ExaGrid Systems, Inc. http://www.exagrid.com Tue, 26 Apr 2016 02:02:21 +0000 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.2 ExaGrid Added to Veeam Alliance Attach Program for Resellershttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-added-veeam-alliance-attach-program-resellers/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-added-veeam-alliance-attach-program-resellers/#respond Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:00:07 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5574 Collaboration Incents and Rewards Solution Selling of Integrated Virtualized
Backup Storage System, Increases Margin to Channel

Westborough, Mass., April 20, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced that it has been added to the Veeam® Alliance Attach Program, which encourages solution selling of ExaGrid’s and Veeam’s complementary technologies through the reseller channel. Veeam® Software is the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™. The program offers an additional discount to Gold-and Platinum-level resellers when Veeam Backup & Replication™ or Veeam Availability Suite™ and an ExaGrid backup storage system are sold together as an integrated solution.

Veeam and ExaGrid are dedicated to the reseller channel and collaborate with their resellers on end-to-end customized virtualized solutions for backup and backup storage. In addition to the strong registration programs that each company offers to qualified resellers, the Veeam Alliance Attach Program provides additional reseller margin for each registered opportunity.

“Veeam and ExaGrid have a longstanding and continuously expanding partnership dating back to 2010,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “ExaGrid has always viewed Veeam as a visionary that is ahead of the curve. We’ve seen Veeam quickly become a dominant player in the availability market and are thrilled to further strengthen our partnership by making the sale of our joint solution more lucrative for our mutual resellers.”

Designed specifically to enable availability, Veeam provides fast VM backups and VM boots in seconds to minutes. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone keeps the most recent Veeam backups in their native, undeduplicated form to deliver on Veeam’s value proposition of helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. Long-term retention data is stored in deduplicated form, and as data grows, ExaGrid’s unique scale-out architecture keeps the backup window fixed in length by adding compute with capacity.

ExaGrid is the only backup storage system that has Veeam’s data mover integrated, which – when compared to straight disk – improves backups by 30% and performs synthetic full backups up to six times faster. When compared to inline data deduplication appliances, ExaGrid provides three times the ingest performance and five to ten times the restore performance because ExaGrid avoids compute-intensive deduplication during the backup window as well as the time-consuming rehydration of data when restoring or booting a VM.

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, Reports Record Revenue for Q1 2016http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-leading-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-revenue-q1-2016/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-leading-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-revenue-q1-2016/#respond Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:00:51 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5419 Company Boosts Bookings with Double-Digit Revenue Growth Over Same Period in 2015, Marking Best Revenue Quarter in ExaGrid’s History

Westborough, Mass., April 6, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced that it is continuing its fast growth in the disk-based backup storage market with record revenue in Q1 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 ninth consecutive cash positive quarter.

“ExaGrid continues to move up market into larger accounts, and in Q1 2016, ExaGrid’s average selling price continued to climb to its highest point in the company’s history,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “ExaGrid has always been strong in the mid-market to small enterprise with customers that have tens to hundreds of terabytes of data; however, the company is now also doing a large amount of business with customers that have multiple hundreds of terabytes of data due to our recent release of the EX40000E appliance, which can take in up to a 1PB full backup in a single scale-out GRID of 25 appliances.”

In Q1 2016, ExaGrid booked record new customer orders and record revenue from six and seven-figure new customer deals. Due to the combination of its unique landing zone, scale-out backup storage architecture, and larger appliances and GRID systems, ExaGrid continues to win 70% of the time against the larger brand vendors.

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

  • ExaGrid was named “Product of the Year in Backup Hardware” by Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com – the top award in the category.
  • The EX40000E appliance has been released and is now shipping. The latest – and largest – addition to the ExaGrid product line, the EX40000E takes in up to a 40TB full backup, and with 25 EX40000Es combined in a single scale-out GRID takes in up to a 1PB full backup at an ingest rate of up to 200TB per hour.

“ExaGrid continues to gain traction in the market by replacing first-generation inline deduplication scale-up solutions from larger brand vendors,” said Andrews. “With ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out GRID for backup storage, ExaGrid delivers three times the ingest performance and five to ten times the restore performance of the larger brand vendors, and is the only solution that provides a fixed-length backup window 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.

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

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ExaGrid Backup Storage Appliance Named “Product of the Year – Backup Hardware” by Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.comhttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-backup-storage-appliance-named-product-of-the-year-backup-hardware-by-storage-magazine-searchstorage-com/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-backup-storage-appliance-named-product-of-the-year-backup-hardware-by-storage-magazine-searchstorage-com/#respond Tue, 23 Feb 2016 14:00:52 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5987 EX32000E Backup Storage Appliance Takes Top Award in Backup Hardware Category

Westborough, Mass., February 23, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication and sole Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances,”1 today announced that its EX32000E appliance has been named “Product of the Year in Backup Hardware” by Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com.

These annual awards, now in their 14th year, showcase the year’s latest and greatest innovations in technology. A total of 146 nominees were judged by a panel of Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com writers and editors, users, analysts, and consultants. Eighteen winners were chosen from a total of 70 finalists across six categories based on performance, ease of integration and use, manageability, functionality, and value.
According to Storage magazine’s Sonia Lelii, “Winners in the backup hardware group for the 2015 Products of the Year awards faced a crowded competition this year […] The hardware among backup vendors continues to evolve, with sellers emphasizing the use of deduplication to shorten backup windows and systems that are more efficient.”

ExaGrid’s EX32000E v4.9 increased full backup capacity to 32TB per appliance and 800TB per single scale-out GRID. (ExaGrid’s subsequent release of its EX40000E appliance further increased full backup capacity to 40TB per appliance and with 25 appliances in a scale-out GRID, a single system can take in up to a 1PB full backup with total ingest of 200TB/hr. In contrast, the EMC Data Domain 9500 can only scale to an 860TB full backup with ingest of 58TB/hr. using DD Boost. ExaGrid scales larger and provides over three times the backup ingest rate of the DD9500.) With ExaGrid’s unique landing zone, restores, offsite tape copies, and VM boots are five to ten times faster than its closest competitor.

The v4.9 release provides global deduplication, which ensures that all data is deduplicated across all NAS shares and appliances in a GRID. Global deduplication also provides the flexibility to redirect backup jobs to any NAS share, on any appliance, at any time while maintaining data deduplication globally across the entire GRID.

ExaGrid’s v4.9 release also enhanced support for Oracle RMAN Channels, which provides the ability to back up Oracle databases up to 800TB in size (subsequently increased to 1PB with the EX40000E) and to write to multiple NAS shares across multiple devices for optimal backup performance and failover.

“We are thrilled to have been chosen by the Storage magazine/SearchStorage.com panel of judges as recipient of Product of the Year in Backup Hardware,” said ExaGrid’s CEO, Bill Andrews. “This top distinction further validates ExaGrid’s unique architecture and second generation approach of using a landing zone and scale-out architecture for disk-based backup with data deduplication.”

Comparatively, other vendors simply add data deduplication to a scale-up storage architecture (i.e., front-end controller with disk shelves) or to the backup application media server. ExaGrid’s unique approach provides up to a 3X ingest performance; a 5X to 10X restore, tape copy, and boot performance; and a fixed-length backup window as data grows. ExaGrid has the only second generation product on the market.

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

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

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

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.

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ExaGrid Accelerates Scale-Out Disk-based Backup with Deduplication to the Enterprise Data Centerhttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-accelerates-scale-out-disk-based-backup-with-deduplication-to-the-enterprise-data-center/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-accelerates-scale-out-disk-based-backup-with-deduplication-to-the-enterprise-data-center/#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:00:44 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5795 Enterprise Solution Ingests a Full Petabyte Backup into a Single Scale-out GRID System at 200TB/hr.

With 25 in a GRID, the New EX40000E Appliance Offers a Larger Full Backup Capacity, 3.5x the Ingest Performance and 10x the Restore and VM Boot Performance of EMC Data Domain at a Lower Price

Westborough, Mass., January 12, 2016 – Today, ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, announced the largest, most powerful appliance in its arsenal of backup solutions with data deduplication: the EX40000E.

The EX40000E appliance 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.

“ExaGrid implemented data deduplication for storage and bandwidth efficiency but realized that doing so creates three new compute problems,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “With ExaGrid’s landing zone and scale-out architecture, all critical requirements of backup are met: storage and bandwidth efficiency; the fastest ingest for the shortest backup window; scale-out architecture that brings compute with capacity to keep the backup window fixed over time as data grows; and the fastest restores, offsite tape copies, and VM boots in seconds to minutes via the ExaGrid landing zone. ExaGrid built a true backup storage solution versus a deduplication appliance.”

