ExaGrid Voted Enterprise Backup Storage Vendor of the Year

ExaGrid®,
a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup,
today announced that it has been voted Storage Magazine’s
“Enterprise Backup Storage Vendor of the Year” at its annual awards
ceremony – the Storries XV – in London, UK. Winners are determined by
public vote, so receipt of this award is especially important; it
heralds the collective voices of ExaGrid’s customers and partners, and
further validates the excellence of ExaGrid’s differentiated product
architecture and superior customer service model.

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”We’re honored to accept this award from Storage Magazine on
behalf of many thousands of voters,” said Bill Andrews, President and
CEO of ExaGrid. “Success to us means happy IT customers that no longer
worry about the myriad of backup problems that used to keep them awake
at night because they are now meeting SLAs, they have a tested disaster
recovery strategy, their backup window remains the same and doesn’t
expand as data grows. Furthermore, with increasing numbers of
organizations migrating to virtualized infrastructures, customers need
just-in-time recovery by being able to boot VMs in seconds to minutes.
Only ExaGrid can meet all of these requirements and much more.”

The Storries XV awards ceremony took place in London, where ExaGrid was
pleased to host reseller partners Arrow, Computacenter, Fortem IT, S3
Consulting, and Softcat. Fortem IT’s CEO Steve Timothy said,
“Congratulations to ExaGrid on the well-deserved Enterprise Backup
award. We look forward to our continued joint success.”

ExaGrid is the only second generation backup storage vendor that has
eliminated the compute challenges inherent to backup storage with data
deduplication. ExaGrid’s ingest performance is six times faster – and
restores/VM boots are up to 20 times faster – than its closest
competitor. Unlike the first generation vendors that only add storage
capacity as data grows, ExaGrid adds compute with capacity to preserve
existing throughput speeds and ensure that the backup window remains
fixed in length.

The EX63000E appliance is ExaGrid’s most powerful model, providing
capacity for a 63TB full backup. Leveraging the strength of its
scale-out architecture, up to 32 EX63000E appliances can be combined in
a single scale-out system, allowing for a 2PB full backup. The EX63000E
has a maximum ingest rate of 13.5TB/hr. per appliance, so with 32
EX63000Es in a single system, the maximum ingest rate is 432TB/hr.,
which is 6 times the ingest performance of the Dell EMC Data Domain 9800
with DD Boost. ExaGrid’s scalability allows customers to expand their
systems over time, easily adding what they need as they need it. In
addition, appliances of any size or age can be mixed and matched in a
single system, and since ExaGrid does not “end of life” products, future
customer support and maintenance is guaranteed.

One of ExaGrid’s key architectural differentiators is its unique
“landing zone” that stores the most recent backups in their full
undeduplicated form for restore, recovery, and VM boot performance that
is up to 20 times faster than inline deduplication appliances such as
Dell EMC Data Domain’s, which only store deduplicated data. ExaGrid’s
landing zone can complete a VM boot in seconds to single-digit minutes
versus hours for appliances that store only deduplicated data.

All other solutions deduplicate data inline, which does allow for
storage savings and replicated bandwidth savings; however, these systems
break backup windows up front and particularly over time as data grows.
In addition, they are painfully slow for restores, offsite tape copies,
and VM boots because the data has to be rehydrated for every restore
request.

ExaGrid’s published customer
success stories and enterprise
stories number over 350, more than all other vendors in the space
combined. These include a two-page narrative and customer quote,
demonstrating how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid’s unique
architectural approach, differentiated product, and unrivalled customer
support. Customers consistently state that not only is the product
best-in-class, but ‘it just works.’

About ExaGridExaGrid provides hyper-converged secondary
storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and
scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest
backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture
includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a
fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift
upgrades. Visit us at www.exagrid.com
or on LinkedIn.
See what ExaGrid
customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why
they now spend significantly less time on backup.

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