ExaGrid Systems, Inc. http://www.exagrid.com Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:17:33 +0000 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 ExaGrid and Comtrade Software Announce Integrated Hyper-converged Backup Storage Solution for Virtualized Environments http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-comtrade-software-announce-integrated-hyper-converged-backup-storage-solution-virtualized-environments/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-comtrade-software-announce-integrated-hyper-converged-backup-storage-solution-virtualized-environments/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:00:12 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=7413 Combination of Comtrade Software HYCU and ExaGrid Hyper-converged Secondary Storage Leverage HCIS’ Capabilities for IT Data Centers

Westborough, Mass., February 12, 2018 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup, and Comtrade Software, developer of HYCU, – intelligent application data protection – have partnered to offer a backup-application-to-backup-storage solution purpose-built for virtualized environments. Comtrade Software’s HYCU and ExaGrid’s scalable disk-based backup appliance together provide an elegant yet simple end-to-end data protection solution for IT data centers.

HYCU auto-detects applications running in virtual machines (VMs) and makes them transparent to the infrastructure teams. With this new level of visibility, HYCU ensures that no critical applications are left unprotected – a key challenge for enterprises embracing cloud and HCI architectures in their modern data centers. Since HYCU creates application-specific recovery workflows, IT administrators can easily back up applications and recover data in minutes.

ExaGrid complements HYCU with its approach to backup storage that includes a unique landing zone to deliver the fastest backups and avoids data rehydration to deliver the fastest restores and VM boots. ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, and various size appliance models allow customers to buy what they need as they need it, avoiding disruptive and costly forklift upgrades. Customers are able to mix older and newer appliances in the same scale-out system, eliminating product obsolescence and protecting their IT investment up front and over time.

The combined solution delivers key benefits to customers, including:

  • One click Application Aware backup with dynamic application discovery
  • Scale-out backup storage expands up to a 2PB full backup while delivering consistent performance
  • Straightforward deployment
  • Simple setup and incremental forever backup efficiency

Rollout of the combined solution by Comtrade Software and ExaGrid includes a multi-pronged co-marketing strategy that encompasses customer and reseller events, webinars, and a variety of direct educational media.

About Comtrade Software
Hyperconverged is all about keeping IT simple. Monitoring and data protection should be too. Comtrade Software empowers IT to take back the data center without breaking a sweat. Our application-focused solutions give visibility, to see beyond VMs into business-critical applications. We break through barriers so IT can quickly eliminate problems, fully and reliably recover applications and data, and deploy our products before coffee goes cold. There’s no waiting, no learning and no hassle. With 25 years of expertise and insights from millions of users, we make it easy to thrive in a hyper-simple hyper-converged world. Follow us @ComtradeSoftw and LinkedIn, and visit comtradesoftware.com.

About ExaGrid
ExaGrid provides hyper-converged secondary storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades. Follow us @ExaGrid and LinkedIn, and visit exagrid.com. See what ExaGrid customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup.

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

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ExaGrid Announces Its Largest Scale-Out System to Date, Doubling Full Backup Capacity and Ingest Speed http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-announces-largest-scale-system-date-doubling-full-backup-capacity-ingest-speed/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-announces-largest-scale-system-date-doubling-full-backup-capacity-ingest-speed/#respond Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:00:26 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=7374 Enterprise solution ingests a 2PB full backup at 432TB/hr. in a single system

Westborough, Mass., February 8, 2018 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup, announced its largest, most powerful appliance in its arsenal of backup storage with data deduplication – the EX63000E.

The EX63000E appliance has 58% more capacity than its predecessor, allowing for a 63TB full backup. Leveraging the strength of ExaGrid’s scale-out technology, up to thirty-two (32) EX63000E appliances can be combined in a single scale-out system (an increase from twenty-five (25) combined appliances previously), allowing for a 2PB full backup, which is a 100% increase over the previous 1PB. The EX63000E has a maximum ingest rate of 13.5TB/hr. per appliance, so when thirty-two (32) EX63000Es are combined in a single system, the maximum ingest rate is 432TB/hr.

The Dell EMC DD9800 has a maximum full backup capacity of 1PB at 68TB/hr. with DD Boost. Two stand-alone Data Domain systems would be required for a 2PB full backup and would still only perform at a combined ingest rate of 136TB/hr., which is one-third that of ExaGrid. Compared to Data Domain, ExaGrid can scale to 2X the full backup capacity, over 3X the ingest rate, and – with ExaGrid’s unique landing zone – over 20X the restore performance.

“The introduction of the EX63000E with scalability to a 2PB single system is ground-breaking,” said ExaGrid’s president and CEO, Bill Andrews. “As enterprise IT data centers struggle to keep pace with data growth, our newest system doubles the headroom of our previous system – and that of our closest competitor. We pride ourselves on being customer-centric by developing and bringing to market what the IT customer truly needs.

“Many backup systems simply add inline data deduplication into a scale-up primary storage system. The first generation of inline/scale-up appliances do save backup storage; however, they break on every other level, including ingest, restore, and scalability. The alternative of performing data deduplication in the backup software uses even more disk and is much slower than the first generation inline/scale-up appliances. Only ExaGrid provides aggressive backup storage efficiency, scale-out for scalability, and also fixes all of the compute challenges of data deduplication, resulting in the fastest backups and fastest restores.”

All other solutions – whether dedicated appliances or deduplication in the backup software – slow down backups by attempting to deduplicate the data during the backup window, which is extremely slow. In addition, they only store deduplicated data that requires data rehydration for every request, delaying restores by hours to days. Alternatively, ExaGrid employs a combination of Zone Level Deduplication, a unique Landing Zone, Adaptive Deduplication, and Scale-out Architecture to not only store the least amount of deduplicated data, but also to provide backup/restore performance and scalability that is unmatched in the industry.

ExaGrid’s ingest is 3X faster – and restores/VM boots are up to 20X faster – than its closest competitor. In addition, since each ExaGrid appliance that is added to an existing system brings compute with capacity, the backup window remains fixed in length even as data increases. ExaGrid not only delivers the fastest backups and restores, but is the only solution that truly scales, provides a fixed length backup window as data grows, and eliminates forklift upgrades as well as product obsolescence.

Because of its unique landing zone and scale-out architecture, ExaGrid is the only backup storage solution for Veeam that allows for long-term deduplicated retention while also preserving the Veeam value proposition of VM boots in seconds to minutes.

ExaGrid lowers cost and improves performance and scalability over Dell EMC Data Domain, HP StoreOnce, Veritas Backup Appliance for NetBackup, Commvault deduplication to straight disk, Commvault backup appliances and many other disk backup solutions.

ExaGrid’s published customer success stories and enterprise stories number over 350, more than all other vendors in the space combined. These include a two-page narrative and customer quote, demonstrating how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid’s unique architectural approach, differentiated product, and unrivalled customer support. Customers consistently state that not only is the product best-in-class, but ‘it just works.’ “This demonstrates how satisfied ExaGrid customers are with our architectural approach, product, and customer support,” said Andrews.

About ExaGrid
ExaGrid provides hyper-converged secondary storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades. Visit us at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. See what our customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup.

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

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ExaGrid Selected as Finalist for Storage Magazine’s 2017 “Product of the Year – Backup and DR Hardware” Award http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-selected-finalist-storage-magazines-2017-product-year-backup-dr-hardware-award/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-selected-finalist-storage-magazines-2017-product-year-backup-dr-hardware-award/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:36:37 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=7318 ExaGrid’s EX Series Makes the Cut for Innovation, Performance, Ease of Integration and Manageability, and Value

Westborough, Mass., January 18, 2018 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup, today announced that its EX Series of backup storage appliances with data deduplication has once again been selected as a finalist for TechTarget’s Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com 2017 “Product of the Year” award in the “Backup and DR Hardware” category.

These annual awards, now in their 16th year, showcase the year’s latest and greatest innovations in technology. “These premier awards are of particular import as the panel of judges are genuine experts in an increasingly complex segment of data center technology,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of ExaGrid. “To have been selected given their stringent criteria is an honour of which we’re quite proud.”

