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Updating your backup approach — from physical servers to virtualized environments

Updating your backup approach — from physical servers to virtualized environments Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Backup is often at the bottom of the list for IT teams — an afterthought even — but having an effective backup and disaster recovery plan in place means considering backup as an important piece of the IT strategy. Over the past two decades, IT departments have hosted dedicated physical servers per application, but as companies move to virtual environments, backup approaches must evolve too.

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Out with the old and in with the new: How backup changes from physical servers to virtualized environments

Out with the old and in with the new: How backup changes from physical servers to virtualized environments Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Backup is often at the bottom of the list for IT teams — an afterthought even — but having an effective backup and disaster recovery plan in place means considering backup as an important piece of the IT strategy. Over the past two decades, IT departments have hosted dedicated physical servers per application, but as companies move to virtual environments, backup approaches must evolve too.

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Storage Review’s ExaGrid EX21000E Disk Backup Appliance Review

Storage Review’s ExaGrid EX21000E Disk Backup Appliance Review Friday, October 03, 2014

The ExaGrid EX21000E is a deduplication appliance for backup and recovery that is about as flexible as it gets. With support for over 20 backup software packages, scale-out architecture that expands compute with capacity and rapid recovery using the landing zone for the most recent backup, the EX21000E solves backup and recovery pain with a complete set of enterprise features and an aggressive price point.

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Straight Talk: Disk Staging

Straight Talk: Disk Staging Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Since disk has historically been too expensive compared to tape, most IT organizations found a middle ground by using a small amount of disk between the backup/media server and the tape library to hold the most recent one to two weeks of backup data. Disk staging is a pragmatic interim step and has eliminated some of the challenges of tape, but it is nonetheless a band-aid and has not eliminated all of the problems.

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Data Backed Up by ExaGrid Up 108% in Two Years

Data Backed Up by ExaGrid Up 108% in Two Years Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Research confirms that data growth remains a major backup challenge for organisations.  Conducted on ExaGrid’s behalf by Onva Consulting Limited, the research highlights the benefits of ExaGrid’s landing zone and scale-out approach to backup and included responses from over 400 ExaGrid customers from across the globe.

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Solving the Data Growth Challenge

Solving the Data Growth Challenge Monday, April 14, 2014

New research from ExaGrid Systems based on responses from over 400 customers has confirmed that data growth remains a major backup challenge for organizations.

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ExaGrid’s Backup Technology Solves Predicted Data Growth Challenges

ExaGrid’s Backup Technology Solves Predicted Data Growth Challenges Friday, April 11, 2014

Feedback from over 400 customers validates the leadership of ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out approach to backup. It shows that by selecting ExaGrid, organisations can transform the performance of their backup and restore processes, and significantly reduce the time spent managing backups.

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Rise of Disk Storage Leaves tape with Specialized Backup Role

Rise of Disk Storage Leaves tape with Specialized Backup Role Friday, April 11, 2014

For agencies with mid-range requirements, tape has steadily been losing ground to disk-based systems in the cost for performance equation. And today, tools are available  to simplify the transfer of data from tape to disk-drive based systems.

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Straight Talk: Backup to Tape

Straight Talk: Backup to Tape Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Exploring the deficiencies of tape and how backing up to disk can help address these problems.

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Straight Talk: Introduction to Disk Backup with Deduplication

Straight Talk: Introduction to Disk Backup with Deduplication Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The movement from using tape for backup to using disk for backup is well underway, with about 70 per cent of IT organisations now using disk staging in front of a tape library onsite, and approximately 15 per cent of IT organisations having replaced their onsite tape backups with disk-based backup with data deduplication.

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Tipping the Scale

Tipping the Scale Monday, March 10, 2014

According to feedback from over 400 ExaGrid customers the relentless growth in data will continue unchecked in 2014, while 88 per cent of businesses see data growth as having the biggest impact on the backup and restore infrastructure in 2014. As a result, protecting data remains a big problem for IT teams.

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ExaGrid CEO: Cloud Backups ‘Virtually Disappeared’ From Our Market

ExaGrid CEO: Cloud Backups ‘Virtually Disappeared’ From Our Market Friday, February 21, 2014

As a small private company competing with EMC, Symantec, Dell and Hewlett-Packard (HP) in a market that some see is in decline, ExaGrid certainly faces a big challenge in the target deduplication appliance field.  But ExaGrid CEO Bill Andrews says his company is growing fast, with more than 1,800 customers, because it has the only scale-out architecture in the industry and it takes a different approach with dedupe than its larger competitors.

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Tipping the Scale

Tipping the Scale Tuesday, January 14, 2014

According to feedback from over 400 ExaGrid customers, the relentless growth in data will continue unchecked in 2014, while 88 percent of businesses see data growth as having the biggest impact on the backup and restore infrastructure in 2014.

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Patent Innovation From ExaGrid

Patent Innovation From ExaGrid Tuesday, January 14, 2014

ExaGrid has been awarded a new patent for “Systems and Methods for Managing Delta Versions”. The innovation is the sixth patent ExaGrid has been awarded and reflects the company’s commitment to developing the most advanced disk-based backup solutions on the market.

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ExaGrid Grew 10% From 3Q13 to 4Q13

ExaGrid Grew 10% From 3Q13 to 4Q13 Friday, January 10, 2014

“ExaGrid achieved a number of great milestones in 2013,” said Bill Andrews, CEO, ExaGrid. “ExaGrid has the first and only product in the category of scale-out disk-based backup with data deduplication. Customers increasingly understand the need to add compute with capacity, as backup and deduplication are both compute-intensive processes…”

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Backup Dedupe Bods ExaGrid: We’re ‘Cash-Positive’ this Is Our Year

Backup Dedupe Bods ExaGrid: We’re ‘Cash-Positive’ this Is Our Year Thursday, January 09, 2014

Deduplicating backup-to-disk startup ExaGrid is now cash-positive and thinks this could be its breakout year. ExaGrid is one of several suppliers trailing along behind EMC’s Data Domain unit in the deduplicating backup-to-disk system market. Even with what they claim is arguably superior technology, they fail to grow faster than the market because of the channel strength of EMC and other mainstream system-level server/storage suppliers, such as Dell, HP and Quantum.

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The 50 top-funded tech firms in Boston

The 50 top-funded tech firms in Boston Friday, December 20, 2013

The list is part of this week’s Boston Business Journal print cover story, headlined “They Might Be Giants.” The story looks at which Boston tech companies have the potential to grow large and stay independent over the long term — leading to the creation of local jobs and new startups along the way.

