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ExaGrid Named a ‘Finalist’ in 2019 Storage Awards – The Storries XVI

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a leading provider of intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup,
today announced that it has been nominated in six categories for Storage
annual awards ceremony The
Storries XVI
. ExaGrid has become a finalist for Enterprise Backup
Hardware Product of the Year, Storage Innovators of the Year,
Hyper-convergence Vendor of the Year, Storage Performance Optimisation
Product of the Year, Storage Product of the Year and Storage Company of
the Year. Voting
to determine the winner in each category is underway now and closes on
June 3. The results will be revealed at the evening awards ceremony in
London on June 13.

ExaGrid’s EX
backup storage appliance with data deduplication is nominated
in three categories. One of ExaGrid’s key architectural differentiators
is its unique Landing Zone that stores the most recent backups in their
full undeduplicated form for restore, recovery, and VM boot performance.
Each appliance provides Landing Zone storage, deduplicated repository
storage, processor, memory, and network ports. As data volumes double,
triple, etc., ExaGrid doubles, triples, etc. all required resources to
maintain a fixed-length backup window. If the backup window is six hours
at 100TB, it is still six hours at 300TB, 500TB, 800TB, etc. Expensive
forklift upgrades are avoided, and the aggravation of chasing a growing
backup window is eliminated.

“We believe these nominations reflects ExaGrid’s position as the only
backup storage vendor that has architected a solution with data
deduplication that takes into consideration the price, performance and
scalability issues of today,” said Bill Andrews, CEO and President of
ExaGrid. “ExaGrid’s innovative approach to data deduplication not only
minimizes the amount of data stored, but its unique architecture offers
a landing zone for fast backups and restores. ExaGrid’s scale-out
architecture keeps the backup window fixed-length as data grows and
eliminates expensive, disruptive forklift upgrades and forced product

ExaGrid also uses Adaptive Deduplication to deduplicate and replicate
data to the disaster recovery (DR) site during the backup window, in
parallel with backups, instead of the traditional inline approach,
between the backup application and the disk. This unique combination of
a landing zone with adaptive deduplication provides for the fastest
backup performance, resulting in the shortest backup window as well as a
strong disaster recovery point (RPO). Finally, ExaGrid provides an
assigned level 2 support technician knowledgeable in specific backup
applications and an evergreen model of supporting all appliances at
standard maintenance and support rates.

About ExaGrid

ExaGrid provides intelligent hyperconverged storage for backup with data
deduplication, a unique landing zone, and scale-out architecture.
ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and
instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture includes full
appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a fixed-length backup
window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades. Visit us
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