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ExaGrid Passes Analyst’s Tests With Flying Colours


ExaGrid Systems has been praised by a leading IT analyst firm for its ability to improve disk performance and reduce backup times.

ExaGrid, a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, underwent a series of tests by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) to examine the benefits of using the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover. The IT analysts found that by using ExaGrid’s backup solution organisations not only increased computing performance, but also dramatically reduced backup times.

ESG’s report outlines how it tested how quickly the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover created 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 backup and then writing back to disk. The former was six times faster than the latter while it also shifts the burden of backup processing off of production servers, putting it on the appliance instead.

Kerry Dolan, lab analyst at ESG, stated: "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."

Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid, added: "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."

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