IT environments are increasingly becoming virtualized for the majority of applications.
Virtualized backup applications have many unique features and functions such as the ability to:
- boot a VM from the backup storage system when the primary VM environment is offline,
- perform audits or Sure Backups to prove to an internal or external audit team that VMs can be booted or restored in the case of a failure,
- create a synthetic full on a regular basis in order to ensure reliable full backup restores, and
- boot a VM on the backup system to test patch, configuration, and other updates before rolling them out to the production environment.
ExaGrid’s unique approach allows for all virtualized backup features to be fast as ExaGrid maintains a full copy of the most recent full VM backups in their full undeduplicated form in an integrated landing zone, avoiding the need for time-consuming data rehydration for each request. Restores, recoveries, VM boots, and tape copies are as fast as reading from disk.
ExaGrid allows IT departments to use any combination of industry-leading backup applications, utilities, and database dumps to a single ExaGrid system.
ExaGrid grows as your data grows. ExaGrid has various sized appliance models and can mix and match up to 25 appliances in a single scale-out system, supporting a one petabyte backup in a single system. This allows IT departments to buy what they need as they need it, protecting their initial decision and investment.
ExaGrid’s full appliances in a scale-out storage system approach for backup brings full server resources (processor, memory, and bandwidth) with all capacity. This approach ensures a fixed backup window as data grows and eliminates expensive forklift upgrades and product obsolescence in the future.
ExaGrid can scale to 1PB in a single scale-out system. All appliances onsite and offsite at the disaster recovery site are managed under a single user interface.
ExaGrid can cross-protect up to 16 data centers in a hub-and-spoke topology with cross-site replication.
The flexible scalability coupled with appliance models of various sizes allows IT organizations both large and small to buy what they need as they need it.