ExaGrid Wins ‘Product of the Year’ at Techworld Awards 2013

ExaGrid Wins ‘Product of the Year’ at Techworld Awards 2013

ExaGrid’s EX13000E is named ‘Storage/Big Data Product of the Year’ at annual awards ceremony

Westborough, Mass., December 5, 2013 – ExaGrid Systems, Inc’sEX13000E has been named ‘Storage/Big Data Product of the Year’ at the Techworld Awards 2013. This win extends the company’s successful streak for being ranked as best-in-class for disk-based backup with deduplication.

The EX13000E was selected for its unique GRID architecture, which is optimized for high-performance, scalable disk backup with deduplication. The product delivers a consistent backup window that doesn’t grow as data grows; the shortest possible backup window; fast restores, tape copies and fast recovery from a disaster. As a result, it allows you to grow as your data grows and eliminates ‘forklift’ upgrades.

Now in its 10th year, the Techworld Awards highlight innovation on all sides of the IT industry, recognizing both products and users. The submissions were reviewed by an expert panel of judges that considered the best storage products within the ‘Storage/Big Data Product of the Year’ category.

“ExaGrid beat off stiff competition to win the Techworld ‘Storage/Big Data Product of the Year Award’ because of its powerful combination of scalability, security and speed of operation,”said Mike Simons, editor of Techworld. “The judges were very impressed.”

This award follows ExaGrid’s domination of two buyer guides published earlier this year by independent analyst firm DCIG, where ExaGrid’s solutions were identified as ‘Best-in-Class’ in the DCIG 2013 Midrange Deduplication Backup Appliance Under $50K and Under $100K Buyer’s Guide reports. For both categories, the company’s solutions earned seven of the top ten positions.

The Techworld Award win has proven yet again that ExaGrid has the best-performing backup and restore solution on the market, revolutionizing how organizations back up and protect data. This market leadership is perhaps best summed up by Jeremy Wendt, DCIG lead analyst, who said: “The ExaGrid EX Series essentially defines what modern mid-range target-based deduplicating backup appliances should deliver.”

“We are delighted to be acknowledged by the industry as the ‘Storage/Big Data Product of the Year’ and would like to thank the judges who recognized the power and performance of ExaGrid’s unique solutions,” said Andy Palmer, VP international at ExaGrid. “Only ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture with unique landing zone technology solves the backup challenge forever. If anyone is thinking about moving to disk backup with deduplication, they should always include ExaGrid in their backup appliance review.”

ExaGrid was also a finalist in the Backup and Recovery/Archive Product of the Year category in this year’s Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) Awards.

Customer praise for award-winning technology and service

With offices and distribution worldwide, the company has more than 7,000 systems installed, with more than 1,800 customers. A list of customer success stories is available on the ExaGrid website and includes case studies from leaders across different industries like American Standard, Boston Private Bank & Trust, Sarah Lawrence College, California Dept of Veterans Affairs, City of Honolulu, Morningstar, and Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

ExaGrid’s disk based, scale-out GRID architecture, is the only solution that combines compute with capacity and a unique landing zone to permanently shorten backup windows and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades. Read through more than 300 published customer success stories and learn more at www.exagrid.com.

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