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Grid Claims Patent Edge in Backup War

Grid Claims Patent Edge in Backup War Thursday, December 12, 2013

While there are many wars in tech, perhaps none is as intense as that waged in the backup market, and ExaGrid is pulling out a new weapon. No, it’s not a hot new feature or super discounts. It is Patent number 8,589,363.

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ExaGrid Introducing Universal Backup Share

ExaGrid Introducing Universal Backup Share Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ExaGrid Systems, Inc. introduced Universal Backup Share, a product feature that further expands the advantages of its zone-level deduplication over traditional block-level deduplication approaches by providing the ability to accept backup data from a potentially unlimited range of backup applications, utilities and data sources.

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A Tale of Two Architectures

A Tale of Two Architectures Tuesday, December 10, 2013

The key difference between scale-up and scale-out architectures is that scale-up treats backup as just a storage problem. But backup is a data movement, data processing and data storage problem. As a result, because scale-up only provides a single resource controller for all processing, the performance is limited by the capabilities of that one component. Therefore, as data grows, so does the backup window.

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ExaGrid Wins ‘Product of the Year’ at Techworld Awards 2013

ExaGrid Wins ‘Product of the Year’ at Techworld Awards 2013 Friday, December 06, 2013

ExaGrid’s EX13000E has been named ‘Storage/Big Data Product of the Year’ at the Techworld Awards 2013. “ExaGrid beat off stiff competition to win the Techworld ‘Storage/Big Data Product of the Year Award’ because of its powerful combination of scalability, security and speed of operation,” said Mike Simons, editor of Techworld. “The judges were very impressed.”

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ExaGrid Wins ‘Product of the Year’ at Techworld Awards 2013

ExaGrid Wins ‘Product of the Year’ at Techworld Awards 2013 Friday, December 06, 2013

ExaGrid’s EX13000E has been named ‘Storage/Big Data Product of the Year’ at the Techworld Awards 2013. This win extends the company’s successful streak for being ranked as best-in-class for disk-based backup with deduplication. The EX13000E was selected for its unique GRID architecture, which is optimized for high-performance, scalable disk backup with deduplication.

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Why Primary Storage Snapshots and Traditional Backups Should Complement Each Other

Why Primary Storage Snapshots and Traditional Backups Should Complement Each Other Thursday, November 28, 2013

Bill Andrews, CEO and president at ExaGrid Systems, has published the third book in his ‘Straight Talk’ series, Straight Talk About Primary Storage Snapshots and Traditional Backups, to help IT teams better understand the complementary nature of primary storage snapshots and traditional backups.

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Situation Analysis: Why Primary Storage Snapshots and Traditional Backups Should Complement Each Other

Situation Analysis: Why Primary Storage Snapshots and Traditional Backups Should Complement Each Other Wednesday, November 27, 2013

IT departments looking to implement new solutions are generally forced to decide between two paths: short-term gain vs. long-term solution. One meets the immediate need, the other meets business goals — few solutions can do both. For many organizations, backup falls squarely into the ‘fill immediate need’ category. The objective is to find a solution that gets the job done for a reasonable cost, as quickly as possible. But, as with most decisions that happen in the IT department, it’s not really that simple.

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ExaGrid Unveils New High-End Backup Appliance

ExaGrid Unveils New High-End Backup Appliance Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ExaGrid last month unveiled its biggest backup appliance yet, the EX21000E, which holds can hold up to 210 TB of full backups when 10 of them are linked together in a grid. And thanks to a partnership with LaserVault, pushing backups from the IBM i server doesn’t involve weird Linux commands or expensive IBM backup software.

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EMC Backup Rival ExaGrid Eyes Growth Above Last Year’s $36M in Sales

EMC Backup Rival ExaGrid Eyes Growth Above Last Year’s $36M in Sales Monday, November 04, 2013

ExaGrid saw $36 million in revenue in 2012 and expects to see growth above that amount this year — while also being poised to become cash-flow positive early next year, CEO Bill Andrews said in an interview.

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Products of the Week

Products of the Week Monday, October 28, 2013

NetworkWorld’s roundup of intriguing new products includes ExaGrid’s newly-released EX21000E.

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ExaGrid EX21000E D2D 4U Backup Appliance

ExaGrid EX21000E D2D 4U Backup Appliance Monday, October 28, 2013

Like its entire backup family, the new appliance keeps the backup window fixed in time forever, and delivers the fastest restores – regardless of data growth. No other backup architecture can match this commitment, because only it solves the compute problems associated with deduplication.

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ExaGrid Deduplication Boxes Get Bigger, Faster

ExaGrid Deduplication Boxes Get Bigger, Faster Thursday, October 24, 2013

Disk backup and deduplication specialist ExaGrid brought out its biggest and fastest system this week, an appliance that holds 21 TB of raw data and can scale to 210 TB by clustering 10 boxes.

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ExaGrid Unveils New Appliance: The EX21000E

ExaGrid Unveils New Appliance: The EX21000E Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The EX21000E, in yet another demonstration of the company’s founding principle to remove the risk from data protection, scales to 210TB with a ten-appliance grid, offers 62 per cent more capacity, provides an 80 per cent increase in speeds and 10 per cent extra throughput per-TB – at a lower price point than ExaGrid’s 2011 model, the EX13000E.

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ExaGrid… Heave: Storage Troops Push Out Range-Topping Dedupe Box

ExaGrid… Heave: Storage Troops Push Out Range-Topping Dedupe Box Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Backup data keeps on growing so backup to disk systems have to grow their capacity and speed so as to able to deal with the amount of backup data in the time window available. ExaGrid arrays can be pooled in a grid of 10 machines with global post-process deduplication, central management, and load balancing. Grids can be combined to reach a grand total backup capacity of 4PB.

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ExaGrid Solves Data Growth Challenges for Backup and Restore

ExaGrid Solves Data Growth Challenges for Backup and  Restore Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Like the entire ExaGrid backup family, the new appliance continues to do the inconceivable: it keeps the backup window fixed in time forever, and delivers the fastest restores – regardless of data growth. No other backup architecture can match this commitment, because only ExaGrid solves the compute problems associated with deduplication.

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ExaGrid Solves Data Growth Challenges for Backup and Restore

ExaGrid Solves Data Growth Challenges for Backup and  Restore Monday, October 21, 2013

ExaGrid Systems, the company consistently ranked ‘best at backup’ by leading experts, extends its lead with its latest appliance, the EX21000E. Like the entire ExaGrid backup family, the new appliance continues to do the inconceivable: it keeps the backup window fixed in time forever, and delivers the fastest restores – regardless of data.

