Easy Scalability to Support Future Growth
As the District’s employees increase their use of technology and create more data, the ExaGrid system can easily scale to meet backup needs. 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. This combination of capabilities in a turnkey appliance makes the ExaGrid system easy to install, manage, and scale. ExaGrid’s architecture provides lifetime value and investment protection that no other architecture can match.
“As we begin new technology initiatives it’s critical that we have a backup solution that can scale to meet our needs. The ExaGrid is easily expandable so that we can meet our needs now and into the future,” said Spencer. “The ExaGrid system is a quantum leap above tape technology and its cost per megabyte was in line with the tape systems we looked at. The ExaGrid really has made our backup processes more reliable and efficient.”