ExaGrid Announces Disk Backup with Deduplication Appliance Support for HP Data Protector

Customers Using HP Data Protector With ExaGrid Disk Backup Appliance Gain Faster, More Reliable Backups and Restores

Westborough, – Mass. May 18, 2010 – ExaGrid Systems, Inc. (http://www.exagrid.com),  the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced support for HP Data Protector backup software. The combination of ExaGrid’s disk-based backup with deduplication appliance with HP Data Protector backup enables customers to significantly shrink their backup windows, improve recovery times and cost-effectively protect more data on secure, reliable disk.

Customers can immediately benefit from:

  • Superior storage efficiency—10:1 to 50:1 data reduction via byte-level data
    deduplication
  • Quick installation—plug-and-play backup appliance and no change to existing
    backup application
  • Short backup windows—high-speed post-process data deduplication
  • Fast restore and tape copies—leverage a full recent backup copy instead of
    deduplicated data
  • Unparalleled GRID-based scalability—1TB to 100TBs with no forklift upgrades
    and no performance degradation as data grows
  • Fast disaster recovery—WAN-efficient replication and rapid restore
    capabilities
  • Low price and IT operational costs—unique architecture delivers best
    price/performance

“HP Data Protector customers can be up and running with the ExaGrid
appliance quickly and easily,” said Marc Crespi, vice president of Product
Management for ExaGrid Systems. “Besides being easy to implement, ExaGrid’s data deduplication technology and highly scalable GRID-based architecture allows for cost-effective, scalability with no forklift upgrades as customers’ data grows.”

With over 2,400 systems installed at more than 900 customer sites worldwide,
ExaGrid has the industry’s second-largest installed base of disk backup
appliances
with data deduplication in mid-market and small enterprise
companies. More than 160 Real-World ExaGrid Customer Success Stories are published on the company’s website.

HP Data Protector joins a growing list of leading backup applications
supported by the ExaGrid disk-based backup appliance.  Supported, test-certified
applications include: CA ARCserve, CommVault Simpana, EMC NetWorker, Symantec
NetBackup and Backup Exec, Microsoft SQL, Oracle RMAN, Linux/Unix “Dumps” and
Vizioncore vRanger Pro.

Availability:

ExaGrid’s support for HP Data Protector
6.11 is scheduled to ship in early Q3 2010.

About ExaGrid’s Technology:

The ExaGrid system is a
plug-and-play disk backup appliance that works with existing backup applications
and enables faster and more reliable backups and restores. Customers report that
backup time is reduced by 30 to 90 percent over traditional tape backup.
ExaGrid’s patented byte-level data deduplication technology and most recent
backup compression reduces the amount of disk space needed by a range of 10:1 to
as high as 50:1, or more, resulting in a cost that’s comparable to traditional
tape-based backup.

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

ExaGrid offers the only
disk-based backup appliance with data deduplication purpose-built for backup
that leverages a unique architecture optimized for performance, scalability and
price. The combination of post-process deduplication, most recent backup cache,
and GRID scalability enables IT departments to achieve the shortest backup
window and the fastest, most reliable restores, tape copy, and disaster recovery
without performance degradation or forklift upgrades as data grows. With offices
and distribution worldwide, ExaGrid has more than 2,400 systems installed at 600
customers, and more than 150 published customer success stories.

For more information, contact ExaGrid at 800-868-6985 or visit www.exagrid.com. Visit “ExaGrid’s Eye on De-Duplication” blog: http://blog.exagrid.com/.

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