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ExaGrid Pushed Backup Appliance Envelope

ExaGrid Pushed Backup Appliance Envelope Monday, October 21, 2013

The MSP storage market may grab most of the attention through pure cloud services, but on-premises gear, particularly easy-to-handle appliances, are still of critical importance. ExaGrid is an expert in this field, having built many an appliance, including its latest, the EX21000E.

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Backup Solutions Firm Gets Turkish Distributor

Backup Solutions Firm Gets Turkish Distributor Tuesday, October 01, 2013

A Boston-based backup solutions firm has appointed a Turkish distributor as it looks to expand into the country.

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New Distribution Deal in Turkey

New Distribution Deal in Turkey Tuesday, October 01, 2013

ExaGrid Systems has entered into a partnership with a value-added distie BMR Turkey. Under the terms of the agreement, BMR will be ExaGrid’s appointed distributor in both Turkey and Turkic Republics.

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ExaGrid Announces New Distribution Agreement with BMR Turkey

ExaGrid Announces New Distribution Agreement with BMR Turkey Tuesday, October 01, 2013

ExaGrid Systems, Inc has appointed BMR Turkey as its distributor in both Turkey and Turkic Republics.

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ExaGrid Systems Looking to Expand Hybrid Cloud DR Solution into UK and Europe

ExaGrid Systems Looking to Expand Hybrid Cloud DR Solution into UK and Europe Saturday, September 28, 2013

Disk-based backup hardware specialist ExaGrid Systems has revealed that it is looking to expand its hybrid cloud disaster recovery solution into Europe and grow its global user base, which currently accounts for roughly 15 per cent of the firm’s customers.

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ExaGrid EX Series tops DCIG 2013 Midrange Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guides

ExaGrid EX Series tops DCIG 2013 Midrange Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guides Tuesday, September 24, 2013

ExaGrid Systems has been named a ‘Best in Class’ solution for disk back up by DCIG for mid-range organisations. Organisations instinctively know that their IT infrastructures are changing or have already changed. Virtualising infrastructures to form public, private or hybrid clouds that are supported by a single IT team is rapidly becoming the new norm.

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ExaGrid Systems Named ‘Best-in-Class’ Solution for Disk Backup by DCIG for Midrange Organisations

ExaGrid Systems Named ‘Best-in-Class’ Solution for Disk Backup by DCIG for Midrange Organisations Thursday, September 05, 2013

Accredited Analyst Firm Ranks ExaGrid Systems as Top Backup Solution in $50k and $100k Buyer’s Guide Reports.

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CA Technologies, ExaGrid Unify Disk Backup Hardware, Software; Chris Ross Comments

CA Technologies, ExaGrid Unify Disk Backup Hardware, Software; Chris Ross Comments Thursday, July 18, 2013

CA Technologies and ExaGrid Systems have combined their disk-based tools designed for server backup and disaster recovery across virtual and physical environments, CRN reported Wednesday. ExaGrid integrated its disk storage and data de-duplication appliance with CA Technologies’ ARCserve disk-to-disk backup and recovery software to offer clients a unified architecture, according to CRN.

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CA, ExaGrid Partner on Data Backup, Recovery for Midmarket

CA, ExaGrid Partner on Data Backup, Recovery for Midmarket Tuesday, July 09, 2013

As midmarket and small enterprises face increasing data growth and a need for higher efficiency data backup, CA Technologies and ExaGrid Systems have inked an agreement designed to jointly address these needs by providing a quicker and more efficient backup and disaster recovery system for physical and virtual servers.

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ExaGrid Adds Dana Prestigiacomo as Senior VP of Marketing

ExaGrid Adds Dana Prestigiacomo as Senior VP of Marketing Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Marketing and communications veteran brings vision and experience to guide team through growth.

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ExaGrid Appoints Richard Pearce as VP of Business Development

ExaGrid Appoints Richard Pearce as VP of Business Development Thursday, June 20, 2013

Seasoned strategic relationship-builder to focus on growing disk backup company’s worldwide industry vendor partner program.

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Exagrid Hires Former IBM Exec, Hitachi Bod to Help Flog Disk Grid Tech

Exagrid Hires Former IBM Exec, Hitachi Bod to Help Flog Disk Grid Tech Wednesday, June 19, 2013

ExaGrid, a supplier of deduplicated disk grid systems, clearly isn’t worried about its products, but it has added two new execs to help boost the business side of things.

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Dedupe in the Virtual/Cloud Era

Dedupe in the Virtual/Cloud Era Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Despite the momentous changes taking place in the enterprise, one thing remains constant: the need for efficient, effective backup and recovery. In that vein, then, technologies like deduplication are in continual demand. Not only do they help preserve valuable storage capacity but they take pressure off network infrastructure as well, enabling greater performance across the entire data environment.

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ExaGrid Named ‘Disk Based Product of the Year’ at Annual Storage Awards 2013

ExaGrid Named ‘Disk Based Product of the Year’ at Annual Storage Awards 2013 Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ExaGrid Systems has been named ‘Disk Based Product of the Year: Small/Midrange’ at the Annual Storage Awards 2013 ceremony on June 6th 2013 in London, reinforcing its world class technology and performance.

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ExaGrid Issued US Patent for Unique Zone-level Deduplication Technology

ExaGrid Issued US Patent for Unique Zone-level Deduplication Technology Friday, June 07, 2013

ExaGrid Systems received US Patent no. 8,412,848, building on the company’s history of innovation to solve data protection problems for its customers. The patent covers ExaGrid’s unique Zone-level deduplication method, a core component of ExaGrid’s deduplication technology.

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Combined ExaGrid De-Dupe Backup and Veeam Solution

Combined ExaGrid De-Dupe Backup and Veeam Solution Tuesday, June 04, 2013

ExaGrid announced that IT analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) has validated the effective instant VM recovery capabilities of ExaGrid’s disk-based backup with deduplication system with Veeam Software, Inc.’s virtual server data protection solution.

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Cloudy with a Chance of System Failure?

Cloudy with a Chance of System Failure? Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Public cloud solutions make many promises, such as reducing IT time needed to manage computing resources and eliminating the up-front expenses associated with purchasing capital equipment. The challenge is to identify the scenarios where the public cloud should be considered for backup and disaster recovery.

