Exagrid backup appliance:
Organizations come to ExaGrid because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s hyper-converged secondary storage for backup offers a unique landing zone and scale-out architecture that provide the fastest backups — 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. All other deduplication approaches save some amount of storage and bandwidth but fall short on solving the three new compute problems that deduplication creates. ExaGrid takes the stress of backup storage away forever. We believe in what we do, and our customers benefit from it every single day.
ExaGrid provides the best level of data deduplication and has implemented data deduplication in a way that provides three times the backup performance and five times the restore and VM boot performance. First, ExaGrid has a unique landing zone where backups can land straight to disk without any inline deduplication processing. Backups are fast and the backup window is short. Deduplication and offsite replication occur in parallel with the backups. Deduplication and replication never impede the backup process as they always are second order priority. ExaGrid calls this “adaptive deduplication.”
Scalability: Fixed length Backup Window and Data Growth
ExaGrid provides full appliances (processor, memory, bandwidth, and disk) in a scale-out GRID. As data grows, all resources are added including additional landing zone, additional bandwidth, processor, and memory as well as disk capacity. The backup window stays fixed in length regardless of data growth, which eliminates expensive forklift upgrades. Unlike the inline, scale-up approach where you need to guess at which sized front-end controller is required, the ExaGrid approach allows you to simply pay as you grow by adding the appropriate sized appliances as your data grows. ExaGrid has eight appliance models and any size appliance or any age appliance can be mixed and matched in a single GRID, which allows for IT departments to buy compute and capacity as they need it. This approach also eliminates product obsolescence.