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ExaGrid Named ‘Recommended’ Solution for Disk Backup by DCIG

ExaGrid Named ‘Recommended’ Solution for Disk Backup by DCIG

Accredited Analyst Firm Ranks ExaGrid in the Top Positions in 2016-17 Buyer’s Guide Reports

Westborough, Mass., October 20, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication solutions, today announced that independent analyst firm DCIG once again ranked the ExaGrid disk-based backup appliance as “Recommended” in its recently published 2016-17 Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer’s Guides. This body of research assists organizations in matching their business and technical requirements for disk-based backup to best available products.

Dominating the buyer’s guide rankings, ExaGrid earned the top two positions in all four versions of the guide – the U.S. Enterprise, Sub-$100K, Sub-$75K, and Sub-$50K.

According to DCIG’s analysts, the report found that ExaGrid offers a unique architecture that combines a landing zone and full appliances in a scale-out GRID, differentiating the company from its competition. “This is the third consecutive year that ExaGrid has earned top-most positions in the DCIG Buyer’s Guides, which underscores the value of our differentiated product architecture and the speed and reliability it delivers,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “We’re very proud of this continued distinction.”

“The availability of DCIG’s body of research into backup appliances, coupled with the ability to quickly self-select the features that are ‘must-haves’ in an organization’s environment, changes the dynamic of how organizations can make these important buying decisions,” said DCIG’s President and Lead Analyst, Jerome Wendt. “Organizations now have better, more comprehensive, and more objective information at their fingertips than the vendors with whom they routinely engage. This puts organizations in a better position to make an informed product selection and provides a solid foundation for negotiating product purchases.”

According to the report, ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture, unique landing zone, and ongoing virtualization enhance¬ments helped the EX40000E and EX32000E appliances place in the “Recommended” grouping. Since DCIG’s last guide, ExaGrid added to its top-end capacity by introducing the EX40000E. The new offering includes a 33% increase in raw capacity per appliance, increases the maximum number of appliances in a single GRID from 14 to 25, and accommodates a full backup of up to 1PB at an ingest rate of 200TB/hr.

About DCIG
DCIG is a group of analysts with IT industry expertise who provide informed, insightful, third party analysis and commentary on IT hardware, software and services. DCIG independently develops and licenses access to DCIG Buyer’s Guide Editions. DCIG Buyer’s Guides provide actionable intelligence through comprehensive, in-depth analysis of data center infrastructure product features. DCIG also develops sponsored content in the form of blog entries, customer validations, product reviews, special reports and executive, standard and full-length white papers. DCIG’s target audiences include C-level executives, IT managers, systems and storage engineers and architects, press/media, magazine and website editors, bloggers, financial and technical analysts, and cloud service providers. More information is available at

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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