ExaGrid supports a wide variety of backup applications, utilities, and direct database dumps. In addition, ExaGrid allows multiple approaches within the same environment.
An organization can use one backup application for its physical servers, a different backup application or utility for its virtual environment, and also perform direct Microsoft SQL or Oracle RMAN database dumps – all to the same ExaGrid system. This approach allows customers to use the backup application and utilities of their choosing, use best-of-breed backup applications and utilities, and choose the right backup application and utility for each specific use case.
If you change backup applications in the future, the ExaGrid system will still work, protecting your initial investment.
ExaGrid supports many unique features, integrations and interfaces for improved security, performance and scalability such as: Veeam Data Mover, Veeam SOBR, Commvault deduplication turned on, Commvault Spill & Fill, Veritas NetBackup OST, AIR, Single Disk Pool and accelerator support, Oracle RMAN channels, HYCU scale-out and many others.
Some backup applications such as Veeam and Commvault perform software-based data deduplication. ExaGrid deduplication leverages the backup software deduplication and adds additional ExaGrid deduplication to increase the overall ratios, resulting in additional savings in disk and bandwidth.
ExaGrid is the only solution that provides a unique disk-cache Landing Zone that maintains full copies of the most recent backups from all backup applications, utilities, and direct database dumps so that restores, recoveries, VM boots, and tape copies are as fast as reading from disk.