Easily Scalable to Accommodate Increased Backup Requirements
Permasteelisa initially purchased an ExaGrid appliance and installed it in the firm’s Windsor, Connecticut datacenter. The system was recently expanded to handle increased amounts of backup data.
“Expanding the ExaGrid system up was simple. We bought an EX3000, and I installed it into the datacenter rack. Then our ExaGrid support engineer accessed the system remotely and finished the configuration. It really couldn’t have been easier,” said Utz. 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.