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September 14, 2012

ExaGrid Announces 50 EMC Data Domain Customers

ExaGrid's disk-based backup with de-duplication product line allows companies to have backup and protect their data. ExaGrid's simple, turnkey appliance can reduce the disk space required by at least 10:1, and up to 50:1 and the amount of time the IT staff spends on managing backups by leveraging the current backup application and replacing tape in the nightly backup process.

Recently, the company announced that 50 clients, who earlier used EMC (News - Alert) Data Domain, have now turned to ExaGrid's disk backup with de-duplication. These clients are either changing their Data Domain system or looking to manage new growth and projects where they require an inexpensive scalability option.

Companies must add disk shelves as data grows as many solutions will have a controller/disk shelf architecture such as Data Domain (News - Alert). This means backup windows will then expand as there are not more de-duplication processing resources added to support the increased workload. Finally, there comes a point where the front-end controller can no longer support the workload.

“These 50 organizations share many of the same pain points that make ExaGrid's approach more attractive compared to EMC Data Domain,” stated Bill Andrews, president and CEO of ExaGrid Systems. “As data grows and the front-end controller of the Data Domain system can't keep up, the forklift upgrades to higher performance systems become increasingly costly. Because ExaGrid's GRID-based system grows seamlessly with you, the total costs over just 3 years can be 50% less with ExaGrid compared with EMC Data Domain.”

The company recently announced that it is securing more clients with large data sizes and demanding backup requirements. Concur, a travel and expense management solutions provider, uses ExaGrid and stores more than 2.5 petabytes of data.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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