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ExaGrid Appoints Industry Veteran Andy Walsky as VP of EMEA and APAC Sales to Address Burgeoning Growth

ExaGrid Appoints Industry Veteran Andy Walsky as VP of EMEA and APAC Sales to Address Burgeoning Growth

ExaGrid’s Landing Zone and Scale-out Architecture Provide for the Fastest Backups and Restores and the Only Fixed-length Backup Window Versus Legacy Inline Deduplication Appliances

Westborough, Mass., June 2, 2015 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage, today announced the appointment of Andy Walsky as Vice President of Sales, EMEA and APAC. Walsky brings proven sales leadership to ExaGrid, with two decades of experience developing and executing international channel and sales strategy, managing regional expansions, and driving market share with significant data storage experience in EMEA and Asia. In his new role, Walsky will manage the sales function for Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

“The fourth quarter of last year marked the first time that the worldwide PBBA market hit the billion-dollar mark in a given quarter, reflecting how end users are increasingly recognizing PBBA systems as an integral part of their data protection strategy,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “This is an exciting time for Andy to join our executive team, and we’re confident that his strong track record leading EMEA and APAC sales initiatives will greatly benefit our company and our customers as we continue to deliver on the promise of next-generation backup storage appliances that provide 2x to 3x the backup performance and 5x to 10x faster backups, restores and VM boots over legacy inline deduplication appliances.”

Walsky joins ExaGrid with a background of consistently delivering sales growth and bottom-line results. He previously served as Vice President, EMEA and APAC Sales and Marketing for Overland Storage, where he increased channel sales over 50 percent over two years. He was also Founder and CEO of NavaStor S.A. in Switzerland, and served as Director, EMEA Marketing at Quantum Corporation. He holds an MBA from London Business School.

This executive sales appointment also comes at a time of unprecedented growth for ExaGrid. Last month, the company announced that its software upgrade Version 4.8 for its family of backup storage appliances increased backup capacity by nearly 80 percent while adding bandwidth throttling and encryption during replication to further enhance the company’s stress-free backup solutions. ExaGrid’s largest system can take in an 800TB full backup with an ingest rate that is three times faster than the EMC Data Domain 9500, at half the price.

“ExaGrid is a visionary and leader in delivering its next-generation disk-based backup storage solution that was designed from the ground up specifically to meet the demands of today’s IT backup infrastructure,” said Andy Walsky. “I’m excited to be a part of the team and help drive our next phase of growth in EMEA and Asia. We’ll expand ExaGrid’s footprint and deliver the industry’s leading scale-out backup appliances that can handle any amount of data and permanently fix the backup window as data grows. Inline deduplication appliances just can’t claim that.”

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

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