Only ExaGrid uses a scale-out architecture with a unique loading zone, which addresses all of the scalability and performance challenges of backup storage as well as the complexities of replication and disaster recovery. ExaGrid not only delivers the fastest backups, VM boots, and restores/recoveries, but is the only solution that truly scales, provides a fixed-length backup window, and eliminates forklift upgrades and product obsolescence.

ExaGrid is the sole provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup that overcomes the compute challenges of backup storage in the face of what most organizations experience as explosive data growth. ExaGrid’s ingest is 3 times faster – and restores/VM boots are up to 20 times faster – than its closest competitor. Each ExaGrid appliance that is added to an existing system brings additional compute with capacity to ensure that the backup window remains fixed in length as data volumes increase.

ExaGrid’s published customer success stories and enterprise stories number over 350, more than all other vendors in the space combined. These narratives demonstrate how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid’s unique architectural approach, differentiated product, and unrivalled customer support. Customers consistently state that not only is the product best-in-class, but ‘it just works.’

About ExaGrid
ExaGrid provides hyper-converged secondary storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades. Visit us at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. See what our customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup.

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

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ExaGrid, Provider of Hyper-converged Secondary Storage for Backup, Reports Record Quarterly Revenue for Q4-2017 and Record Annual Revenue for 2017 http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-provider-hyper-converged-secondary-storage-backup-reports-record-quarterly-revenue-q4-2017-record-annual-revenue-2017/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-provider-hyper-converged-secondary-storage-backup-reports-record-quarterly-revenue-q4-2017-record-annual-revenue-2017/#respond Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:00:38 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=7245 Company announces best quarterly and yearly revenue in its history

Westborough, Mass., January 9, 2018 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup, today announced record revenue for Q4 2017. ExaGrid grew over 20% from the same quarter a year ago as well as for the full year of 2017 over 2016. The company is growing faster than the overall market and continues to grow its market share position. Demonstrating growing demand on the part of enterprise IT environments for a superior solution that’s also cost effective, ExaGrid achieved a record number of six-figure new customer opportunities in the 4th quarter.

“ExaGrid had a strong record quarter in both North America and EMEA,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of ExaGrid. “We continue to see record numbers of organizations – particularly the larger environments with hundreds of terabytes of data – migrate to ExaGrid’s next generation approach because they are displeased and frustrated by the first generation inline/scale-up deduplication appliances as well as backup software with deduplication to disk. IT professionals that deal with the day-to-day complexities of data backup and recovery understand the unique value that ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture with landing zone brings to their data center environment as well as the resulting impact that value has on the business as a whole. Not only does ExaGrid shorten backup windows, speed up restores, etc., but is often half the price of Dell EMC Data Domain, Veritas Appliances, or straight disk behind Commvault.”

ExaGrid is the only provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup that overcomes the three compute challenges of backup storage with data deduplication. All backup storage and backup software vendors reduce storage and bandwidth to varying degrees but are impaired by sluggish ingest rates due to the fact that they perform data deduplication ‘inline.’ In addition, because they only store deduplicated data, restore speeds and VM boots are also very slow. Deduplication that is built into the backup software is far less aggressive, uses a larger amount of disk, and is much slower for backups and restores.

ExaGrid’s ingest is 3 times faster – and restores/VM boots are up to 20 times faster – than its closest competitor. In addition, since each ExaGrid appliance that is added to an existing system brings compute with capacity, the backup window remains fixed in length even as data grows. Only ExaGrid uses a scale-out architecture with a unique loading zone, which addresses all of the scalability and performance challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid not only delivers the fastest backups and restores, but is the only solution that truly scales, provides a fixed length backup window as data grows, and eliminates forklift upgrades as well as product obsolescence.

For the year 2017, ExaGrid:

  • achieved a record bookings and revenue year
  • achieved a record number of six-figure new customer opportunities
  • opened offices in the Czech Republic, Israel, and Australia in addition to its offices in the UK, Germany, France, Nordics, Benelux, Singapore, and other international territories
  • was voted SVC Awards’ “Product of the Year, Hyper-converged Backup and Recovery”
  • was rated “Recommended Deduplicating Backup Appliance” in DCIG’s 2018 buyer’s guide
  • Advanced its strategic relationship with Veeam

ExaGrid’s published customer success stories and enterprise stories number over 350, more than all other vendors in the space combined. These include a two-page narrative and customer quote, demonstrating how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid’s unique architectural approach, differentiated product, and unrivalled customer support. Customers consistently state that not only is the product best-in-class, but ‘it just works.’ “This demonstrates how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid’s architectural approach, product, and customer support,” said Andrews.

About ExaGrid
ExaGrid provides hyper-converged secondary storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades. Visit us at www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. See what our customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup.

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

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ExaGrid Named ‘Recommended’ Solution for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances by DCIG http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-named-recommended-solution-deduplication-backup-target-appliances-dcig/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-named-recommended-solution-deduplication-backup-target-appliances-dcig/#respond Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:00:26 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=7150 Accredited Analyst Firm Ranks ExaGrid in the Top Category in 2018 Buyer’s Guide

Westborough, Mass., November 30, 2017 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage (HCSS) for backup with data deduplication, today announced that independent analyst firm DCIG once again ranked the ExaGrid disk-based backup appliance in the top category of “Recommended” in its recently published 2018 Deduplication Backup Target Appliance Buyer’s Guide. This body of research assists organizations in matching their business and technical requirements for disk-based backup to best available products.

“This is the fourth consecutive year that ExaGrid has earned top-most positions in the DCIG Buyer’s Guides, which continues to validate the power of our differentiated product architecture and the speed and reliability it delivers,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “We’re very proud of this continued distinction.”

DCIG’s analysts concluded that ExaGrid’s unique architecture that combines a landing zone and full appliances in a single scale-out system differentiates its solution from those of its competitors. According to Jerome Wendt, President & Lead Analyst at DCIG, “Enterprises need faster, more scalable, easier to manage deduplication backup target appliances that also accelerate recoveries than ever before. The ExaGrid EX40000E and EX32000, ranked as Recommended in the DCIG 2018 Deduplication Backup Target Appliance Buyer’s Guide, exemplify these requirements. ExaGrid’s solutions provide enterprises with the features they need to meet and exceed their backup and recovery requirements while delivering the scalability and simplicity they expect.”

According to the report, ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture, unique landing zone, ongoing virtualization enhance¬ments, and seamless deployments helped the EX40000E and EX32000E appliances place in the top category of “Recommended.” ExaGrid, with its scale-out backup storage and unique landing zone, is 3 times faster for ingest and over 20 times faster for restores and VM boots than its closest competitor. In addition, ExaGrid is the only solution that provides a fixed-length backup window as data grows. With ExaGrid, IT can have the fastest backups, restores, and VM boots; a fixed-length backup window; and the ability to easily scale their systems, so they simply buy what they need as they need it, all at the lowest cost up front and over time. ExaGrid eliminates forklift upgrades and product obsolescence.

The DCIG 2018 Deduplication Backup Target Appliance Buyer’s Guide drives time and cost out of the product selection process by enabling prospective buyers to more quickly identify a shortlist of products that meet their specific needs. Thus, prospective purchasers can focus their product evaluation energies and move more quickly to buying the best solution for them.

About DCIG
DCIG is a group of analysts with IT industry expertise who provide informed, insightful, third party analysis and commentary on IT hardware, software and services. DCIG independently develops and licenses access to DCIG Buyer’s Guide Editions. DCIG Buyer’s Guides provide actionable intelligence through comprehensive, in-depth analysis of data center infrastructure product features. DCIG also develops sponsored content in the form of blog entries, customer validations, product reviews, special reports and executive, standard and full-length white papers. DCIG’s target audiences include C-level executives, IT managers, systems and storage engineers and architects, press/media, magazine and website editors, bloggers, financial and technical analysts, and cloud service providers. More information is available at http://www.dcig.com.

About ExaGrid
ExaGrid provides hyper-converged secondary storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades. Follow us @ExaGrid and LinkedIn, and visit exagrid.com. See what ExaGrid customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup.