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

“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 Andrews. “Furthermore, with the advent of virtualization, organizations need just-in-time recovery by booting VMs in seconds to minutes. Only ExaGrid can meet all of these requirements.”

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.

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

At the enterprise level, ExaGrid works with a number of solutions, including Veeam, Oracle RMAN, Veritas NetBackup, Veritas Backup Exec, EMC NetWorker, IBM TSM, Commvault Simpana, and over 18 other backup applications and utilities. Leveraging ExaGrid with any of these applications gives IT departments the best of all worlds with:

  • the fastest ingest performance for the shortest backup windows;
  • integration with Veeam’s version V9, further improving ExaGrid’s high ingest rate for even faster backup performance. Supports new per-virtual machine (VM) backup file chain option, improved local backup copy performance, and further simplification of Veeam/ExaGrid setup;
  • the most recent backups in their native, undeduplicated form in the landing zone for the fastest restores, offsite tape copies, and VM boots; and
  • a fixed length backup window – even as data grows – due to full appliances in a scale-out GRID with processor, memory, and bandwidth with disk capacity expansion.

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

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

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ExaGrid Posts Record Year in 2015 with Double-Digit Growth and Cash-Positive Statushttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-posts-record-year-in-2015-with-double-digit-growth-and-cash-positive-status/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-posts-record-year-in-2015-with-double-digit-growth-and-cash-positive-status/#respond Wed, 06 Jan 2016 14:00:19 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5770 Largest independent backup storage provider continues momentum with another year of record top line sales results and year over year double-digit growth

Westborough, Mass., Jan. 6, 2016 – Revolutionary backup storage provider ExaGrid announced today that it had a record year in 2015 and grew over 20% from 2014 to 2015. ExaGrid was cash positive for all four quarters in 2015 and for the year, and has been cash positive for eight consecutive quarters. The company is consistently ranked “best at disk-based backup storage with deduplication” by leading experts and as the only vendor in the “Visionary” quadrant in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances 1 is positioned for an even more successful year in 2016. ExaGrid is growing faster than the overall disk-based backup storage with data deduplication market and is gaining market share.

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

Turning it up in 2015, ExaGrid highlights include:

  • Record top line bookings and revenue year
  • Over 20% top line growth compared to 2014
  • All four quarters of cash positive operation
  • Strong growth in six-figure new customer opportunities
  • ASP increased by 40% due to ExaGrid moving up market to larger terabyte data centers
  • Surpassed 10,000 appliances sold
  • Increased the scalable backup storage GRID to ingest a one petabyte full backup
  • The only vendor in the “Visionary” quadrant in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances 1
  • Integrated with Oracle RMAN Channels for performance balancing and failover
  • Shipped the integrated Veeam Accelerated Data Mover with ExaGrid appliances
  • Significant expansion of the sales organization in EMEA

“ExaGrid continues to move up market into more enterprise accounts, now selling into both the mid-market and enterprise,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “ExaGrid has the only solution that can keep up with IT environments that need fast ingest, a fixed-length backup window as data grows with fast restores and offsite tape copies, and VM boots in seconds to minutes. Virtualization has changed backup from merely restoring data to booting entire machines, and only ExaGrid’s landing zone and scale-out architecture can meet the new requirements.”

Vendors such as EMC Data Domain deduplicate data inline, which slows backups down and expands the backup window as data grows. In addition, requests for data restores are slow since the other vendors store only deduplicated data, which needs to be rehydrated for each request. Compared to EMC Data Domain, ExaGrid provides five times the restore, offsite tape copy, and VM boot performance (seconds to minutes vs. hours for EMC); keeps the backup window fixed as data grows; and provides ingest speed of almost four times that of EMC Data Domain.

“Backup storage with data deduplication is an over $3B market segment and, as result, ExaGrid has a lot of room to grow,” said Andrews. “We are hiring sales staff worldwide as quickly as we can.”

ExaGrid’s customers have tens of terabytes of data upwards to petabytes of data and typically deploy a second site ExaGrid appliance for disaster recovery. ExaGrid’s market is well above the SMB market where customers typically have less than 10TB of data and use a cloud solution for disaster recovery. ExaGrid’s customers use their own second data center for lower cost, high security, and fast recovery from site disasters. “Although the cloud is good for archive data, is it not conducive to backup data as it is too expensive, too slow, not secure, and virtually impossible to recover,” said Andrews.

A Year of Technological Innovation – Oracle Database Backups

ExaGrid supports Oracle RMAN Channels targeted at multiple NAS shares across multiple appliances in a scale-out GRID. RMAN Channels automatically writes “sections” in parallel to all NAS shares and automatically redirects the next “section” based on available targets. RMAN Channels with ExaGrid has five major advantages:

  • The Oracle database can be hundreds of terabytes in size and can be backed up in parallel to a single ExaGrid scale-out GRID.
  • The database backup performance is accelerated as the sections are backed up in parallel across multiple appliances in a scale-out GRID.
  • If any appliance in a GRID fails, the segments are automatically redirected to the active appliances, providing for automatic failover – which allows database backups to occur if an appliance fails.
  • The most recent database is stored in an undeduplicated form in the ExaGrid landing zone allowing for the fastest restores while still allowing for storage efficiency as all long-term retention data is stored in deduplicated form. This avoids the lengthy data rehydration process of inline scale-up appliances that only store deduplicated data.
  • As the database data grows, the backup window stays fixed in length as full appliances are added into a scale-out GRID bringing compute with capacity. This eliminates the forklift upgrades associated with inline scale-up deduplication appliances.

Praise from the Experts

ExaGrid continues to receive accolades from renowned industry experts like Gartner and Storage Switzerland. Gartner positioned ExaGrid as the sole company in the Visionary quadrant of the 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances.” 1 Gartner defines “visionaries” as companies that deliver innovative products with capabilities that are often ahead of the mainstream in the market. George Crump, President, Founder and Lead Analyst of Storage Switzerland comments on ExaGrid’s recent v4.9 release: “Most solutions cannot take in a single multi-hundred terabyte Oracle RMAN backup. Most other backup architectures have a single front-end controller with scale-up disk shelves, and if the controller fails, all backups fail. But with ExaGrid, if there are eight appliances in a GRID and one fails, Oracle RMAN channels will redirect the backups to the remaining seven operational appliances so that backups can continue uninterrupted. This is critical for Oracle environments since a missed nightly backup can cause a lot of IT disruption the next day.”

In 2015, ExaGrid won numerous awards, including Computer Technology Review and IT Security Journal’s MVP (Most Valuable Product) award. Kim Kay, Associate Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of WestWorldWide, LLC included ExaGrid in its “elite group of innovative technology solutions that represent the standout leaders in their respective categories – solutions which we think should be at the top of every IT professional’s evaluation shortlist.”

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

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

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

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

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ExaGrid and Zerto Partner to Arm Customers with Replication and Backup Functionality that Improves Speed, Flexibility, and Cost Efficiency for IT Datacentershttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-and-zerto-partner-to-arm-customers-with-replication-and-backup-functionality-that-improves-speed-flexibility-and-cost-efficiency-for-it-datacenters/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-and-zerto-partner-to-arm-customers-with-replication-and-backup-functionality-that-improves-speed-flexibility-and-cost-efficiency-for-it-datacenters/#respond Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:00:12 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5757 Complementary Solutions of Continuous Data Replication and Deduplication of Long-Term Storage Provide End-to-End Data Protection Strategy

Westborough, Mass., December 1, 2015 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication, today announced that it has partnered with Zerto, setting the standard for protection, recovery and migration of data in cloud and virtualized data centers, to deliver complementary solutions – continuous data protection along with long-term archiving – greatly improving performance and cost efficiency in IT datacenters. Customers using both ExaGrid and Zerto have a cost-effective, offsite, disk-based backup solution that employs data deduplication for long-term retention of offsite business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) VMs with a small storage footprint. Organizations can protect all of their production workloads, achieving faster recovery times even as they reduce long-term storage costs.