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Sizing Your Disk Backup and Deduplication System to Avoid Future Missteps

Sizing Your Disk Backup and Deduplication System to Avoid Future Missteps Monday, April 29, 2013

Correctly sizing a disk backup with deduplication to meet your current and future needs is an important part of your data protection strategy. If you ask the right questions upfront and analyze each aspect of your environment that impacts backup requirements, you can avoid the consequences of buying an undersize system that quickly exceeds capacity.

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Data Protection Vendors Add Options for Cloud Backups

Data Protection Vendors Add Options for Cloud Backups Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In the early days of cloud backups, people wondered if the cloud would threaten traditional backup vendors by alleviating the need for their software and hardware. But backup vendors are embracing the cloud, giving customers more options for hybrid models that keep critical backup data on-site, and using the cloud for copies and disaster recovery data.

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2013 Partner Programs Guide: Storage Vendors

2013 Partner Programs Guide: Storage Vendors Monday, March 25, 2013

CRN has once again named ExaGrid Systems to the 2013 Partner Programs Guide.

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Affordable Dedupe and Cloud Based DR

Affordable Dedupe and Cloud Based DR Friday, March 22, 2013

Data deduplication has delivered tremendous efficiencies into the data center by enabling organizations to reduce the disk and tape resources required to store backup information. As important, deduplication facilitates bandwidth efficient backup replication as the information required to synch offsite backup systems is greatly reduced through the dedupe process.

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ExaGrid and ATS National Partnership for Cloud-Based DR as a Service

ExaGrid and ATS National Partnership for Cloud-Based DR as a Service Friday, March 15, 2013

ExaGrid Systems and ATScloud announced a partnership to offer customers cloud-based DR as a Service.  ExaGrid customers now have the option to replicate their backup data to ATScloud’s secure cloud infrastructure, reducing or eliminating the need to vault tapes off-site for disaster protection.

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ExaGrid Adds Cloud Option for Disaster Recovery

ExaGrid Adds Cloud Option for Disaster Recovery Friday, March 08, 2013

A backup-hardware maker is now embracing the cloud as part of its offering for disaster recovery. Users of ExaGrid backup appliances can now choose ATScloud’s Disaster Recovery service for a remote copy of their backed-up data instead of maintaining a separate ExaGrid device or a tape system.

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ExaGrid, ATScloud Offer Secure Disaster Recovery in the Cloud

ExaGrid, ATScloud Offer Secure Disaster Recovery in the Cloud Friday, March 08, 2013

Gartner, Inc. predicted that by 2014, 30 percent of midsized companies (those with annual revenues or operating budgets of between $150 million and $1 billion) will have adopted cloud-based disaster recovery, which is up from just 1 percent in 2011.

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ExaGrid Adds Cloud Option for Disaster Recovery

ExaGrid Adds Cloud Option for Disaster Recovery Thursday, March 07, 2013

Users of ExaGrid backup appliances can now choose ATScloud’s Disaster Recovery service for a remote copy of their backed-up data instead of maintaining a separate ExaGrid device or a tape system.

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ExaGrid, ATScloud Partner On Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service

ExaGrid, ATScloud Partner On Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service Thursday, March 07, 2013

Disk-based backup appliance developer ExaGrid Systems is partnering with hybrid cloud provider ATScloud to offer solution providers and their customers a new “Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service” solution.

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ExaGrid Adds Cloud Option for Disaster Recovery

ExaGrid Adds Cloud Option for Disaster Recovery Thursday, March 07, 2013

ExaGrid will keep selling boxes, but it plans to introduce several cloud-based offerings this year. The service from ATScloud, which will be sold alongside backup appliances through ExaGrid’s resellers, offers a disaster recovery option with no capital expense.

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ExaGrid and PHD Virtual Team Up

ExaGrid and PHD Virtual Team Up Monday, February 18, 2013

The combination of ExaGrid and PHD addresses the myriad of backup challenges faced by IT departments by offering customers faster backups, recovery capabilities, and more efficient DR via offsite disk-based replication for virtual server environments.

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Nick Ganio, VP Sales for ExaGrid, Named 2013 Channel Chief

Nick Ganio, VP Sales for ExaGrid, Named 2013 Channel Chief Friday, February 15, 2013

CRN has once again named Nick Ganio, VP Sales for ExaGrid Systems, a 2013 Channel Chief.  Under Ganio’s guidance, the company has seen a 30+% growth in channel bookings year over year, including substantial growth in international channel sales in the EMEA and APAC regions.

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ExaGrid and PHD Virtual Join to Offer Improved Virtual Data Protection

ExaGrid and PHD Virtual Join to Offer Improved Virtual Data Protection Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ExaGrid Systems Inc., vendor of disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, and PHD Virtual Technologies, provider of virtual machine backup and recovery and virtualization monitoring solutions, announced a technology alliance that will provide enhanced virtual data protection for joint customers.

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ExaGrid Systems EX130-GRID with Secure Erase

ExaGrid Systems EX130-GRID with Secure Erase Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The ExaGrid Systems EX130-GRID with Secure Erase receives the bronze cup in the data backup hardware category in Storage magazine’s/SearchStorage.com’s 2012 Products of the Year competition.

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ExaGrid Posts Sales Results for 2012

ExaGrid Posts Sales Results for 2012 Tuesday, January 29, 2013

ExaGrid has announced another record sales year in 2012 as the demand for grid-based, scalable disk backup systems with data deduplication continued to grow.

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Top 5 Backup Trends (Plus 5 Bonus Trends for Active Archiving)

Top 5 Backup Trends (Plus 5 Bonus Trends for Active Archiving) Monday, January 28, 2013

Recent natural disasters have shown many companies firsthand that everything can be gone in a flash…And that means backup. Accordingly, here are some of the top trends in the backup arena.

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Industry Perspective: The Backup and Disaster Recovery Market 2013

Industry Perspective: The Backup and Disaster Recovery Market 2013 Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Industry Perspective asks Bill Hobbib, VP of Marketing for ExaGrid Systems, about the state of backup and disaster recovery (DR) in today’s market.

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ExaGrid Honored for Data Deduplication Technology by 2 IT Publications

ExaGrid Honored for Data Deduplication Technology by 2 IT Publications Monday, January 21, 2013

ExaGrid was selected by IDG’s InfoWorld as one of the recipients of the 2013 Technology of the Year. Additionally, ExaGrid was named a Storage Magazine 2012 Product of the Year award finalist. The high-profile recognition further validates ExaGrid’s approach, which includes its GRID-scalable architecture that permanently maintains a fixed-length backup window as data grows, protecting IT budgets and avoiding costly forklift upgrades.

