ExaGrid Systems, Inc. http://www.exagrid.com Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:45:11 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 ExaGrid Backup Storage Appliances To Be Featured At Upcoming FLGISA 2015 Annual Conferencehttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-backup-storage-appliances-to-be-featured-at-upcoming-flgisa-2015-annual-conference/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-backup-storage-appliances-to-be-featured-at-upcoming-flgisa-2015-annual-conference/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:00:55 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5323 CIOs, IT Managers, and Technology Decision Makers from Florida’s Local Government Agencies to Learn How to Leverage ExaGrid to Eliminate Data Backup Issues – Permanently

Westborough, Mass., June 30, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup storage, today announced it will showcase its award-winning backup appliances during the upcoming Florida Local Government Information Systems Association (FLGISA) 2015 Annual Conference, in Booth #6, taking place July 21-24 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort (Naples, FL).

FLGISA members, CIOs, IT Managers and technology decision makers from Florida’s local government agencies will learn why simply turning on data deduplication in their backup application isn’t enough – how its implemented is key. During the event, ExaGrid will explain how its unique landing zone and scale-out GRID architecture allow backups in their full form to land straight to disk, without any inline processing. Consequently, backups are faster and the backup window is shorter. Deduplication and offsite replication occur in parallel with the backups; however, they never impede the backup process as they are always the second order priority – ExaGrid refers to this as “adaptive deduplication.”

Since backups write directly to ExaGrid’s landing zone, unlike competitive solutions, the most recent backups are in their full undeduplicated form ready for any request. Local restores, VM boots, and tape copies do not require rehydration and are as fast as disk.

ExaGrid’s scale-out GRID architecture ensures that the backup window stays fixed in length regardless of data growth, which eliminates expensive forklift upgrades. ExaGrid’s scalable solution allows IT departments to buy compute and capacity as they need it, protecting the budget and eliminating product obsolescence.

What: Florida Local Government Information Systems Association (FLGISA) 2015 Annual Conference
When: July 21-24, 2015
Where: Naples Grande Beach Resort (Naples, FL)
Booth #: 6
Learn More and Register: http://flgisa.org/Pages/Events.aspx?CNID=7438

ExaGrid possesses a deep understanding of the unique IT challenges, budgetary constraints, and procurement processes of state and local government agencies, and has a well-established network of strategic channel partners that exclusively serve local government. To learn more, please read what ExaGrid’s state and local government customers have to say: http://www.exagrid.com/exagrid-customers/success-stories/?Type=Government.

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In addition, ExaGrid will co-host the following events with strategic partners in July:

What: Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery
Strategic Partner: Corus360
When: July 28, 2015
Where: Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar (Winter Park, FL)
Learn More and Register: http://www2.corus360.com/l/17882/2015-06-11/24lgbr

What: Mid-Year Technology Tune Up & Summer Extravaganza
Strategic Partner: 1903 Solutions
When: July 30, 2015
Where: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines (La Jolla, CA)
Learn More and Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mid-year-technology-tune-up-summer-extravaganza-tickets-17231620240

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to ExaGrid because it is the only company that has implemented deduplication in a way that fixes all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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ExaGrid Vice President Graham Woods Wins Storage Award at The Storries XIIhttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-vice-president-graham-woods-wins-storage-award-at-the-storries-xii/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-vice-president-graham-woods-wins-storage-award-at-the-storries-xii/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2015 12:00:52 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5318 Vice President of International Systems Engineers at ExaGrid Receives Coveted “Service to Industry Award” from Storage Magazine

Westborough, Mass., June 24, 2015 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage, today announced that its Vice President of International Systems Engineers at ExaGrid, Graham Woods, was presented with the “Service to Industry Award” at the Storage Awards 2015, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on June 18. More than 400 people were in attendance.

The award comes at a time of continued growth for ExaGrid, on the heels of a record-breaking bookings quarter for the company in Q1, and underscores the company’s visionary leadership—facilitated by Woods—in delivering its next-generation disk-based backup storage solution. ExaGrid recently announced software upgrade Version 4.8 that increased backup capacity by nearly 80 percent to an 800TB full backup in a single system, and added bandwidth throttling and encryption during replication to further enhance the company’s stress-free backup storage solutions.

ExaGrid’s largest system has an ingest rate that is two to three times faster and a restore rate that is five to ten times faster than the EMC Data Domain 9500 at half the price. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture allow for faster backups, resulting in a shorter backup window, restores and VM boot speeds that are as much as ten times faster than inline deduplication appliances, and a fixed-length backup window as data grows. The overall cost is lower up front and over time as compared to the large brand vendors.

“We’re pleased that Graham has been honored with this much-deserved Storage Award for his service to the industry,” said Andy Walsky, VP of International Sales of at ExaGrid. “This recognition from Storage Magazine additionally acknowledges the successful expansion of ExaGrid’s footprint in delivering our scale-out disk-based backup storage appliances, which lead the industry in their ability to handle significant amounts of data while permanently fixing the backup window.”

Woods joined ExaGrid in 2008 as a Senior Pre-Sales Systems Engineer and was later named Director of Systems Engineers, International. In his current role as VP of Systems Engineers, Woods has responsibility for the EMEA and APAC regions. He has worked in data protection and storage-related roles for over 15 years, collaborating directly with channel partners, distribution partners, and end-user customers. Prior to joining ExaGrid, Woods worked at BakBone Software, Auspex Systems, and Fujitsu-Siemens. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Liverpool.

The Storries, now in their 12th year, are presented by the United Kingdom’s Storage Magazine and give readers a chance to recognize and reward outstanding industry products, services, and professionals. Last year, more than 50,000 votes were cast in total by more than 10,000 readers, setting a new record for the Storage Awards.

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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ExaGrid to Showcase Backup Storage Appliance During “Backup 2.0 Road Tour” and Truth In Backup Eventshttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-to-showcase-newly-enhanced-backup-storage-appliance-during-techtargets-storage-decisions-backup-2-0-road-tour-and-truth-in-backup-events/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-to-showcase-newly-enhanced-backup-storage-appliance-during-techtargets-storage-decisions-backup-2-0-road-tour-and-truth-in-backup-events/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:35 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5268 Attendees to Learn How to Achieve Shortest Fixed Backup Window and Fastest Local Restores, Offsite Tape Copies, and Instant VM Recoveries – For Dramatically Less Cost Today and Over Time

Westborough, Mass., June 2, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup storage, today announced it will showcase its newly enhanced backup appliance as well as discuss how to deploy stress-free backup during TechTarget’s Storage Decisions “Backup 2.0 Road Tour” and Truth in Backup events taking place across the U.S. during the month of June. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to leverage ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture in order to achieve the shortest fixed backup window as well as the fastest local resores, offsite tape copies, and instant virtual machine (VM) recoveries – all for dramatically less cost today and over time.

When: June 18, 2015
Where: TechTarget’s Storage Decisions “Backup 2.0 Road Tour” (Atlanta, GA)
Learn More and Register: http://storagedecisions.techtarget.com/2015/backup-dataprotection/

When: June 23, 2015
Where: TechTarget’s Storage Decisions “Backup 2.0 Road Tour” (Los Angeles, CA)
Learn More and Register: http://storagedecisions.techtarget.com/2015/backup-dataprotection/

When: June 23, 2015
Where: Truth in Backup Seattle (Bellevue, WA)
Learn More and Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/truth-in-backup-seattle-registration-14978837105?aff=es2

When: June 25, 2015
Where: Truth in Backup NYC (New York, NY)
Learn More and Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/truth-in-backup-nyc-registration-14980619436?aff=es2

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About ExaGrid
Organizations come to ExaGrid because it is the only company that has implemented deduplication in a way that fixes all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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ExaGrid to Showcase Award-Winning Backup Appliance and Discuss Stress-Free Backup at VeeamON and Truth In Backup Londonhttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-to-showcase-award-winning-backup-appliance-and-discuss-stress-free-backup-at-veeamon-and-truth-in-backup-london/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-to-showcase-award-winning-backup-appliance-and-discuss-stress-free-backup-at-veeamon-and-truth-in-backup-london/#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:00:14 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5266 Will Detail How to Effectively Deploy Data Deduplication and Avoid Backup Slowdown, Restore Failures, Performance Bottlenecks, and Expanding Backup Windows

Westborough, Mass., June 9, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup storage, today announced it will showcase its award-winning backup appliance as well as discuss how to deploy stress-free backup at two of Europe’s premier data center management events – VeeamON and Truth in Backup London. During each event, ExGrid will profile today’s three primary backup storage architectures, as well as detail how to deploy data deduplication effectively in order to avoid backup slowdown, restore failures, performance bottlenecks, and expanding backup windows. Attendees at both events will also have the opportunity to learn how to leverage ExaGrid’s patented scale-out architecture that includes a unique landing zone to ensure backup windows are the shortest possible and remain fixed in length – regardless of data growth; restores, tape copies, and virtual machine (VM) boots are faster; and the need for forklift upgrades is permanently eliminated.

