ExaGrid Provides Data Replication from Remote Sites, and Data Deduplication to Maximize Disk Space and Speed Transmissions
Clarien installed a two-site ExaGrid system including a primary ExaGrid appliance at its main headquarters and offsite for disaster recovery. The ExaGrid solution works in conjunction with Clarien’s backup application, Veritas NetBackup.
“We have more peace of mind now since deploying the ExaGrid system in our primary and offsite locations. Not only have we secured our ability to recover from a disaster, but we also eliminated other issues that come with working with tape,” said Fubler. “We don’t have to constantly change tapes because everything is automated. Our process is more streamlined – making us more confident that our backups are completed every night.”
Fubler also said that ExaGrid’s data deduplication technology helps reduce the amount of data stored and maximize disk space. “ExaGrid’s data dedupe helps us in a couple of ways. It maximizes the amount of disk space we have on the ExaGrid units, and it speeds the data transmissions between systems because only the changed data is backed up each night.”
ExaGrid writes backups directly to a disk-cache Landing Zone, avoiding inline processing and ensuring the highest possible backup performance, which results in the shortest backup window. Adaptive Deduplication performs deduplication and replication in parallel with backups for a strong recovery point (RPO). As data is being deduplicated to the repository, it can also be replicated to a second ExaGrid site or the public cloud for disaster recovery (DR).