Fast-growing customer base strengthens ExaGrid market position, validating commitment to providing stress-free backup with a unique landing zone and scale-out GRID architecture

Additional U.S. Patent Awarded to ExaGrid for “Method and Apparatus for Content-Aware and Adaptive Deduplication” to Perform Deduplication and Replication in Parallel with Backups

WESTBOROUGH, MA – September 23, 2014 — / — ExaGrid Systems, the industry-leading backup appliance storage provider, today announced that it has added its 2000th customer. Its highly scalable backup solutions are relied on by organizations across all industries that require a reliable and permanent solution to meet their backup needs.

“Building a product to meet our customers’ backup storage requirements has always been our primary goal,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “Reaching 2,000 customers is a huge accomplishment, but it’s only the beginning.”

In addition to reaching the 2000th customer milestone, the company has been awarded U.S. Patent #8,812,738, “Method and Apparatus for Content-Aware and Adaptive Deduplication,” further demonstrating ExaGrid’s dedication to technological excellence and innovation, and to providing the best purpose-built backup storage solution on the market.

The patent allows ExaGrid to advance its Adaptive Deduplication technology, as ExaGrid’s disk-based backup appliances write directly to a unique landing zone – strategically avoiding inline deduplication and the resulting lengthy backup window. ExaGrid’s solution allows for fast restores, fast instant VM recoveries, and fast tape copies by retaining the most recent backups in their full undeduplicated form, which avoids the time-consuming rehydration process inherent to other solutions. ExaGrid’s Adaptive Deduplication performs deduplication and replication in parallel with backups while providing full system resources to the backups, ensuring the shortest possible backup window.

“Our latest technology with Adaptive Deduplication enhances our commitment to building solutions that perform deduplication and offsite replication in parallel with backups for an optimal recovery point at the disaster recovery site,” said Andrews. “This new approach still allows backups to be written directly to disk for fast restores, recoveries, and tape copies but deduplicating in parallel allows for an up-to-date offsite recovery point.”

Why Customers Choose ExaGrid: Scalability, Price, and Performance
ExaGrid is the only vendor to design a backup storage product from a backup perspective rather than a storage perspective – with a solution that provides a unique landing zone for fast backups and the industry’s fastest restores, instant VM recoveries, and tape copies. ExaGrid adds full server appliances into a scale-out GRID architecture, permanently fixing the backup window length as data grows and eliminating the need for expensive forklift upgrades.

We’ve been working with ExaGrid for more than six years, and initially chose ExaGrid for its role as a trusted advisor in the backup space,” said Ted Green, Manager of Storage Systems and Backup at American Standard Brands. “After our initial implementation of ExaGrid, we immediately noticed how fast our backups became but even more impressive is how fast restores, recoveries, and tape copies are. Over time, we’ve expanded our system to accommodate our growing data volumes and we’ve begun to virtualize our environment, and the ExaGrid system has kept pace with flying colors!”

About ExaGrid
Organizations come to us because we are the only company that implemented deduplication in a way that fixed all the challenges of backup storage. ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture provides the fastest backup — resulting in the shortest fixed backup window, the fastest local restores, fastest offsite tape copies and instant VM recoveries while permanently fixing the backup window length, all with reduced cost up front and over time. Learn how to take the stress out of backup at or connect with us on LinkedIn. Read how ExaGrid customers fixed their backup forever.

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Source: ExaGrid