WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ExaGrid Systems, Inc. (http://www.exagrid.com), the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced expanded backup application support for Veeam Backup & Replication. Customers can now use Veeam Backup’s built-in source-side deduplication in concert with ExaGrid’s disk-based backup system with Zone Deduplication to further shrink backups with optimal performance.
The combination of ExaGrid’s and Veeam’s industry-leading VMware data protection solutions allows customers to utilize Veeam Backup & Replication in VMware virtual environments on ExaGrid’s disk-based backup system for fast backups and efficient data storage as well as ExaGrid replication to an offsite location for disaster recovery. With the latest enhancement, ExaGrid now provides full support for Veeam Backup & Replication v5, including its advanced features such as Instant VM Recovery, U-AIR (Universal Application-Item Recovery) and SureBackup Recovery Verification. Veeam customers can now instantly recover an entire virtual machine (VM), individual application objects and individual files from the same fully tested image-based backup.
“ExaGrid’s leading technology and unique architecture maintains intact copies of the most recent Veeam backups, ensuring optimal performance for customers,” said Marc Crespi, vice president, product management at ExaGrid. “Virtually all other deduplication products have limited functionality and only have deduplicated copies, which means they can’t support features or offer performance. With ExaGrid, customers are getting leading-edge Zone Deduplication to ensure their data is backed up efficiently and effectively each time.”
Veeam provides virtualization management and data protection solutions. Veeam Backup & Replication combines backup and disaster recovery in one easy-to-use solution to improve service levels and reduce costs.
“Through ExaGrid’s expanded support of Veeam Backup & Replication, customers now have support for replication of backups to offsite storage for disaster recovery purposes without sacrificing performance of critical backup and recovery features,” said Doug Hazelman, senior director of product strategy at Veeam. “By combining the power and performance of Veeam-based VMware virtual machine backups and the ExaGrid appliance, an even broader range of our customers can now achieve backup and disaster recovery goals quickly and easily.”
ExaGrid disk backup systems are designed to meet the needs of companies backing up between 1TB and 100TBs of data. ExaGrid’s unique approach to disk-based backup delivers unparalleled performance and scalability without requiring costly forklift upgrades as data grows. ExaGrid customers achieve fastest backup times because data is written directly to disk and data deduplication is performed post-process after the data is stored. In addition, ExaGrid’s GRID scalability enables organizations to store up to a 100TB full backup plus retention. Performance scales with data growth since processing power, memory, and bandwidth are added along with storage capacity, and data loads are automatically balanced across all servers. ExaGrid’s disk backup system with data deduplication also supports the industry’s leading backup applications and utilities.
On Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 4:00p.m. EST, ExaGrid and Veeam will present a live eSeminar aimed at teaching businesses how to reduce costs and increase service levels through virtualized data protection. Industry experts Marc Crespi, vice president, product management at ExaGrid; Doug Hazelman, senior director of product strategy at Veeam; and Michael Krieger, market expert at Ziff Davis Enterprise will discuss solutions from Veeam and ExaGrid that create fast backups and restores and help achieve better storage utilization and scalability. Interested participants can register here: http://www.eseminarslive.com/c/a/Data-Storage/ExaGrid030911/.
About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.:
ExaGrid offers the only disk-based backup appliance with data deduplication purpose-built for backup that leverages a unique architecture optimized for performance, scalability and price. The combination of post-process deduplication, most recent backup cache, and GRID scalability enables IT departments to achieve the shortest backup window and the fastest, most reliable restores, tape copy, and disaster recovery without performance degradation or forklift upgrades as data grows. With offices and distribution worldwide, ExaGrid has more than 3,200 systems installed at more than 850 customers, and 200 published customer success stories and video testimonials.
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