Mid-sized organizations to small enterprise customers have a complex set of requirements that include: working across a wide range of operating systems, network topologies and distributed environments, stringent security requirements, and managing massive data growth. In addition, mid-sized organizations to small enterprise customers have tight IT resources and budget dollars.
ExaGrid’s products were architected to work with all major backup applications and in any environment but with the easiest installation, easiest management, and lowest cost up front and over time.
ExaGrid meets security requirements, including working with existing VPN encryption across the WAN and encryption of data at rest.
The ExaGrid solution is built for data growth. As data grows, increased resources are needed to deduplicate, replicate, and manage the data. Most systems use a scale-up architecture that only adds disk shelves as data grows. ExaGrid adds the appropriate computer resources (processor, memory, and bandwidth) along with disk capacity. This approach maintains a fixed-length backup window from 10TB to 1PB of primary data to be backed up in a single system.
ExaGrid’s unique landing zone allows for backups to be written directly to disk, which improves overall backup performance versus performing compute-intensive deduplication during the backup process. ExaGrid maintains a full copy of the most recent backups for the fastest restores, VM boots, and tape copies. All other approaches only maintain deduplicated data that needs to be rehydrated for each request, which can take hours to days to occur.
By adding full server appliances to a GRID, additional ingest (bandwidth and disk landing zone) is added such that ingest rate increases with data growth to maintain fast backups. This approach scales as data grows versus forcing all backups through a single front-end fixed-resource head end controller.
Midmarket organizations need a solution that brings the appropriate compute with capacity to handle large data loads and massive data growth, with the least management possible and the least cost up front and over time. ExaGrid’s full appliances in a GRID bring a scale-out architecture to backup storage at a price that is affordable for mid-sized to small enterprise organizations.