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ExaGrid EX40000E Voted SVC Awards 2016 “Product of the Year – Backup and Recovery/Archive”

ExaGrid EX40000E Voted SVC Awards 2016 “Product of the Year – Backup and Recovery/Archive”

Disk-Based Backup Appliance ‘Clear Winner’ in Category

Westborough, Mass., December 20, 2016 – ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced that its EX40000E appliance has been honoured by SVC with its 2016 Product of the Year award in the Backup and Recovery/Archive category. Winners were announced at the SVC Awards Gala Ceremony on December 1 in London, UK.

The SVC Awards recognize the products, projects and services – as well as honor companies and teams – operating with excellence in the cloud, virtualization, and storage sectors. The SVC Awards also recognize the achievements of end users, channel partners, and vendors.

The ExaGrid EX40000E appliance is a scalable, cost-effective disk-based backup with data deduplication solution that revolutionizes how organizations back up and protect data. ExaGrid’s backup storage appliances can deduplicate and store data from over 25 industry-leading backup software applications. ExaGrid’s backup storage appliances have been architected from the ground up specifically for backup storage to address today’s demanding backup requirements and are optimized for superior backup and recovery performance.

“We are honored to accept this esteemed 2016 SVC Product of the Year award in the Backup and Recovery/Archive category,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “We believe it reflects ExaGrid’s position as the only backup storage vendor that has architected a solution with data deduplication that takes into consideration the performance challenges of deduplication for backup, restore, and VM boot performance. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out backup storage is three times faster for ingest and over ten times faster for restores and VM boots than its closest competitor. In addition, ExaGrid is the only solution that provides a fixed-length backup window as data grows. With ExaGrid, IT can have the fastest backups, restores, and VM boots; a fixed-length backup window; and the ability to easily scale their systems, so they simply buy what they need as they need it.”

ExaGrid is a Veeam Software strategic alliance partner, and Veeam was also voted SVC Product of the Year in its category of Cloud Backup and Recovery/Archive. “We’re pleased to be in such good company. ExaGrid exemplifies strategic partnership – the company, its people, and most certainly its technology and product,” said Andy Vandeveld, Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances at Veeam. “It comes as no surprise that ExaGrid was voted Product of the Year in its category. ExaGrid has done extensive integration between its appliance and Veeam Availability solutions. ExaGrid brings data deduplication to save on disk storage and preserves the Veeam value proposition of VM boots and restores in seconds to minutes, keeping the ‘Always On’ datacenter available and responsive quickly and consistently. We congratulate ExaGrid on this impressive win!”

“Nominations for the SVC Awards 2016 were of very high quality and there was also a significant increase in the numbers of votes cast. The SVC Awards recognise the users, manufacturers and suppliers operating in the storage, virtualisation and cloud sectors and are voted for by the readers of our wide range of print and online publications” said Jason Holloway, Director of IT Publishing at Angel Business Communications, publishers of the Digitalisation World stable of titles. “All finalists did well in reaching the high standard shortlist, but ExaGrid was the clear winner in its category.”

ExaGrid’s EX40000E is the largest in the company’s product line and scales from a 40TB full backup up to a 1PB full backup by combining 25 EX40000Es in a scale-out GRID. The ingest rate of a full GRID is 200TB/hr., which is 3 times the ingest performance of the EMC Data Domain 9800 with DD Boost. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone not only allows for the fastest backups but also for the fastest restores and VM boots as ExaGrid maintains the most recent backup in its full undeduplicated form. ExaGrid is the only vendor that adds compute with capacity versus just adding disk shelves. This scale-out approach allows for performance to be added along with capacity growth, which provides for a fixed-length backup window as data grows.

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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