Zerto provides enterprise-class BC/DR of mission-critical workloads from the primary site to an offsite disaster recovery site, in addition to continuous replications. Zerto’s backups can then be replicated to, and protected by, an ExaGrid system using data deduplication for cost-effective storage and long-term retention of BC/DR VMs with easy setup and management. With ExaGrid’s unique architecture, the most recent Zerto backup of Tier One VMs in a Virtual Protection Group (VPG) is first stored in an ExaGrid Landing Zone in its native format for fast Zerto VM restores and boots.
Long-term retention copies of these offsite backups are then stored in the ExaGrid repository as deduplicated data, resulting in a reduced storage footprint that allows extended retention policies to be met at a greatly reduced storage cost. The combination of Zerto’s Offsite Backup and the ExaGrid Landing Zone plus repository offers best-in-class comprehensive protection of mission-critical VM data.

“The value that Zerto delivers has always been around making BC/DR a seamless, responsive and reliable strategy, and our partnership with ExaGrid extends the benefits of our offsite backup solution for organizations that need fast and cost-effective data protection,” said Paul Zeiter, President, Zerto. “The combination of continuous data replication and deduplication technologies will give end-users the flexibility to better manage their data and protect it over the long term.”

“The partnership between Zerto and ExaGrid is very symbiotic,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of ExaGrid. “We’re pleased to offer ExaGrid’s disk-based backup storage with Zerto’s live disaster recovery of mission-critical VMs. ExaGrid’s unique Landing Zone provides the ability to very quickly restore mission-critical VMs and VM data because the data is immediately available in its full, undeduplicated form – which means it doesn’t need to be rehydrated or reassembled prior to being restored. In addition, with ExaGrid’s data deduplication, Zerto offsite backups can be stored cost efficiently for longer-term retention. This provides the fastest possible restores in the event of a disaster as well as the ability to roll back to older versions. Typically, customers find that they can extend retention because only deduplicated data is stored in the repository, minimizing footprint which results in maximizing storage – and investment.”

In addition to storing Zerto backups, ExaGrid can sit behind the nightly backup application at the primary site and provide protection for all backups – virtual and physical. ExaGrid can replicate the daily changed data to the offsite system for a second offsite copy for “all data” offsite disaster recovery. ExaGrid’s largest system has an ingest rate that is two to three times faster and a restore rate that is five to ten times faster than its closest competitor. ExaGrid’s unique Landing Zone and scale-out GRID architecture allow for faster backups, resulting in a shorter backup window, restores and VM boot speeds that are as much as ten times faster than competitive solutions, and a fixed-length backup window as data grows. The overall cost is lower up front and over time as compared to the large brand vendors.

About Zerto
Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual Replication, has become the standard for protection, recovery and migration of applications in cloud and virtualized datacenters, and won numerous awards, including Best of Show at VMworld 2011, Best of VMworld Europe 2014, as well as 2011, 2012 and 2013 Product of the Year Awards for its innovative hypervisor-based replication approach. For more information, go to www.zerto.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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StorageCraft and ExaGrid Join Forces for Best-of-Breed Backup Software and Storagehttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/storagecraft-and-exagrid-join-forces-for-best-of-breed-backup-software-and-storage/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/storagecraft-and-exagrid-join-forces-for-best-of-breed-backup-software-and-storage/#respond Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:00:01 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5749 Partnership creates a unique end-to-end solution that delivers performance advantage for backups and restores

Westborough, Mass., November 18, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of scale-out disk-based backup storage with data deduplication, and StorageCraft® Technology Corp., the leader in backup and disaster recovery software, have announced a partnership that provides a unique end-to-end solution for data backup.

Both products are next generation and together they create a unique performance advantage for both backups and restores. The combination of StorageCraft’s snapshot technology and ExaGrid’s landing zone and scale-out backup storage allows backups to occur quickly. This is due to StorageCraft’s backup approach and ExaGrid writing backups direct to disk and then performing adaptive data deduplication. In addition, ExaGrid keeps the most recent backup in its full, undeduplicated form in a landing zone, enabling StorageCraft to perform fast restores. Long-term retention is kept in a deduplicated form for low-cost storage.

“The combination of StorageCraft and ExaGrid is perfect for EMC NetWorker, Commvault Simpana, Veritas NetBackup, Veritas Backup Exec, and IBM TSM customers who want to move away from expensive, slow, and complex backup environments to a backup environment that is low cost, easy to manage, and fast for both backups and restores,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid.

Most first and second generation backup and disaster recovery software products struggle to balance short recovery time objectives with the benefits of deduplication. StorageCraft’s unique snapshot architecture requires minimal system resources to capture system recovery points, which are then acted upon by ExaGrid to deliver superior storage efficiencies. With the combined solution, short recovery times, quick restores, and excellent storage utilization are all achieved with minimal impact on production systems.

“The ExaGrid and StorageCraft solutions work together to enhance each solution’s strengths, resulting in an extremely fast, efficient, and simple backup process coupled with quick restores and excellent storage utilization that scales,” said Scott Barnes, StorageCraft’s chief technology officer. “This partnership produces backup and recovery solution options that IT professionals will be excited about.”

The first generation deduplication appliances and solutions simply added data deduplication inline on the way to disk in scale-up storage (front-end controller with disk shelves). This creates three challenges. The first is that backups are slow due to performing data deduplication, which is a compute-intensive process, during the backup window. Second, restores, offsite tape copies, and VM boots are slow as all data is stored in a deduplicated form and takes time to rehydrate. Lastly, as data grows, only storage is added and as a result of not adding compute, the backup window gets longer.

ExaGrid not only deduplicates data to save on storage footprint and cost but solves all three of the deduplication compute challenges. First, backups are written direct to disk to avoid the high overhead of deduplication during the backup window. Second, the most recent backups are stored in a landing zone in their full, undeduplicated form since 95% of restores, offsite tape copies, and VM boots come from the most recent backups. With the landing zone approach, backups are as fast as disk with no rehydration time. Lastly, as data grows, ExaGrid adds full appliances with processor, memory, bandwidth, and disk in a scale-out GRID architecture so the backup window stays fixed length.

“StorageCraft and ExaGrid make the perfect partners to provide customers with a low-cost, easy-to-use, cost-effective next generation backup solution,” said Andrews.

About StorageCraft
The StorageCraft family of companies, founded in 2003, provides best-in-class backup, disaster recovery, system migration and data protection solutions for servers, desktops and laptops. StorageCraft delivers software products that reduce downtime, improve security and stability for systems and data, and lower the total cost of ownership. For more information, visit www.storagecraft.com.

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to ExaGrid 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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Lawndale Christian Health Center Chooses ExaGrid Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance to Replace its Legacy Tape Solution to Achieve Faster Backups and Seamless Disaster Recoveryhttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/lawndale-christian-health-center-chooses-exagrid-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-to-replace-its-legacy-tape-solution-to-achieve-faster-backups-and-seamless-disaster-recovery/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/lawndale-christian-health-center-chooses-exagrid-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-to-replace-its-legacy-tape-solution-to-achieve-faster-backups-and-seamless-disaster-recovery/#respond Tue, 27 Oct 2015 03:54:15 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5719 Chicago-Area Healthcare Provider Relies on ExaGrid’s Data Deduplication to Maximize Disk Space

Westborough, Mass., October 27, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup solutions and sole Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances”1, today announced Lawndale Christian Health Center has implemented a two-site ExaGrid disk-based backup system with data deduplication to improve its backup times and disaster recovery (DR) operations. The system, which integrates seamlessly with the healthcare provider’s existing Veritas Backup Exec software, has enabled dramatic improvements in backup time while providing greater peace of mind in the event of a disaster.

Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC) is a community-based nonprofit organization, founded in 1984. Located in Chicago, LCHC provides quality primary care services without regard for a patient’s ability to pay and serves as a community resource for eliminating health disparities. LCHC’s 50 plus healthcare providers treat over 119,000 patients each year at three sites located in the Lawndale area.

LCHC’s IT department was backing up its data to tape. However, as the healthcare provider grew, long backup times were making it nearly impossible to get backups completed during off hours, when the facility is closed.

“Our clinic is open on weekends, and it was extremely difficult to get our full backups completed with tape,” said Zachary Taliaferro, Manager of Information Technology, Lawndale Christian Health Center. “We were also concerned about disaster recovery. With tape, there’s no guarantee that the data will be there when you need it. We decided to look for an alternative backup approach that would enable us to stay within our backup window and improve our ability to recover from a disaster.”

After looking at multiple options, LCHC purchased a two-site ExaGrid disk-based backup system with data deduplication. Data is automatically replicated each night from the primary ExaGrid system to the second system for redundancy.

“We’ve been using Veritas Backup Exec for a long time, so we needed a solution that would work seamlessly with it,” said Taliaferro. “The ExaGrid works extremely well with Backup Exec and the two products together make for a very powerful solution. The ExaGrid appliance is very intuitive to operate, and it saves me lots of time because I don’t have to manage tape or juggle backup jobs anymore. It really is a ‘set it and forget it’ type of product.”

