamlines Backups, Improves Disaster Recovery with ExaGrid
"ExaGrid's support team has been extremely helpful and proactive. For example, our support engineer called one day and suggested we upgrade the firmware for all our units. He initiated the process for the upgrade and then I installed the physical units. He then came in remotely and helped us complete the installation and stayed with it until we were all sure that everything was up and running well. We were very impressed."
—Stephen Hill, Infrastructure Manager
Rathbone Brothers PLC Chooses ExaGrid for System Scalability, Manageability of Backups and Robust Disaster Recovery
"We’ve been using ExaGrid’s solution for around 18 months now, and it is reassuring that we can simply add additional appliances to the GRID as our data grows."
—John Rourke, IT Team Leader
Underwriter Ensures More Efficient Backups with ExaGrid
"Installing the ExaGrid system has streamlined our backup processes, reduced our reliance on tape, and improved our ability to recover from a disaster. We’ve been very happy with the solution."
—Michael Horan, Systems Engineer
St. John’s Riverside Healthcare Chooses ExaGrid over Competition for Price, Performance and Ease of Use
"The ExaGrid was significantly less expensive than the other system we were considering, and we felt that ExaGrid’s post-process data deduplication technology would provide faster backups versus the competitor’s inline data deduplication approach. We didn’t want a situation where the backup software was waiting on the appliance. We’ve been very happy with both ExaGrid’s data deduplication and its backup speed."
—Niall Pariag, Senior Network Administrator
Thompson Rivers University Gives High Marks to ExaGrid's Disk-Based Backup with Deduplication System
"Using the ExaGrid, we know for sure that we're going to be able to restore data, and I feel very good about that."
—Rory Read, Senior IT Analyst
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Installs ExaGrid Disk-Based Backup
"[Installing ExaGrid] was very simple - there was nothing to it."
—Tony Daneshvaziri, IT Specialist
University Saves Time, Increases Disaster Protection and Gains Scalability by Dumping Tape
"We looked at Data Domain first, and got some quotes from them. We had total sticker shock when the quote came back. It was not even a remote possibility that we were going to spend that kind of money. We looked at Symantec’s NetBackup appliances and brought them both in for testing. In the end, we decided to go with ExaGrid largely because of the lower pricing and the need to support backups using Oracle RMAN."
—Seth Bokelman, Senior Systems Administrator
VW Credit, Inc. Drives Better Backups with ExaGrid
"We tested solutions from both ExaGrid and Data Domain side by side and chose the ExaGrid based on its post-process approach to data deduplication and its overall simplicity. The ExaGrid also had the best price/performance."
—Dean Bolton, Network Systems Engineer
ExaGrid Makes the Grade at Westmont College
"We previously had a systems administrator who spent an entire day each and every week doing nothing but running and managing backups. The combination of the ExaGrid and retooling our backup software has eliminated that need. We now spend literally five minutes per week checking the system, and that’s invaluable to us."
—Dr. Reed Sheard, Vice President and CIO