When: June 11, 2015
Where: VeeamON Forum UK
Learn More And Register: http://go.veeam.com/veeamon-forum-uk/

When: June 16, 2015; 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Truth in Backup London
Learn More And Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/truth-in-backup-london-registration-14951619697?aff=es2

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About ExaGrid
Organizations come to ExaGrid because it is the only company that has implemented deduplication in a way that fixes all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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ExaGrid Appoints Industry Veteran Andy Walsky as VP of EMEA and APAC Sales to Address Burgeoning Growthhttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-appoints-industry-veteran-andy-walsky-as-vp-of-emea-and-apac-sales-to-address-burgeoning-growth/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-appoints-industry-veteran-andy-walsky-as-vp-of-emea-and-apac-sales-to-address-burgeoning-growth/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:19:05 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5252 ExaGrid’s Landing Zone and Scale-out Architecture Provide for the Fastest Backups and Restores and the Only Fixed-length Backup Window Versus Legacy Inline Deduplication Appliances

Westborough, Mass., June 2, 2015 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage, today announced the appointment of Andy Walsky as Vice President of Sales, EMEA and APAC. Walsky brings proven sales leadership to ExaGrid, with two decades of experience developing and executing international channel and sales strategy, managing regional expansions, and driving market share with significant data storage experience in EMEA and Asia. In his new role, Walsky will manage the sales function for Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

“The fourth quarter of last year marked the first time that the worldwide PBBA market hit the billion-dollar mark in a given quarter, reflecting how end users are increasingly recognizing PBBA systems as an integral part of their data protection strategy,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “This is an exciting time for Andy to join our executive team, and we’re confident that his strong track record leading EMEA and APAC sales initiatives will greatly benefit our company and our customers as we continue to deliver on the promise of next-generation backup storage appliances that provide 2x to 3x the backup performance and 5x to 10x faster backups, restores and VM boots over legacy inline deduplication appliances.”

Walsky joins ExaGrid with a background of consistently delivering sales growth and bottom-line results. He previously served as Vice President, EMEA and APAC Sales and Marketing for Overland Storage, where he increased channel sales over 50 percent over two years. He was also Founder and CEO of NavaStor S.A. in Switzerland, and served as Director, EMEA Marketing at Quantum Corporation. He holds an MBA from London Business School.

This executive sales appointment also comes at a time of unprecedented growth for ExaGrid. Last month, the company announced that its software upgrade Version 4.8 for its family of backup storage appliances increased backup capacity by nearly 80 percent while adding bandwidth throttling and encryption during replication to further enhance the company’s stress-free backup solutions. ExaGrid’s largest system can take in an 800TB full backup with an ingest rate that is three times faster than the EMC Data Domain 9500, at half the price.

“ExaGrid is a visionary and leader in delivering its next-generation disk-based backup storage solution that was designed from the ground up specifically to meet the demands of today’s IT backup infrastructure,” said Andy Walsky. “I’m excited to be a part of the team and help drive our next phase of growth in EMEA and Asia. We’ll expand ExaGrid’s footprint and deliver the industry’s leading scale-out backup appliances that can handle any amount of data and permanently fix the backup window as data grows. Inline deduplication appliances just can’t claim that.”

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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ExaGrid Software Upgrade Increases Capacity and Improves Replication for Its Backup Storage Applianceshttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-software-upgrade-increases-capacity-and-improves-replication-for-its-backup-storage-appliances/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-software-upgrade-increases-capacity-and-improves-replication-for-its-backup-storage-appliances/#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:00:02 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5167 Version 4.8 Expands Scale-Out GRID Capacity to an 800TB Full Backup, Adds Bandwidth Throttling and Encryption for WAN Replication to a Disaster Recovery Site

Westborough, Mass., April 21, 2015 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage, today announced the availability of version 4.8 of its software for the ExaGrid family of backup storage appliances. The new release increases the number of appliances to 25 in a single scale-out GRID, which increases full backup capacity by 78 percent and adds both bandwidth throttling and encryption during replication to further enhance ExaGrid’s stress-free backup solutions.

ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture allow for faster backups, resulting in a shorter backup window, restores and VM boot speeds that are as much as ten times faster than inline deduplication appliances, and a fixed-length backup window as data grows. The overall cost is lower up front and over time as compared to the large brand vendors.

“ExaGrid’s largest system can take in a full backup that is 40 percent larger and has an ingest rate that is six times faster than the EMC Data Domain 990, at half the price,” said Bill Andrews, ExaGrid’s CEO. “We looked at data deduplication and realized that if it’s not implemented properly, it will actually slow down backups and restores, and the backup window will continuously grow with data growth. The combination of ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture fixes all the problems found in other deduplication appliances that use traditional inline, scale-up approaches. Organizations are used to buying from large vendors such as EMC, but when it comes to backup storage, the EMC solution is first-generation, using inline deduplication with a scale-up architecture. ExaGrid is the next generation.”

Version 4.8 of ExaGrid’s software provides:

  • An 800TB backup capacity: Up to 25 ExaGrid appliances can be mixed and matched in any combination in a single scale-out GRID. With 10 various-sized appliance models from which to choose, IT organizations can buy what they need, as they need it. ExaGrid’s largest configuration is 25 EX32000E appliances in a single GRID for a maximum full backup capacity of 800TB and an ingest rate of 187.5TB per hour.
  • Bandwidth throttle: Replication between ExaGrid sites across a wide area network (WAN) can be scheduled for a specific day and a bandwidth usage limit can be set for each scheduled period. The combination of scheduling flexibility and bandwidth throttling allows for the maximum efficiency of WAN bandwidth used for replication.
  • WAN encryption: Data can be encrypted during replication between ExaGrid sites. Encryption occurs on the sending ExaGrid site, is encrypted as it traverses the WAN, and is decrypted at the target ExaGrid site. This eliminates the need for a virtual private network (VPN) to perform encryption across the WAN. ExaGrid also offers encryption at rest for data stored on ExaGrid systems.

The version 4.8 software is available at no charge to all customers who have a valid maintenance and support agreement.

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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ExaGrid Reports Record Bookings in Q1 2015, Continues its Upward Trajectory in the Disk-Based Backup Appliance Markethttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-reports-record-bookings-in-q1-2015-continues-its-upward-trajectory-in-the-disk-based-backup-appliance-market/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-reports-record-bookings-in-q1-2015-continues-its-upward-trajectory-in-the-disk-based-backup-appliance-market/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:00:43 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5149 ExaGrid Reports Record Bookings in Q1 2015, Continues its Upward Trajectory in the Disk-Based Backup Appliance Market

After a record year in 2014, the company continues to grow faster than the overall disk-based backup market and increase its market share

Westborough, Mass., April 14, 2015 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, today announced that Q1 2015 was its most successful quarter to date. The company achieved record bookings and marked its fifth consecutive quarter as both cash and P&L positive. In addition, the company reported double-digit growth from Q1 2014.