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

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ExaGrid Voted “Hyper-converged Backup and Recovery Product of the Year” in 2017 SVC Awards http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-voted-hyper-converged-backup-recovery-product-year-2017-svc-awards/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-voted-hyper-converged-backup-recovery-product-year-2017-svc-awards/#respond Tue, 28 Nov 2017 12:00:52 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=7142 Hyper-converged Secondary Storage for Backup is ‘Clear Winner’ in Category

Westborough, Mass., November 28, 2017 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage (HCSS) for backup with data deduplication, today announced that its EX series of appliances has been honoured by SVC with its 2017 Hyper-converged Backup and Recovery Product of the Year award. Winners were announced at the SVC Awards Gala Ceremony on November 23 in London, UK.

The SVC Awards recognize the products, projects and services – as well as honor companies and teams – operating with excellence in the cloud, virtualization, and storage sectors. The SVC Awards also recognize the achievements of end users, channel partners, and vendors.

The ExaGrid EX series of appliances is a hyper-converged secondary storage system for backup that revolutionizes how organizations back up and protect data. ExaGrid’s scale-out backup storage systems deduplicate and store data from over 25 industry-leading backup software applications. ExaGrid’s backup storage appliances have been architected from the ground up specifically for backup storage to address today’s demanding backup requirements and are optimized for superior backup and recovery performance for both physical and virtual IT environments.

“We are honored to have been chosen as the 2017 SVC Hyper-converged Backup and Recovery Product of the Year,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “We believe it reflects ExaGrid’s position as the premier hyper-converged secondary storage solution for backup that as part of its very architecture solves the myriad of performance challenges inherent to deduplication for backups, restores, and VM boots. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out backup storage is 3 times faster for ingest and over 20 times faster for restores and VM boots than its closest competitor. In addition, ExaGrid is the only solution that provides a fixed-length backup window as data grows. With ExaGrid, IT can have the fastest backups, restores, and VM boots; a fixed-length backup window; and the ability to easily scale their systems, so they simply buy what they need as they need it, all at the lowest cost up front and over time. ExaGrid eliminates forklift upgrades and product obsolescence.”

According to Jason Holloway, Director of IT Publishing at Angel Business Communications, publishers of the Digitalisation World stable of titles, “Nominations for the SVC Awards 2017 were of very high quality and there was also a significant increase in the numbers of votes cast. The SVC Awards recognise the users, manufacturers and suppliers operating in the storage, virtualisation and cloud sectors and are voted for by the readers of our wide range of print and online publications. All finalists did well in reaching the high standard shortlist, but ExaGrid was the clear winner in its category.”

ExaGrid’s EX40000E is the largest in the company’s product line and scales from a 40TB full backup up to a 1PB full backup by combining 25 EX40000Es in a single scale-out system. The ingest rate of a full single system is 200TB/hr., which is 3 times the ingest performance of the EMC Data Domain 9800 with DD Boost. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone not only allows for the fastest backups but also for the fastest restores and VM boots as ExaGrid maintains the most recent backup in its full undeduplicated form. ExaGrid is the only vendor that adds compute with capacity versus just adding disk shelves. This scale-out approach allows for performance to be added along with capacity growth, which provides for a fixed-length backup window as data grows.

About ExaGrid
ExaGrid provides hyper-converged secondary storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades. Follow us @ExaGrid and LinkedIn, and visit exagrid.com. See what ExaGrid customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup.

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

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ExaGrid, Next Generation Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Vendor, Reports Record Quarterly Revenue for Q2-2017 http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-next-generation-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-quarterly-revenue-q2-2017/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-next-generation-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-quarterly-revenue-q2-2017/#respond Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:33:42 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=6771 Record number of enterprise customer wins result in historic record bookings and revenue

Westborough, Mass., July 11, 2017 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of next generation disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced record bookings and revenue for Q2 2017. ExaGrid grew double digits over the same quarter of the prior year, continuing its trend of progressive growth at a faster rate than that of the overall market and market share gain. ExaGrid continues to demonstrate success in the enterprise market as evidenced by its posting of a record number of new customer six-figure deals in the current quarter.

“ExaGrid posted another record quarter as the number of higher-value enterprise deals continues to rise,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of ExaGrid. “We are seeing the larger enterprise customers looking for better performance at a lower cost than the first generation of backup storage solutions can provide, and that’s what ExaGrid is uniquely positioned to deliver. ExaGrid delivers real savings while also improving backup and restore performance over deduplication in the backup application and over first generation inline scale-up deduplication appliances. We are seeing an increased need for longer term retention of backups and for VMs and data to be accessible in seconds to minutes after a disruptive event.”

First generation deduplication solutions were either built into a backup application media server or into a scale-up storage appliance. Customers did not truly understand the negative impact of data deduplication on backup until they deployed the first generation of products. All solutions reduce storage and WAN bandwidth to a degree, but only ExaGrid solves the three deduplication compute problems for faster backups, restores, and VM boots by leveraging its unique landing zone and scale-out architecture. After using first generation approaches of deduplication in the backup application or inline/scale-up deduplication appliances, customers are tired of these expensive and slow outdated approaches.

“Over 80% of ExaGrid’s newly acquired customers are replacing first generation deduplication approaches from Dell EMC Data Domain, HP StoreOnce, Commvault Deduplication, and the Veritas 5200/5300 series of appliances. These solutions can be cost prohibitive for backup storage and are also slow for backups, restores, and VM boots,” said Andrews.

ExaGrid is the only second generation backup storage vendor that has eliminated the three compute challenges inherent to backup storage with data deduplication. All backup storage vendors reduce storage and bandwidth to varying degrees but provide slow ingest rates because they perform data deduplication ‘inline.’ In addition, because they only store deduplicated data, restore speeds and VM boots are also very slow. ExaGrid’s ingest rate is three times faster – and restores/VM boots are up to ten times faster – than its closest competitor. Unlike the first generation vendors that only add capacity as data grows, ExaGrid appliances add compute with capacity, ensuring that the backup window remains fixed in length. Only ExaGrid uses a scale-out architecture with a unique loading zone, which holistically addresses all of the scalability and performance challenges of backup storage.

In the second quarter of 2017, ExaGrid:

ExaGrid’s published customer success stories and enterprise stories number just under 350, more than all other vendors in the space combined. These include a two-page narrative and customer quote, demonstrating how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid’s unique architectural approach, differentiated product, and unrivalled customer support. Customers consistently state that not only is the product best-in-class, but ‘it just works.’

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 second generation product offers a unique landing zone and scale-out architecture, providing the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, 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. See what ExaGrid customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup.

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

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ExaGrid Version 5.0 Adds Advanced Support for Oracle RMAN Channels, Veeam SOBR, and Replication to AWS http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-version-5-0-adds-advanced-support-oracle-rman-channels-veeam-sobr-replication-aws/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-version-5-0-adds-advanced-support-oracle-rman-channels-veeam-sobr-replication-aws/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:32:45 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=6613 Unique Architecture Delivers Unmatched Backup and Restore Speeds,
Permanently Short Backup Window, and Lowest TCO in the Industry

Westborough, Mass., April 19, 2017 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of next generation disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced its newly-released Version 5.0 that now provides advanced support for Oracle RMAN Channels, Veeam Scale-Out Backup Repository (SOBR), and replication to Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud for disaster recovery.

ExaGrid v5.0 allows its Oracle RMAN customers to use Oracle RMAN Channels with up to 25 appliances in an ExaGrid scale-out GRID system. “Sections” of data are sent to each appliance in parallel for improved performance and also for performance load balancing as RMAN Channels will send the next section of data to the next available appliance in the GRID. Unlike first generation scale-up deduplication appliances that have a single front-end controller and simply add disk shelves, each ExaGrid appliance includes CPU, memory, network ports, and disk. If any appliance fails in the GRID, RMAN Channels continues to send backup data to the remaining appliances. In the scale-up model, if the front-end controller fails, all backups stop. With ExaGrid’s scale-out appliances in a GRID and its global deduplication across the GRID coupled with RMAN Channels, if any appliance fails, the backups will continue uninterrupted with a natural failover approach. ExaGrid can take in up to a total of 1PB of database data or a single 1PB database into a single GRID. In addition, ExaGrid’s unique landing zone maintains the most recent backups in their undeduplicated native form for fast Oracle database restores, and all longer-term retention is kept in a deduplicated repository.

