ExaGrid Delivers Strong Data Deduplication to Reduce Amount of Data Stored
After looking at various solutions on the market, the City of Holly Hill chose an ExaGrid disk backup solution with data deduplication. The ExaGrid system works with Veritas Backup Exec to back up and protect the City’s data, including police, fire, public works, and general business and accounting information.
“Data deduplication was the number one feature we were looking for in a new backup solution. General data growth is an issue for us, but one of our other issues is that our users often have multiple copies of the same file in different locations,” said Gutauckis. “ExaGrid’s data deduplication technology is extremely effective at reducing redundant data, and it helps us control the overall amount of data we’re storing. We’re now able to easily meet our 90-day retention goal.”
ExaGrid’s turnkey disk-based backup system combines enterprise drives with zone-level data deduplication, delivering a disk-based solution that is far more cost effective than simply backing up to disk with deduplication or using backup software deduplication to disk. ExaGrid’s patented zone-level deduplication reduces the disk space needed by a range of 10:1 to 50:1, depending on the data types and retention periods, by storing only the unique objects across backups instead of redundant data. Adaptive Deduplication performs deduplication and replication in parallel with backups. As data is being deduplicated to the repository, it is also replicated to a second ExaGrid site or the public cloud for disaster recovery (DR).