ExaGrid Systems Announces Certification of the ExaGrid Disk-Based Backup System with CommVault Galaxy Backup & Recovery

Certification ensures seamless integration between backup products for customers like Grant Thornton LLP

WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--()--ExaGrid Systems, Inc. (www.exagrid.com) today announced that the ExaGrid system has been certified for use with CommVault® Galaxy Backup & Recovery software, versions 5.9 and 6.1. With this certification, organizations can be assured of the highest levels of interoperability and support between ExaGrids turnkey disk-based backup system and CommVault Galaxy, a component of CommVaults QiNetix Unified Data Management suite.

CommVault is committed to providing unified, scalable data protection for enterprises of all sizes, said Eric Rice, senior director, strategic alliances of CommVault. We are pleased that ExaGrid has been certified for use with CommVault Galaxy. Our Galaxy backup product with native support for disk-to-disk backup, combined with ExaGrid's turnkey data-reduced disk-based backup system, provides a highly effective and efficient backup solution for our customers.

Organizations using CommVault Galaxy as their existing backup application can now seamlessly back up to disk instead of tape by using ExaGrids turnkey disk-based backup system, said Bill Andrews, president and CEO of ExaGrid. This certification makes disk-based backup easy and cost effective for organizations using CommVault Galaxy because they can preserve their existing investment in Galaxy while adding disk with 2X compression and 20 to 1 data reduction to ensure scalability, and faster and more reliable backups and restores.

One of CommVault and ExaGrids mutual customers is Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton International operates member firms in 112 countries, including 50 offices in the United States.

We have relied on CommVault Galaxy for years to help us back up thousands of systems and chose ExaGrid when we decided to move our backups to disk, said Paul Brzeskiewicz, data center manager for Grant Thornton LLP. Were very pleased to see these two vendors working closer together to ensure our backups are as reliable, simple to maintain and as effective as possible.

ExaGrid is the industry's most cost-effective disk-based backup solution and is ideal for mid-market and small enterprise companies looking to quickly eliminate the hassles of tape backup. ExaGrid works with existing backup applications to provide faster and more reliable backups and restores. With ExaGrid, customers can experience a 30 to 80 percent reduction in their backup windows. ExaGrid's innovative approach minimizes the amount of data to be stored by providing standard data compression for the most recent backups, along with byte-level delta data reduction for all previous backups. ExaGrid's byte-level delta data reduction technology stores changes from backup to backup instead of storing full file copies. This unique approach reduces the disk space required by at least 20 to 1, delivering unparalleled cost savings and performance at 30 percent the cost of standard SATA drives without data reduction.

CommVault Galaxy backup and recovery software, a component of the CommVault® QiNetix product suite, provides high-performance backup and restores of enterprise applications and data. Simple policies define when and how data is protected and stored, providing efficient use of storage devices and media, and enabling fast, granular backup and recovery in distributed, heterogeneous environments. QiNetix and Galaxy deliver greater data availability and manageability, provide seamless integration with leading operating systems, applications and environments, and are designed to provide superior data protection.

About the ExaGrid Technology

ExaGrid is a turnkey plug-and-play solution that sits behind existing backup applications and enables faster and more reliable backups and restores. Customers report that backup windows are reduced by 30 to 80 percent. ExaGrid's unique byte-level delta data reduction and last backup compression, coupled with high quality SATA drives, is on average about 25-30 percent the price of standard drives without data reduction. This unique approach reduces the amount of disk space needed to at least 20 to 1.

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Located in Westborough, Massachusetts, ExaGrid is the leader in cost-effective disk-based backup solutions. A scalable system that works with existing backup applications, ExaGrid is ideal for mid-market and small enterprise companies looking to quickly eliminate the hassles of tape backup while reducing their existing backup windows. ExaGrids innovative approach minimizes the amount of data to be stored by providing standard data compression for the most recent backups along with byte-level delta data reduction technology for all previous backups. Customers can deploy ExaGrid at a primary site and at a second site to supplement or eliminate offsite tapes with a live data repository or for disaster recovery. For more information, contact ExaGrid at 800-868-6985 or visit www.exagrid.com.

About CommVault

CommVault® provides Unified Data Management solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. The CommVault® QiNetix platform, based on CommVault's Common Technology Engine, integrates Galaxy backup and recovery, snapshot management and recovery, active data migration and archiving, e-mail compliance, enterprise service level management and reporting and storage resource management software solutions. The QiNetix unified approach allows customers to add/integrate QiNetix components, at a fraction of the time, effort and money required by separate point products. Information about CommVault is available on the World Wide Web at www.commvault.com or by calling (732) 870-4000. CommVault's corporate headquarters is located in Oceanport, New Jersey in the United States.

©2006 CommVault Systems, Inc. and ExaGrid Systems, Inc. CommVault Systems, CommVault Galaxy, CommVault QiNetix, DataMigrator, DataArchiver, QNet, CommServe StorageManager, Common Technology Engine, MediaAgent, iDataAgent, CommCell and the CommVault logo are trademarks and may be registered trademarks in some jurisdictions of CommVault Systems, Inc. ExaGrid is a registered trademark and Intelligent Disk-based Data Protection is a trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. Product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts

Schwartz Communications
Davida Dinerman or Amy Burnis, 781-684-0770
exagrid@schwartz-pr.com
or
ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
Wayne St. Amand, 508-898-2872 ext. 286
wstamand@exagrid.com

Contacts

Schwartz Communications
Davida Dinerman or Amy Burnis, 781-684-0770
exagrid@schwartz-pr.com
or
ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
Wayne St. Amand, 508-898-2872 ext. 286
wstamand@exagrid.com