WESTBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExaGrid® Systems, Inc., the leader in cost-effective, scalable disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced the ExaGrid EX13000E has been awarded the No. 1 ranking in an independent industry guide evaluating midrange deduplication appliances by Data Center Information Group (DCIG). Following a thorough review process, the EX13000E was attributed a rating of 89.1. Of the 70 features and the 37 deduplication appliances reviewed, ExaGrid appliances secured the three top ratings and seven of the top ten. Also rated in the top ten were the EX10000E (89.0 rating), EX4000 (88.9 rating), EX3000 (88.4 rating), EX2000 (88.2 rating) and the EX7000 and EX4000 (87.7 rating).
To participate in the Buyer’s Guide, ExaGrid and all other vendors completed a 70 question survey as well as an interview that examined how their technology delivered on features associated with deduplication management, hardware, scalability and technical support. All products achieving a “Best-in-Class” or “Recommended” ranking from DCIG shared common features including 10 Gb Ethernet connectivity, supporting advanced “Fan-in” and “Fan-out” replication, as well as the ability to integrate with the leading backup software products.
DCIG cites the primary reasons why ExaGrid models ended up in the top three positions and why the ExaGrid EX13000E achieved the “Best-in-Class” ranking including:
Important Features and Customer Benefits of the EX13000E System
The fastest system per TB, most space-efficient and most cost-effective solution available on the market, the EX13000E allows customers to store a 130TB full backup plus weeks or months of retention in a single GRID-based disk backup system with data deduplication. Like all ExaGrid systems, the EX13000E can be seamlessly added to existing ExaGrid solutions with no risk of obsolescence. This allows customers to realize the lowest total cost of ownership by easily adding capacity as data grows without the need to replace existing hardware.
ExaGrid’s EX13000E’s expanded backup capacity provides up to double the backup performance per TB of any other disk backup with a deduplication system. Unlike other disk backup solutions that scale by adding only disk shelves to a fixed controller resulting in longer backup times, ExaGrid’s scalable GRID-based approach maintains fast backup performance even as data increases. This GRID-based approach allows ExaGrid customers to confidently purchase a system knowing it will easily expand to accommodate future data growth while avoiding common end-of-life issues.
About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.:
ExaGrid offers the only disk-based backup appliance with data deduplication purpose-built for backup that leverages a unique architecture optimized for performance, scalability and price. The combination of post-process deduplication, most recent backup cache, and GRID scalability enables IT departments to achieve the shortest backup window and the fastest, most reliable restores, tape copy, and disaster recovery without performance degradation or forklift upgrades as data grows. With offices and distribution worldwide, ExaGrid has more than 3,500 systems installed, more than 1,000 customers, and 250 published customer success stories and video testimonials.
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