Backup Times Reduced from 24 hours to 90 Minutes
Honeyghan said that Lynn University installed the ExaGrid appliances in conjunction with a
network upgrade, and he’s still amazed at the difference in speed and overall performance of the university’s backups.
“We upgraded our network to 10Gb, which contributed to the speed, but still, the ExaGrid system is so much faster than the Dell EMC Data Domain unit was. Our backups had previously been taking nearly 24 hours, but now they’re running for only about 90 minutes. We still can’t get over how dramatic the improvement is,” he said. “ExaGrid’s post-process deduplication methodology helps to ensure that we’re getting the fastest backups possible while reducing the amount of data stored on the system.”
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