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ExaGrid’s Former Senior VP of Engineering Rejoins Company

ExaGrid’s Former Senior VP of Engineering Rejoins Company

Yee-ching Chao to Drive Execution of Product Roadmap, Accelerate Continued Move Upmarket to the Enterprise

Westborough, Mass., May 11, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication, today announced that Yee-ching Chao, ExaGrid’s former Senior Vice President of Engineering, has rejoined the company in the same capacity.

Yee-ching was originally with ExaGrid for six years. He spent the last two years working for Amazon in Seattle, Washington and now rejoins ExaGrid. He has over 30 years of product development and management experience, and has held key positions at Netezza, Charles River Development, and Siebel Systems.

“ExaGrid’s engineering team has unwavering focus on product excellence and technical innovation. I’m excited to once again lead product development as ExaGrid continues its move up market to larger enterprise environments,” said Yee-ching.

Bill Andrews, President and CEO of ExaGrid, said, “We welcome Yee-ching’s return to once again drive our engineering efforts. With his in-depth knowledge of our technology, product roadmap, and organization, he brings unique strength to our business as well as insight and expertise that few others possess.”

ExaGrid continued its move up market into larger accounts with its release earlier this year of its largest appliance to date – the EX40000E, which can take in up to a 1 petabyte full backup at an ingest rate of 200TB per hour; this is three times faster than its closest competitor. With its unique landing zone, ExaGrid delivers restores and VM boots that are five to ten times faster than any other provider of backup storage with data deduplication. The unique landing zone stores the most recent backups in their full undeduplicated form for restore, recovery, and VM boot performance that is up to ten times faster than inline deduplication appliances, such as EMC Data Domain’s, which only store deduplicated data. ExaGrid’s landing zone allows a VM boot in seconds to single-digit minutes versus hours for appliances that store only deduplicated data.

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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