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Avoid the 10 Costliest Mistakes of Disk Backup

Avoid the 10 Costliest Mistakes of Disk Backup Monday, January 14, 2013

ExaGrid Systems, Inc. has recently published a book offering IT professionals and CIOs straightforward and pragmatic guidance to help choose a disk backup system.  Titled “Straight Talk About Disk Backup with Deduplication,” it’s the most comprehensive guide to disk backup with deduplication available.

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Avoid the 10 Costliest Mistakes of Disk Backup

Avoid the 10 Costliest Mistakes of Disk Backup Monday, January 14, 2013

Drawing on experiences with more than 5,000 disk backup installations, the newly-published book Straight Talk About Disk Backup with Deduplication describes the many technical considerations when choosing a disk backup system, such as the product’s deduplication method, whether the solution provides adequate compute with capacity to keep up with an organization’s data growth, and whether the product inhibits restores due to a lengthy rehydration process.

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Avoid the 10 Costliest Mistakes of Disk Backup

Avoid the 10 Costliest Mistakes of Disk Backup Monday, January 14, 2013

With data growth rates averaging 30% or more annually, an increasing number of organizations are moving from tape to disk backup with deduplication. Depending on the disk backup architecture chosen, a backup environment can either be improved or worsened, since the former tape-based challenges may simply be replaced with new, more expensive disk-based challenges.

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Backup Hardware: 2012 Products of the Year Finalists

Backup Hardware: 2012 Products of the Year Finalists Monday, January 14, 2013

ExaGrid was one of eight finalists in the data backup hardware category in the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2012 Products of the Year competition. The category covers tape libraries, tape drives, backup storage media, disk backup targets, virtual tape libraries, deduplication devices and gateway appliances for cloud backup.

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ExaGrid Publishes Industry’s Most Comprehensive Guide to Disk Backup with Deduplication

ExaGrid Publishes Industry’s Most Comprehensive Guide to Disk Backup with Deduplication Monday, January 14, 2013

“Straight Talk About Disk Backup with Deduplication” is the most comprehensive guide to disk backup with deduplication available. By reading the 29-page book, IT professionals and CIOs can gain insights into the right questions to ask and which factors need to be considered when choosing a disk backup system, so that they can avoid the 10 costliest mistakes that could negatively impact their backup infrastructure for years.

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ExaGrid Publishes Industry’s Most Comprehensive Guide to Disk Backup with Deduplication

ExaGrid Publishes Industry’s Most Comprehensive Guide to Disk Backup with Deduplication Thursday, January 10, 2013

New “Straight Talk” book offers IT leaders and CIOs guidance on avoiding the 10 costliest mistakes of disk backup.

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InfoWorld’s 2013 Technology of the Year Award Winners

InfoWorld’s 2013 Technology of the Year Award Winners Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Although data deduplication has become fairly common, not all backup appliances are created equal; the real trick is providing seamless scalability and offsite replication capabilities. ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture guarantees that even as your data grows, your backup windows won’t.

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8 Highland Capital-Backed Companies Worth Watching in Boston

8 Highland Capital-Backed Companies Worth Watching in Boston Friday, January 04, 2013

Highland has made some good moves in recent years — a number of their Boston tech investments appear to be taking off.  Expect to hear more about these companies in coming years.

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ExaGrid Aces Disk-to-Disk Backup

ExaGrid Aces Disk-to-Disk Backup Thursday, January 03, 2013

To say that deduplication technology is “hot” is something of an understatement. With rapidly growing mountains of data, leveraging dedupe in backup (if not primary storage) has almost become a necessity.

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Review: ExaGrid Aces Disk-to-Disk Backup

Review: ExaGrid Aces Disk-to-Disk Backup Thursday, January 03, 2013

While there are a number of well-known vendors with very strong product offerings in this space, ExaGrid’s unique scale-out grid architecture and truly refreshing support model set it apart from the pack and place it in a class of its own.

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ExaGrid’s Unique Scale-Out Grid Architecture Makes for Powerful, Scalable, and Uncomplicated Disk-Based Backup and Deduplication

ExaGrid’s Unique Scale-Out Grid Architecture Makes for Powerful, Scalable, and Uncomplicated Disk-Based Backup and Deduplication Thursday, January 03, 2013

While simple direct-attached storage may fit the bill for smaller organizations, larger enterprises wrestling with the task of protecting terabytes of data find themselves looking for functionality that plain old disk can’t provide. That’s where deduplicating backup appliances really shine.

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Backup and Recovery in 2013

Backup and Recovery in 2013 Thursday, January 03, 2013

ExaGrid Systems has published its top five predictions for changes in the worldwide backup and recovery market in 2013. As organizations cope with data growth and look to gain greater operational efficiency and increased value from IT investments, ExaGrid has identified the following trends as ones that will continue transforming backup and recovery in the coming year.

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Best of Industry Perspectives 2012: Storage

Best of Industry Perspectives 2012: Storage Friday, December 28, 2012

Included in Data Center Knowledge’s top picks of storage columns for 2012 was one authored by ExaGrid’s VP of Product Development, Marc Crespi, entitled, “Dedupe’s Fork in the Road: Grid vs. Fixed Controller.”

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ExaGrid Top 5 Predictions for Backup and Recovery Market in 2013

ExaGrid Top 5 Predictions for Backup and Recovery Market in 2013 Monday, December 24, 2012

As organizations cope with data growth and look to gain greater operational efficiency and increased value from IT investments, ExaGrid has identified five trends that will continue transforming backup and recovery in the coming year.

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Southern Data Storage Collaborates with ExaGrid

Southern Data Storage Collaborates with ExaGrid Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tampa-based Southern Data Storage, a firm specializing in data storage, backup and disaster recovery, announced a partnership with ExaGrid Systems Inc., a firm that focuses on scalable and cost-effective “disk-to-disk (or D2D) backup with data deduplication.”

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ExaGrid Expands Zone-Level Deduplication Capabilities with Universal Backup Share

ExaGrid Expands Zone-Level Deduplication Capabilities with Universal Backup Share Wednesday, December 05, 2012

With Universal Backup Share, only ExaGrid combines generic backup application support with a GRID-based, scalable architecture that enables customers to keep adding nodes as their data grows, avoiding costly forklift upgrades.

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How to Choose Between Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out Architectures for Backup and Recovery

How to Choose Between Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out Architectures for Backup and Recovery Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The architectural approach used by the appliance vendor can make a significant difference to the performance, scalability and total cost of the selected solution. Pros and cons are presented.

