ExaGrid Systems, Inc. http://www.exagrid.com Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:08:02 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3 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/#comments 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.

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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/#comments 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/#comments 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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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 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/#comments 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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Jordan’s Furniture Replaces EMC Storage with Tightly Integrated ExaGrid-Veeam Backup Solution for Virtualized Environmentshttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/jordans-furniture-replaces-emc-storage-with-tightly-integrated-exagrid-veeam-backup-solution-for-virtualized-environments/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/jordans-furniture-replaces-emc-storage-with-tightly-integrated-exagrid-veeam-backup-solution-for-virtualized-environments/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:00:00 +0000 Todd Hulsman http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5347 ExaGrid-Veeam Solution Provides Leading New England Furniture Retailer with Faster Backups, Instant VM Recoveries, and Adaptive Deduplication – Resulting in Better Data Protection at a Lower Cost

Westborough, Mass., July 28, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup storage, today announced that Jordan’s Furniture is now using ExaGrid’s disk-based backup system with Veeam Backup & Replication to cost effectively solve the problems of limited capacity and growing data volumes in its virtual environment. As a result, the company can better protect its virtual data and fully leverage all the features of both products within a single tightly integrated solution.

Jordan’s Furniture is a New England-based furniture retailer founded in the early 1900s, and acquired by Berkshire Hathaway. The company has six locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Jordan’s is a leader in combining entertainment and shopping, with each store offering a unique experience including IMAX 3D Theatres, Liquid Fireworks, Motion Odyssey Movie (MOM) rides, and full service restaurants.

Jordan’s Furniture had virtualized its infrastructure and was using an EMC Avamar system to back up and protect its data. However, with the company’s rapid growth, capacity issues and the need for better disaster recovery (DR) surfaced. A new solution was needed to back up not only its physical servers but its virtual infrastructure as well. Jordan’s had been using ExaGrid to back up its physical servers running Solaris, and after looking again at EMC Avamar and EMC Data Domain decided to expand its use of the ExaGrid system and also purchase Veeam Backup and Replication to backup its virtual infrastructure. Today, the retailer is using Veeam for its virtual infrastructure and ExaGrid for its entire backup environment.

The combination of ExaGrid’s and Veeam’s industry-leading virtual server data protection solutions allows Jordan’s Furniture to utilize Veeam Backup & Replication™ in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments on ExaGrid’s disk-based backup system with data deduplication. This combination provides fast backups and efficient data storage as well as replication to an offsite location for disaster recovery. The ExaGrid system fully leverages Veeam Backup & Replication’s built-in backup to disk capabilities and ExaGrid’s zone-level data deduplication for additional data reduction – and cost reduction – over standard disk solutions. Customers like Jordan’s can use Veeam Backup & Replication’s built-in source-side deduplication in concert with ExaGrid’s disk-based backup system with zone-level deduplication to further shrink backups.

“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 system was far more cost effective than the EMC offerings, and we liked its scalability and ease of use.”

The company found that the combination of Veeam and ExaGrid made for an efficient experience. The ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover is integrated with all ExaGrid appliances and allows all Veeam backups, restores, and recoveries to complete faster. This made it the perfect fit for Jordan’s Furniture.

“Veeam and ExaGrid work together extremely well and deliver features designed specifically for virtualized environments, like a data mover that helps to make backups and recoveries faster and more efficient,” said Peterson. “It’s a very well integrated solution, and we’re able to do synthetic full backups every night so backup times are minimized.”

Veeam’s “set-it-and forget-it” experience provides ease of use for the company along with Instant VM Recovery that enabled Jordan’s to thin out its environment. Jordan’s Furniture now has a two-site ExaGrid system that is both efficient and cost effective. ExaGrid’s GRID-based systems provide room for expansion while maintaining all aspects of performance.

“Because the ExaGrid system was so cost effective, we were able to purchase a system that was a lot bigger than we need today for our virtual infrastructure. However, we recently expanded our ExaGrid system to handle more capacity and we also added a system for disaster recovery. The process was painless,” said Peterson.

Jordan Furniture can perform replication of backups to offsite storage for disaster recovery purposes without sacrificing performance of critical backup and recovery features. By combining the power and performance of Veeam-based VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machine backups with the ExaGrid appliance, the company achieves backup and disaster recovery goals quickly and easily.
To read the complete Jordan’s Furniture customer success story, please visit: http://www.exagrid.com/wp-content/uploads/ExaGrid-Jordans-Furniture-Customer-Success-Story.pdf

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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 Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Named Computer Technology Review 2015 MVP Award Winnerhttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-named-computer-technology-review-2015-mvp-award-winner/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-named-computer-technology-review-2015-mvp-award-winner/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:00:55 +0000 Todd Hulsman http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5344 Recognized as First Mover in Second Generation of Disk-based Backup Storage with Data Deduplication Delivering Scalable, Cost-Effective Solutions that Revolutionize How Organizations Back Up and Protect Data

Westborough, Mass., July 21, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup storage, today announced its ExaGrid disk-based backup appliance has received a Computer Technology Review Most Valuable Product (MVP) 2015 Award. Comprehensively reviewed by the Computer Technology Review (CTR) editorial team across judging criteria that included product innovation, functionality, and affordability, the ExaGrid appliance stood out as a scalable, cost-effective disk-based backup with data deduplication solution that revolutionizes how organizations back up and protect their data. Moreover, 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.

“After a meticulous review, we have identified an 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,” said Kim Kay, Associate Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, WestWorldWide, LLC, publishers of Computer Technology Review and IT Security Journal. “We congratulate ExaGrid as a 2015 CTR MVP Award winner.”