Now, each night, LCHC runs multiple backup jobs at once so backups are more efficient and less time consuming. It can now get all of its backup jobs done in less than eight hours. Plus, using ExaGrid’s data deduplication the healthcare provider is able to maximize storage capacity and can store and retain more data for longer periods to meet stringent regulatory requirements.

“The ExaGrid is a terrific product,” added Taliaferro. “We were in a terrible spot in regards to our backup times and our DR situation, but installing the ExaGrid system has solved both problems for us. We no longer have issues meeting our backup window, and we’re able to get complete backups each and every time. The ExaGrid system has done everything we wanted and more.”

To read the complete Lawndale Christian Health Center case study, please visit: http://www.exagrid.com/wp-content/uploads/ExaGrid-Lawndale-Customer-Success-Story.pdf

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

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

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

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.

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ExaGrid and OffsiteDataSync Partner to Offer Disaster Recovery as a Cloud Service and DR as a Service (DRaaS)http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-and-offsitedatasync-partner-to-offer-disaster-recovery-as-a-cloud-service-and-dr-as-a-service-draas/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-and-offsitedatasync-partner-to-offer-disaster-recovery-as-a-cloud-service-and-dr-as-a-service-draas/#respond Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:00:40 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5713 Organizations without a second site for DR can access ExaGrid as a service in the OffsiteDataSync Cloud

Westborough, Mass., October 26, 2015 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage, and OffsiteDataSync, a leading provider of data retention, disaster recovery (DR) and hosted cloud computing services, today announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to deliver ExaGrid Disaster Recovery as a Cloud Service. The new disaster recovery solution leverages ExaGrid’s award-winning backup storage appliances, featuring its unique landing zone and scale-out architecture, and supports Veeam® Availability Suite™ software at either the customer’s onsite data center or at OffsiteDataSync’s strategically located Tier IV data centers throughout the United States. Service configuration options include Veeam-based on-premise local backup to ExaGrid appliances, instant DR recovery in OffsiteDataSync Tier IV facilities, and hypervisor of choice which addresses failover and failback complexities presented by large-vendor lock-in solutions and proprietary cloud architecture.

The new jointly offered Disaster Recovery as a Cloud Service addresses a number of growing customer concerns in relation to today’s more commonly deployed DR solutions. First, many customers have access to only a single data center, or pay a hefty price for a secondary data center location. Second, many companies often do not have the manpower and/or expertise to effectively address and mange a DR failover site or the time to maintain compliance with initiatives such as HIPAA, PCI, ITAR and more. And third, many organizations prefer to pay for DR as a monthly service—using operating versus capital budgets—to avoid making large capital investments in depreciating hardware and software assets for DR.

Customers will leverage either an ExaGrid appliance onsite, a cloud-based OffsiteDataSync ExaGrid appliance offsite or both for fast and reliable local backups and restores, as well as configurable instant DR restore options locally or offsite. Since only the changed bytes are replicated, the solution is extremely WAN efficient. Specialized DR services are available in the event of a disaster, ensuring that data can be restored and services resumed almost immediately.

“Disk crashes, power failures, and human error, as well as natural and manmade disasters, are very real and constant threats to business services availability. At best, an outage is costly. At worst, data is irretrievable and/or services are unavailable for extended periods of time, causing loss of revenues and customers, damaged business reputations, compliances put at risk, and potential legal ramifications,” said Matthew Chesterton, CEO, OffsiteDataSync. “By partnering with ExaGrid to offer a new DRaaS that supports Veeam, top performance, reliability, and trustworthy DR has never been more easily and cost effectively obtained.”

“We are delighted to be working with OffsiteDataSync, an organization that is expert in ensuring availability, reliability, security and recoverability in the cloud, as further evidenced by being named a Top 100 Global Cloud Provider and a Gold Veeam Cloud & Service Provider partner,” said Bill Andrews, CEO, ExaGrid. “Organizations now have access to affordable enterprise-class DR, ensuring the protection of one of their most valuable assets – data.”

ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provide the fastest backup—resulting in the shortest fixed backup window and the fastest local restores—breaking the paradigm over other solutions. OffsiteDataSync delivers data retention, DR, and hosted cloud services across three strategically located data centers in Las Vegas, Nevada; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Rochester, New York. In 2014, OffsiteDataSync was selected by Veeam Software, innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Modern Data Center™¸ as a launch partner for Veeam Availability Suite v8. Unlike legacy backup solutions which provide recovery time (RTO) and recovery point objectives (RPO) of hours or days, Veeam helps organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data.

Both ExaGrid and OffsiteDataSync personnel will be available to discuss the new offering at VeeamON 2015, the World’s Premier Data Center Availability Event, taking place in Las Vegas, October 26 – 29, 2015.

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About OffsiteDataSync
OffsiteDataSync is a leading provider of cloud-based disaster recovery and backup services. Founded in 2002, the company has expanded its capabilities to three strategic data centers across the United States that provide DRaaS and IaaS platforms. OffsiteDataSync’s data retention services are certified to the United States and Canadian Government’s Federal Information Processing Standards and are compliant with stringent medical, legal, financial and other governmental regulations, meeting and / or exceeding regulatory specifications for its customers.

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to ExaGrid 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 to Showcase Award-Winning Disk-Based Backup Storage and Recovery for VMs at VeeamON 2015http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-to-showcase-award-winning-disk-based-backup-storage-and-recovery-for-vms-at-veeamon-2015/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-to-showcase-award-winning-disk-based-backup-storage-and-recovery-for-vms-at-veeamon-2015/#respond Tue, 20 Oct 2015 13:00:36 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5704 Solution Ensures Fastest, Most Scalable, and Cost-Effective Data Backup and Instant Recovery of Virtual Environments

Westborough, Mass., October 20, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions and sole Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances,”1 today announced that it will showcase its award-winning backup solution during VeeamON 2015, taking place October 26-29 at the Aria Resort Hotel (Las Vegas, NV). Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to leverage ExaGrid’s tightly-integrated solution to ensure the fastest, most scalable, and cost-effective data backup, replication, and recovery across their virtual Veeam environments while reducing overall storage costs.

Event: VeeamON 2015
When: October 26-29
Where: Aria Resort Hotel (Las Vegas, NV)
Booth #: 202
Learn More & Register: http://www.veeam.com/veeamon

To learn more about how the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover achieves 30% faster backup performance versus CIFS and 600% faster creation of synthetic fulls, please read the Jordan’s Furniture and Operator Groep Delft (OGD) case studies, or one of ExaGrid’s numerous other Veeam success stories, to see why over 700 customers to date have chosen the ExaGrid-Veeam combination to ensure data protection and availability. Or, read ESG’s Lab Review, which validated the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover’s ability to improve the performance of Veeam synthetic full backups.

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

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

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

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.

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ExaGrid Set to Present at Truth in Backup Events, Led By W. Curtis Preston, to Discuss Top Strategies for Recovery of Physical, Virtual, and Cloud Environmentshttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-set-to-present-at-truth-in-backup-events-led-by-w-curtis-preston-to-discuss-top-strategies-for-recovery-of-physical-virtual-and-cloud-environments/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-set-to-present-at-truth-in-backup-events-led-by-w-curtis-preston-to-discuss-top-strategies-for-recovery-of-physical-virtual-and-cloud-environments/#respond Wed, 14 Oct 2015 13:00:03 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5694 Attendees to Learn How to Leverage ExaGrid Disk-Based Backup Appliance to Ensure the Fastest Backups, Restores and Recoveries

Westborough, Mass., October 14, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, and sole Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances” 1, today announced it will join as a presenting company with one of the leading independent voices in the backup and recovery industry: W. Curtis Preston, Founder of TruthinIT, to discuss the top strategies for backup and recovery of physical, virtual, and cloud environments. During TruthinIT’s upcoming seminar series themed, “Truth in Backup: Serious Recovery” attendees will have the opportunity to learn how ExaGrid’s award-winning backup appliance ensures the fastest backups, restores and recoveries; maintains a fixed backup window – even as data grows exponentially; and doesn’t drive IT obsolescence or require forklift upgrades – IT staff need only buy what they need, when they need it, at the most competitive price point in the industry. Bottom line, with ExaGrid’s scale-out solution, IT professionals can rest assured that as their data grows, ExaGrid provides the scalability needed by simply adding appliances to their unique GRID architecture.