“Q1 2015 was another record-setting bookings quarter for ExaGrid,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “Our competitive win rate remains high as organizations continue to see the benefit of our architectural approach to backup storage versus simply adding data deduplication to a backup application or to an inline/scale-up storage appliance. The combination of ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture solves all the problems of backup storage and is especially effective in virtual environments.”

In addition to record bookings and five consecutive quarters of being cash and P&L positive, ExaGrid has continued its expansion with the addition of sales teams in key regions in North America, EMEA, and Singapore. ExaGrid also expanded its channel program, increasing its partner status with CDW and adding Lifeboat as its newest North American distributor. Lifeboat, a value-added distributor for virtualization, business continuity and other technically sophisticated products, will distribute ExaGrid’s disk-based backup with data deduplication appliance to its resellers in the United States and Canada.

ExaGrid continues to grow faster than the overall disk-based backup market, and as a result is gaining market share. The company remains committed to solving the problems of backup and being a valued partner to its more than 2,000 mid-market and enterprise customers, representing over 10,000 installations. This March, ExaGrid received Network Computing’s first ever Return on Investment Award due to its track record of lowering operating costs and improving productivity, further validating the value ExaGrid provides to its customers.

Click here to learn more about why customers are choosing ExaGrid and why the company wins 70 percent of deals over its public competitors.

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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ExaGrid Wins ‘Return on Investment’ Award at Network Computing Awards 2015http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-wins-return-on-investment-award-at-network-computing-awards-2015/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-wins-return-on-investment-award-at-network-computing-awards-2015/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 00:58:39 +0000 Todd Hulsman http://www.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=4789 ExaGrid Wins ‘Return on Investment’ Award at Network Computing Awards 2015

ExaGrid disk-based backup system recognized for reduction of operating costs and improved productivity

London, Mar. 25, 2015 – ExaGrid Systems, Inc. announced today that it has won the ‘Return on Investment’ award at the Annual Network Computing Awards 2015 ceremony in London. This latest award confirms its leadership position in the disk-based backup storage with deduplication market.

The ‘Return on Investment’ award is a new award category introduced in 2015 and represents the solution which helps organisations reduce operating costs and/or improve productivity. Online voting resulted in ExaGrid becoming the first winner of this award, validating ExaGrid’s unique position in the market as the only company to provide a purpose-built, scale-out approach to disk-based backup with deduplication. As a result, ExaGrid protects its customers from the requisite forklift upgrades that customers face with a scale-up approach as their data grows.

In addition, ExaGrid offers the ability to mix and match any size or age appliance, protecting customers from product obsolescence and providing ongoing investment protection. Consequently, by selecting ExaGrid as its strategic disk-based backup system, a customer can be certain that its investment is protected and will deliver increasing value over time.

“We are very proud to be acknowledged by the industry as the first winner of Network Computing’s ‘Return on Investment Award’ and would like to express our appreciation to everyone who voted for ExaGrid. This award reflects our ongoing efforts and steadfast commitment to deliver the fastest and most cost-effective disk-based backup solution,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid.

“From day one, ExaGrid has focused its efforts entirely on the development of a purpose-built backup storage solution. We continue to be the only vendor with this single focus, which is why we offer the most superior product solution in this space. It is also why we are the only vendor able to offer true investment protection against the ravages of data growth – something the scale-up offerings of our competitors can’t offer. This award underscores the importance for a customer who is using scale-up technology and hitting capacity to switch to ExaGrid to best protect their investment,” Andrews said.

ExaGrid’s win further validates the company’s recognition as ‘best at disk-based backup storage with deduplication’ by leading experts and follows its strong momentum over the past year, which includes:

  • Introduction of the company’s most innovative technology to date with the release of its EX32000E appliance and version 4.7 of its software, including introduction of the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data mover
  • More than doubling the full backup capacity of a single GRID system to a 448TB full backup
  • Receiving recognition from renowned industry experts such as Gartner , DCIG, ESG, and Storage Switzerland
  • Increasing support to over 25 backup applications and utilities

Running since 2007, the Network Computing Awards recognise companies and IT solutions that help organisations function better by getting the most out of their systems and networks.

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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ExaGrid Posts Record Year in 2014 with Double-Digit Revenue Growth and Cash-Positive Statushttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-posts-record-year-2014-double-digit-revenue-growth-cash-positive-status/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-posts-record-year-2014-double-digit-revenue-growth-cash-positive-status/#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:00:36 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=4761 Largest independent backup storage provider continues momentum with double-digit, year-over-year growth and record revenues

Westborough, Mass., Jan. 13, 2015 – Revolutionary backup storage provider ExaGrid Systems announced today that it had double-digit growth from 2013 to 2014, earning record bookings for its fourth quarter revenue and year. ExaGrid was also both cash and P&L positive for all four quarters in 2014 and for the year. The company consistently ranked ‘best at disk-based backup storage with deduplication’ by leading experts is positioned for a successful year in 2015.

The only vendor with a unique landing zone and scale-out architecture, ExaGrid offers the industry’s fastest backups; the fastest restores, recoveries, and offsite tape copies; VM boots in seconds to minutes; and permanently fixes the backup window length as data grows. ExaGrid also eliminates the forklift upgrades and product obsolescence of the big backup storage vendors.

Turning it up in 2014, ExaGrid highlights include:

  • Surpassed 8,000 appliances sold.
  • More than doubled the full backup capacity in its GRID architecture, announcing a 448TB full backup in a single scale-out GRID system.
  • Became the industry’s first tech company to have over 350 published customer success stories, more than all of its competitors combined.
  • Attained highest position in the visionary quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
  • Took the majority of the top product positions in the DCIG under $50K and under $100K appliance categories.
  • Was the first vendor to integrate with the Veeam Data Mover.
  • Increased support to over 25 backup applications and utilities.
  • Signed Ingram Micro as a major distributor for North America.
  • Expanded sales channels in mainland China.

“ExaGrid achieved a number of great milestones in 2014,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “From day one, ExaGrid looked at all the other solutions on the market and saw that other vendors had simply added inline deduplication to already existing backup applications or scale-up storage platforms. ExaGrid looked at backup and instead of simply adding deduplication, designed and architected a purpose-built scale-out GRID-based backup storage solution that permanently fixes the problems of data deduplication in backup. ExaGrid’s unique approach not only provides the storage advantage of data deduplication, but eliminates the challenges of slow backups, painfully slow restores, recoveries, offsite tape copies and VM boots, and the need to keep replacing solutions every 12 to 18 months. ExaGrid looked at the problem from a backup point of view versus a storage point of view, and it is paying off as customers begin to understand that how data deduplication is implemented has a huge impact on cost and performance. For customers with hundreds of terabytes of data, ExaGrid provides two to three times the backup performance and up to ten times the restore performance at half the price of EMC.”

A Year of Technological Innovation

ExaGrid announced the company’s most innovative technology in 2014 with the release of EX32000E, was awarded a patent for “Method and Apparatus for Content-Aware and Adaptive Deduplication”, and entered into several new partnerships for software integration and increased flexibility for customers’ appliance needs.

EX32000E – The new appliance can take in up to a 32TB full backup and with 14 appliances in a scale-out GRID can scale to a 448 terabyte full backup in a single GRID system. A fully-loaded GRID has an ingest rate of over 100TB per hour, the fastest in the industry.

Adaptive Deduplication – This new approach is the best of all worlds. Inline deduplication impedes backup performance and stores only deduplicated data, resulting in slow restores, recoveries, offsite tape copies, and VM boots due to a compute-intensive and lengthy data rehydration process. Post-process deduplication allows for faster backups as well as faster restores and recoveries but waits until all backup jobs are complete to begin replication, resulting in a poorer disaster recovery point. Alternatively, ExaGrid’s Adaptive Deduplication technology writes the backups straight to disk for high performance, storing the most recent backup in its full undeduplicated form for fast restores, recoveries, offsite tape copies, and VM boots, and also providing a strong disaster recovery point by performing deduplication in parallel with backups.

ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover – ExaGrid and Veeam developed an integration that allows the Veeam Data Mover to run on the ExaGrid appliance. This greatly improves backup performance and decreases the time to perform a Veeam synthetic full backup by up to 6X.

Ten Mix-and-Match Appliance Models – ExaGrid now offers ten appliance models of various sizes that can be mixed and matched in a single scale-out GRID. An appliance of any size can work with any other appliance in a single GRID. This unique approach eliminates expensive forklift upgrades and product obsolescence.

Praise from the Experts

ExaGrid continues to receive accolades from renowned industry experts such as Gartner, DCIG, ESG, IDC, InfoTech, and Storage Switzerland. Gartner positioned ExaGrid first in the Visionaries quadrant of the first “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances” in 2014. Gartner defines “visionaries” as companies that deliver innovative products with capabilities that are often ahead of the mainstream in the market.

According to Jerome Wendt, President and Lead Analyst of DCIG, “ExaGrid provides a true solution, with a leading-edge approach that really meets the needs of customers.”

Brian Garrett, Vice President of ESG Lab says, “ExaGrid’s landing zone and adaptive deduplication give ExaGrid a leg up on the competition.”

And Storage Switzerland’s Senior Analyst Colm Keegan says of ExaGrid’s architecture, “In addition to providing better investment protection, the ability to add nodes ‘on the fly’ enables data center planners to perform non-disruptive upgrades to the backup environment. This means there is no need to plan for data migrations, which can be a big win for already overworked IT professionals.”

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances” by Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell and Jimmie Chang, July 31, 2014.

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ExaGrid Systems Named ‘Recommended’ Solution for Disk Backup by DCIG for Midrange Organizationshttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-systems-named-recommended-solution-disk-backup-dcig-midrange-organizations/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-systems-named-recommended-solution-disk-backup-dcig-midrange-organizations/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:00:25 +0000 Chris Murphy http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=4644 ExaGrid Systems Named ‘Recommended’ Solution for Disk Backup by DCIG for Midrange Organizations

Accredited Analyst Firm Ranks ExaGrid Systems in the Top Positions in Under $50K and Under $100K Buyer’s Guide Reports

Westborough, Mass., November 25, 2014 – Dominating two of the most recent buyer’s guides from independent analyst firm DCIG, ExaGrid Systems, earned the top 6 of the top 10 positions in the DCIG 2014-15 Deduplicating Backup Appliance Under $50K Buyer’s Guide and 7 of the top 10 positions in the DCIG 2014-15 Deduplicating Backup Appliance Under $100K Buyer’s Guide reports.

In the under $50K Buyer’s Guide, ExaGrid earned the top 6 positions. ExaGrid achieved 4 of the top 5 positions for the DCIG Buyer’s Guide for solutions under $100K.

“The architectural approach we take to backup at ExaGrid is entirely unique – that’s a distinction we’re very proud to claim. This is the second consecutive year that ExaGrid has earned top positions in DCIG’s Buyer’s Guides in the Under $50K and Under $100K categories, and further validates our mission: deliver stress-free backup storage by solving the backup problem,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “We win 70 percent of the business deals we’re in — our record speaks for itself, and so does our technological approach.”

According to DCIG’s analysts, the report found ExaGrid to offer a unique combination of a landing zone and full appliances in a scale-out GRID architecture, differentiating the company from its competition.

“Our findings show that fast backups for the shortest backup window, fast restores, fast recoveries, Instant VM boots, fast tape copies, and maintaining a fixed length backup window are the most impactful requirements for organizations. ExaGrid’s solutions stand well above the competition on these fronts,” said Jerome Wendt, President and Lead Analyst of DCIG. To view the rankings for each Buyer’s Guide and to receive the full reports when they’re published on December 15, register here.

DCIG’s Buyer’s Guides come on the heels of the Gartner Magic Quadrant where ExaGrid was ranked highest in the Visionary quadrant. The Buyer’s Guides also follow a recent Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) review of the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover, shown to increase performance by 6X and reduce backup times significantly.

“The onset of new, advanced storage technologies, and the promise of big data, have put the pressure on backup companies to improve their offerings, but many are stuck using antiquated technologies that don’t solve the problems – ExaGrid provides a true solution, with a leading-edge approach that really meets the needs of customers,” said Wendt.

In October of 2014, ExaGrid released its latest appliance, the EX32000E, which can combine up to 14 appliances in a single scale-out GRID, allowing for a 448TB full backup in a single system, representing a 52 percent increase in total capacity.

About DCIG
DCIG is a group of analysts with IT industry expertise who provide informed, insightful, third party analysis and commentary on IT technology. DCIG independently develops and licenses access to DCIG Buyer’s Guides and the DCIG Analysis Portal. DCIG also develops sponsored content in the form of blog entries, case studies, competitive advantage reports, product landscape reports, special reports and white papers. More information is available at www.dcig.com.

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

Media contact:
Sumih Chi
Corporate Ink for ExaGrid Systems
(617) 969-9192
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Report Validates that ExaGrid’s Industry-Leading Architecture, When Integrated with Veeam, Accelerates Backups and Boots VMs from Backups in Seconds to Minutes

Westborough, Mass., November 12, 2014 – Today, ExaGrid Systems, a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, announced that prominent IT analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) has tested and validated the creation of Veeam synthetic full backups using the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover, increasing performance by 6X and reducing backup times.

Detailed in the report, ESG tested the performance of the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover to create a synthetic full backup on the ExaGrid landing zone, versus Veeam pulling the data from disk to the Veeam backup server, creating the synthetic full and then writing back to disk. The results were powerful: the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover was 6X faster in creating a synthetic full backup.

“ExaGrid already has a leg up on the competition with its “landing zone” and Adaptive Deduplication—these let you get the huge capacity reduction benefits of deduplication, without having to give up truly instant restore. This latest feature adds to ExaGrid’s arsenal of efficiency benefits,” said Kerry Dolan, Lab Analyst at ESG.

Combining ExaGrid’s disk-based backup with deduplication system with Veeam Software’s virtual server data protection solution allows organizations to recover and boot VMs in minutes – speeds comparable to recovering straight from disk. The ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover is designed to make backups faster and shift the burden of backup processing off of production servers, putting it on the appliance instead.

“Unlike industry competitors, including EMC Data Domain, that only pull together their tables to be ready to actually make a synthetic full from dehydrated data, ExaGrid actually creates the synthetic full so VMs are ready to boot instantly,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “EMC’s numbers are not apples to apples as they just prepare tables and do not actually create a synthetic full while ExaGrid actually creates the synthetic full. With EMC, you still have to wait hours when you want to boot a VM as they have to create the VMs from dehydrated data. The VMs on an ExaGrid will boot in seconds to minutes.”

The ExaGrid scale-out approach brings compute with capacity – adding processor, memory and bandwidth as well as disk – allowing the backup window to stay fixed in length even as data grows. This approach is unique to ExaGrid and makes it the only disk-based backup system that maintains a fixed backup window.

“The ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover gives customers the best of both worlds – instant VM recovery, without sacrificing the benefits of deduplication, resulting in an incredibly short backup window,” said Andrews.

