Accredited Analyst Firm Ranks ExaGrid Systems in the Top Positions in Under $50K and Under $100K Buyer’s Guide Reports

WESTBOROUGH, MA – November 25, 2014 — / — Dominating two of the most recent buyer’s guides from independent analyst firm DCIG, ExaGrid Systems, earned the top 6 of the top 10 positions in the DCIG 2014-15 Deduplicating Backup Appliance Under $50K Buyer’s Guide and 7 of the top 10 positions in the DCIG 2014-15 Deduplicating Backup Appliance Under $100K Buyer’s Guide reports.

In the under $50K Buyer’s Guide, ExaGrid earned the top 6 positions. ExaGrid achieved 4 of the top 5 positions for the DCIG Buyer’s Guide for solutions under $100K.

“The architectural approach we take to backup at ExaGrid is entirely unique – that’s a distinction we’re very proud to claim. This is the second consecutive year that ExaGrid has earned top positions in DCIG’s Buyer’s Guides in the Under $50K and Under $100K categories, and further validates our mission: deliver stress-free backup storage by solving the backup problem,” said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. “We win 70 percent of the business deals we’re in — our record speaks for itself, and so does our technological approach.”

According to DCIG’s analysts, the report found ExaGrid to offer a unique combination of a landing zone and full appliances in a scale-out GRID architecture, differentiating the company from its competition.

“Our findings show that fast backups for the shortest backup window, fast restores, fast recoveries, Instant VM boots, fast tape copies, and maintaining a fixed length backup window are the most impactful requirements for organizations. ExaGrid’s solutions stand well above the competition on these fronts,” said Jerome Wendt, President and Lead Analyst of DCIG. To view the rankings for each Buyer’s Guide and to receive the full reports when they’re published on December 15, register here.

DCIG’s Buyer’s Guides come on the heels of the Gartner Magic Quadrant where ExaGrid was ranked highest in the Visionary quadrant. The Buyer’s Guides also follow a recent Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) review of the ExaGrid-Veeam Accelerated Data Mover, shown to increase performance by 6X and reduce backup times significantly.

“The onset of new, advanced storage technologies, and the promise of big data, have put the pressure on backup companies to improve their offerings, but many are stuck using antiquated technologies that don’t solve the problems – ExaGrid provides a true solution, with a leading-edge approach that really meets the needs of customers,” said Wendt.

In October of 2014, ExaGrid released its latest appliance, the EX32000E, which can combine up to 14 appliances in a single scale-out GRID, allowing for a 448TB full backup in a single system, representing a 52 percent increase in total capacity.

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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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