Solve backup storage

once and for all...

  • Scales to petabytes of data

  • 3x ingest performance

  • 5-10x restore & VM boot rate

  • Fixed length backup window

  • DR in the private, hybrid, or public cloud

ExaGrid understands that deduplication is required, but how you implement it changes everything in backup. Data Deduplication reduces the amount of storage required and also the amount of bandwidth for replication; however, if not implemented correctly, it will dramatically slow down backups, slow down restores and VM boots, and the backup window will grow as data grows. This is due to the fact that data deduplication is highly compute intensive; you don’t want to perform deduplication during the backup window and you also don’t want to restore or boot from a pool of deduplicated data.

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.”

Product Architecture

ExaGrid offers a series of eight backup storage appliance models that can be mixed and matched in a scale-out GRID.

Any size or age appliance can co-exist in the same GRID and can scale from a 3TB full backup to a 1PB full backup in a single GRID. The system is flexible since the proper size appliances can be added as data grows. This eliminates the need for up-front planning and allows customers to expand the ExaGrid system as their data grows.

The unique landing zone allows for the fastest backups and the fastest restores, recoveries, and tape copies.

The unique scale-out approach, which includes full appliances in a GRID, is the only solution that provides a fixed-length backup window regardless of data growth, negating the need for expensive forklift upgrades.

The ExaGrid system allows for replication to a second site for disaster recovery as well as the ability to allow multiple data centers to cross-protect between each other.

The ExaGrid approach allows you to simply pay as you grow by adding the appropriate sized appliances as data volumes increase. 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.

All appliances and all GRIDs are managed by a single user interface.

Scalability