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Tonawanda City School District Optimizes Backup Storage with ExaGrid-Veeam Solution
"“ExaGrid is very easy. It requires very little, and the learning curve is minimal. I’ve installed ExaGrid appliances many times and I can get it set up in an hour. It’s fast and it’s reliable – overall great performance. It meets my insurance requirements. I like the dedupe. I love the support. It’s just so great having the same support engineer and having a good relationship with him. He’s responsive and very knowledgeable. It’s like 95% of the reason why I keep coming back.” Bob Bozek, Senior MCTSS, Akron School District, Tonawanda City School District"
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Franklin University Extends Long-Term Retention and Adds Ransomware Recovery with ExaGrid
"A concern I had when I first heard about ExaGrid-Veeam combined dedupe was the CPU impact on having to rehydrate twice because that’s been the bane of deduplication—its impact on CPU cycles. Once the ExaGrid team explained the Adaptive Deduplication process, I realized it allows for significant savings on space without the need for rehydration."
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ExaGrid Helps School District Manage Data Growth, Improving Backup and Restore Performance
"ExaGrid is the only storage solution we’ve used that has ever not only met, but exceeded, the amount of deduplication and compression that was promised to us by the sales team. We’re getting better numbers than they told us to expect."
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School District Stays With ExaGrid-Veeam Solution Due to ‘Rock-Solid’ Backup Performance
"We’ve been using the ExaGrid-Veeam solution for years now and it’s been rock-solid the whole time. The backups have been so reliable that I really don’t have to worry about them."
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Wenatchee Valley College Switches to ExaGrid for Increased Security and Better Backup Performance
"It offers peace of mind knowing we have a robust backup system, and that if we are attacked by ransomware, we will get our data back and can resume normal operations."
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UNAM Increases Backup Reliability and Capacity Tenfold Using ExaGrid-Veeam Solution
"The services we provide are critical for the organization. There is more security in the processes we make daily, now that we have a system in place that would allow us to recover and reestablish the services, no matter what kind of issue we may face."
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Queens’ College Implements ‘Future-Proof’ Backup Solution which Reduces Backup Windows by 73%
"We had considered purchasing another NetApp box with larger capacity, but we were impressed with ExaGrid’s scalable architecture, which is future-proof because it is so expandable."
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College Gains Reliable Backup and Offsite Replication with Hyperconverged ExaGrid System
"We virtualized most of our environment and we’re using Veeam to back up our VMware, and Veritas Backup Exec to back up our remaining physical machines. They’re both totally different types of backups, so they’re like apples and oranges, but they both integrate well with ExaGrid."
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Ireland's IT Tralee Triples Backup Retention Thanks to ExaGrid’s Data Deduplication
"Switching to ExaGrid has allowed us to keep a great deal more data available to restore, and allows us to more easily manage our backup storage."
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Easy-to-Use ExaGrid System Provides Reliable Backup Storage and DR for GICSD
"It gives me peace of mind knowing that our ExaGrid system works so well that we don't really have to keep an eye on it. It's easy to use and well-supported."
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School District Replaces HP StoreOnce with ExaGrid for Superior Integration with Veeam
"ExaGrid's direct integration with Veeam was a major selling point for us. ExaGrid's performance with Veeam has been astounding! We love Veeam, so having a really good backup repository that works well with it is huge for us."
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School System Takes Backup Window from 1.5 Hours to 7 Minutes with Veeam and ExaGrid
"The ExaGrid system generates a daily report on how dedupe is doing, how much space was used in the last day, how much space is left, etc. I look at it every day, and it gives me a good picture of where I stand."
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UH Bristol Keeps CAPEX Spend Predictable, Applies Cost Savings to Patient Care
"As a public organisation, we had to go out to tender so we looked at a variety of different solutions, but ExaGrid was the one that provided the best fit for our specification for deep integration with Veeam software whilst providing best value for the money. ExaGrid has been brilliant to work with from pre-sale to post-sale, and we feel very well supported."
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Clayton State University Fed Up with Prior Backup System Installs Veeam and ExaGrid for the Win – Go Lakers!
"In addition to ExaGrid, we looked at EMC Data Domain [..] Overall, ExaGrid was the best solution for us, mainly because of the expandability of the system."
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Hamilton College Chooses ExaGrid and Veeam for Backup Efficiency
"I think the biggest thing that we've noticed here is the massive time savings. There's an ever-increasing demand on our time, and being able to get back the time spent managing and monitoring backups is huge – the difference is dramatic and remarkable! Now, we have more time to invest elsewhere in moving the organization forward."
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Saint Michael's College Selects ExaGrid and Veeam for Reliable Backup Storage / Cost Savings
"We now have tighter integration, more reliable backups – and save a ton on consulting costs. It all ties back to ExaGrid, because without ExaGrid and their support, I don't think we'd be nearly as successful as we are."