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How to Choose Between Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out Architectures for Backup and Recovery

How to Choose Between Scale-Up vs. Scale-Out Architectures for Backup and Recovery Tuesday, December 04, 2012

More and more organizations are reducing or eliminating the use of tape by deploying disk-based appliances that use deduplication. But the architectural approach used by the appliance vendor can make a significant difference to the performance, scalability and total cost of the selected solution.

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ExaGrid Adds SecureErase Feature to Security Capabilities

ExaGrid Adds SecureErase Feature to Security Capabilities Thursday, November 01, 2012

ExaGrid has extended its security capabilities by introducing a new SecureErase feature to permanently and safely delete confidential data from disk following the backup process.

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Last of the Indie Dedupe Firms: We CAN Fight Off Backup Giants

Last of the Indie Dedupe Firms: We CAN Fight Off Backup Giants Friday, October 19, 2012

The Register was there for one of Andrews’ presentations, where he quickly dismissed what he classed as knock-offs from competitors; defined weaknesses and benefits of his firm’s products against that of its rivals; and looked at ExaGrid’s coming attack plan.

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Another 3Q12 Record for ExaGrid

Another 3Q12 Record for ExaGrid Thursday, October 11, 2012

The continued growth has been driven by increasing demand for the company’s next generation GRID architecture-based disk backup system, which offers scalability and significant cost advantages over competing first generation backup systems.

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ExaGrid Gunning For Market Share

ExaGrid Gunning For Market Share Tuesday, October 09, 2012

For many tech companies, competitors are located across the country, or even the world. That’s true for Westborough-based ExaGrid Systems Inc., but its biggest competitor has an office just two miles down the road.

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ExaGrid Announces a Record Quarter in Q3 2012

ExaGrid Announces a Record Quarter in Q3 2012 Wednesday, October 03, 2012

According to ExaGrid Systems, the company’s next generation GRID architecture-based disk backup system is better than the similar products offered by the competitors as it provides scalability along with reduced costs for the user.

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ExaGrid Announces Another Record Quarter in Q3 2012 Driven by Increased Demand for Highly Scalable Disk Backup

ExaGrid Announces Another Record Quarter in Q3 2012 Driven by Increased Demand for Highly Scalable Disk Backup Wednesday, October 03, 2012

ExaGrid today announced that the company achieved a record quarter for sales and revenue in Q3 2012 and surpassed 1,500 customers. The continued growth has been driven by increasing demand for the company’s next generation GRID architecture-based disk backup system, which offers scalability and significant cost advantages over competing first generation backup systems.

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Businesses Aren’t Satisfied with Status of Data Recovery Today

Businesses Aren’t Satisfied with Status of Data Recovery Today Tuesday, October 02, 2012

In a recent survey of IT managers, ExaGrid Systems found that many are dissatisfied with the state of disaster recovery and data backups today. Stemming from delayed modernization, this dissatisfaction rests primarily on businesses’ general inability to protect all of their growing data with outdated data backup software and technology.

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Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the Fittest Monday, October 01, 2012

The advent of the cloud is changing the disaster recovery landscape: a hard to justify “nice-to-have” is increasingly viewed as an affordable necessity. But is this necessarily a good thing, and what impact might cloud services and other emerging technologies have on planning for disasters?

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Dissatisfaction with the Current State of Backup

Dissatisfaction with the Current State of Backup Thursday, September 27, 2012

ExaGrid Systems announced the results of a survey of 1,200 IT managers which shows widespread dissatisfaction with the capabilities of many existing backup systems to keep up with requirements for faster backups with permanently short backup windows as data grows, disaster recovery, virtual server backup and recovery, and backup system costs.

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Among IT Managers Using Tape Only, 75% in D2D Within 12 Months

Among IT Managers Using Tape Only, 75% in D2D Within 12 Months Thursday, September 27, 2012

ExaGrid Systems, Inc. announced the results of a 2012 survey of 1,200 IT managers. Nearly 40% of IT managers report that their routine nightly backups exceed the backup window, with 30% saying their companies exceed the backup window by more than four hours.

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What Are Your Disaster Recovery Woes?

What Are Your Disaster Recovery Woes? Thursday, September 27, 2012

A new study recently released by ExaGrid Systems, Inc. produced some pretty alarming results. Here’s just a smattering of them:

  • Nearly 40% of IT managers report that their routine nightly backups exceed the backup window, with 30% saying their companies exceed the backup window by more than four hours.
  • 54% said that their backup windows are taking too long.
  • 48% said they face long restore and recovery times.
  • The vast majority of IT managers (97%) believe that their data is somewhat or extremely vulnerable to data protection or security incidents, and most have experienced one or more of these incidents in the past year
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ExaGrid Survey of IT Managers Reveals Widespread Dissatisfaction with the Current State of Backup

ExaGrid Survey of IT Managers Reveals Widespread Dissatisfaction with the Current State of Backup Tuesday, September 25, 2012

ExaGrid® Systems, Inc.today announced the results of a 2012 survey of 1,200 IT managers which shows widespread dissatisfaction, stemming largely from delayed investments by many organizations in modernizing backup systems in recent years, which leaves existing backup systems often unable to protect growing amounts of mission-critical data. The survey was conducted on ExaGrid’s behalf by IDG Research Services.

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ExaGrid Survey of IT Managers Reveals Widespread Dissatisfaction with the Current State of Backup

ExaGrid Survey of IT Managers Reveals Widespread Dissatisfaction with the Current State of Backup Tuesday, September 25, 2012

ExaGrid® Systems, Inc., the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced the results of a 2012 survey of 1,200 IT managers which shows widespread dissatisfaction with the capabilities of many existing backup systems to keep up with requirements for faster backups with permanently short backup windows as data grows, disaster recovery, virtual server backup and recovery, and backup system costs.

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ExaGrid Penetrates 50 Data Domain SMBs

ExaGrid Penetrates 50 Data Domain SMBs Friday, September 21, 2012

ExaGrid announced that 50 companies and organizations previously using EMC Data Domain have selected ExaGrid’s disk backup with deduplication to either replace their Data Domain system or to handle new growth and projects where they needed more cost-effective scalability.

With solutions that have a controller/disk shelf architecture such as Data Domain, organizations must add disk shelves as data grows, which means backup windows expand because there are not more deduplication processing resources added to support the increased workload, only more disk.

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US Backup Solutions Firm ExaGrid Appoints Malaysian Distributor

US Backup Solutions Firm ExaGrid Appoints Malaysian Distributor Monday, September 17, 2012

US backup solutions firm ExaGrid Systems has signed a distribution agreement with Malaysian IT product distributor Digital Paper as a first step to grow market share for ExaGrid disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication.

