Data Deduplication Rates as High as 34:1, Speeds Transmission of Data Between Sites
At Moto, ExaGrid’s data deduplication technology is currently providing data deduplication ratios as high as 34:1 on some shares. Moto estimates it has room for a year of data retention on its ExaGrid system.
“ExaGrid’s data deduplication is extremely efficient at reducing our data,” said Austin. “It also makes the data sent between sites move very quickly because it transmits only changes. It’s been extremely impressive.”
ExaGrid writes backups directly to a disk-cache Landing Zone, avoiding inline processing and ensuring the highest possible backup performance, which results in the shortest backup window. Adaptive Deduplication performs deduplication and replication in parallel with backups for a strong recovery point (RPO). As data is being deduplicated to the repository, it can also be replicated to a second ExaGrid site or the public cloud for disaster recovery (DR).
Prior to installing the ExaGrid system, the IT staff at Moto had been performing full backups of the firm’s data each night over the course of eight to ten hours. Since installing ExaGrid, Moto has been able to streamline its backup processes and now performs incremental backups nightly and full backups each weekend.
“We felt that it was too risky to perform incremental backups during the week using tape. We simply didn’t trust it,” said Austin. “However, the ExaGrid system is so reliable that we decided to run incrementals during the week and full backups on weekends only. We’re very comfortable with our backup procedures now and things run much more smoothly.”