“Oracle database administrators and backup administrators struggle to have fast Oracle backups and even more so fast restores,” said Bill Andrews ExaGrid’s President and CEO. “ExaGrid v5.0 is the first backup storage solution that provides fast backups at a rate of up to 200TB/hour per PB and fast restores with the ExaGrid landing zone coupled with performance load balancing and failover when working with Oracle RMAN.  There is no solution on the market that will come close to the ExaGrid approach for Oracle RMAN.”

ExaGrid’s v5.0 also supports Veeam’s newly-announced SOBR, which allows backup administrators using Veeam to direct all jobs to a single repository made up of ExaGrid shares across multiple ExaGrid appliances in a scale-out GRID, automating job management to ExaGrid appliances.  ExaGrid’s support of SOBR also automates the addition of appliances into an ExaGrid system as data grows by simply adding appliances to a Veeam repository group. The combination of Veeam SOBR and ExaGrid’s appliances in a scale-out GRID creates a tightly integrated end-to-end backup solution that allows backup administrators to leverage the advantages of scale-out in both the backup application as well as the backup storage. The combination of Veeam backups to the ExaGrid landing zone, the integrated ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover, and ExaGrid’s support of Veeam SOBR is the most a very tightly integrated solution on the market for a scale-out backup application to scale-out backup storage.

“ExaGrid continues to deepen its product integration with Veeam, driving unrivaled performance and value for the Always On Enterprise,” said Bill Andrews, ExaGrid’s President and CEO. “ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture when combined with Veeam SOBR delivers limitless scalability and effectively removes the obstacles to data growth encountered in first generation scale-up storage approaches, which can be costly and disruptive, particularly in larger data center environments.”

In addition, v5.0 also includes support for replicating from the primary site ExaGrid backup system to AWS for offsite disaster recovery. ExaGrid has always supported second-site replication from data center to data center and now also supports data center replication to AWS. ExaGrid’s approach of using an ExaGrid VM in AWS to AWS storage preserves many ExaGrid features when replicating to AWS, such as a single user interface for the onsite ExaGrid and the data in AWS, replication encryption, and bandwidth set and throttle. In addition, the v5.0 release supports encryption of data at rest in AWS. In the event of a disaster recovery, the backup application running in AWS or at a customer’s data center recovery site can request the data from the ExaGrid VM in Amazon for restores to any location. ExaGrid has complete support for disaster recovery to an ExaGrid at a second data center, to a rented third party data center, to an ExaGrid at hybrid cloud providers, and now to the public cloud.

“IT needs a new strategy, one that meets its expectations while also paving the way for true organizational resilience” said George Crump, Founder and President of Storage Switzerland, a leading IT analyst firm. “ExaGrid continues to demonstrate that it is one of those companies with the right technology at the right time. Its landing zone feature seems tailor-made to solve both backup and recovery performance issues, and its choice of a scale-out architecture is ideal for the use case. The scalability that ExaGrid’s systems provide enables customers to keep pace with their expanding data volumes without sacrificing performance, and release of its v5.0 continues the company’s push to build and deliver what IT data centers truly need for backup storage.”

In addition to support for Oracle RMAN Channels, Veeam SOBR, and AWS, v5.0 also extends its support for Veritas OST to include ExaGrid appliances as target backup storage for the NetBackup 5200 and 5300 series of media server appliances. ExaGrid’s implementation has been Veritas certified. In addition, ExaGrid has also extended in Veritas NetBackup OST implementations to include support of NetBackup media servers running IBM AIX.

With comprehensive security concerns constantly on the rise ExaGrid, has tightened its prevention of and recovery from ransomware attacks.

  • Comprehensive access security – ExaGrid shares can be accessed only from designated backup/media servers
  • SMB signing can be enabled for ExaGrid shares, requiring Windows account credentials to be authenticated and authorized before access is granted
  • Each ExaGrid server runs a proper firewall and a customized Linux distribution that only opens ports and runs only the services necessary for receiving backups, web-based GUI, and ExaGrid-to-ExaGrid replication.
  • Communications between ExaGrid servers is secured using Kerberos authorization and authentication, protecting from a “man in the middle” attack from malicious users or software.
  • If the primary storage is compromised, restores from ExaGrid are up to 20 times faster than any other deduplication appliance as ExaGrid stores the most recent backup in an undeduplicated form avoiding the data rehydration penalty of only storing deduplicated data. Users are back online faster.

ExaGrid’s Version 5.0 will ship in May 2017.

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 second generation product offers a unique landing zone and scale-out architecture, providing the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, 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. See what ExaGrid customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup.

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

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ExaGrid, Next Generation Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Vendor, Reports Record Quarterly Revenue for Q1-2017 http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-next-generation-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-quarterly-revenue-q1-2017/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-next-generation-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-quarterly-revenue-q1-2017/#respond Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:00:55 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=6598 Larger enterprise customer opportunities result in best quarterly bookings and revenue in company history

Westborough, Mass., April 12, 2017 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of next generation disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced record bookings and revenue for Q1 2017. ExaGrid grew double digits over the same quarter of the prior year, continuing its trend of progressive growth at a faster rate than that of the overall market and consistent growth of its market share position. ExaGrid continues to demonstrate success in the enterprise market as evidenced by its posting of a record number of new customer six-figure deals in the current quarter.

“ExaGrid again posted a record quarter as the number of higher-value enterprise deals continues to rise, resulting in a higher ASP,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of ExaGrid. “We are seeing the larger enterprise customers looking for better performance at a lower cost than the first generation of backup storage solutions can provide, and that’s what ExaGrid is uniquely positioned to deliver.”

First generation deduplication solutions were either built into a backup application media server or into a scale-up storage appliance. Customers did not truly understand the negative impact of data deduplication on backup until they deployed the first generation of products. The evolving market has resulted in more sophisticated customers who are now ready to understand the impact of ExaGrid’s unique approach on the data center.

“Over 70% of ExaGrid’s newly acquired customers are replacing first generation deduplication approaches from Dell EMC Data Domain, HP StoreOnce, Commvault Deduplication, and the Veritas 5200/5300 series of appliances. These solutions can be cost prohibitive for backup storage and are also slow for backups, restores, and VM boots,” said Andrews.

ExaGrid is the only second generation backup storage vendor that has eliminated the three compute challenges inherent to backup storage with data deduplication. All backup storage vendors reduce storage and bandwidth to varying degrees but provide slow ingest rates because they perform data deduplication ‘inline.’ In addition, because they only store deduplicated data, restore speeds and VM boots are also very slow. ExaGrid’s ingest rate is three times faster – and restores/VM boots are up to ten times faster – than its closest competitor. Unlike the first generation vendors that only add capacity as data grows, ExaGrid appliances add compute with capacity, ensuring that the backup window remains fixed in length. Only ExaGrid uses a scale-out architecture with a unique loading zone, which holistically addresses all of the scalability and performance challenges of backup storage.

In the first quarter of 2017, ExaGrid achieved:

  • record bookings and revenue
  • a record number of six-figure new customer opportunities
  • designation as a Nutanix Elevate partner and inclusion in its Technology Alliance Partner Program
  • Nutanix Ready certification after having completed all testing and validation

ExaGrid’s published customer success stories and enterprise stories number over 300, more than all other vendors in the space combined. These include a two-page narrative and customer quote, demonstrating how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid’s unique architectural approach, differentiated product, and unrivalled customer support. Customers consistently state that not only is the product best–in-class, but ‘it just works.’

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 second generation product offers a unique landing zone and scale-out architecture, providing the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, 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. See what ExaGrid customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why they now spend significantly less time on backup.

