Disk-Based Backup Storage Appliance Receives “Value for the Money” Award from Storage Magazine

London – June 28, 2016 – ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication, announced today that its EX40000E appliance has been named Storage Magazine’s ‘Value for the Money’ product of the year at their annual awards ceremony. Winners were determined by a public vote, once again validating the excellence of the technology and service delivered by ExaGrid to its customers and partners.

“Being honored with the ‘Value for the Money’ award is fantastic recognition of the industry-leading price/performance of the EX40000E,” said Andy Walsky, ExaGrid’s Vice President of EMEA Sales. “Organizations continue to tighten their IT budgets and mandate that staff do more with less. From our base of over 10,000 customer installations and hundreds of partners, we’re consistently hearing that customers choose ExaGrid appliances over other systems for faster backup and restore performance, VM boots in seconds to minutes, cost-effective scalability, and all-around superior value in terms of price/performance.”

The EX40000E appliance is ExaGrid’s most powerful appliance in its product line arsenal. It is 66% more dense than its predecessor, providing capacity for a 40TB full backup in a 3U appliance. Leveraging the strength of ExaGrid’s scale-out GRID technology, up to 25 EX40000E appliances can be combined in a single scale-out GRID system, allowing for a 1PB full backup. The EX40000E has a maximum ingest rate of 8TB/hr. per appliance, so with 25 EX40000Es in a scale-out GRID, the maximum ingest rate is 200TB/hr., which is 3.5 times the ingest performance of the EMC Data Domain 9500 with DD Boost.

ExaGrid’s 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 can allow 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 especially 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.

“Many of the solutions on the market just can’t keep up with a short backup window requirement in the face of rapid data growth,” said Walsky. “Furthermore, with more and more organizations virtualizing, they need just-in-time recovery by being able to boot VMs in seconds to minutes. Only ExaGrid can meet all of these requirements.”

The EX40000E appliance, which houses 96TB of raw and 78TB of usable data, can take in up to a 40TB full backup and store it as undeduplicated data in a front-end landing zone for fast restores and recoveries as well as maintaining a long-term historical version in a deduplicated data repository.

The ExaGrid scale-out approach brings compute with capacity – adding processor, memory and network ports as well as disk – allowing the backup window to stay fixed in length even as data grows. This approach is unique to ExaGrid and makes it the only disk-based backup system that maintains a fixed-length backup window.

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to ExaGrid because it is the only company that has implemented deduplication in a way that fixes 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 www.exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.


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