Event: Truth in Backup Houston
When: Tuesday, October 20
Where: Houston Marriott South Hobby Airport (Houston, TX)
Learn More & Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/truth-in-backup-houston-registration-14978836102?aff=rss

Event: Truth in Backup Dallas
When: Thursday, October 22
Where: Doubletree by Hilton Dallas-Love Field (Dallas, TX)
Learn More & Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/truth-in-backup-dallas-registration-14981169080?aff=rss

During October, you can also speak with ExaGrid and learn more about its award-winning disk-based backup solutions during the following events:

Event: Lunch & Learn with ExaGrid, Syscom, SolidFire, and Riverbed
When: Thursday, October 15
Where: Nashville Armory (Nashville, TN)
Learn More & Register: http://syscomtechnologies.formstack.com/forms/15oct15_nas2&sc=EXGBanner

Event: Lunch & Learn with ExaGrid, Syscom, Tegile and Zerto
When: Friday, October 16
Where: Ross Bridge Golf Resort (Birmingham, AL)
Learn More & Register: http://syscomtechnologies.formstack.com/forms/15oct16_bhm&sc=EXG

Event: 2015 Annual MAGPPA Conference (Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents)
When: October 18-21
Where: The Beau Rivage Resort & Casino (Biloxi, MS)
Learn More & Register: https://www.magppa.org/insidepages/events/vendors.cfm?eventid=438ec517-d5c7-a505-b878-e1e89c17461d

Event: Lunch & Learn with ExaGrid, Zerto and Right! Systems
When: Tuesday, October 20
Where: Ruth’s Chris (Portland, OR)
Learn More & Register: http://pages.exagrid.com/C15Q4RightSystemsZertoLLPortlandOR102015_LL-Landing-Page.html

Event: Lunch & Learn with ExaGrid, Veeam, and Shi
When: Wednesday, October 21
Where: Hanover Street Chop House (Manchester, NH)
Learn More & Register: http://pages.exagrid.com/C15Q4SHIVeeamLL_LL-Landing-Page.html

Event: VeeamOn 2015
When: October 26-29
Where: Aria Resort Hotel (Las Vegas, NV)
Booth #: 202
Learn More & Register: http://www.veeam.com/veeamon

Don’t see an event in your area? Please email: sales@exagrid.com for an extended events calendar, and/or to request a personalized appointment to learn more.

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

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

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

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.

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ExaGrid Named SVC Awards 2015 “Product of the Year” Finalisthttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-named-svc-awards-2015-product-of-the-year-finalist/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-named-svc-awards-2015-product-of-the-year-finalist/#respond Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:00:40 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5688 ExaGrid’s EX32000E Disk-Based Backup Appliance Recognized in Backup and Recovery/Archive Category

Westborough, Mass., October 13, 2015 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions and sole Visionary in Gartner’s 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances,” 1 today announced that its EX32000E appliance has been named a finalist for a 2015 Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) Award in the “Backup and Recovery/Archive Product of the Year” category.

The ExaGrid EX32000E 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 their data. Unlike traditional backup storage appliances that use inline data deduplication with a scale-up architecture, the ExaGrid appliance represents the second generation of disk-based backup, specifically architected from the ground up to meet today’s very specific backup requirements – its unique landing zone with scale-out architecture is optimized for superior backup performance, as well as restore performance, scalability and price. ExaGrid’s system scales from a 1TB to an 800TB full backup in a single GRID.

“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 the additional finalists for this important accomplishment, and wish them all the best of luck during the final voting process.”

“We are honored to have been chosen by the esteemed 2015 SVC Awards judges as a finalist for this well-known and highly coveted award,” said Bill Andrews, CEO, ExaGrid. “We believe it is a reflection of the fact that the ExaGrid EX32000E truly represents a new era in backup.” He continued, “It is the only disk-based 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 fixed backup window – even as data grows; and eliminates forklift upgrades and product obsolescence — IT staff buy what they need, as they need it.”

The SVC Awards reward 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 5 and closes on November 13: http://www.svcawards.com/voting.php. Winners will be announced at the SVC Awards Gala Ceremony on December 3 at the Royal Garden Hotel (London, UK).

Tweet this: .@ExaGrid EX32000E appliance Named SVC Awards Finalist – please cast your vote for ExaGrid today: http://www.svcawards.com/voting.php #backup #recovery

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

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

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

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.

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ExaGrid, Leading Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Vendor, Reports Record Quarter for Q3 2015 with Record Bookings and Revenuehttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-leading-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-quarter-for-q3-2015-with-record-bookings-and-revenue/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-leading-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-quarter-for-q3-2015-with-record-bookings-and-revenue/#respond Wed, 07 Oct 2015 04:00:09 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5653 Company Boosts Bookings 24% Over Last Year and Revenue Climbs 18% Over Same Period in 2014, Marking Best Quarter in ExaGrid’s History

Westborough, Mass., October 7, 2015 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced that it is continuing its fast growth in the disk-based backup market, with record bookings and record revenue in Q3 2015. ExaGrid grew bookings 24 percent over the same quarter a year ago, and grew revenue 18 percent over the same period last year. This is the best bookings quarter and best revenue quarter in the history of the company. In addition, this was ExaGrid’s seventh consecutive quarter as both cash and P&L positive, following double-digit growth in 2014.

“ExaGrid continues to move up market into larger accounts, and in Q3 2015 ExaGrid’s average selling price continued to climb and was the highest in the company’s history,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “ExaGrid has always been strong in the mid-market to small enterprise with customers that have tens to hundreds of terabytes of data, but is now also doing a large amount of business with customers that have multiple hundreds of terabytes of data. This quarter, ExaGrid booked a record number of new customer six-figure deals. The combination of our unique landing zone, scale-out backup storage architecture and larger appliances and systems are responsible for our accelerating growth.”

In addition to the financial milestones of record revenue and bookings, ExaGrid led the industry with continued innovation and international expansion in several other areas as well, announcing the following additional quarterly milestones:

  • ExaGrid is the sole vender positioned as a “Visionary” in the 2015 Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances.” 1 Companies named as “Visionaries” deliver innovative products with capabilities that are often ahead of the mainstream in the market.
  • The company released software upgrade Version 4.9 that supports global data deduplication across all appliances in a scale-out GRID and provides enhanced support of Oracle RMAN Channels to provide in-parallel backups and failover.
  • ExaGrid expanded its overseas presence and now has sales offices in the UK, Germany, France, the Nordics, Benelux, and Singapore.
  • The company received Computer Technology Review’s “Most Valuable Product (MVP)” award. Judging criteria used by the CTR editorial team included product innovation, functionality, and affordability.

“ExaGrid’s only competitors are the large brand storage and backup vendors who have first-generation scale-up architectures using inline data deduplication, whether in an appliance or the backup media server,” said Andrews. “This approach does reduce storage and bandwidth requirements but slows down backups and restores and does not scale to accommodate data growth. Not only does ExaGrid offer best-in-class data deduplication for storage and bandwidth efficiency, but also reduces the backup window, improves restore and VM boot performance, and keeps the backup window fixed as data volumes increase.”

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

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

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at www.exagrid.com or connect with us 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 Named Sole “Visionary” in Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Applianceshttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-named-sole-visionary-in-magic-quadrant-for-deduplication-backup-target-appliances/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-named-sole-visionary-in-magic-quadrant-for-deduplication-backup-target-appliances/#respond Tue, 06 Oct 2015 14:00:49 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5629 Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

Westborough, Mass., October 6, 2015 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as the sole Visionary in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2015 “Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances.” 1

Companies named as “Visionaries” deliver innovative products with capabilities that are often ahead of the mainstream in the market. Criteria used by Gartner to measure completeness of vision include innovation, offering (product) strategy, and market understanding as well as geographic strategy, vertical/industry strategy, marketing strategy, sales strategy, and business model.

“Deduplication backup target appliances are playing a more active role in the enterprise backup architecture, beyond tape replacement […] By 2018, 50% of applications with high change rates will be backed up directly to deduplication target appliances, bypassing traditional backup software, up from 25% today,” wrote Gartner analysts Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell, and Robert Rhame.

ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provide for faster backups that result in shorter backup windows, faster restores, and VM boot speeds that are up to ten times faster than competitive inline deduplication appliances, as well as a fixed-length backup window even as data volumes multiply. The result is a new era of disk-based backup storage appliances that deliver the best performance, scalability, and price that is lower—both up front and over time—compared to the large brand vendors.