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

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ExaGrid, Next Generation Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Vendor, Reports Record Quarterly Revenue for Q4-2016 and Record Annual Revenue for 2016 http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-next-generation-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-quarterly-revenue-q4-2016-record-annual-revenue-2016/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-next-generation-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-quarterly-revenue-q4-2016-record-annual-revenue-2016/#respond Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:00:13 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=6370 Company announces best quarterly revenue in its history and achieves 12th consecutive cash positive quarter

Westborough, Mass., January 10, 2017 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced record revenue for Q4 2016. In addition, Q4 was the company’s 12th consecutive cash positive quarter. ExaGrid grew double digits over the previous quarter and same quarter of the prior year as well as for the full year of 2016 over 2015. The company is growing faster than the overall market and continues to grow its market share position. ExaGrid’s continued success in its upmarket move into enterprise accounts was evidenced by a record number of six-figure new customer opportunities in the 4th quarter.

“ExaGrid had a strong record quarter in both North America and EMEA, and was cash positive for the 12th consecutive quarter,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of ExaGrid. “We are seeing a record number of customers move to ExaGrid’s next generation approach from the first generation inline/scale-up deduplication appliances as well as from backup software with deduplication to disk. Customers that deal with the day-to-day complexities of backup understand the unique value that ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture with landing zone brings to their data center environment.”

ExaGrid is the only second generation backup storage company that overcomes the three compute challenges of backup storage with data deduplication. All backup storage vendors reduce storage and bandwidth to varying degrees but provide slow ingest rates due to the fact that they perform data deduplication ‘inline.’ In addition, because they only store deduplicated data, restore speeds and VM boots are also very slow.

ExaGrid’s ingest is three times faster – and restores/VM boots are up to ten times faster – than its closest competitor. In addition, since each ExaGrid appliance adds compute with capacity, the backup window remains fixed in length as data grows. Only ExaGrid uses a scale-out architecture with a unique loading zone, which addresses all the scalability and performance challenges of backup storage.

For the year 2016, ExaGrid:

  • achieved record bookings and revenue
  • maintained cash positive status across all four quarters and for the year overall
  • announced the addition of three new strategic partnerships with Zerto, Nimble Storage, and Pure Storage
  • won Storage Magazine’s “Gold Product of the Year, Backup Hardware”
  • was voted SVC Awards’ “Product of the Year, Backup and Recovery/Archive”
  • was rated #1 “Recommended Deduplicating Backup Appliance” in DCIG’s 2016-17 buyer’s guides

“ExaGrid has over 300 published customer success stories on its website, which is more than all other vendors in the space combined,” said Andrews. “This demonstrates how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid’s architectural approach, product, and customer support.”

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 second generation product offers a unique landing zone and scale-out architecture providing 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 Expands Longstanding Veritas Certification of OpenStorage Technology Plug-in http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-expands-longstanding-veritas-certification-openstorage-technology-plug/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-expands-longstanding-veritas-certification-openstorage-technology-plug/#respond Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:12:16 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=6339 Enhanced Plug-in Certified for Use with Veritas NetBackup 5200 and 5300 Appliances

Westborough, Mass., December 21, 2016 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced that it has expanded its longstanding support of Veritas’ OpenStorage Technology (OST) to include the Veritas NetBackup 5200 and 5300 line of appliances, including the 5330 and 5340.

ExaGrid provides second-generation backup storage with adaptive data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and a scale-out storage architecture for the industry’s fastest backups, restores, and VM boots. Veritas NetBackup customers who utilize the Veritas NetBackup 5200 or 5300 appliances for their NetBackup master and media servers, but not for backup storage, can now take advantage of all of ExaGrid’s architectural advantages for long-term retention of backup data.

ExaGrid supports Veritas’ OST to provide deeper integration between Veritas’ backup applications and ExaGrid’s target-side backup appliances with deduplication and replication. This integration provides better backup performance and reliability as compared to CIFS or NAS and balances backup traffic across the network interfaces of all ExaGrid appliances in its GRID system.

Optimized duplication of backup images provides information to NetBackup about ExaGrid’s replicated backups, eliminating the need to catalog the remote backup copies and resulting in the fastest disaster recovery. In addition, flexible retention options allow longer-term retention at either the primary or secondary site(s) to better meet each customer’s specific disaster recovery requirements.

Optimized synthetic backups allow more frequent incremental backups (which reduces workload on backup clients) while maintaining the safety, convenience, and efficiency of regular full backups. NetBackup Auto Image Replication (AIR) automates and accelerates disaster recovery from one NetBackup domain to another NetBackup recovery domain so that when a disaster occurs, NetBackup at the disaster recovery site has all of the necessary catalog information already in place to immediately call for the data from the offsite ExaGrid system across backup domains.
The ExaGrid OST plug-in package can be downloaded from any ExaGrid server using the ExaGrid web-based GUI and loaded onto the Veritas NetBackup 5200 and 5300 Appliances following Veritas’ documented procedure. NetBackup’s Administrative Console is then used to configure NetBackup resources for the ExaGrid sites.

ExaGrid’s approach provides faster backups by performing deduplication after landing backups to disk. ExaGrid maintains the most recent non-deduplicated backups in a landing zone for fast restores and VM boots, and stores longer-term deduplicated retention data in its repository storage. Due to ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture, which adds compute with capacity, the backup window stays fixed in length even as data grows.

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 EX40000E Voted SVC Awards 2016 “Product of the Year – Backup and Recovery/Archive” http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-ex40000e-voted-svc-awards-2016-product-year-backup-recoveryarchive/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-ex40000e-voted-svc-awards-2016-product-year-backup-recoveryarchive/#respond Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:00:56 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=6334 Disk-Based Backup Appliance ‘Clear Winner’ in Category

Westborough, Mass., December 20, 2016 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced that its EX40000E appliance has been honoured by SVC with its 2016 Product of the Year award in the Backup and Recovery/Archive category. Winners were announced at the SVC Awards Gala Ceremony on December 1 in London, UK.

The SVC Awards recognize the products, projects and services – as well as honor companies and teams – operating with excellence in the cloud, virtualization, and storage sectors. The SVC Awards also recognize the achievements of end users, channel partners, and vendors.

The ExaGrid EX40000E appliance is a scalable, cost-effective disk-based backup with data deduplication solution that revolutionizes how organizations back up and protect data. ExaGrid’s backup storage appliances can deduplicate and store data from over 25 industry-leading backup software applications. ExaGrid’s backup storage appliances have been architected from the ground up specifically for backup storage to address today’s demanding backup requirements and are optimized for superior backup and recovery performance.

“We are honored to accept this esteemed 2016 SVC Product of the Year award in the Backup and Recovery/Archive category,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “We believe it reflects ExaGrid’s position as the only backup storage vendor that has architected a solution with data deduplication that takes into consideration the performance challenges of deduplication for backup, restore, and VM boot performance. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out backup storage is three times faster for ingest and over ten times faster for restores and VM boots than its closest competitor. In addition, ExaGrid is the only solution that provides a fixed-length backup window as data grows. With ExaGrid, IT can have the fastest backups, restores, and VM boots; a fixed-length backup window; and the ability to easily scale their systems, so they simply buy what they need as they need it.”

ExaGrid is a Veeam Software strategic alliance partner, and Veeam was also voted SVC Product of the Year in its category of Cloud Backup and Recovery/Archive. “We’re pleased to be in such good company. ExaGrid exemplifies strategic partnership – the company, its people, and most certainly its technology and product,” said Andy Vandeveld, Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances at Veeam. “It comes as no surprise that ExaGrid was voted Product of the Year in its category. ExaGrid has done extensive integration between its appliance and Veeam Availability solutions. ExaGrid brings data deduplication to save on disk storage and preserves the Veeam value proposition of VM boots and restores in seconds to minutes, keeping the ‘Always On’ datacenter available and responsive quickly and consistently. We congratulate ExaGrid on this impressive win!”