To download a copy of the ESG Lab Review, visit the ExaGrid website. For more information about the joint ExaGrid-Veeam solution, visit: ExaGrid-Veeam datasheet

About Veeam Software
Veeam® Software develops innovative solutions for VMware backup, Hyper-V backup, and virtualization management. Veeam Backup & Replication™ is the #1 VM Backup solution. Veeam ONE™ is a single solution for real-time monitoring, resource optimization and management reporting for VMware and Hyper-V. The Veeam Management Pack™ (MP) and Smart Plug-in™ (SPI) extend enterprise monitoring to VMware through Microsoft System Center and HP Operations Manager. Veeam also provides free virtualization tools. Learn more by visiting www.veeam.com

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at staging.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

Media contact:
Sumih Chi
Corporate Ink for ExaGrid Systems
(617) 969-9192
exagrid@corporateink.com

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ExaGrid Brings Scale-Out Disk-based Backup with Deduplication to the Enterprise Data Centerhttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-brings-scale-disk-based-backup-deduplication-enterprise-data-center/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-brings-scale-disk-based-backup-deduplication-enterprise-data-center/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:00:24 +0000 Todd Hulsman http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=4375 Enterprise Solution Increases Total Capacity by More Than 50% to a 448TB Full Backup in a Single Scale-out GRID System

With 14 in a GRID, New Appliance Offers 3x the Ingest Performance and 10x the Restore Performance of Large Vendor Solutions at Half the Investment

Westborough, Mass., October 15, 2014 – Today, ExaGrid Systems, a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, announced the largest, most powerful appliance in its arsenal of backup solutions with data deduplication: the EX32000E.

Leveraging the strength of ExaGrid’s scale-out GRID technology, the EX32000E can combine up to 14 appliances in a single scale-out GRID, allowing for a 448TB full backup in a single system, representing a 52 percent increase in total capacity. With 14 in a scale-out GRID, this increase positions the EX32000E as one of the largest full-backup target systems on the market, with 882TB of usable storage and over 1PB of raw storage.

The EX32000E has an ingest rate of 5.6TB per hour upwards to 7.5TB per hour in a single system depending on CIFS, NFS, Veeam Data Mover, or OST. With OST, the EX32000E has an ingest rate of 105TB per hour with 14 appliances in a GRID system.

This rate (105TB per hour) is three times the ingest performance of EMC Data Domain with Boost. And with ExaGrid’s unique landing zone, the most recent backups are kept in their full undeduplicated form for restore, recovery and VM boot performance of up to ten times faster than inline deduplication appliances such as EMC Data Domain, which only stores deduplicated data.

“We are excited to announce the EX32000E with 14 appliances in a single scale-out GRID. We have spoken with many large IT departments that understand the challenges of inline data deduplication with a scale-up storage model and are looking for a solution that provides faster backups, a fixed length backup window as data grows, and fast restores – especially VM boots in second to minutes,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid.

The new appliance, which houses 72TB of raw and 63TB of usable data, can take in a 32TB full backup undeduplicated in a front-end landing zone for fast restores and recoveries and maintain a long-term historical version in a deduplicated data repository.

“Our unique landing zone and scale-out approach provides restores and recoveries that are up to ten times faster than the inline deduplication approaches of other vendors, and will provide two to three times the backup (ingest) performance when compared to a scale-up approach, which only provides more disk as the data grows. The backup and restore performance of the EX32000E is unmatched – and at half the price, is in a league all its own,” said Andrews.

The ExaGrid scale-out approach brings compute with capacity – adding processor, memory and bandwidth as well as disk – allowing the backup window to stay fixed in length even as data grows. This approach is unique to ExaGrid and makes it the only disk-based backup system that maintains a fixed backup window.

A Growing Network of Partners and Support
Understanding and appreciating the complexity of robust backup at organizations of all kinds, ExaGrid supports a growing number of backup applications and utilities.

At the enterprise level, ExaGrid works with a number of solutions, including Symantec NetBackup, EMC Networker, IBM TSM, and CommVault Simpana. Leveraging ExaGrid with any of these applications gives IT departments the best of all worlds with:

  • The fastest ingest performance for short backup windows
  • The most recent backups in their native, undeduplicated form in the landing zone for fast restores, recoveries, and VM boots
  • A fixed backup window as data grows due to full appliances in a scale-out GRID with processor, memory, and bandwidth with disk capacity expansion

ExaGrid also announced support for additional backup applications and utilities, increasing the number of supported applications, utilities, and database dumps to more than 25. In addition to backup applications already supported such as Veeam, Symantec Backup Exec, arcserve, HP Data Protector, Oracle RMAN, SQL Dumps, and many others, ExaGrid has added support for:

  • Symantec System Recovery
  • Unitrends Enterprise Backup
  • Unitrends Virtual Backup
  • Zmanda

Additionally, ExaGrid has reduced the form factor of two of its models, the EX5000 and EX7000 appliances, from 3U to 2U, saving valuable rack space in the datacenter.

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at staging.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

Media contact:
Sumih Chi
Corporate Ink for ExaGrid Systems
(617) 969-9192
exagrid@corporateink.com

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ExaGrid Systems Continues its Fast Growth in the Disk-Based Backup Market with Record Revenue in Q3 2014http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-systems-continues-fast-growth-disk-based-backup-market-record-revenue-q3-2014/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-systems-continues-fast-growth-disk-based-backup-market-record-revenue-q3-2014/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:00:22 +0000 admin /?post_type=press-release&p=4257 Customers Turn to ExaGrid for Scalability and Performance, from the
Only Vendor that Designs Backup Solutions from a Backup Perspective,
rather than a Storage Perspective

Westborough, Mass., October 7, 2014ExaGrid Systems, a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, has announced its most successful quarter to date with record revenue in Q3 2014 while marking the company’s third consecutive quarter as both cash and P&L positive.

“The market is really starting to understand what sets ExaGrid apart from other vendors, specifically the backup performance and restore performance advantages of the ExaGrid landing zone and scale-out GRID architecture,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid Systems. “2014 will be a record revenue year for the company, and we expect to be both cash and P&L positive for the year overall, and also for each individual quarter.”

In addition to these financial milestones, ExaGrid led the industry in Q3 2014 with many other accomplishments, across three key categories:

  • Industry Momentum and Recognition
    • Signed its 2000th customer, adding to the roster of organizations around the world that rely on ExaGrid’s backup solutions every day.
    • Positioned in the Visionaries quadrant of Gartner’s first “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances.” i
  • Innovation
    • Released version 4.7 of its software with 14 appliances in a single GRID and 16 sites in a major data center cross-protection topology.
    • Awarded its seventh U.S. patent for “Method and Apparatus for Content-Aware and Adaptive Deduplication.” The new technology performs deduplication and replication in parallel with nightly backups.
  • Partnerships & Support
    • Expanded its partnership with Veeam, introducing the integrated ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover, which enables faster, more efficient backup and recovery of virtual machines (VMs) as well as synthetic fulls that are up to six times faster.
    • Added support for four additional backup applications. ExaGrid now supports more than 25 backup applications, utilities, and database dumps.

ExaGrid is the only backup solution on the market that permanently fixes the backup window and offers the industry’s fastest restores.

“As data volumes continue to grow, we’re seeing a tremendous pickup in momentum, especially in larger deployments where customers have over 100TB of data to back up,” said Andrews. “For them, working with ExaGrid means having a fast and reliable backup storage solution that fixes the length of the backup window as the data grows.”

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at staging.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

Media contact:
Sumih Chi
Corporate Ink for ExaGrid Systems
(617) 969-9192
exagrid@corporateink.com


i Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances” by Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell and Jimmie Chang, July 31, 2014.

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ExaGrid Systems Reaches Two Major Milestones with 2000th Customer & Another U.S. Patenthttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-systems-reaches-two-major-milestones-2000th-customer-another-u-s-patent/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-systems-reaches-two-major-milestones-2000th-customer-another-u-s-patent/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:00:01 +0000 admin /?post_type=press-release&p=4255 Fast-growing customer base strengthens ExaGrid market position, validating commitment to providing stress-free backup with a unique landing zone and scale-out GRID architecture

Additional U.S. Patent Awarded to ExaGrid for “Method and Apparatus for Content-Aware and Adaptive Deduplication” to Perform Deduplication and Replication in Parallel with Backups

Westborough, Mass., September 23, 2014ExaGrid Systems, the industry-leading backup appliance storage provider, today announced that it has added its 2000th customer. Its highly scalable backup solutions are relied on by organizations across all industries that require a reliable and permanent solution to meet their backup needs.

“Building a product to meet our customers’ backup storage requirements has always been our primary goal,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “Reaching 2,000 customers is a huge accomplishment, but it’s only the beginning.”