“As CTR reinforced in its ExaGrid MVP Award winner description, a shift is taking place in the market as customers, resellers, industry analysts and pundits more fully understand backup and its challenges – specifically, the difference between traditional inline, scale-up architecture versus second generation landing zone with scale-out architecture (most recent backups in full form ready to restore and full appliances in a scale-out GRID),” said Bill Andrews, President and CEO, ExaGrid. “As today’s leader in scale-out backup storage, ExaGrid offers key backup capabilities, restore performance, and a price-point that absolutely no competitor can touch – certainly not any offering first-generation scale-up technology.” He concluded, “We are honored by this tremendous recognition.”

To read ExaGrid’s entire 2015 CTR MVP Award winner description, please visit: http://wwpi.com/exagrid-appliance/.

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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ExaGrid Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Vendor Reports Record Quarter for Q2 2015 with Record Bookings and Revenuehttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-quarter-for-q2-2015-with-record-bookings-and-revenue/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-disk-based-backup-storage-appliance-vendor-reports-record-quarter-for-q2-2015-with-record-bookings-and-revenue/#comments Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:00:47 +0000 Todd Hulsman http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5328 Company Boosts Bookings 28% Over Last Year and Revenue Climbs 21% Over Same Period in 2014, Marking Best Quarter in ExaGrid’s History

Westborough, Mass., July 14, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup storage, today announced that it is continuing its fast growth in the disk-based backup market, with record bookings and revenue in Q2 2015. ExaGrid grew bookings 28 percent over the same quarter a year ago, and grew revenue 21 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 sixth 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 Q2 2015 ExaGrid’s average selling price was the highest in its 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. The combination of our unique product architecture and moving up market 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:

  • The release of ExaGrid’s Version 4.8, a software upgrade that increases capacity and improves replication for its backup storage appliances. Version 4.8 expands scale-out GRID capacity to an 800TB full backup in a single scale-out system while adding bandwidth throttling and encryption for WAN replication to improve replication to a disaster recovery site.
  • Aggressive hiring overseas, including the appointment of a new vice president of EMEA and APAC sales —industry veteran Andy Walsky—to address the burgeoning growth of the disk-based backup storage appliance market.
  • ExaGrid’s vice president of international systems engineers, Graham Woods, winning the coveted “Service to Industry Award” from Storage Magazine at The Storries XII in London.

“ExaGrid’s only competitors are the large brand players who have first-generation inline deduplication with scale-up architectures, whether in an appliance or the backup media server,” added Andrews. “These approaches cannot keep up with today’s IT demands for short backup windows, fast restores, and VM boots in the face of data growth. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone with scale-out architecture is the only new generation solution on the market that can handle all of the IT data center’s backup needs.”

Tweet This: @ExaGrid Sees Record Quarter for Next-generation Disk-based Backup Storage Appliances.

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

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

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ExaGrid to Join with Veeam to Showcase Unsurpassed Backup and Data Protection Solutions During Upcoming FLGISA 2015 Annual Conferencehttp://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-backup-storage-appliances-to-be-featured-at-upcoming-flgisa-2015-annual-conference/ http://www.exagrid.com/press-release/exagrid-backup-storage-appliances-to-be-featured-at-upcoming-flgisa-2015-annual-conference/#comments Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:00:55 +0000 admin http://staging.exagrid.com/?post_type=press-release&p=5323 CIOs, IT Managers, and Technology Decision Makers from Florida’s Local Government Agencies to Learn How to Jointly Leverage ExaGrid and Veeam to Ensure Optimal Backup and Data Protection Across Virtualized Environments

Westborough, Mass., July 8, 2015 – ExaGrid®, the leading provider of disk-based backup storage solutions, today announced it will join with Veeam® Software to jointly showcase the companies’ award-winning, cost-effective disk-based backup solution during the upcoming Florida Local Government Information Systems Association (FLGISA) 2015 Annual Conference, in Booth #6, taking place July 21-24 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort (Naples, FL).

FLGISA members, CIOs, IT Managers and technology decision makers from Florida’s local government agencies will learn why simply turning on data deduplication in their backup application isn’t enough – how it’s implemented is key. During the event, ExaGrid and Veeam will explain how the combination of ExaGrid and Veeam virtual server data protection solutions enable customers to fully leverage Veeam Backup & Replication™ in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments on ExaGrid’s disk-based backup systems with deduplication. This unparalleled combination provides the fastest backups and most efficient data storage, as well as fastest and most accurate replication to offsite locations to ensure disaster recovery (DR).

FLGISA attendees will see how the combination of ExaGrid’s and Veeam’s industry-leading solutions surpasses standard disk-based data protection. Veeam’s Backup & Replication has built-in backup-to-disk capabilities that work efficiently with ExaGrid’s data deduplication. This results in increased reduction of both data and cost. Using the ExaGrid solution to host Veeam-based VMware, vSphere and Hyper-V virtual backups, customers can achieve the power and speed they need for their DR goals. Veeam Backup & Replication is modern data protection – built for virtualization. It is the most powerful, easy-to-use and affordable backup and recovery solution for VMware and Hyper-V.

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

To learn more, please read what ExaGrid’s state and local government customers have to say: http://www.exagrid.com/exagrid-customers/success-stories/?Type=Government.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tweet This: .@ExaGrid to showcase newly enhanced backup appliance during @TechTarget @StorageEvents “Backup 2.0 Road Tour” and @TruthinIT backup events

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tweet This: .@ExaGrid to Discuss How to Achieve the Fastest & Most Reliable Backups at #VeeamON and @TruthinIT Backup Event – London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Version 4.8 of ExaGrid’s software provides:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

Turning it up in 2014, ExaGrid highlights include:

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

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

A Year of Technological Innovation

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

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

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

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

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

Praise from the Experts

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

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

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

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

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

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 staging.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

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

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