“Nominations for the SVC Awards 2016 were of very high quality and there was also a significant increase in the numbers of votes cast. The SVC Awards recognise the users, manufacturers and suppliers operating in the storage, virtualisation and cloud sectors and are voted for by the readers of our wide range of print and online publications” said Jason Holloway, Director of IT Publishing at Angel Business Communications, publishers of the Digitalisation World stable of titles. “All finalists did well in reaching the high standard shortlist, but ExaGrid was the clear winner in its category.”

ExaGrid’s EX40000E is the largest in the company’s product line and scales from a 40TB full backup up to a 1PB full backup by combining 25 EX40000Es in a scale-out GRID. The ingest rate of a full GRID is 200TB/hr., which is 3 times the ingest performance of the EMC Data Domain 9800 with DD Boost. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone not only allows for the fastest backups but also for the fastest restores and VM boots as ExaGrid maintains the most recent backup in its full undeduplicated form. ExaGrid is the only vendor that adds compute with capacity versus just adding disk shelves. This scale-out approach allows for performance to be added along with capacity growth, which provides for a fixed-length backup window as data grows.

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, Leading Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Vendor, Announces Collaboration with Pure Storage on Innovative Reference Architecture with Veeam http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-leading-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-announces-collaboration-pure-storage-innovative-reference-architecture-veeam/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-leading-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-announces-collaboration-pure-storage-innovative-reference-architecture-veeam/#respond Wed, 16 Nov 2016 04:41:45 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=6274 Responds to Channel Demand to Combine Best-of-Breed Products for Comprehensive Data Storage Solution

Westborough, Mass., November 16, 2016 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication, today announced a collaboration with Pure Storage®, the market’s leading independent solid-state array vendor, to deliver end-to-end data storage solutions. Due to high demand from customers and partners, Pure and ExaGrid in collaboration with Veeam® have released a Reference Architecture entitled, “Advanced Pure Storage FlashData Protection Using Veeam Backup & ReplicationTM and ExaGrid Backup Storage,” available here.

This collaboration provides data storage solutions that comprehensively address an organization’s data storage needs. While Pure Storage provides all-flash primary storage, ExaGrid’s target-side backup storage appliances are best suited for organizations with longer-term backup retention needs, typically four weeks or more. Organizations that work with both ExaGrid and Pure Storage benefit from the price/performance of these next-generation products over the established brand solutions that offer earlier generations of data storage products.

“ExaGrid is receiving requests in record numbers from resellers who are seeing increasing demand for the next generation of best-of-breed storage solutions,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “This includes the combination of Pure Storage for primary storage and ExaGrid for backup storage, particularly in combination with Veeam for virtualized backup. In response, we are conducting an unprecedented number of end-user events that includes these next-generation storage companies.”

“Successful partnerships are those that blend the strengths of complementary products to deliver value beyond cost and speed,” said Andy Vandeveld, Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances at Veeam. “High-caliber products such as Pure Storage and ExaGrid further strengthen the performance that Veeam provides to its ‘Always-On’ customers. Today’s IT teams continue to be understaffed and have tight budgets, so introducing an end-to-end solution that puts an end to the traditional problems inherent to storage and backup brings immeasurable value. Our customers are the guardians of the data, and it’s expected to be there – not sometimes, not some of it, not two days from now; but 24.7.365. Only best of breed can deliver that availability with excellence – consistently and reliably. That’s the drumbeat that IT is expected to march to, and that’s what this partnership uniquely delivers.”

Customer validation has come from many segments, including the healthcare industry. Tennessee-based Williamson Medical Center has been using the three products together, and Sam Marsh, Engineering Team Lead, reports reliance on the integrated solution to work flawlessly. “In our virtualized environment, storing, backing up, and restoring data easily and efficiently is really important. The combination of Pure Storage All Flash, Veeam Backup & Replication, and ExaGrid disk-based backup with deduplication have provided us with superior end-to-end performance. Mission-critical applications require highly optimized storage, and I get incredible speed and performance with Pure Storage. ExaGrid provides not just the shortest backup window, but the fastest – and most reliable – data restores. Both Pure and ExaGrid have a scale-out architecture, so I can expand without taking the entire system down. Veeam connects the two and is highly integrated with ExaGrid to maximize backup speed and data deduplication. The three products couldn’t be easier to install and manage, and the capability and user experience are amazing.”

“We have seen tremendous demand from our enterprise customers to support the combination of Veeam and ExaGrid for protection of their business critical workloads running on all-flash storage. In particular, the solution is well-suited to customers in heavily-regulated industries, where long-term retention is required,” said Matt Kixmoeller, VP Products at Pure Storage. “Pure Storage has committed resources across engineering, marketing, sales, and support to bring this solution to market, and we look forward to working with Veeam and ExaGrid to deliver a world-class experience to customers in this important market segment.”

Supporting this best-of-breed solution are a number of industry awards and recognition. Gartner positioned ExaGrid as the sole “Visionary” in its most recent “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances”1 while also naming Veeam a Leader in its 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software”2 and Pure Storage a leader in its “Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays” for the last three years3. ExaGrid was also named “Most Valuable Product” by Computer Technology Review and received Network Computing’s “Return on Investment” award. ExaGrid and Veeam were recently honored by Storage magazine/Searchstorage.com as “Products of the Year” in Backup Hardware and Backup & DR Software and Services, respectively. Veeam has received over 100 industry awards and was most recently recognized by Ovum as “The Leader” in its 2016 ODM report.

ExaGrid provides second-generation backup storage with adaptive data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and differentiated scale-out storage architecture. In contrast, first-generation appliances perform deduplication inline and have a scale-up architecture that does efficiently store deduplicated data but also slows down backups, restores, and VM boots. ExaGrid’s approach provides faster backups by performing deduplication after landing backups to disk. ExaGrid maintains the most recent non-deduplicated backups in a landing zone for fast restores and VM boots, and stores longer-term deduplicated retention data in its repository storage. Due to ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture, which adds compute with capacity, the backup window stays fixed in length even as data grows.

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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.


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.

1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances” by Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell and Robert Rhame, September 25, 2015.

2 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software” by Dave Russell, Pushan Rinnen and Robert Rhame, June 8, 2016.

3 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays” by Valdis Filks, Joseph Unsworth, Arun Chandrasekaran, August 22, 2016. ID: G00281142. The Gartner document is available upon request from Pure Storage.

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ExaGrid Named ‘Recommended’ Solution for Disk Backup by DCIG http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-named-recommended-solution-disk-backup-dcig/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-named-recommended-solution-disk-backup-dcig/#respond Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:00:52 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=6183 Accredited Analyst Firm Ranks ExaGrid in the Top Positions in 2016-17 Buyer’s Guide Reports

Westborough, Mass., October 20, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced that independent analyst firm DCIG once again ranked the ExaGrid disk-based backup appliance as “Recommended” in its recently published 2016-17 Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guides. This body of research assists organizations in matching their business and technical requirements for disk-based backup to best available products.

Dominating the buyer’s guide rankings, ExaGrid earned the top two positions in all four versions of the guide – the U.S. Enterprise, Sub-$100K, Sub-$75K, and Sub-$50K.

According to DCIG’s analysts, the report found that ExaGrid offers a unique architecture that combines a landing zone and full appliances in a scale-out GRID, differentiating the company from its competition. “This is the third consecutive year that ExaGrid has earned top-most positions in the DCIG Buyer’s Guides, which underscores the value of our differentiated product architecture and the speed and reliability it delivers,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “We’re very proud of this continued distinction.”

“The availability of DCIG’s body of research into backup appliances, coupled with the ability to quickly self-select the features that are ‘must-haves’ in an organization’s environment, changes the dynamic of how organizations can make these important buying decisions,” said DCIG’s President and Lead Analyst, Jerome Wendt. “Organizations now have better, more comprehensive, and more objective information at their fingertips than the vendors with whom they routinely engage. This puts organizations in a better position to make an informed product selection and provides a solid foundation for negotiating product purchases.”

