ExaGrid’s Data Deduplication Delivers Faster Backups and Restores
After looking at several other solutions on the market, Concur chose a disk-based backup system with data deduplication from ExaGrid. The ExaGrid system integrates well with Concur’s existing backup application.
“One of the things that struck me immediately about the ExaGrid system was its data deduplication,” said Graver. “The fact that it backs up data to a landing zone that is partitioned off from other processes makes a huge difference for us. We perform many restores each day, and we pride ourselves on responding quickly. With our old system, our restores were often difficult because the data deduplication process took so long, and it slowed down the system. With the ExaGrid, we have immediate access to data on the landing zone. It doesn’t have to be rehydrated like it does with other solutions, so restores can be processed as quickly as possible.”
At one location, Concur stores over 1PB of data on the ExaGrid system in 80TB of disk space 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).