“The large brand players can only offer first-generation inline deduplication with scale-up architectures, which inherently come with significant limitations,” said Bill Andrews, CEO, ExaGrid. “These approaches can’t keep up with today’s IT requirements for short backup windows, fast restores, and VM boots, nor can they provide a system that scales easily in the face of explosive data growth. We believe that ExaGrid’s unique landing zone with scale-out architecture is the only solution on the market that can meet – and even exceed – all of the IT data center’s backup needs. We also believe that Gartner’s recognition and our industry-high customer retention rate are true testaments to our innovation and sustained success.”

Receive a complimentary copy of the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances today.

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

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

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

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

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Operator Groep Delft (OGD) Delivers Innovative New Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Platform Featuring ExaGrid and Veeam Availability Solutionhttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/operator-groep-delft-ogd-delivers-innovative-new-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-platform-featuring-exagrid-and-veeam-availability-solution/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/operator-groep-delft-ogd-delivers-innovative-new-infrastructure-as-a-service-iaas-platform-featuring-exagrid-and-veeam-availability-solution/#respond Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:00:53 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5576 The Netherlands’ Market-Leading IT Services Provider Determines ExaGrid and Veeam Deliver Best-In-Class Data Movement, Backup and Recovery Solution For Virtual Environments

Westborough, Mass., September 29, 2015 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage, today announced that Operator Groep Delft (OGD) has chosen the ExaGrid and Veeam Availability solution as a critical component of its new Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform offering. OGD is one of the Netherlands’ market-leading IT service providers, delivering office automation services to its customers in the fields of end-user management, service delivery management, system operations, and outsourcing. The new OGD IaaS platform now enables its clients to outsource their IT environments by simply migrating their applications and data onto the innovative OGD platform.

To be compelling to customers, OGD knew that it needed its IaaS solution to be incredibly robust and stable so that it could deliver against a range of Service Level Agreements (SLAs). The IaaS solution also needed to be capable of scaling, without huge additional cost, to meet the growth demands of each customer. And, it needed to be very easy to implement so that OGD could meet these growth demands without a huge investment in support staff. As a result, OGD began to select best-in-class providers for all of the components of the IaaS solution.

“We were certain that we wanted to build our IaaS platform around VMware’s vSphere from the beginning,” said Joep Piscaer, CTO at OGD. “However, we had to make sure that we could find a vendor or combination of vendors who provide a data movement and backup solution that is best-in-class in a virtual environment and that meets our specific platform requirements. We found that with the integration of ExaGrid and Veeam.”

Piscaer found that all backups, restores and recoveries would complete accurately and the fastest with the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover. Moreover, the Veeam backup server most efficiently inter-operates with its Veeam data mover using its optimized Veeam communications versus generic CIFS. And, the entire synthetic full operation occurs on the ExaGrid appliance, eliminating the need to move data between the Veeam backup server and backup storage, which greatly reduces the time to complete a synthetic full.

OGD knew that protecting customer data was vital to success. In fact, OGD decided that to stand out from the competition, it would differentiate its platform on recoverability rather than just performance grounds. The ExaGrid-Veeam solution also delivered the ability to instantly recover a VMware (or Hyper-V) virtual machine (VM). This is made possible via ExaGrid’s unique landing zone feature, a high-speed cache that retains the most recent backups in complete form. Using Veeam’s Instant VM Recovery, OGD could run the VMware VM directly from the backup on the ExaGrid appliance. Once the primary storage environment is brought back, the VM running on the ExaGrid appliance could then be transparently migrated to the primary storage for continued operation. This would ensure OGD would deliver on all SLAs – customers would have full control, and the ability to restore data at will.

ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture and unique approach to deduplication were also central to OGD’s purchase decision. Piscaer noted that ExaGrid’s scale-out approach provides OGD with the plug-and-play performance the company needs to be able to grow their platform— with none of the growth limitations of the scale-up vendors. He added that the most important factor behind OGD’s decision was the way ExaGrid handles deduplication.

“It is the separate Landing Zone and Repository that make it possible for us to deliver the Gold-level RTO,” said Piscaer. “Most importantly, the level of integration between Veeam and ExaGrid is a major advantage to our business and has completed the chain for us. The fact that the two vendors work together at an engineering level—and that ExaGrid is a supported backup platform for Veeam—means we have nothing to worry about.”

To read the complete Operator Groep Delft (OGD), case study, please visit:
http://www.exagrid.com/wp-content/uploads/ExaGrid-Operator-Groep-Delft-Customer-Success-Story.pdf

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About ExaGrid
Organizations come to ExaGrid because we are the only company that implemented data 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 to Showcase Disk-Based Backup Solution During Storage Decisions, Backup 2.0 Road Tourhttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-to-showcase-disk-based-backup-solution-during-storage-decisions-backup-2-0-road-tour/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-to-showcase-disk-based-backup-solution-during-storage-decisions-backup-2-0-road-tour/#respond Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:00:04 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5487 Attendees To Learn How To Ensure Fastest Backups and Shortest Backup Windows, as well as Fastest Restores, Recoveries, Virtual Machine (VM) Boots and Tape Copies

Westborough, Mass., September 1, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, today announced it will showcase its award-winning ExaGrid backup appliance during the upcoming Storage Decisions, Backup 2.0 Road Tour, taking place on September 17 in Dallas, Texas and September 29 in Waltham, Massachusetts. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn firsthand how ExaGrid’s unique product architecture ensures the fastest backups and shortest backup windows, as well as the fastest restores, recoveries, virtual machine (VM) boots and tape copies. ExaGrid’s recently launched version 4.9 of its software, which adds global deduplication and enhanced Oracle RMAN Channels support, will also be featured at the show.

Event: Storage Decisions, Backup 2.0 Road Tour
When: September 17, 2015
Where: Dallas Marriott Suites Market Center (Dallas, Texas)
Learn More & Register: http://storagedecisions.techtarget.com/2015/backup-dataprotection/index.html

Event: Storage Decisions, Backup 2.0 Road Tour
When: September 29, 2015
Where: The Conference Center at Waltham Woods (Waltham, Massachusetts)
Learn More & Register: http://storagedecisions.techtarget.com/2015/backup-dataprotection/index.html

In addition, ExaGrid will be featured at the following industry events:

Event: Truth in Backup DC
When: September 15, 2015; 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Where: Capital Hilton (Washington, DC)
Learn More & Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/truth-in-backup-dc-registration-14980896264?aff=rss

Event: 2nd Annual Southwest Florida (SWFL) Technology Showcase & Expo
When: September 15, 2015; 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Where: Harborside Event Center (Fort Myers, Florida)
Learn More & Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-swfl-technology-showcase-expo-tickets-17781086709

Event: Truth in Backup Columbus
When: September 17, 2015; 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Where: The Westin (Columbus, Ohio)
Learn More & Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/truth-in-backup-columbus-registration-14980926354

During September, ExaGrid will also join with Veeam and other strategic partners at events across the U.S., such as:

Event: Georgia Summit 2015
When: September 16-18, 2015
Where: Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center (Augusta, Georgia)
Learn More & Register: http://www.cvent.com/events/2015-georgia-summit-conference/event-summary-fd49aebd569144cb8f2b96781c15c88c.aspx

Don’t see an event in your area? Please email: sales@exagrid.com for an extended events calendar, and/or to request a personalized appointment to learn more.

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

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

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ExaGrid and Veeam Extend Leadership in Availability Solutions for the Modern Data Centerhttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-and-veeam-extend-leadership-in-availability-solutions-for-the-modern-data-center/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-and-veeam-extend-leadership-in-availability-solutions-for-the-modern-data-center/#respond Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:47:28 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5474 Integrated Solution Provides 6X Performance Improvement in Veeam Synthetic Full Backups, and Significant Gains Across Infrastructure Efficiency

Westborough, Mass. (August 25, 2015) – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup storage solutions, today announced that together with Veeam® Software, the two companies have extended their leadership in availability solutions for the modern data center. This is demonstrated across virtually every measurable proof point, the most important being real-world customer validation. Today, there are more than 700 customers using Veeam with ExaGrid and many are moving at high speed to use the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover.

Jordan’s Furniture a New England-based furniture retailer under the Berkshire Hathaway umbrella recently replaced its storage with the ExaGrid-Veeam solution to better address its backup and recovery objectives: “We liked that Veeam and ExaGrid are tightly integrated. We chose Veeam because it was built for virtualized environments, enables extremely fast recoveries, and automates many of the tasks associated with deploying new VM backups. We also had experience with the ExaGrid system here in our environment and were impressed with its ability to quickly and efficiently replicate information between datacenters,” said Ethan Peterson, network engineer at Jordan’s Furniture. “The ExaGrid-Veeam solution was far more cost effective than any of the EMC offerings, and we liked its scalability and ease-of-use.”