In addition to reaching the 2000th customer milestone, the company has been awarded U.S. Patent #8,812,738, “Method and Apparatus for Content-Aware and Adaptive Deduplication,” further demonstrating ExaGrid’s dedication to technological excellence and innovation, and to providing the best purpose-built backup storage solution on the market.

The patent allows ExaGrid to advance its Adaptive Deduplication technology, as ExaGrid’s disk-based backup appliances write directly to a unique landing zone – strategically avoiding inline deduplication and the resulting lengthy backup window. ExaGrid’s solution allows for fast restores, fast instant VM recoveries, and fast tape copies by retaining the most recent backups in their full undeduplicated form, which avoids the time-consuming rehydration process inherent to other solutions. ExaGrid’s Adaptive Deduplication performs deduplication and replication in parallel with backups while providing full system resources to the backups, ensuring the shortest possible backup window.

“Our latest technology with Adaptive Deduplication enhances our commitment to building solutions that perform deduplication and offsite replication in parallel with backups for an optimal recovery point at the disaster recovery site,” said Andrews. “This new approach still allows backups to be written directly to disk for fast restores, recoveries, and tape copies but deduplicating in parallel allows for an up-to-date offsite recovery point.”

Why Customers Choose ExaGrid: Scalability, Price, and Performance
ExaGrid is the only vendor to design a backup storage product from a backup perspective rather than a storage perspective – with a solution that provides a unique landing zone for fast backups and the industry’s fastest restores, instant VM recoveries, and tape copies. ExaGrid adds full server appliances into a scale-out GRID architecture, permanently fixing the backup window length as data grows and eliminating the need for expensive forklift upgrades.

We’ve been working with ExaGrid for more than six years, and initially chose ExaGrid for its role as a trusted advisor in the backup space,” said Ted Green, Manager of Storage Systems and Backup at American Standard Brands. “After our initial implementation of ExaGrid, we immediately noticed how fast our backups became but even more impressive is how fast restores, recoveries, and tape copies are. Over time, we’ve expanded our system to accommodate our growing data volumes and we’ve begun to virtualize our environment, and the ExaGrid system has kept pace with flying colors!”

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

Media Contact:
Sumih Chi
(617) 969-9192
exagrid@corporateink.com

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New ExaGrid Software Increases Total Ingest and Capacity by 40 Percenthttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/new-exagrid-software-increases-total-ingest-capacity-40-percent/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/new-exagrid-software-increases-total-ingest-capacity-40-percent/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:00:04 +0000 admin /?post_type=press-release&p=3980 Version 4.7 Adds Increased Ingest and Capacity to ExaGrid’s Scale-Out GRID Backup Storage, New Functionality for Data Center Cross-Replication, an Improved Recovery Point for Disaster Recovery and an ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover Integration through an Expanded Veeam Partnership

Westborough, Mass., August 27, 2014ExaGrid Systems, the backup appliance storage provider just named an industry Visionary in Gartner’s recent “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances” i report, is launching version 4.7 of its software for the ExaGrid family of backup storage appliances.

The new software continues to deliver on ExaGrid’s promise of stress-free backup, allowing for 14 appliances in a single GRID and increasing ingest and capacity by more than 40 percent. In addition, version 4.7 increases the number of data centers for cross-site disaster recovery, improves the recovery point for offsite disaster recovery and supports an ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover integrated into each appliance.

“ExaGrid has been a valued partner of Veeam for several years,” said Doug Hazelman, VP of Product Strategy at Veeam. “This latest integration further enables our joint customers to leverage the benefits of Availability for the Modern Data Center™. By enabling Veeam’s data mover to be installed directly onto the ExaGrid appliance, customers will appreciate increased performance and less complexity of their availability infrastructures.”

ExaGrid is a leading disk-based backup provider with a unique landing zone for fast backups and the industry’s fastest restores, instant VM recoveries and tape copies. ExaGrid adds full server appliances into a scale-out GRID architecture, maintaining a short backup window as data grows while eliminating the need for expensive forklift upgrades.

“Most IT departments are experiencing data growth of more than 30 percent per year. As data grows, backup storage systems need to scale in order to maintain a fixed-length backup window. ExaGrid is the only solution that provides full appliances in a scale-out GRID architecture in order to maintain the fixed-length backup window,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and president at ExaGrid.

The new software will allow for:

  • More capacity. 14 appliances in single GRID system, increasing ingest to 60.48TB per hour and capacity to a 294TB full backup in a single GRID; a 40 percent increase over previous versions of the software.
  • Expanded cross data center replication for disaster recovery. 16 systems in a data center cross-protection topology, with 15 spokes to a hub, replicating data to a major data center for disaster recovery and cross-replicating the major data center to a second data center for disaster recovery.
  • Adaptive deduplication. Enable deduplication and replication to occur in parallel during nightly backups in order to greatly improve the recovery point at the disaster recovery site, without impeding backup performance.
  • New Integrated ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover that improves performance for all Veeam backups and restores. The Veeam backup server communicates to the Veeam data mover on ExaGrid appliances with an enhanced protocol, versus simple CIFS. In addition, ExaGrid greatly improves the performance of creating a Synthetic Full Backup, as the entire process can be completed on the ExaGrid appliances, freeing up the Veeam backup server and network resources for other tasks.

“With all other disk-based backup solutions, the backup window grows as data grows until the front-end controller eventually, and inevitably, needs to be replaced, forcing forklift upgrades. Meanwhile, IT teams are under increased pressure to bring operations online quickly after any business continuity interruption,” said Andrews. “ExaGrid is the only provider that maintains the most recent backups in their full undeduplicated form for fast restores, instant VM boots (in seconds to minutes) and fast offsite tape copies. ExaGrid’s deduplication implementation improves backups, rather than hindering backup and restore performance.”

A Growing, Strategic Partnership
Veeam and ExaGrid together enable faster, more efficient storage and recovery of virtual machines using ExaGrid’s backup storage appliances to serve as the backup target for virtual machine backups. The two backup leaders are pleased to announce a milestone in the two companies’ partnership with the integrated ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover.

“Veeam is an incredibly important partner for us, and this is a very exciting time to be working together so closely. The new ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover is just one of many steps we hope to take with Veeam, as we both work to meet the needs of our customers,” said Andrews.

The new software will be available in September and is available at no charge to all customers who have a valid maintenance and support agreement.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us onLinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

i Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances” by Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell and Jimmie Chang, July 31, 2014.

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ExaGrid Systems Named a Visionary in Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Applianceshttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-systems-named-visionary-magic-quadrant-deduplication-backup-target-appliances/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-systems-named-visionary-magic-quadrant-deduplication-backup-target-appliances/#comments Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:00:06 +0000 admin /?post_type=press-release&p=3982 Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Westborough, MA, August 7, 2014 – ExaGrid Systems, Inc., a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the first “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances.”

ExaGrid, a fast-growing company in the backup storage industry, is placed furthest along the completeness of vision axis in the Visionaries Quadrant.  Criteria used to measure completeness of vision include geographic strategy, vertical/industry strategy, marketing strategy, sales strategy, innovation, offering (product) strategy, and market understanding.  Companies named as “Visionaries” deliver innovative products with capabilities that are often ahead of the mainstream in the market.

“Deduplication is considered to be a transformational technology by Gartner, because this technology is instrumental in modernizing traditional tape backup,” explained Gartner analysts, Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell and Jimmie Chang. “Due to the high duplicated nature of traditional backup jobs, which are often implemented as daily incremental backups with a weekly full backup, deduplication backup target appliances can often achieve 10-times to 30-times the storage capacity reduction ratio.”

Traditional backup architectures don’t provide the additional computing power with capacity needed to fix storage and deduplication compute problems, but ExaGrid’s unique scale-out architecture does. ExaGrid’s pay-as-you-grow approach gives customers the benefit of increasing ingest rate and capacity with the same restore throughput as ingest throughput. The result: backup windows stop expanding and restores are faster than ever before.

