From the Wires
ExaGrid Recognized for Data Deduplication Technology Excellence and Innovation by Influential IT Publications
Jan. 16, 2013 11:01 AM
ExaGrid Systems, Inc. (www.exagrid.com),
the leader in scalable and cost-effective disk-based backup solutions
deduplication, has been honored by two prestigious IT industry
publications. ExaGrid was selected by IDG’s InfoWorld as one of the
recipients of the 2013 Technology of the Year. Additionally, ExaGrid was
named a Storage Magazine’s 2012 Product of the Year award finalist. The
high-profile recognition further validates ExaGrid’s approach, which
includes its unique GRID-scalable architecture that permanently
maintains a fixed-length backup window as data grows, protecting IT
budgets and avoiding costly forklift upgrades.
The industry accolades, both announced this month, include the following:
Winner, InfoWorld 2013 Technology of the Year Award: ExaGrid’s
EX Series of disk-based backup with deduplication was selected as a
result of a review by InfoWorld’s Test Center.
The annual awards identify the best and most innovative products
on the IT landscape. Winners are drawn from all of the products
tested during the past year, with the final selections made by
InfoWorld’s Test Center staff. All products reviewed by the Test
Center are eligible to win.
In a review published on the InfoWorld website, reviewer Matt
Prigge wrote the following: “Although data deduplication has
become fairly common, not all backup appliances are created equal;
the real trick is providing seamless scalability and offsite
replication capabilities. ExaGrid's scale-out architecture
guarantees that even as your data grows, your backup windows
won't. Each of the seven available models offers a balanced blend
of performance and capacity, and they can combine into a single
grid that spreads deduplicated data evenly across all grid
members. This unique scale-out grid architecture -- and a truly
refreshing dedicated support model -- sets ExaGrid apart from the
pack and into a class of its own.”
Finalist, Storage Magazine/SearchStorage.com 2012 Products of the
Year competition: This was the third year that ExaGrid has been
selected as a finalist.
ExaGrid’s EX130 Encrypted Disk Backup with Deduplication System
with Secure ERASE, was one of just eight finalists selected in the
category of disk backup hardware.
The EX130-GRID-SEC is a disk-based backup system with
deduplication that accommodates up to 130 TB full backup and can
hold up to 16 weeks of retention. The system has up to 2.6 PB of
logical storage capabilities. Secure ERASE is a feature that
overwrites the affected disk areas, so data is no longer
accessible, ensuring that organizations can comply when required
to remove backup data from ExaGrid’s disk-based backup appliance.
It’s fully compliant with Department of Defense and National
Institute of Standards and Technology standards.
Storage magazine and SearchStorage.com editors and other storage
industry experts along with storage users judged the entries and
selected finalists based on: innovation, performance, ease of
integration into environment, ease of use and manageability,
functionality and value.
Bill Andrews, president and CEO for ExaGrid: “We’re thrilled
that two highly respected industry publications have recognized the
advantages of ExaGrid’s unique approach to disk-based backup with
deduplication, which combines compute with capacity as data grows
along with a landing zone for rapid restores. Only ExaGrid offers a
disk backup system that customers can purchase knowing they will have
permanently short backup windows, no costly forklift upgrades, the
fastest full system restores, and rapid restores of files, VMs and
objects in minutes instead of hours with competing systems. This
industry recognition speaks volumes about ExaGrid’s winning approach
in today’s reality of tight IT budgets and data growth rates of 30
percent or higher.”
About ExaGrid’s Technology:
The ExaGrid system is a plug-and-play disk backup appliance that works
with existing backup applications and enables faster and more reliable
backups and restores. Customers report that backup time is reduced by up
to 90 percent over traditional tape backup. ExaGrid’s patented
zone-level data deduplication technology reduces the amount of disk
space needed by a range of 10:1 to as high as 50:1 or more, resulting in
a cost comparable to traditional tape-based backup.
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. ExaGrid
is the only solution that combines compute with capacity and a unique
landing zone to permanently shorten backup windows, eliminate expensive
forklift upgrades, achieve the fastest full system restores and tape
copies, and rapidly restore files, VMs and objects in minutes. With
offices and distribution worldwide, ExaGrid has more than 5,200 systems
installed at more than 1,600 customers, and more than 320 published
customer success stories.
For more information, contact ExaGrid at 800-868-6985 or visit www.exagrid.com.
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