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ExaGrid Penetrates 50 EMC Data Domain Mid-Sized and Small Enterprise Customers

ExaGrid Penetrates 50 EMC Data Domain Mid-Sized and Small Enterprise Customers Monday, September 17, 2012

ExaGrid announced that 50 companies and organizations previously using EMC Data Domain have selected ExaGrid’s disk backup with deduplication to either replace their Data Domain system or to handle new growth and projects. The key milestone of Data Domain systems displaced underscores growing awareness of the scalability and cost of ownership problems over time associated with Data Domain’s front-end server architecture, which are solved by ExaGrid’s GRID architecture and unique approach to disk backup scalability.

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Tape Backup: An Ironic 60th Anniversary for Tape

Tape Backup: An Ironic 60th Anniversary for Tape Friday, September 14, 2012

May 21, 2012 was the 60th anniversary of the IBM 726. In many data centers, while other storage technologies have come and gone, this obsolete, slower performing technology is still being used for data backup and on- or off-site disaster recovery.

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ExaGrid Announces 50 EMC Data Domain Customers

ExaGrid Announces 50 EMC Data Domain Customers Friday, September 14, 2012

Recently, ExaGrid announced that 50 clients, who earlier used EMC Data Domain, have now turned to ExaGrid’s disk backup with deduplication. These clients are either changing their Data Domain system or looking to manage new growth and projects where they require an inexpensive scalability option.

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ExaGrid Published 300 Customer Stories Among 1,400 Clients

ExaGrid Published 300 Customer Stories Among 1,400 Clients Wednesday, September 12, 2012

ExaGrid has published over 300 customer success stories, which can be found on the company’s website – making ExaGrid the first and only backup vendor to reach this milestone, and only IT vendor with 300 published testimonials for a single product solution.

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Unitrends Lands Prestigious Spot on the Inc. 500/5000

Unitrends Lands Prestigious Spot on the Inc. 500/5000 Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Inc. magazine today ranked Unitrends No. 2269 on its annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

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Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the Fittest Saturday, September 01, 2012

The advent of the cloud is changing the disaster recovery landscape: a hard to justify “nice-to-have” is increasingly viewed as an affordable necessity. But is this necessarily a good thing, and what impact might cloud services and other emerging technologies have on planning for disasters?

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ExaGrid First Company to Publish a Record 300 Disk Backup Customer Success Stories

ExaGrid First Company to Publish a Record 300 Disk Backup Customer Success Stories Thursday, August 30, 2012

ExaGrid Systems, Inc ., the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced that it has published over 300 customer success stories, which can be found on the company’s website – making ExaGrid the first and only backup vendor to reach this impressive milestone, and only IT vendor with 300 published testimonials for a single product solution.

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ExaGrid First Company to Publish a Record 300 Disk Backup Customer Success Stories

ExaGrid First Company to Publish a Record 300 Disk Backup Customer Success Stories Thursday, August 30, 2012

The University of Northern Iowa is the 300th customer to publicly share its selection of and success with ExaGrid’s disk backup with data deduplication solution. As a state-supported university of approximately 13,000 students, and ranked among the nation’s top 650 undergraduate colleges and universities in the Forbes’ 2011 annual ranking of top colleges, the university’s IT department understands the importance of maintaining records and data in a safe, secure and disaster resistant environment.

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ExaGrid First Company to Publish a Record 300 Disk Backup Customer Success Stories

ExaGrid First Company to Publish a Record 300 Disk Backup Customer Success Stories Thursday, August 30, 2012

ExaGrid Systems today announced that it has published over 300 customer success stories, which can be found on the company’s website – making ExaGrid the first and only backup vendor to reach this impressive milestone, and only IT vendor with 300 published testimonials for a single product solution.

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T&E Management Firm Concur Selects ExaGrid

T&E Management Firm Concur Selects ExaGrid Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Concur Technologies, Inc., a travel and expense management solutions provider, stores over 2.5PB of data on their ExaGrid system and is among a growing number of ExaGrid customers with large amounts of data whose backup needs outstripped the capabilities of their former backup solutions.

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ExaGrid Customer Base Continues to Grow Thanks to GRID

ExaGrid Customer Base Continues to Grow Thanks to GRID Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Provider of disk-based backup solutions, ExaGrid Systems recently announced that it is attracting an increasing number of companies with large data sizes and demanding backup requirements. For example, Concur, a travel and expense management solutions provider, relies on ExaGrid to store over 2.5 petabytes of data.

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Companies with Petabytes of Data to Protect Increasingly Choosing ExaGrid for Disk-Based Backup

Companies with Petabytes of Data to Protect Increasingly Choosing ExaGrid for Disk-Based Backup Thursday, August 23, 2012

ExaGrid® Systems, Inc. today announced that an increasing number of companies with large data sizes and demanding backup requirements are turning to ExaGrid for faster backups and restores and seamless scalability to maintain a fixed length backup window as data grows.

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Backup and Recovery Across Heterogeneous Environments

Backup and Recovery Across Heterogeneous Environments Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Backup and recovery systems have never been all that easy to deal with. Not only are they expensive to build and maintain, but they need to accommodate increasingly diverse data center infrastructure that has become both more virtual and more heterogeneous in nature.

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4 Reasons Romney’s Wrong About Culture and Economic Success

4 Reasons Romney’s Wrong About Culture and Economic Success Thursday, August 02, 2012

There is more to entrepreneurship than culture.  In fact, one way to assess what factors foster entrepreneurial activity is to look at how private capital flows to different countries. And in our book, Capital Rising, Professor Srini Rangan and I found that these differing levels of economic activity are a result of how much private capital flows into a region.

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Partnership Between ExaGrid and Unitrends

Partnership Between ExaGrid and Unitrends Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Unitrends, Inc. and ExaGrid Systems, Inc. announced a partnership that will enable mid-sized enterprises to address heterogeneous IT environments and the sprawl associated with data growth. The integration of Unitrends’ software-only product, Unitrends Enterprise Backup, and ExaGrid’s purpose-built disk-based backup appliance offers a solution to these scalability and complexity problems.

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ExaGrid Boosting Growth to IPO Territory

ExaGrid Boosting Growth to IPO Territory Sunday, July 22, 2012

It has been a long time since a Massachusetts information storage company has sold shares to the public. But the chief executive officer of a Westboro system backup company could buck that trend.

