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ExaGrid system is easy to install and use and works seamlessly with the industry’s leading backup applications so that an organization can retain its investment in its existing backup applications and processes. In addition, ExaGrid appliances can replicate to a second ExaGrid appliance at a second site or to the public cloud for DR (disaster recovery).
As the city’s data grows, the ExaGrid can easily be expanded to handle additional data. The ExaGrid system can easily scale to accommodate data growth. ExaGrid’s software makes the system highly scalable – appliances of any size or age can be mixed and matched in a single system. A single scale-out system can take in up to a 2.7PB full backup plus retention at an ingest rate of up to 488TB per hour.
ExaGrid appliances contain not just disk but also processing power, memory, and bandwidth. When the system needs to expand, additional appliances are simply added to the existing system. The system scales linearly, maintaining a fixed-length backup window as data grows so customers only pay for what they need, when they need it.
Data is deduplicated into a non-network-facing Repository Tier with automatic load balancing and global deduplication across all repositories. “We like to plan ahead, and the ExaGrid system will enable us to incrementally expand the system as our data grows,” said Stacy. “The ExaGrid system was cost-effective to acquire, and the fact that we can scale up our existing unit to handle more data will make it an even better value in the long run. I really can’t say enough about the system. It has made our backups much more reliable and efficient and we’re spending far less time troubleshooting. The ExaGrid was the best choice for our environment.”