According to the report, ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture, unique landing zone, and ongoing virtualization enhance¬ments helped the EX40000E and EX32000E appliances place in the “Recommended” grouping. Since DCIG’s last guide, ExaGrid added to its top-end capacity by introducing the EX40000E. The new offering includes a 33% increase in raw capacity per appliance, increases the maximum number of appliances in a single GRID from 14 to 25, and accommodates a full backup of up to 1PB at an ingest rate of 200TB/hr.

About DCIG
DCIG is a group of analysts with IT industry expertise who provide informed, insightful, third party analysis and commentary on IT hardware, software and services. DCIG independently develops and licenses access to DCIG Buyer’s Guide Editions. DCIG Buyer’s Guides provide actionable intelligence through comprehensive, in-depth analysis of data center infrastructure product features. DCIG also develops sponsored content in the form of blog entries, customer validations, product reviews, special reports and executive, standard and full-length white papers. DCIG’s target audiences include C-level executives, IT managers, systems and storage engineers and architects, press/media, magazine and website editors, bloggers, financial and technical analysts, and cloud service providers. More information is available at http://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.

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ExaGrid, Leading Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Vendor, Reports Record Revenue for Q3 2016 http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-leading-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-revenue-q3-2016/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-leading-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-revenue-q3-2016/#respond Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:30:36 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=6153 Company announces best 3rd quarter revenue in its history and hits 11th consecutive cash positive quarter

Westborough, Mass., October 5, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced record Q3 revenue. This is also the company’s eleventh consecutive cash positive quarter. Marking continued success in its upmarket move into enterprise accounts, ExaGrid continues to book six-figure new customer opportunities

“ExaGrid is continuing to grow while remaining cash positive. We’ve found a business model that works,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “ExaGrid is the only backup storage company that overcomes the three compute challenges of backup storage with data deduplication. All vendors reduce storage and bandwidth to varying degrees, but only ExaGrid fixes the challenges of: backup ingest performance, restoring data and booting VMs from deduplicated data, and an expanding backup window as data grows,” said Andrews.

ExaGrid’s ingest is three times faster – and restores/VM boots are up to ten times faster – than its closest competitor due to its unique landing zone and scale-out architecture. In addition, since ExaGrid adds compute with capacity, the backup window remains fixed in length as data grows.

In Q3 2016, ExaGrid had another strong quarter for six-figure new customer opportunities as the company continues to push further up market into the Fortune 1000.

In addition to the financial milestones of record revenue and remaining cash positive, ExaGrid achieved the following in Q3:

  • DCIG ranked ExaGrid’s EX40000E and EX32000E in its top “Recommended” category in its 2016-17 Sub-$100K Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guide
  • SVC Awards selected ExaGrid’s EX40000E appliance as a “Product of the Year” Finalist in the Backup and Recovery/Archive category

ExaGrid continues to expand its worldwide reseller channel and add to its growing list of strategic partners, including Veeam, Nimble, and Zerto.

“ExaGrid has over 300 published customer success stories on its website, which is more than all other vendors in the space combined,” said Andrews. “This demonstrates how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid’s architectural approach, product, and customer support.”

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.

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ExaGrid EX40000E Named SVC Awards 2016 “Product of the Year” Finalist http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-ex40000e-named-svc-awards-2016-product-year-finalist/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-ex40000e-named-svc-awards-2016-product-year-finalist/#respond Tue, 04 Oct 2016 13:00:56 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=6150 Disk-Based Backup Appliance Recognized in Backup and Recovery/Archive Category

Westborough, Mass., October 4, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced that its EX40000E appliance has been named a finalist for a 2016 Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) Award in the “Backup and Recovery/Archive Product of the Year” category.

The ExaGrid EX40000E appliance was shortlisted as it stood out as a scalable, cost-effective disk-based backup with data deduplication solution that revolutionizes how organizations back up and protect data. ExaGrid appliances have been architected from the ground up specifically for backup to address today’s demanding backup requirements and are optimized for superior backup and recovery performance.

“The SVC Awards’ finalists represent today’s most innovative technologies and technology deployments, demonstrating highly impressive real-world IT and business results, as well as fast time-to-value and ROI,” said Jason Holloway, Director of IT Publishing at Angel Business Communications, organizers of the SVC Awards. “We congratulate ExaGrid together with all of the finalists on this important accomplishment, and wish all of them the best of luck during the final voting process.”

ExaGrid’s EX40000E is the largest in the company’s product line and scales from a 40TB full backup up to a 1PB full backup by combining 25 EX40000Es in a scale-out GRID. The ingest rate of a full GRID is 200TB/hr., which is 3 times the ingest performance of the EMC Data Domain 9500 with DD Boost. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone not only allows for the fastest backups but also for the fastest restores and VM boots as ExaGrid maintains the most recent backup in its full undeduplicated form. ExaGrid is the only vendor that adds compute with capacity versus just adding disk shelves. This scale-out approach allows for performance to be added along with capacity growth, which provides for a fixed-length backup window as data grows.

“We are honored to have been chosen by the esteemed 2016 SVC Awards judges as a finalist for this award,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “We believe it reflects ExaGrid’s position as the only backup storage appliance that features data deduplication implemented in a way that ensures the fastest backups, restores, recoveries and tape copies; works seamlessly across physical and virtual environments; maintains a backup window that’s fixed in length and doesn’t expand as data grows; and eliminates forklift upgrades and product obsolescence — IT staff buy what they need, as they need it.”

The SVC Awards recognize the products, projects and services, as well as honor companies and teams, operating with excellence in the cloud, virtualization, and storage sectors. The SVC Awards also recognize the achievements of end-users, channel partners and vendors alike. Voting opened on October 3 and closes on November 11: http://www.svcawards.com/voting.php. Winners will be announced at the SVC Awards Gala Ceremony on December 1 at the Royal Garden Hotel (London, UK).

Tweet this: .@ExaGrid EX40000E appliance Named SVC Awards Finalist – cast your vote for ExaGrid today: http://www.svcawards.com/voting.php #backup #recovery #SVCawards

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.

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ExaGrid, Leading Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Vendor, Reports Record Revenue for Q2 2016 http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-leading-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-revenue-q2-2016/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-leading-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-revenue-q2-2016/#respond Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:00:20 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5999 Company Boosts Bookings with Double-Digit Revenue Growth Over Same Period in 2015, Marking Best Revenue Quarter in ExaGrid’s History

Westborough, Mass., July 12, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced that it is continuing its rapid growth in the disk-based backup storage market with record revenue in Q2 2016. ExaGrid grew revenue with double-digit growth over the same quarter a year ago, making it the best revenue quarter in the company’s history and the company’s tenth consecutive cash positive quarter. ExaGrid also booked a record number of six-figure new customer opportunities as the company continues to push further up market into the enterprise.

“ExaGrid is continuing to grow faster than the overall disk-based backup market and as a result is growing its market share position,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “ExaGrid believes it is the only storage company that is growing at a double-digit rate while maintaining a cash positive position quarter after quarter. ExaGrid’s systems scale to a one petabyte full backup in a single scale-out GRID with an ingest rate of 200TB/hr. while delivering the fastest restores and VM boots due to its unique landing zone and scale-out architecture. As a result, ExaGrid is replacing larger EMC Data Domain installations at an increasing rate.”

In Q2 2016, ExaGrid booked a record number of six-figure new customer opportunities as ExaGrid continues to push further up market into the enterprise. In larger data centers, ExaGrid’s unique scale-out architecture and landing zone shorten backup windows due to an ingest rate that is three times faster than that of its closest competitor and can restore a backup, boot a VM, or make an offsite tape copy up to ten times faster.

In addition to the financial milestones of record revenue and continued cash positive status, ExaGrid announced the following quarterly milestones:

  • Awarded best “Value for the Money” product of the year by Storage magazine
  • Go-to-market field events with Veeam, Nimble Storage, and Zerto

“ExaGrid is the only company in the space that assigns level 2 support technicians to customers so that each customer deals with the same senior support person all the time. Customers rave about our support model,” said Andrews. “As a result, ExaGrid saw a record number of repeat order bookings in Q2 2016 as customers continue to expand their ExaGrid footprint.”

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.

