ExaGrid has been profiled and referenced extensively by leading industry analysts in various industry publications and briefs. Selected comments and reports are highlighted below.
Addressing the Broken State of Backup with a New Category of Disk-Based Backup Solutions
ExaGrid Report Featuring Gartner Research
IT organizations are faced with a number of challenges when managing backup processes such as slow backups, growing backup window, and slow and unreliable restores. Yet the challenges don’t end there. Exponential data growth, proliferation of new applications, and the adoption of virtualization in production environments - combined with the end user’s need for continual data access - impact the storage solution requirements to meet these demands. Effectively addressing these challenges requires a break from traditional backup storage architecture design. New technology advancements are addressing the challenges needed for an improved data protection infrastructure.
Future-Proofed Backup for a Virtualized World
Storage Switzerland, February 2014
Abstract: Selecting a disk-based backup solution should be more than going with the “default” vendor. Both the architecture of the disk backup system and how it integrates data deduplication can directly impact backup and recovery windows. Understanding and selecting the right disk backup architecture, therefore, is critical to designing a solution that meets business needs both today and into the future.
Important considerations include how to:
- avoid introducing latency,
- get the most out of deduplication,
- improve recovery time with a recovery zone,
- compare scale-up vs. scale-out architecture, and
- evaluate virtual environment image booting.
Optimizing Approaches to Enterprise Backup and Recovery
IDC Technology Spotlight, February 2014
Abstract: The use of disk in the data protection process has accelerated in recent years to relieve many of the bottlenecks associated with using traditional storage methodologies including tape. Companies are demanding faster backup, restore and recovery to meet shorter backup windows and recovery time objectives. As a result, many organizations are forgoing tape investments for general-purpose disk storage systems.
This article highlights:
- the biggest challenges with disk backup,
- what percentage of the market is using tape for backup,
- how tape will be used for offsite long-term retention in the future,
- whether traditional backup will be replaced by cloud technology, and
- the future of backup and recovery technology.
How Data Deduplication Impacts Recovery
Storage Switzerland, January 2014
Abstract: Storage Switzerland compares data deduplication approaches and identifies three considerations to ensure deduplication does not adversely impact recovery windows and application RTO -- dedupe induced latency, hybrid-powered recoveries, and backup image. Learn the benefits a disk staging landing area can provide as well as when to use a separate disk zone for storing deduplicated backup images. Find out why many organizations interested in simplifying operational management and control choose a unified backup solution that provides a hybrid approach to backup.
How Backup Disk Architecture Impacts the Backup Window
Storage Switzerland, January 2014
Abstract: Storage Switzerland reports the challenge of managing unrelenting data growth and backup windows requires a break from traditional backup storage architecture. The architecture you choose for disk backup can dramatically impact your backup window today and in the future. Scale-out disk backup systems introduce an architectural paradigm that is different from traditional scale-up disk platforms.
Learn how a scale-out GRID backup architecture provides a reduced backup window, deduplication for storage efficiency, instant recovery from a landing zone, and flexibility to scale as needs arise. A growing backup window doesn’t have to be inevitable. Learn the 5 insights to get you out of this rut!
ExaGrid with Veeam: Virtual Machine Backup without Compromise
Kerry Dolan and Vinny Choinski
Enterprise Strategy Group, May 2013
Abstract: "Together, ExaGrid and Veeam offer a solution that enables customers to enjoy the benefits of both deduplication and instant recovery when protecting virtual machines in VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V environments."