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ExaGrid Systems Releases 3.0 Disk-Based Backup System with Data De-Duplication
ExaGrid Systems, Inc. (, the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions with byte-level data de-duplication, today announced the availability of ExaGrid 3.0. This new product version provides up to twice the backup and restore performance of previous versions, as well as scalability for a 20 TB full backup, plus retention, in a single GRID system. ExaGrid has also reduced its system footprint by 50 to 75 percent compared to previous versions.

The latest release of the ExaGrid Disk-based Backup system builds on patented technology and delivers significant product enhancements and customer benefits, including the following:

Highest Performance for Data Backup and Restore:

  • Fastest backup performance due to post-process de-duplication. Write directly to disk without any processing on the fly to slow down backups. (Backup throughput: up to 2.1 TB/hour, 583 MB/second)
  • Fastest restore and tape copy performance with byte-level data de-duplication which keeps the most recent backup in its whole form -- unlike other solutions, which require re-assembly from small blocks and large hash tables. (Restore throughput: up to 1.5 TB/hour, 417 MB/second)

Scalable Virtualized GRID Architecture:

  • ExaGrid provides plug-and-play growth -- new systems virtualize together automatically -- no splitting data or losing de-duplication efficiency across separate systems.
  • Performance scales with data growth since processing power and memory are added together with storage capacity.
  • Store a 20 TB full backup, plus retention of backup history, in a single GRID system (Four 5 TB single ExaGrid servers in a virtualized GRID).

Energy and Rack Space Efficient Operation:

  • Enhanced design reduces ExaGrids system footprint by 50 to 75 percent versus previous versions.
  • Customers can store many times more backup data in the same space for substantial savings in power, cooling and space requirements versus standard disk.

Most Cost-Effective Solution:

  • Granular sizing options right-size to specific customer backup data requirements today and in the future.
  • No need to over buy storage capacity up front. Systems can be easily combined in a virtualized GRID for larger capacities as needed.

Support for Leading Backup Applications:

  • CA ARCserve®
  • CommVault® Galaxy
  • Symantec Backup Exec
  • Symantec Veritas NetBackup
  • EMC Networker®
  • Microsoft® SQL Dump
  • VMware® Backup (VMDK)

With a true next-generation architecture, ExaGrid leverages the economic benefits of industry-standard hardware on an advanced scale-out grid platform, said Arun Taneja, founder and president of the Taneja Group. The ExaGrid platform perfectly represents where the entire industry must follow: easily deployed, self-contained disk-based data protection GRIDs, with data de-duplication, designed to easily fit into existing data centers and deliver results right out of the box.

Mid-market and small enterprise companies seek cost-effective, disk-based backup solutions with data de-duplication that are scalable and can work quickly and easily with their existing backup applications, said Marc Crespi, ExaGrids vice president of product management. Our latest product release, ExaGrid 3.0, provides industry-leading backup and restore performance, plug-and-play scalability, and byte-level data de-duplication to meet the data protection needs of our customers.

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2007 5:57 AM by David Marshall
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