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ExaGrid EX40000E Wins Storage Award at The Storries XIII http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-ex40000e-wins-storage-award-storries-xiii/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-ex40000e-wins-storage-award-storries-xiii/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:00:53 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5965 Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Receives “Value for the Money” Award from Storage Magazine

London – June 28, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication, announced today that its EX40000E appliance has been named Storage Magazine’s ‘Value for the Money’ product of the year at their annual awards ceremony. Winners were determined by a public vote, once again validating the excellence of the technology and service delivered by ExaGrid to its customers and partners.

“Being honored with the ‘Value for the Money’ award is fantastic recognition of the industry-leading price/performance of the EX40000E,” said Andy Walsky, ExaGrid’s Vice President of EMEA Sales. “Organizations continue to tighten their IT budgets and mandate that staff do more with less. From our base of over 10,000 customer installations and hundreds of partners, we’re consistently hearing that customers choose ExaGrid appliances over other systems for faster backup and restore performance, VM boots in seconds to minutes, cost-effective scalability, and all-around superior value in terms of price/performance.”

The EX40000E appliance is ExaGrid’s most powerful appliance in its product line arsenal. It is 66% more dense than its predecessor, providing capacity for a 40TB full backup in a 3U appliance. Leveraging the strength of ExaGrid’s scale-out GRID technology, up to 25 EX40000E appliances can be combined in a single scale-out GRID system, allowing for a 1PB full backup. The EX40000E has a maximum ingest rate of 8TB/hr. per appliance, so with 25 EX40000Es in a scale-out GRID, the maximum ingest rate is 200TB/hr., which is 3.5 times the ingest performance of the EMC Data Domain 9500 with DD Boost.

ExaGrid’s unique landing zone stores the most recent backups in their full undeduplicated form for restore, recovery, and VM boot performance that is up to ten times faster than inline deduplication appliances such as EMC Data Domain’s, which only store deduplicated data. ExaGrid’s landing zone can allow a VM boot in seconds to single-digit minutes versus hours for appliances that store only deduplicated data.

All other solutions deduplicate data inline, which does allow for storage savings and replicated bandwidth savings; however, these systems break backup windows up front and especially over time as data grows. In addition, they are painfully slow for restores, offsite tape copies, and VM boots because the data has to be rehydrated for every restore request.

“Many of the solutions on the market just can’t keep up with a short backup window requirement in the face of rapid data growth,” said Walsky. “Furthermore, with more and more organizations virtualizing, they need just-in-time recovery by being able to boot VMs in seconds to minutes. Only ExaGrid can meet all of these requirements.”

The EX40000E appliance, which houses 96TB of raw and 78TB of usable data, can take in up to a 40TB full backup and store it as undeduplicated data in a front-end landing zone for fast restores and recoveries as well as maintaining a long-term historical version in a deduplicated data repository.

The ExaGrid scale-out approach brings compute with capacity – adding processor, memory and network ports 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-length backup window.

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.

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ExaGrid’s Former Senior VP of Engineering Rejoins Company http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrids-former-senior-vp-engineering-rejoins-company/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrids-former-senior-vp-engineering-rejoins-company/#respond Wed, 11 May 2016 13:00:05 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5623 Yee-ching Chao to Drive Execution of Product Roadmap, Accelerate Continued Move Upmarket to the Enterprise

Westborough, Mass., May 11, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication, today announced that Yee-ching Chao, ExaGrid’s former Senior Vice President of Engineering, has rejoined the company in the same capacity.

Yee-ching was originally with ExaGrid for six years. He spent the last two years working for Amazon in Seattle, Washington and now rejoins ExaGrid. He has over 30 years of product development and management experience, and has held key positions at Netezza, Charles River Development, and Siebel Systems.

“ExaGrid’s engineering team has unwavering focus on product excellence and technical innovation. I’m excited to once again lead product development as ExaGrid continues its move up market to larger enterprise environments,” said Yee-ching.

Bill Andrews, President and CEO of ExaGrid, said, “We welcome Yee-ching’s return to once again drive our engineering efforts. With his in-depth knowledge of our technology, product roadmap, and organization, he brings unique strength to our business as well as insight and expertise that few others possess.”

ExaGrid continued its move up market into larger accounts with its release earlier this year of its largest appliance to date – the EX40000E, which can take in up to a 1 petabyte full backup at an ingest rate of 200TB per hour; this is three times faster than its closest competitor. With its unique landing zone, ExaGrid delivers restores and VM boots that are five to ten times faster than any other provider of backup storage with data deduplication. The unique landing zone stores the most recent backups in their full undeduplicated form for restore, recovery, and VM boot performance that is up to ten times faster than inline deduplication appliances, such as EMC Data Domain’s, which only store deduplicated data. ExaGrid’s landing zone allows a VM boot in seconds to single-digit minutes versus hours for appliances that store only deduplicated data.

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.

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ExaGrid, Leading Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Vendor, Announces Partnership with Nimble Storage http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-leading-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-announces-partnership-nimble-storage/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-leading-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-announces-partnership-nimble-storage/#respond Tue, 10 May 2016 13:00:49 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5617 Collaboration Responds to Channel Demand to Combine Best-of-Breed Products for Comprehensive Data Storage Solution

Westborough, Mass., May 10, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication, today announced that it has partnered with Nimble Storage, the leader in predictive flash storage, to develop and deliver a variety of go-to-market programs.

This collaboration will provide an end-to-end storage solution that comprehensively addresses an organization’s storage needs. ExaGrid’s products are target-side backup storage appliances for longer-term backup retention needs, typically four weeks or more. Nimble provides primary, archive, and backup storage for shorter-term retention periods. Organizations that work with both ExaGrid and Nimble benefit from the price/performance of these next-generation products over the established brand solutions that can only offer earlier generations of storage products.

“ExaGrid continues to receive calls from resellers who want to sell the best of breed solutions – what they refer to as the ‘triumvirate’ of next-generation products,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “This includes Nimble for primary storage, Veeam for backup software, and ExaGrid for backup storage. We are getting a record number of reseller requests for combined events that include all three companies.”

“Nimble Storage customers can create highly efficient snapshots to reduce complexities associated with traditional backup,” said Dan Leary, vice president, corporate development, solutions and alliances at Nimble Storage. “The combined solutions are designed to provide customers with a complete data protection offering, combining the speed and efficiency of Nimble snapshots with ExaGrid for longer-term backup and archive.”

ExaGrid and Nimble are growing quickly and are regularly validated and recognized by industry analysts and pundits. Gartner positioned ExaGrid was positioned as the sole Visionary in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances1 and was also recently honored by Storage magazine/Searchstorage.com as “Product of the Year, Backup Storage.” ExaGrid was named “Most Valuable Product” by Computer Technology Review and also received Network Computing’s “Return on Investment” award.

Nimble Storage was named a Leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays2 and was previously positioned by Gartner as a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant in the same category for two consecutive years. The report analyzes providers of mid-range, high-end, and network-attached storage systems and hybrid arrays. More than 7,500 customers have deployed the Nimble Predictive Flash Platform across more than 50 countries. The Predictive Flash Platform combines flash performance with predictive analytics to predict and prevent barriers to data velocity caused by complex IT infrastructure. Nimble customers experience absolute performance, non-stop availability, and cloud-like agility that accelerate critical business processes.

ExaGrid provides second-generation backup storage with adaptive data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and a differentiated scale-out storage architecture. In contrast, first-generation appliances perform deduplication inline and have a scale-up architecture that efficiently stores deduplicated data but slows down backups, restores, and VM boots. ExaGrid’s approach provides faster backups by performing deduplication after landing backups to disk. ExaGrid maintains the most recent non-deduplicated backups in a landing zone for fast restores and VM boots, and stores longer-term deduplicated retention data in its repository storage. Due to ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture, which adds compute with capacity, the backup window stays fixed in length even as data grows.

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.

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.

1 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances” by Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell and Robert Rhame, September 25, 2015.

2 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for General-Purpose Disk Arrays Magic Quadrant,” written by Stanley Zaffos, Roger W. Cox, Valdis Filks, and Santhosh Rao October 21, 2015.

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