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Binghamton University Designs Better Backup and DR Strategy with ExaGrid – Cuts Restore Times by 90%
"Speed is my favorite part of the ExaGrid solution. Setup is quick and easy, backups and restores are fast, and I get support promptly when I need it."
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The University of New Hampshire Relies on ExaGrid to Maintain Backup Storage Grades
"As our primary backup repository, ExaGrid continues to be simple and easy to manage after all these years. The ExaGrid system allows me to pay attention to other things, and the fact that it's quiet is very important to me in my role."
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VSAC Shortens Backup Window, Saves Time with ExaGrid Disk-Based Backup
"The hardest part of the installation was getting the appliance out of the box. It could not have been easier."
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North Attleborough Public School System Cuts Backup Window by 50%
"We liked the fact that as a company, ExaGrid has a singular focus on backup... Our customer support engineer really is an extension of our IT staff."
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University Avoids Forklift Upgrade by Installing Scalable ExaGrid System
"Our customer support engineer] has been great to work with and is very responsive.  I recently worked with her on decreasing the landing space on the ExaGrid system in our colocation center, and she responded right away and was extremely knowledgeable and helpful."
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ExaGrid Earns High Marks at SUNY Cortland
"When we had a drive fail, it was as easy as a replacement being delivered to my desk.  I simply swapped the faulty drive with the new one and shipped the faulty one back to ExaGrid with no interruption in our backups."
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State College of Florida Virtualizes Infrastructure, Turns to ExaGrid to Shorten Backup Window
"The previous network administrator said that he spent 75% of his time doing backups. Now, thanks to the ExaGrid, I spend just a few minutes a day.  Having the ExaGrid system in place enables me to focus on other important parts of my job."
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Sarah Lawrence College Moves Backups Off Campus with ExaGrid and Gains Faster Backups
"We can easily scale the ExaGrid system to back up more data in the future. Looking forward, we can also add a second system to replicate data and to further reduce our reliance on tape."
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Thompson Rivers University Gives High Marks to ExaGrid's Disk-Based Backup with Deduplication System
"Using the ExaGrid, we know for sure that we're going to be able to restore data, and I feel very good about that."
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School District Chooses ExaGrid for Faster Backups, Restores, and DR
"We recently had to go in and rebuild our entire backup system, and it was relatively painless.  With tape, it would have been a nightmare, but it took no time at all with the ExaGrid system."
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The Remedy for Backup and DR Woes at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
"When we were evaluating solutions, we wanted something that would scale as our organization and data requirements grew.  ExaGrid gives us that ability to scale in the future while continuing to leverage our current investment."
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Rio Hondo College Learns About Faster Backups, Increased Retention with ExaGrid
"The ExaGrid system is very well integrated with the CommVault system and they work together seamlessly. In addition, the ExaGrid customer support staff is not only knowledgeable about their own product, but they understand CommVault as well. Integration is often the most difficult part of setting up a new system, but ExaGrid's customer support knew exactly how to configure the system so that we were up and running quickly."
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Township High School District 113 Opts for Scalability, Selects ExaGrid over Data Domain
"Scalability was a factor we looked very closely at. When we compared the ExaGrid and Data Domain systems, we felt that the ExaGrid was more scalable because we can easily expand the system to add both capacity and performance without a forklift upgrade."
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UCLA Faces Forklift Upgrade, Looks Beyond Data Domain and Installs ExaGrid
"We simply couldn’t justify the cost of a new EMC Data Domain unit.  In fact, the cost of the two-site ExaGrid unit was approximately what we would have paid for three years of maintenance on a new EMC Data Domain system."
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Medical School Chooses ExaGrid Over Other Backup-to-Disk Options
"I would highly recommend the ExaGrid system because it’s easy to use, rock-solid, and it’s backed by world-class customer support.  After using ExaGrid for one year now, this company can be differentiated by its customer support alone. When you put the technology and the support together, you get an unbeatable combination."
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Randolph Township Schools Opts for ExaGrid over Data Domain for Scalability
"When it came down to it, the ExaGrid solution was far more expandable than the EMC Data Domain system. With the EMC Data Domain unit, we worried that if we had to expand the amount of available storage, we’d need to replace the whole system.  ExaGrid’s GRID architecture will enable us to add capacity or performance by simply plugging in another unit."
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ExaGrid System Reduces School District’s Backup Window by 63%
"The ExaGrid system fit right into the district’s infrastructure and immediately improved retention, restore times, and backup speeds."
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ExaGrid and Veeam Streamline Penfield Central School District’s Backup and Recovery Operations
"We take advantage of Veeam’s source-side deduplication as well as deduplication on the ExaGrid. Once the deduplicated Veeam data lands on the ExaGrid system, the system deduplicates it further."
