Better Backup Options for Client Data
ExaGrid has an expert team of support engineers worldwide, and tens of thousands of ExaGrid systems have been installed and are supported in more than 80 countries. The IT team at Genetsis has been pleased with the availability and support that ExaGrid has provided locally, in Spain. “We evaluated ExaGrid, and the performance was obvious right away. Sometimes it is not only a matter of choosing between different solutions, but we depend on the solutions that are available to us by providers in Spain. It is not common for US manufacturers to work in Spain and provide the type of support that ExaGrid offers,” said Suárez.
“With each virtual machine that we sell, we have many basic services associated. One of those services is backup storage. Included in the price of the virtual machine is one week of backups, daily backups with retention of one week, so seven copies of the last seven days. If the customer needs more retention, we can easily add monthly or yearly backups. With ExaGrid, we can also easily make the decision to send backups to Azure as needed per client,” he said.
The ExaGrid Cloud Tier allows customers to replicate deduplicated backup data from a physical onsite ExaGrid appliance to the cloud tier in Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure for an offsite DR copy. The ExaGrid Cloud Tier is a software version (VM) of ExaGrid that runs in the cloud. The physical onsite ExaGrid appliances replicate to the cloud tier running in AWS or Azure. The ExaGrid Cloud Tier looks and acts exactly like a second-site ExaGrid appliance. Data is deduplicated in the onsite ExaGrid appliance and replicated to the cloud tier as if it was a physical offsite system. All features apply such as encryption from the primary site to the cloud tier in AWS or Azure, bandwidth throttle between the primary site ExaGrid appliance and the cloud tier in AWS or Azure, replication reporting, DR testing, and all other features found in a physical second-site ExaGrid DR appliance.