U.S. Legal Support Inc., a privately held provider of litigation services to major insurance companies, law firms, and other business corporations nationwide, recently replaced its inefficient, unreliable and costly cloud service with Veeam and ExaGrid. “Our backup times are so much faster using the Veeam and ExaGrid system,” said Ryan McClain, systems architect at U.S. Legal Support. “Other benefits have been stability and reliability. Because it is a purpose-built system and not a general purpose NAS box, backups run more consistently and trouble-free than ever before. I spend three to six fewer hours per week dealing with backup issues.”

McClain continued, “In addition to faster backup times and reduced hours and resources needed, the GRID-based, scalable system easily expands with growing volumes of data, leaving room for expansion. Having the ExaGrid-Veeam solution in place completes the picture, so now our backup infrastructure can easily grow with our backup demands.”

In addition to exponential growth in customer traction, ExaGrid continues to demonstrate market leadership and its tight integration with Veeam through the development and delivery of revolutionary technology advancements that respond directly to customer requirements. ExaGrid software version 4.7 delivered on its promise of stress-free backup and comprehensive support for Veeam. Version 4.7 (v4.7) added enablement for an ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover to be integrated into each appliance, enhancing performance for all Veeam backups and restores. ExaGrid software v4.7 further expanded cross data center replication for DR to 16 GRID systems in a cross-protection topology, while enabling deduplication and replication to occur in parallel. This significantly improves DR site recovery point, with zero impact to backup performance.
In addition, ExaGrid’s subsequent release of Version 4.8 (v4.8) expanded capacity from 14 to 25 appliances in a single GRID, accommodating full backups of up to 800TB with an increased ingest capacity of 187.5TB per hour.

ExaGrid’s unique approach to disk-based backup, and its ability to deliver unparalleled performance and scalability without costly forklift upgrades, as well as its distinctive Veeam relationship, which enhances customer protection across virtual environments, has been well-documented and lauded by virtually every industry analyst/pundit.

An ESG Lab test recently validated the benefits of the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover and found that it improved the performance of Veeam full backups by almost 2X and Veeam synthetic fulls by 6X. Moreover, the test also demonstrated that by leveraging the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover users would alleviate infrastructure strain, reducing the hours needed for backups by more than 2X. Additional benefits were also verified, including significant network savings and reduction in server CPU usage, as well as infrastructure efficiency gains across processor, memory, bandwidth, and disk resources.

“Why does this matter? While most backup targets support the leading backup applications, not all targets are actually integrated with backup and availability applications. That requires a deep level of partnership between the vendors. ExaGrid and Veeam have been closely aligned in the ground-up development of the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover. As a result, a seamless solution can be deployed across virtual environments, where functionality and capabilities are improved across the board,” stated Brian Garrett, Vice President, ESG Lab. “If you are looking for time and resource savings, as well as truly instant recovery capabilities, we would recommend giving the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover a try.”

To learn more and hear an extended commentary on the recently completed ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover lab test, please view the following video: http://www.exagrid.com/esg-lab-review/

“The ExaGrid-Veeam solution builds on a long-standing and continuously expanding partnership,” said Doug Hazelman, vice president of product strategy at Veeam Software. “By enabling Veeam’s Data Mover to be installed directly onto the ExaGrid appliance, customers appreciate increased performance, eliminate virtual infrastructure backup complexity, ensure immediate restores, and considerably reduce all associated expense.”

“The pervasiveness of customer and industry analyst validation further confirms our two companies’ position as the leaders in delivering fast, scalable and cost-effective backup and replication that goes well beyond standard disk-based data protection,” said Bill Andrews, President and CEO, ExaGrid. “In addition, today’s announcement attests to our shared vision to continue to revolutionize data protection, availability and disaster recovery (DR) solutions for virtualized datacenters.”

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

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

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ExaGrid Adds Global Deduplication, Enhanced Oracle RMAN Channels Support and Oracle Large Database Support to its Next-Generation Disk-Based Backup Storage Applianceshttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-adds-global-deduplication-enhanced-oracle-rman-channels-support-and-oracle-large-database-support-to-its-next-generation-disk-based-backup-storage-appliances/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-adds-global-deduplication-enhanced-oracle-rman-channels-support-and-oracle-large-database-support-to-its-next-generation-disk-based-backup-storage-appliances/#respond Tue, 18 Aug 2015 13:00:17 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5421 ExaGrid’s Unique Landing Zone and Scale-out GRID Architecture Deliver Fastest Backups and Restores with Fixed-Length Backup Windows Even as Data Grows

Westborough, Mass. (August 18, 2015) – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup storage solutions, today announced the availability of version 4.9 of its software for the ExaGrid family of backup storage appliances. ExaGrid’s new release supports data deduplication globally across all NAS shares and all appliances in a scale-out GRID. The release also enhances support for Oracle RMAN Channels which enables the ability to back up Oracle databases up to 800TB and to write to multiple NAS shares across multiple devices for backup performance and failover.

ExaGrid’s global deduplication ensures that all data is deduplicated across NAS shares and appliances in a GRID. In addition, global deduplication allows organizations the flexibility to redirect backup jobs to any NAS share, on any appliance, at any time while maintaining data deduplication globally across the GRID.

ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provide for faster backups that result in shorter backup windows, faster restores, and VM boot speeds that are up to ten times faster than inline deduplication appliances, as well as a fixed-length backup window even as data expands, via its scale-out GRID architecture. The result is a new era of disk-based backup storage appliances that deliver the best performance, scalability, and price that is lower—both up front and over time—compared to the large brand vendors.

“ExaGrid’s new global deduplication will add continued benefits and value to our backup and recovery requirements,” said Dave Lively, backup and recovery systems administrator at Grow Financial. “Before we switched to ExaGrid we were using EMC Data Domain. Their unit did a good job of performing basic backups, but it really fell short on restores. Ninety-nine percent of the time, we need to restore data from the most recent backup, but with EMC Data Domain, stored data had to be reconstituted and the recovery process was long and complicated. ExaGrid’s GRID architecture enables us to expand the system as needed by adding appliances into the scale-out GRID. Moreover, the fact that the ExaGrid stores the most recent backup in an undeduplicated form allows for faster restores because we can access data immediately from the unit’s landing zone.”

“ExaGrid’s 4.9 release allows us to move significantly up market into larger opportunities by offering a next generation solution that has significant scalability up to 800TB. As customer data grows, ExaGrid’s is the only architecture that ensures a fixed backup window and the most advanced deduplication with the ability to redirect a backup job from one NAS share to any NAS share on any appliance. ExaGrid is a disruptor in the market and continues to provide unparalleled innovation and support services to our team,” said Hugo G. Perez, Managing Director, United Data Technologies (UDT), an ExaGrid strategic channel partner.

Version 4.9 of ExaGrid’s software offers two key new features:

Global Deduplication: Deduplication now occurs across all NAS shares and all appliances in a single scale-out GRID. ExaGrid’s largest system can take in an 800TB full backup and stores the most recent backups in their full undeduplicated form for faster backups, restores, VM boots, and tape copies. Long-term retention in deduplicated form can be kept for weeks, months, or years. The backup window stays fixed as data grows as ExaGrid adds compute with capacity by adding full appliances into a scale-out GRID, unlike all first generation solutions that simply add disk capacity.

Oracle RMAN Channels: ExaGrid supports Oracle RMAN Channels targeted at multiple NAS shares across multiple appliances in a scale-out GRID. RMAN Channels automatically writes “sections” in parallel to all NAS shares and automatically redirects the next “sections” based on available targets. RMAN Channels with ExaGrid has 6 major advantages:

  • The Oracle database can be hundreds of terabytes in size and can be backed up in parallel to a single ExaGrid scale-out GRID.
  • The database backup performance is accelerated as the sections are backed up in parallel across multiple appliances in a scale-out GRID.
  • The database backup performance is maximized as each new section is automatically sent to the highest performance availability NAS shares and/or appliance, resulting in the best possible performance based on the NAS share and appliance ingest availability.
  • If any appliance in a GRID fails, the sections are automatically redirected to the active appliances, providing for automatic failover – which allows database backups to occur if an appliance fails.
  • The most recent database is stored in an undeduplicated form in the ExaGrid landing zone allowing for the fastest restores while still allowing for storage efficiency as all long-term retention data is stored in deduplicated form. This avoids the lengthy data rehydration process of inline scale-up appliances that only store deduplicated data.
  • As the database data grows, the backup window stays fixed in length as full appliances are added into a scale-out GRID bringing compute with capacity. This eliminates the forklift upgrades associated with inline scale-up deduplication appliances.

