ExaGrid Customer, Gardner Trucking, Wins Info Security Products Guide Award

Disk Backup Solution Saves Gardner Trucking Estimated $200K Two Days After Installation

Westborough, – Mass. September 15, 2009 – ExaGrid Systems, Inc., the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced that Info Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading publication on security-related products and technologies, named ExaGrid’s customer, Gardner Trucking, winner of the 2009 Best Deployment Scenario Awards in Data Recovery. This prestigious award recognizes security and security-related vendors with advanced, ground-breaking solutions that are helping set the bar higher in all areas of information security and storage. The ExaGrid/Gardner Trucking success — “ExaGrid’s disk-based backup solution saves Gardner Trucking an estimated $200K 24 hours after installation” — was selected based on a real-world solution deployment making a positive impact on security in today’s highly sophisticated and blended attacks environment.

After enduring months of problems with tape backups, the IT staff at Gardner Trucking led by CIO Gary Larson chose ExaGrid’s disk-based backup system with data deduplication based on its scalability and unique approach to data deduplication. Price was another major factor influencing the Gardner IT team’s decision-making, and the ExaGrid system offered a competitive price with significantly better performance than other disk-based backup solutions. ExaGrid’s data deduplication technology allowed for the purchase and use of less disk space, and the ExaGrid system cost approximately 25 percent of the cost of competitive solutions. Coincidentally, two days after Gardner Trucking installed the ExaGrid disk-based backup system and switched from tape, a database crashed. With the new backup system in place, it took only 25 minutes to restore the data.  Most importantly, Gardner avoided two days of system downtime and an estimated loss of $200,000 in business and productivity if they had to restore their database from tape. To read more about this winning case study, please visit http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com/casestudies/.

“The most powerful message security and storage vendors can ever give to prove their capabilities and continued commitment in solving customer’s security needs is through successful deployments,” says Rake Narang, editor-in-chief, Info Security Products Guide. “ExaGrid’s successful deployment at Gardner Trucking helps solve the frustrating, time-consuming and costly process of tape backup – not to mention saving the company hours and money after a database crash. Disk backup also removes the risk of data on tapes, which are often unreliable, difficult to restore from, and can be easily lost or stolen.”

“Info Security Products Guide’s recognition of ExaGrid’s deployment at Gardner Trucking further validates our commitment to our customers to provide scalable, secure, disk-based data backup solutions that are also cost-effective,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “Deploying successful backup storage solutions is the cornerstone of our business, and Gardner Trucking’s story is one of hundreds of examples of satisfied ExaGrid customers.”

About Info Security Products Guide Awards
Info Security Products Guide is a media sponsor of industry events and Technosium Executive Forums engaging Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). As a technology research and advisory publication, it plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make when it comes to protecting their digital resources. You will discover a wealth of information in this guide including tomorrow’s technology today, best deployment scenarios, people and technologies shaping info security and independent product evaluations that facilitate in making the most pertinent security decisions. The Info Security Products Guide awards recognize and honor excellence in all areas of information security. To learn more, visit http://www.infosecurityproductsguide.com and stay secured.

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.:
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, ExaGrid is the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions with byte-level data de-duplication. A highly scalable system that works with existing backup applications, the ExaGrid system is ideal for companies looking to quickly eliminate the hassles of tape backup while reducing their existing backup windows. ExaGrid’s patented approach minimizes the amount of data to be stored by providing standard data compression for the most recent backups along with byte-level data de-duplication technology for all previous backups. Customers can deploy the ExaGrid system at primary sites and secondary sites to supplement or eliminate offsite tapes with live data repositories or for disaster recovery.

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

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