ExaGrid Disk Backup with Deduplication Now Available Through Ingram Micro Channel Partners in U.S.

ExaGrid announces North American distribution agreement with world’s largest technology distributor

Westborough, Mass. – July 11 , 2013ExaGrid Systems, Inc., the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced a strategic distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world’s largest technology distributor. Under the terms of the agreement, ExaGrid’s disk backup with deduplication appliances that enable faster, more reliable data backup and recovery will be available in North America through Ingram Micro effective immediately.

The new alliance between ExaGrid and Ingram Micro will enable ExaGrid to grow the company’s market reach by leveraging Ingram Micro’s extensive IT reseller channel to recruit new channel partners and drive further visibility for ExaGrid in the channel. ExaGrid has one of the most aggressive and innovative channel programs in the industry, including high margins and sales incentives as well as a range of co-marketing programs. ExaGrid also understands today’s business environment and has modeled its reseller program to allow resellers to ramp without any up-front commitments of time, inventory, or certifications.

“We are very excited to be working with the largest and best technology distributor in the world, and we look forward to expanding our revenue potential and market reach via Ingram Micro’s extensive U.S. IT reseller channel,” said Nick Ganio, ExaGrid VP of Sales. “Ingram Micro is recognized for bringing the industry’s leading technology products to market, and ExaGrid’s award-winning disk backup with deduplication solution is recognized for its unique architecture that delivers the fastest backups and restores without costly forklift upgrades. We are very pleased that ExaGrid’s disk backup solution is now available within Ingram Micro’s product portfolio.”

“As the need for storage continues to grow, demand for business-built backup solutions is rising and bringing with it a great sales opportunity for vendors and channel partners alike,” said Bill Brandel, senior director of Ingram Micro’s Advanced Computing Division. “We are very pleased to now be offering ExaGrid disk backup to our channel partners as part of our portfolio.”

ExaGrid, its management, and its channel program have received numerous industry awards including Business Solutions Best Channel Vendor, CRN Data Center 100, CRN Channel Chief, and CRN’s 5-Star Partner Program rating, which recognizes the elite subset of vendors that offer the best partnering elements in their channel programs. For more information, visit /Partners/Reseller-Program/.

About Ingram Micro Inc.
Ingram Micro is the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics and mobile solutions, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving approximately 160 countries on six continents with the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.

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. ExaGrid is the only solution that combines compute with capacity and a unique landing zone to permanently shorten backup windows, eliminate expensive forklift upgrades, achieve the fastest full system restores and tape copies, and rapidly restore files, VMs and objects in minutes. With offices and distribution worldwide, ExaGrid has more than 6,500 systems installed at more than 1,700 customers, and more than 320 published customer success stories.

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

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