“If data deduplication is not implemented properly, it can actually slow down backups and restores,” said Bill Andrews, CEO, ExaGrid. “The release of version 4.9 is yet another step in ExaGrid’s commitment to help users overcome these challenges by architecting a new era of backup storage solution that focuses on superior backup performance, a fixed backup window as the data grows, and the most advanced deduplication for both storage and WAN bandwidth efficiency. In addition, global deduplication allows the user to redirect a backup job, or any portion of a backup job, from one NAS share to any NAS share on any appliance without losing any deduplication.”

Referring to the addition of Oracle RMAN Channels, George Crump, President, Founder and Lead Analyst, Storage Switzerland, stated, “Most solutions cannot take in a single multi-hundred terabyte Oracle RMAN backup.” He continued, “Most other backup architectures have a single front-end controller with scale-up disk shelves, so if the controller fails, all backups fail. But with ExaGrid, if there are eight appliances in a GRID and one fails, Oracle RMAN Channels will redirect the backups to the remaining seven operational appliances so that backups can continue uninterrupted.

This is critical for Oracle environments since a missed nightly backup can cause a lot of IT disruption the next day.”
ExaGrid’s version 4.9 software upgrade is available at no charge to all customers who have an active yearly maintenance and support contract. Version 4.9 will be available to customers at the end of August 2015.

To learn more about the ExaGrid Disk-Based Backup Appliance, please visit: http://www.exagrid.com/exagrid-products/product-architecture/.

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

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

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U.S. Legal Support, Inc. Replaces Costly, Inefficient Cloud Service with ExaGrid-Veeam Availability Solution to Deliver Fastest Possible Backups While Reducing Backup Times by 84%http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/u-s-legal-support-inc-replaces-costly-inefficient-cloud-service-with-exagrid-veeam-availability-solution-to-deliver-fastest-possible-backups-while-reducing-backup-times-by-84/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/u-s-legal-support-inc-replaces-costly-inefficient-cloud-service-with-exagrid-veeam-availability-solution-to-deliver-fastest-possible-backups-while-reducing-backup-times-by-84/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:00:17 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5402 Veeam Deduplication and ExaGrid Zone Deduplication Gives Legal Services Firm the Ability to Store 116TB of Data in 30TB of Space to Maximize Data Reduction

Westborough, Mass., August 11, 2015 – Today, ExaGrid Systems, a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, announced that U.S. Legal Support, Inc. has deployed the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover for fast, efficient data protection. The combination of ExaGrid’s industry-leading virtual server data protection solutions and Veeam® Software availability solutions allows U.S. Legal to utilize Veeam Backup & Replication™ in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments on ExaGrid’s disk-based backup system.

U.S. Legal Support, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is a privately held company with over 60 offices located across the United States. U.S. Legal Support has proven to be a leading provider of litigation services; it’s the only litigation support company that provides court reporting, record retrieval, litigation, eDiscovery, and trial services to major insurance companies, corporations, and law firms nationwide.

U.S. Legal Support has large databases that contain audio and video files of depositions and exhibits from numerous court cases. The company recently consolidated the management of its datacenter operations after a few years of outsourcing them to the cloud. The next challenge? To find a cost-effective and efficient backup solution that would efficiently protect its more than 100TB of data, which was growing larger every day.

“We discovered that two of the big problems with hosted storage are cost and speed, especially if your data is in the multi-terabyte range and higher,” said Ryan McClain, systems architect at U.S. Legal Support. “We were spending more than $3,000 per month for 30TB of backup storage with one of our providers. We tried to back up to the cloud, but once we hit the 30TB mark, we couldn’t back up the data fast enough, even though we were using a 200MB connection. Then, if an error occurred, we’d have to start all over again. It was horrible and extremely time-consuming.”

U.S. Legal Support turned to a disk-based backup solution and found ExaGrid to be the best option due to its ability to provide quick backup and effective deduplication. The legal services firm uses a combination of the deduplication built into Veeam along with ExaGrid’s Zone deduplication to maximize data reduction. After the data is passed from Veeam, the ExaGrid system deduplicates it again, with a reduction ratio of 3.97:1. In total, the company is able to store 116TB of data in 30TB of space on its two ExaGrid systems.

Plus, it tightly integrates with Veeam Backup & Replication™ which provides fast, flexible, and reliable recovery of virtualized applications and data. The resulting ExaGrid solution significantly reduced backup times by 84% and network resources while delivering a simple to manage solution to solve their backup challenge.

“Our backup times are so much faster using Veeam with the ExaGrid system,” said McClain. “Other benefits have been stability and reliability. Because the ExaGrid is a purpose-built system and not a general purpose NAS box, backups run more consistently and trouble-free than before. I spend three to six fewer hours per week dealing with backup issues.”

In addition to faster backup times and reduced hours and resources needed, ExaGrid and Veeam’s GRID-based, scalable systems easily expand with growing volumes of data, leaving room for expansion. “Having the ExaGrid system in place completes the picture, so now our backup infrastructure can easily grow with our backup demands,” McClain said.

ExaGrid uses a GRID-based configuration, so when the system needs to expand, additional appliances are attached to the GRID, bringing with them not only additional disk but also processing power, memory, and bandwidth. This type of configuration allows the system to maintain all the aspects of performance as the amount of data grows. In addition, as new ExaGrid appliances are added to the GRID, the ExaGrid automatically load balances available capacity, maintaining a virtual pool of storage that is shared across the GRID.

To read the complete U.S. Legal Support case study, please visit: http://www.exagrid.com/exagrid-customers/success-stories/

To learn more about ExaGrid, please visit: http://www.exagrid.com/video-play-pages/video-play/

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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 http://www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

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ExaGrid to Join with Veeam Software and MNJ Technologies to Discuss How to Ensure Optimum Backup and Recovery of VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V Virtualized Environmentshttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-to-join-with-veeam-software-and-mnj-technologies-to-discuss-how-to-ensure-optimum-backup-and-recovery-of-vmware-vsphere-and-microsoft-hyper-v-virtualized-environments/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-to-join-with-veeam-software-and-mnj-technologies-to-discuss-how-to-ensure-optimum-backup-and-recovery-of-vmware-vsphere-and-microsoft-hyper-v-virtualized-environments/#respond Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:00:37 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5389 ExaGrid to Join with Strategic Partners At Events Across the U.S. to Showcase Award-Winning Disk-Based Backup Solutions

Westborough, Mass., August 6, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, today announced it will be joining with Veeam® Software and MNJ Technologies at the upcoming MSTUG (Mississippi Technology User Group) Lunch & Learn. During the event, attendees will learn how the combination of ExaGrid’s industry-leading virtual server data protection solutions and Veeam® Software availability solutions enable customers to utilize Veeam Backup & Replication™ in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments on ExaGrid’s disk-based backup solution. This winning combination ensures fast and efficient backup, and storage resource optimization, as well as fast, flexible and reliable recovery (DR) of virtualized applications and data.

Event: MSTUG August Meeting
When: August 11, 2015; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Old Capitol Inn (Jackson, MS)
Learn More & Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/august-lunch-learn-tickets-17918937023

In addition, ExaGrid will be joining with Veeam and other strategic partners at events across the U.S. Here is a sample:

Event: NCEC/NCAEC Technology Conference 2015
When: August 12-14, 2015
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center (Myrtle Beach, SC)
Learn More & Register: http://walkerfirst.com/event/37923-ncecncaec-technology-conference-2015/

Event: Storage Decisions, Backup 2.0 Road Tour
When: August 13 & 20, 2015
Where: The Westin St. Francis (San Francisco, CA) & DoubleTree by Hilton (Raleigh, NC)
Learn More & Register: http://storagedecisions.techtarget.com/2015/backup-dataprotection/index.html

Event: Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery, Lunch & Learn, with Corus360 and Veeam Software
When: August 18, 2015; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Tampa, FL)
Learn More & Register: http://www2.corus360.com/l/17882/2015-07-13/2bkt9r

Event: Truth in Backup San Diego
When: August 20, 2015; 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton (San Diego, CA)
Learn More & Register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/truth-in-backup-san-diego-registration-16566361433

Don’t see an event in your area? Please email: sales@exagrid.com for an extended events calendar, and/or to request a personalized appointment to learn more.

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

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

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