“We’ve solved the systemic problems caused by today’s unprecedented data growth, giving our customers scale-out backup solutions that can handle any amount of data and permanently fix the backup window,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “We believe that Gartner’s recognition and our industry-high customer retention rate are true testaments to our innovation and success.”

Receive a complimentary copy of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances today.

Disclaimer:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
With more than 7,000 deployments worldwide, ExaGrid Systems is relied on by thousands of customers to solve their backup problems, effectively and permanently. ExaGrid’s disk based, scale-out GRID architecture constantly adjusts to incessant growing data backup demands, and is the only solution that combines compute with capacity to permanently shorten backup windows and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades. ExaGrid is also the only solution to offer a landing zone retaining the most recent backups in their full undeduplicated format for fast restores, fast offsite tape copies and fast instant VM recoveries. Read hundreds of published ExaGrid customer success stories and learn more atwww.exagrid.com.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

 

1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances” by Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell and Jimmie Chang, July 31, 2014.

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ExaGrid Named ‘Disk-Based Product of the Year’ at Annual Storage Awards 2014http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-named-disk-based-product-year-annual-storage-awards-2014/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-named-disk-based-product-year-annual-storage-awards-2014/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:00:19 +0000 admin /?post_type=press-release&p=3268 ExaGrid named ‘Disk-Based Product of the Year: Small/Midrange’ and nominated in several other categories at annual awards ceremony

London, June 16, 2014 – ExaGrid Systems, Inc. announced today that it has been named ‘Disk-Based Product of the Year: Small/Midrange’ at the Annual Storage Awards 2014 ceremony on June 12, 2014 in London, confirming its leadership position for disk-based backup with deduplication.

Winners were determined by a public vote, further validating that the industry recognises the superior performance and scalability of ExaGrid’s solution. This award follows ExaGrid’s strong momentum over the past year, with the leader in disk-based backup solutions:

  • Launching its most robust appliance that can scale to 210 terabytes in a single GRID
  • Being awarded two new patents
  • Earning top spots in analyst reports from three independent firms

“We would like to thank everyone who voted for ExaGrid this year. To be acknowledged by the industry as the ‘Disk-Based Product of the Year’ reflects our ongoing efforts to deliver a scalable and cost-effective backup solution,” said Andy Palmer, Vice President of International Sales – EMEA & APAC, ExaGrid Systems, Inc. “We are delighted to have been recognised by those who voted for ExaGrid in this category, as this shows how ExaGrid’s unique architecture enables faster backup and restore performance with a consistent backup window regardless of data growth. Anyone who is thinking about moving to disk backup with deduplication should consider ExaGrid as it is the best solution for any mid-market or small enterprise organisation needing a seamless, cost-effective, and scalable backup solution.”

Customer Praise for the ExaGrid System

ExaGrid, with more than 7,000 systems installed worldwide has over 350 real-world customer success stories detailing customers’ first-hand experiences with the ExaGrid disk-based backup system. The success stories are available via the ExaGrid website and include case studies from leaders across different industries like Bird & Bird, Celestica-Valencia, Concur, Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust (UK National Health Service), CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development), Logan & Company, Leo Schachter Diamonds, Dublin City University, Four Seasons Resort, Ipswich BC, International SOS, Moto, Kingston Technology, and the Salvation Army.

The award for the ‘Disk-Based Product of the Year: Small/Midrange’ category extended ExaGrid’s four-year winning streak in the Annual Storage Awards competition. ExaGrid was also a finalist in the following categories in 2014:

  • Storage Magazine “One to Watch” Award – Product
  • Storage Magazine “One to Watch” Award – Company
  • Backup & DR Hardware Product of the Year
  • Storage Innovators Award
  • Storage Product of the Year
  • Storage Company of the Year
  • Editor’s Choice

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.:

With more than 7,000 deployments worldwide, ExaGrid Systems is relied on by thousands of customers to solve their backup problems, effectively and permanently. ExaGrid’s disk based, scale-out GRID architecture constantly adjusts to incessant growing data backup demands, and is the only solution that combines compute with capacity to permanently shorten backup windows and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades. ExaGrid is also the only solution to offer a landing zone retaining the most recent backups in their full undeduplicated format for fast restores, fast offsite tape copies and fast instant VM recoveries. Read hundreds of published ExaGrid customer success stories and learn more at www.exagrid.com.

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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Customers Confirm ExaGrid’s Backup Technology Solves Predicted Data Growth Challengeshttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/customers-confirm-exagrids-backup-technology-solves-predicted-data-growth-challenges/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/customers-confirm-exagrids-backup-technology-solves-predicted-data-growth-challenges/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 01:29:11 +0000 Todd Hulsman /?post_type=press-release&p=773 Backup Windows Cut by 43% on Average, File Restores 64% Faster than Previous Backup Solution on Average, Data Backed Up has Doubled on Average (108%) in Two Years

Westborough, Mass., April 9, 2014 – New research from ExaGrid Systems customers confirms that data growth remains a major backup challenge for organizations. It also highlights the benefits of ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out approach to backup, which demonstrates why the company is set to grow strongly.

The research was conducted on ExaGrid’s behalf by Onva Consulting. It secured responses from over 400 ExaGrid customers from across the world, and uncovered the following:

  • Relentless Data Growth: The amount of data backed up by ExaGrid customers more than doubled on average (108 percent growth) in the last two years. And 88 percent of customers identified data growth as having an impact on their backup environment in 2014. Virtualization and offsite disaster recovery were also seen as significant factors for 2014.
  • Shorter Backup Windows: The average ExaGrid customer has shortened their backup window by at least 43 percent versus the previous backup technology. Almost nine out of 10 (85 percent) have seen a reduction of over 20 percent.
  • Faster Restore Times: The average ExaGrid customer reduced restore time by 64 percent versus the previous backup technology. In fact, 91 percent of respondents reported ‘restores’ being over 20 percent faster. A separate survey to assess actual restore times found 96 percent of ExaGrid customers recover files in under 30 minutes, 88 percent in under 15 minutes and 55 percent in under five minutes.
  • Less Time Spent Managing Backups: The typical ExaGrid customer reduced the amount of time spent managing backups by 34 percent, or an average savings of approximately 10 hours per week. 80 percent of customers reported time savings of at least 20 percent.
  • Unique Architecture and Customer Commitments: When asked what they associated most with ExaGrid, customers identified its scale-out architecture, unique landing zone and the fact that ExaGrid’s solutions deliver a consistent backup window regardless of data growth.

Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid, said: “This feedback from over 400 customers validates the leadership of our unique landing zone and scale-out approach to backup. It shows that by selecting ExaGrid, organizations can transform the performance of their backup and restore processes and significantly reduce the time managing backups.”

ExaGrid’s unique approach of a landing zone and scale-out architecture enables ExaGrid to make five commitments to its customers:

  1. That you will have the shortest backup window.
  2. That your backup window will not grow as the data grows.
  3. That you will have the fastest restores, fastest tape copies and fastest recovery from a disaster.
  4. That your VM instant recoveries will occur in minutes.
  5. You will have the lowest cost solution up front and over time, with no forklift upgrades, pay as you grow, no obsolescence and ExaGrid’s price protection.

David Lively, Backup and Recovery Systems Administrator at Grow Financial Federal Credit Union said: “Like every other organization, we have seen huge growth in our data. ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture enables us to solve this data growth challenge by simply adding a new appliance to our existing backup grid when we need to. This makes it very easy for us to plan for our backup requirements now and in the future. ExaGrid makes five important commitments to us as a customer and this research proves that they deliver on those commitments.”