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ExaGrid, Unitrends Improve TCO, Scalability in Heterogeneous IT Environments

ExaGrid, Unitrends Improve TCO, Scalability in Heterogeneous IT Environments Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Unitrends and ExaGrid announced a partnership that will enable mid-sized enterprises to address heterogeneous IT environments and the sprawl associated with data growth.

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ExaGrid Announces Q2 2012 Results with Record Quarter for Disk Backup with Deduplication Sales to Mid-Market and Small Enterprise

ExaGrid Announces Q2 2012 Results with Record Quarter for Disk Backup with Deduplication Sales to Mid-Market and Small Enterprise Wednesday, July 18, 2012

ExaGrid today announced record bookings and revenue in Q2 2012, further strengthening its leadership position for GRID-scalable disk backup with deduplication systems in the mid-market and small enterprise.

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ExaGrid and Unitrends Team to Deliver Lowest TCO and Scalability for Backup and Recovery in Heterogeneous IT Environments

ExaGrid and Unitrends Team to Deliver Lowest TCO and Scalability for Backup and Recovery in Heterogeneous IT Environments Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Unitrends, Inc., the #1 all-in-one backup, archiving, instant recovery and disaster recovery solution and ExaGrid® Systems, Inc., the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced a partnership that will enable mid-sized enterprises to address today’s heterogeneous IT environments and the sprawl associated with data growth.

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ExaGrid’s 1,417 Customers Know Good Backup When They See It

ExaGrid’s 1,417 Customers Know Good Backup When They See It Monday, July 16, 2012

Bill Andrews likes to keep track of how many customers his company has each quarter. And according to the CEO of Westborough, Mass.-based ExaGrid Systems, it makes appliances that boost backup efficiency, the company is on track for an IPO by 2013 or 2014.

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ExaGrid Announces Q2 2012 Results with Record Quarter for Disk Backup with Deduplication Sales to Mid-Market and Small Enterprise

ExaGrid Announces Q2 2012 Results with Record Quarter for Disk Backup with Deduplication Sales to Mid-Market and Small Enterprise Friday, July 13, 2012

ExaGrid announced record bookings and revenue in Q2 2012, further strengthening its leadership position for GRID-scalable disk backup with deduplication systems in the mid-market and small enterprise.

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ExaGrid Announces Q2 2012 Results with Record Quarter for Disk Backup with Deduplication Sales to Mid-Market and Small Enterprise

ExaGrid Announces Q2 2012 Results with Record Quarter for Disk Backup with Deduplication Sales to Mid-Market and Small Enterprise Wednesday, July 11, 2012

ExaGrid Systems, Inc. announced record bookings and revenue in Q2 2012, further strengthening its leadership position for GRID-scalable disk backup with deduplication systems in the mid-market and small enterprise.

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Boom or Bust? 11 Big Bets on the Future of Boston Tech

Boom or Bust? 11 Big Bets on the Future of Boston Tech Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Just past the midway point of 2012, let’s take stock of the Boston-area technology scene. Not just because we care about what’s happening in the local community (which we do), but because what’s happening in the local community could have a big impact on some of the most important sectors in technology and business—across the nation and the world.

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ExaGrid and Veeam Partner to Help Customers with VM Recovery

ExaGrid and Veeam Partner to Help Customers with VM Recovery Sunday, July 08, 2012

The ExaGrid and Veeam partnership offers a disk-based backup solution maximizing data reduction, accelerating recovery times and offering scalability to handle data growth without costly forklift upgrades.

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Data Domain Continues to Dominate Disk Backup

Data Domain Continues to Dominate Disk Backup Friday, July 06, 2012

Info-Tech Research Group, Inc. published a report entitled Vendor Landscape: Disk Backup. Aim your efforts at the best target to meet your backup needs. EMC (Data Domain) continues to dominate, but selection is becoming more difficult as the market matures. Products appear similar, but an in-depth look into features and context will match you with the right vendor.

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Customers Improving VM Recovery with ExaGrid and Veeam Joint Solution

Customers Improving VM Recovery with ExaGrid and Veeam Joint Solution Thursday, July 05, 2012

IT departments are challenged with data growth, longer retention periods, and the need to recover quickly when systems fail. This coupled with a proliferation in virtualized servers means there is a greater need for IT departments to have better backup and disaster recovery for VMs.

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Customers Improving VM Recovery with ExaGrid and Veeam Joint Solution

Customers Improving VM Recovery with ExaGrid and Veeam Joint Solution Thursday, July 05, 2012

ExaGrid Systems, Inc. announced that an increasing number of companies are leveraging ExaGrid’s disk-based backup with deduplication systems and Veeam Software’s virtual server data protection solutions to enable faster backups, instant virtual machine (VM) restores, more efficient data storage and offsite replication.

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RFI Communications & Security Systems Selects ExaGrid for Backup and Dedupe Rather than Data Domain

RFI Communications & Security Systems Selects ExaGrid for Backup and Dedupe Rather than Data Domain Friday, June 22, 2012

ExaGrid Systems, Inc. announced that RFI Communications & Security Systems (RFI), a security multi-system integrator, selected ExaGrid to provide scalable multi-site backup and deduplication across the company’s four West Coast regional offices.

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RFI Communications & Security Systems Selects ExaGrid for Data Backup and Deduplication

RFI Communications & Security Systems Selects ExaGrid for Data Backup and Deduplication Friday, June 15, 2012

Prior to ExaGrid, RFI backed up its data using a Data Domain system, which had reached its processing and storage capacity. In a fixed controller architecture, such as EMC Data Domain, the system scales by adding only disk shelves to the front-end controller. In order to handle RFI’s expanding backup requirements, the company faced a choice of either purchasing a whole new Data Domain system in a costly “forklift upgrade,” or considering other solutions that offered seamless, cost-effective scalability.

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RFI Communications & Security Systems Selects ExaGrid for Data Backup and Deduplication

RFI Communications & Security Systems Selects ExaGrid for Data Backup and Deduplication Friday, June 15, 2012

With new security monitoring data accumulating 24 hours a day, RFI needed a solution that increased its data retention. In addition, the company wanted the ability to add a second system offsite for data replication. After a thorough review, RFI selected ExaGrid for the scalability of the GRID-based technology.

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Bye-Bye, Tapes: How to Get the Right Disk Backup Appliance

Bye-Bye, Tapes: How to Get the Right Disk Backup Appliance Monday, June 04, 2012

Although disk-to-disk backup methodologies have become incredibly popular over the past few years, the vast majority of enterprises — large and small — still use the same tape backups they implemented years ago. As time goes on, however, more and more old-school backup implementations will reach a breaking point where either capacity or performance can’t get the job done.

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