ExaGrid’s EX13000E is named ‘Storage/Big Data Product of the Year’ at annual awards ceremony

LONDON, UK – November 27, 2013 — /BackupReview.info/ — ExaGrid Systems, Inc’s EX13000E has been named ‘Storage/Big Data Product of the Year’ at the Techworld Awards 2013. This win extends the company’s successful streak for being ranked as best-in-class for disk-based backup with deduplication.

The EX13000E was selected for its unique GRID architecture which is optimised for high performance, scalable disk backup with deduplication. It delivers a consistent backup window that doesn’t grow as data grows; the shortest possible backup window; fast restores, tape copies and fast recovery from a disaster. As a result it allows you to grow as your data grows and eliminates “forklift” upgrades.

Now in its tenth year, the Techworld Awards have firmly established themselves as the major infrastructure and networking awards event in the IT calendar. Recognising both products and users, the Techworld Awards highlight innovation on all sides of the IT industry. The submissions were reviewed by an expert panel of judges that considered the best storage products within the ‘Storage/Big Data Product of the Year’ category.

“ExaGrid beat off stiff competition to win the Techworld Storage and Big Data product of the year award because of its powerful combination of scalability, security and speed of operation,”said Mike Simons, editor of Techworld. “The judges were very impressed.”

This award follows ExaGrid’s domination in two buyer guides published earlier this year by independent analyst firm DCIG. ExaGrid’s solutions were identified as ‘Best-in-Class’ in the DCIG 2013 Midrange Deduplication Backup Appliance Under $50K and $100K Buyer’s Guides reports, with the company’s solutions earning seven of the top 10 positions. The Techworld Award win has proven yet again that ExaGrid has the best-performing backup and restore solution on the market and is revolutionising how organisations backup and protect their data. This market leadership is perhaps best summed up by Jeremy Wendt, DCIG lead analyst, who said: ‘The ExaGrid EX Series essentially defines what modern mid-range target-based deduplicating backup appliances should deliver.”

“We are delighted to be acknowledged by the industry as the ‘Storage/Big Data Product of the Year’ and would like to thank the judges who recognised the power and performance of ExaGrid’s unique solutions”, said Andy Palmer, VP International at ExaGrid. “Only ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture with unique landing zone technology solves the backup challenge forever. If anyone is thinking about moving to disk backup with deduplication, they should always include ExaGrid in their backup appliance review.”

ExaGrid was also a finalist in the Backup and Recovery / Archive Product of the Year category in this year’s Storage, Virtualisation, Cloud (SVC) Awards.

Customer praise for award-winning technology and service
With offices and distribution worldwide, the company has more than 7000 systems installed at more than 1,800 customers. The success stories are available via the ExaGrid website and include case studies from leaders across different industries like Bird & Bird, Celestica-Valencia, Concur, Conwy & Denbighshire NHS Trust (UK National Health Service), Dublin City University, Four Seasons Resort, Ipswich BC, International SOS, Moto, Kingston Technology, Konica Minolta, Prestige Brands, the Salvation Army, and Schibsted IT.

ExaGrid’s disk based, scale-out GRID architecture constantly adjusts to incessant growing data backup demands, and is the only solution that combines compute with capacity and a unique landing zone to permanently shorten backup windows and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades. Read through more than 300 published customer success stories and learn more at www.exagrid.com.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

Dana Prestigiacomo
ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
(508) 898-2872 x566

Rachel Adam
Corporate Ink
for ExaGrid Systems
(617) 969-9192

Source: ExaGrid


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