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ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover Improves Performance for Veeam Synthetic Full by 6X According to New ESG Lab Report

Today, ExaGrid Systems, a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, announced that prominent IT analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) has tested and validated the creation of Veeam synthetic full backups using the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover, increasing performance by 6X and reducing backup times.

Detailed in the report, ESG tested the performance of the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover to create a synthetic full backup on the ExaGrid landing zone, versus Veeam pulling the data from disk to the Veeam backup server, creating the synthetic full and then writing back to disk. The results were powerful: the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover was 6X faster in creating a synthetic full backup.

"ExaGrid already has a leg up on the competition with its "landing zone" and Adaptive Deduplication-these let you get the huge capacity reduction benefits of deduplication, without having to give up truly instant restore. This latest feature adds to ExaGrid's arsenal of efficiency benefits," said Kerry Dolan, Lab Analyst at ESG.

Combining ExaGrid's disk-based backup with deduplication system with Veeam Software's virtual server data protection solution allows organisations to recover and boot VMs in minutes - speeds comparable to recovering straight from disk. The ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover is designed to make backups faster and shift the burden of backup processing off of production servers, putting it on the appliance instead.

"Unlike industry competitors, including EMC Data Domain, that only pull together their tables to be ready to actually make a synthetic full from dehydrated data, ExaGrid actually creates the synthetic full so VMs are ready to boot instantly," said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. "EMC's numbers are not apples to apples as they just prepare tables and do not actually create a synthetic full while ExaGrid actually creates the synthetic full. With EMC, you still have to wait hours when you want to boot a VM as they have to create the VMs from dehydrated data. The VMs on an ExaGrid will boot in seconds to minutes."

The ExaGrid scale-out approach brings compute with capacity - adding processor, memory and bandwidth 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 backup window.

"The ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover gives customers the best of both worlds - instant VM recovery, without sacrificing the benefits of deduplication, resulting in an incredibly short backup window," said Andrews.

To download a copy of the ESG Lab Review, visit the ExaGrid website. For more information about the joint ExaGrid-Veeam solution, visit:
Published Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:38 PM by David Marshall
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