Goal to extend ExaGrid value proposition to new resellers in the United States and Canada

SHREWSBURY, NJ – February 03, 2015 — / — Lifeboat Distribution, an international value added distributor for virtualization, business continuity and other technically sophisticated products, today announced a distribution agreement with ExaGrid Systems, Inc., a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions. Lifeboat will distribute ExaGrid’s revolutionary disk-based data backup with deduplication appliance to its resellers in the United States and Canada.

ExaGrid’s unique landing zone and scale-out architecture offers the industry’s fastest backups, restores, recoveries, and tape copies; provides VM boots in seconds to minutes; and permanently fixes the backup window length as data grows. The solution supports and complements over 25 backup applications and utilities, including Acronis, Dell, StorageCraft, Unitrends and Veeam.

“A strong, vibrant channel is key to ExaGrid’s continued growth,” said Nick Ganio, Vice President of Sales, ExaGrid Systems, Inc. “With Lifeboat’s reputation for reseller recruitment and service, we are confident that they will help our ExaGrid value proposition reach a whole new set of U.S. and Canadian solution providers.”

“We’re excited to partner with ExaGrid as Lifeboat’s first data backup with deduplication offering,” said William R. Botti, Executive Vice President, Lifeboat Distribution. “Our resellers will see this as an exciting, high margin incremental sales opportunity, as they help their customers move to disk-based backup with data deduplication solutions.”

ExaGrid’s channel program offers resellers high margins, strong deal registration, a highly trained co-selling sales team and a commitment never to take a reseller deal direct.

ExaGrid’s disk-based backup appliances will be promoted to resellers in conjunction with Lifeboat’s extensive line of backup and recovery software offerings. Resellers and solutions providers interested in offering ExaGrid solutions should contact Lifeboat by phone at +1.800.847.7078 (US), or +1-888-523-7777 (Canada), or by email at sales(at)lifeboatdistribution(dot)com.

About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
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.

About Lifeboat Distribution
Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTG), is an international value added distributor for virtualization/cloud computing, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, science/engineering, and other technically sophisticated products. The company helps software publishers recruit and build multinational solution provider networks, power their networks, and drive incremental sales revenues that complement existing sales channels. Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their margin+ services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses. For more information, visit, or call +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), +1.888.523.7777 (Canada), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe). Follow Lifeboat Distribution on Twitter (@LifeboatVAD) and Facebook (LifeboatDistribution).


Lifeboat is a registered trademark, and the World View hexagon is a trademark of Lifeboat Distribution in the US and other countries. ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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