Dagrofa Easily Adds to Its ExaGrid System
Frømming was impressed with how easy it was to add another ExaGrid appliance to the system, and that it resulted in a fixed- length backup window. “Dagrofa is the parent company to three different areas of business, and shortly after installing our ExaGrid system, we decided to merge data centers with our daughter company. We started out with two spokes on our ExaGrid system and added another spoke to consolidate the backup data for the merging data centers. Our ExaGrid account manager and system engineer were very helpful in sizing our system and scaling it correctly with an additional appliance,” he said. “The advantage to this process was that we gained more processing power so that we could have simultaneous backup of different systems. We also found that our backup time was the same, despite adding many more servers to back up,” said Frømming.
ExaGrid’s award-winning scale-out architecture provides customers with a fixed-length backup window regardless of data growth. Its unique disk-cache Landing Zone allows for the fastest backups and retains the most recent backup in its full undeduplicated form, enabling the fastest restores.
ExaGrid’s appliance models can be mixed and matched into a single scale-out system allowing a full backup of up to 2.7PB with a combined ingest rate of 488TB/hr, in a single system. The appliances automatically join the scale-out system. Each appliance includes the appropriate amount of processor, memory, disk, and bandwidth for the data size. By adding compute with capacity, the backup window remains fixed in length as the data grows. Automatic load balancing across all repositories allows for full utilization of all appliances. Data is deduplicated into an offline repository, and additionally, data is globally deduplicated across all repositories.