About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

With more than 7,000 deployments worldwide, ExaGrid Systems is relied on by thousands of customers to solve their backup problems, effectively and permanently. ExaGrid’s disk based, scale-out GRID architecture constantly adjusts to incessant growing data backup demands, and is the only solution that combines compute with capacity to permanently shorten backup windows and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades. ExaGrid is also the only solution to offer a landing zone retaining the most recent backups in their full un-deduplicated format for fast restores, fast offsite tape copies and fast instant recoveries. Read hundreds of published ExaGrid customer success stories and learn more at www.exagrid.com.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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ExaGrid Momentum Continues with Double-Digit Growth and Cash Positive Statushttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-momentum-continues-double-digit-growth-cash-positive-status/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-momentum-continues-double-digit-growth-cash-positive-status/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2014 01:43:39 +0000 Todd Hulsman /?post_type=press-release&p=779 ‘Best at Disk-based Backup’ Leader Grows 10 Percent Over Q3-13 and Turns Cash Positive

Westborough, Mass., Jan. 7, 2014 – Building products to solve the backup problem, ExaGrid Systems announced today that it grew 10 percent from Q3-13 to Q4-13. The company also announced that it has turned cash positive and will be cash positive from this point moving forward. The company consistently ranked ‘best at disk-based backup with deduplication’ by leading experts is positioned for a breakout year in 2014.

ExaGrid, which roots its success in addressing customers’ needs and providing solutions to their data backup challenges, has led the disk-based backup market by replacing and removing all the challenges of tape backup. ExaGrid is the only solution that permanently fixes the backup window and also offers the industry’s fastest restores.

Making waves throughout 2013, ExaGrid:
Surpassed 1,850 customers

  • Launched its most robust appliance that can scale to 210 terabytes in a single GRID
  • Became the industry’s first tech company to have over 300 published customer success stories
  • Was awarded two new patents
  • Won four “best product” awards, achieved finalist status in four additional competitions, and earned top spots in analyst reports from three independent firms

“ExaGrid achieved a number of great milestones in 2013,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of 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. ExaGrid is the only company 100 percent focused on disk-based backup with deduplication and continues to push the envelope as a technology leader and also an industry thought leader.”

A Year of Technological Innovation
In October, the company launched its latest appliance, the EX21000E. The new appliance scales to 210 terabytes in a single GRID system and provides up to 400 percent more throughput than its closest competitor. No other backup architecture can match this performance because only ExaGrid solves the compute problems associated with deduplication. ExaGrid is the only disk-based backup solution that permanently fixes the backup window as data grows.

ExaGrid’s scale-out grid architecture and compute with capacity model, allows the company’s appliances to execute computationally-intensive deduplication functions in parallel across all appliances in a customer’s multi-appliance configuration. In addition, ExaGrid’s unique landing zone ensures that the most recent backup data can be quickly restored or copied to offsite tape without having to rehydrate the data. With the advent of virtualization, ExaGrid’s landing zone can maintain a full copy of a VM. In the event of a failure the VM can be booted directly from the ExaGrid system resulting in an instant recovery. This is another industry exclusive capability.

Praise from the Experts
Accruing four “product of the year” awards, four additional award “shortlist” recognitions, and dominating industry reports, analysts and industry experts alike have consistently recognized the value ExaGrid solutions delivered over the year. In each of these assessments, ExaGrid was pitted against chief rival EMC Data Domain, which requires expensive forklift upgrades once customers hit the data ceiling of the appliance, as well as slow restores since all data is deduplicated or de-hydrated.

2013 awards included:
IDG InfoWorld 2013 ‘Technology of the Year’ Award
“Disk Based Product of the Year” at the Annual Storage Awards
“Product of the Year” at the Techworld Awards
A bronze medal in SearchStorage.com‘s annual “Product of the Year” competition

Shortlisted categories at awards included:

  • “Backup and Recovery / Archive Product of the Year” at the Annual SVC Awards
  • Storage Magazine “One to Watch” Award – Product
  • Storage Magazine “One to Watch” Award – Company
  • Storage Magazine “Value for Money” Award

Report distinctions included:

  • “Best-in-Class” for solutions under $50k and $100k by DCIG
  • Earned 99 of 100 points in Info-Tech Vendor Landscape: Disk Backup report
  • ESG Lab Report – validation of the effective instant VM recovery capabilities of ExaGrid’s system when used with Veeam’s virtual data protection solution

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
More than 1,850 customers worldwide depend on ExaGrid Systems to solve their backup problems, effectively and permanently. ExaGrid’s disk based, scale-out GRID architecture constantly adjusts to incessant growing data backup demands, and is the only solution that combines compute with capacity to permanently shorten backup windows and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades. ExaGrid is also the only solution to offer a landing zone retaining the most recent backups in their full un-deduplicated format for fast restores, fast offsite tape copies, and fast instant recoveries. Read through more than 300 published customer success stories and learn more at www.exagrid.com.

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Newly Issued Patent Extends Technological Excellence Lead for ExaGrid Systems, Puts Pressure on Competitionhttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/newly-issued-patent-extends-technological-excellence-lead-exagrid-systems-puts-pressure-competition/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/newly-issued-patent-extends-technological-excellence-lead-exagrid-systems-puts-pressure-competition/#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:44:55 +0000 Todd Hulsman /?post_type=press-release&p=781 ExaGrid Dramatically Reduces Restore Time for Historical Data With ‘Delta Merging’ Technique, Optimizes Backup Performance

Westborough, Mass., Dec. 11, 2013 – Further establishing its technological advantage, ExaGrid Systems, Inc., was awarded Patent #8,589,363, “Systems and Methods for Managing Delta Versions,” on Nov. 19, 2013. The innovation is the sixth patent ExaGrid has been awarded and clearly demonstrates the company’s commitment to serving its customers with the most advanced disk-based backup solutions on the market.

The invention, currently referred to as ‘Delta Merging,’ significantly reduces the time it takes to restore historical versions of a customer’s backup data, providing IT teams with the reassurance that their backed-up data is quickly accessible as soon as it’s needed.

“While our competition continues to build solutions that require expensive forklift upgrades, we’re incessantly looking to improve the functionality of our product,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and president of ExaGrid. “Our engineers are the best in the business. This latest achievement validates their hard work and deep understanding of backup — we’re very lucky to have such a talented team.”

The ExaGrid product line implements a unique purpose-built backup architecture that optimizes the performance of backup, restore, tape copy and disaster recovery operations. This innovation replaces potentially tens of thousands of slow disk operations with a computational task that runs across delta versions of backup history without having to deduplicate each full historical version in its entirety. Restores from very old historical copies of backup data now run almost as fast as restores of the most recent version of backup data.

“ExaGrid prides itself on having the best disk-based backup technology available, which has been confirmed by several independent analysts and evaluations this year in both the U.S. and U.K.,” said Dave Therrien, CTO and founder of ExaGrid. “Maintaining that level of excellence requires us to continually innovate. This patent win is another step forward for our team toward fulfilling the growing needs of IT professionals in meeting backup demands in the most effective way possible.”

ExaGrid’s scale-out grid architecture, and compute with capacity model, allows the company’s appliances to execute computationally intensive deduplication functions in parallel across all appliances in a customer’s multi-appliance configuration.

In addition, ExaGrid’s unique landing zone ensures that the most recent versions of backup data can be quickly restored or copied to tape without having to rehydrate the data.

A Year of Continued Excellence
In 2013, ExaGrid received several industry awards for its product excellence and technological innovation, including: ‘Product of the Year’ at the Techworld Awards, ‘Disk Based Product of the Year’ at the Annual Storage Awards, and a bronze medal in SearchStorage.com’s annual ‘Product of the Year’ competition.

In addition to the awards, ExaGrid dominated analyst reports from DCIG, receiving the distinction of ‘Best-in-Class’ for solutions under $50k and $100k, and by Info-Tech, topping the organization’s Vendor Landscape: Disk Backup report and earning 99 out of a possible 100 points.

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
More than 1,800 customers worldwide depend on ExaGrid Systems to solve their backup problems, effectively and permanently. ExaGrid’s disk based, scale-out GRID architecture constantly adjusts to incessant growing data backup demands, and is the only solution that combines compute with capacity and a unique landing zone to permanently shorten backup windows and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades. Read through more than 300 published customer success stories and learn more at www.exagrid.com.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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