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Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District Does Its Homework on Disk-Based Backup and Data Deduplication and Chooses ExaGrid
"The best thing about upgrading to the ExaGrid is that the process just works. We set the backups and they run; there is very little work for me or my staff to do."
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North Kingstown School Department Earns an "A" for Better Backups with ExaGrid
"The ExaGrid system gives us a great deal of flexibility. Not only can it grow in terms of capacity, but we can also add a second ExaGrid system at some point in the future to replicate data to another location and completely eliminate tape."
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ExaGrid Selected by New England Law | Boston for Price and Scalability
"The ExaGrid system was cost effective and more scalable than the EMC Data Domain product, which for a similar price point, limited us in total capacity and required significant labor and planning just to extend us to the next level. We also like ExaGrid’s approach to the deduplication process which focuses on backing up the data as quickly as possible, helping to meet and exceed our backup windows."
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Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Gives ExaGrid High Grades for Fast Backups and Restores
"We preferred ExaGrid's approach to data deduplication over Data Domain’s. ExaGrid's post-process data deduplication ensures that our backups run as quickly as possible because the data is deduplicated after it hits the landing zone. Our backups are incredibly fast, and they run flawlessly each and every night."
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WSIPC Selects ExaGrid over Data Domain for Data Deduplication and Scalability
"We looked closely at solutions from both ExaGrid and Data Domain and found that we liked ExaGrid’s post-process data deduplication better than Data Domain’s inline method…The ExaGrid system was also more cost-effective and scalable than the Data Domain unit."
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YCCD Selects ExaGrid Over Data Domain for Faster Backups in Virtualized Environment
"We looked at an EMC Data Domain solution but didn’t like its inline data deduplication methodology.  The ExaGrid system seemed so straightforward to use and its post-process data deduplication made more sense."
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Melmark Installs ExaGrid System for ‘Flawless’ Backups, Virtualizes with Veeam
"The transmission speed between sites is fast and efficient because we only send changed data over the network. It’s so fast that we don’t even notice that the systems are synchronizing anymore."
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Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative Gets Smart about Disk-Based Backups and Deduplication with ExaGrid
"We run a very lean operation here, and it's a tremendous relief to not have to worry about backups anymore. The ExaGrid system was everything I wanted in a backup solution and more."
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School District Installs ExaGrid, Easily Scales System to Accommodate Data Growth
"When we purchased the ExaGrid system, scalability was definitely a requirement for us.  We’ve already grown our ExaGrid to handle more data, and the process of adding another unit to the GRID couldn’t have been easier.  The system is easy to use and it works beautifully – and with its flexible growth path, we feel that it will serve us well for years to come."
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Greenwich Central School District Hits Capacity with EMC System and Replaces with ExaGrid
"For what I was going to pay for getting one Dell or EMC device, I’ll be able to buy two of the ExaGrid systems. I’ll be able to accomplish my offsite storage as well as my local storage for the cost of what it would have been for a single Dell EqualLogic box."
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ExaGrid Disk-based Backup Gets High Marks from Greece Central School District
"Restoring a fairly large directory from the ExaGrid system takes about 90 seconds. Restoring the same directory from tape would have taken a day and a half. We've been extremely impressed with ExaGrid's restore speeds. It has made a tremendous difference in our day-to-day IT operations because we can spend more time on other duties instead of on managing backups and restores."
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ExaGrid System Scales with College's Growing Data, Offsite System Added for DR
"I feel more secure now that we have established a DR site. I'm confident that if we had a disaster, we could recover critical machines. Knowing that Veeam would be able to back up an entire virtual machine and bring it back in a form that we could start up on another host gives me a feeling of security that I didn't have before."
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Gates Chili Learns to Streamline Backups
"The cost of the ExaGrid system was significantly less than the straight SATA solution, and ExaGrid was a great fit."
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Furman University Streamlines Backups and Disaster Recovery with ExaGrid
"Backup jobs that used to take five to six hours are now completed in about 90 minutes."
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Cheektowaga Central School District Deploys ExaGrid, Speeds Backups, Increases Reliability
"The ExaGrid is incredibly reliable and it performs consistently each and every night. The system is rock solid, and we very rarely experience issues. I probably spend 75 percent less time managing and administering backups."
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Community College Gets Instant VM Recoveries with Veeam and ExaGrid
"The combination of ExaGrid and Veeam is powerful. We’re now more confident in our ability to properly back up our data, and if disaster strikes, we know we can quickly and easily restore individual files or entire VMs."
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Bethune-Cookman University Eliminates Tape, Gains Faster Backups with ExaGrid
"We looked at several different approaches and decided on the ExaGrid system. We were impressed with its data deduplication technology and we liked the fact that it was a simple, straightforward solution. It was also far more costeffective than the other systems we looked at."
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