ExaGrid®, the industry’s Tiered Backup Storage solution, announced that it has been nominated in seven categories for the annual Network Computing Awards. Winners of this year’s awards will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on June 23, 2022.
What categories has ExaGrid been named a finalist?
ExaGrid has become a finalist in the following categories:
- Storage Product of the Year – ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage
- The Return on Investment Award – ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage
- Hardware Product of the Year – ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage
- Software Product of the Year – ExaGrid Cloud Tier to AWS
- Product of the Year – ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage
- Company of the Year – ExaGrid
Voting to determine the winner in each category is underway now and closes on June 13, 2022. Additionally, ExaGrid is nominated for the “Bench-Tested Product of the Year” award (determined by judges after an independent product review).
“We are honored to be nominated in a variety of categories for this year’s awards. ExaGrid is the only firm completely dedicated to backup storage and we appreciate that our continued innovations in backup features and functionality have resulted in ExaGrid being recognized among other leaders in the industry,” said Bill Andrews, President and CEO of ExaGrid.
Why did ExaGrid stand out?
ExaGrid provides Tiered Backup Storage with a front-end disk-cache Landing Zone, the Performance Tier, which writes data directly to disk for the fastest backups, and restores directly from disk for the fastest restores and VM boots.
The long-term retention data is tiered to a deduplicated data repository, the Retention Tier, to reduce the amount of retention storage and resulting cost. This two-tiered approach provides the fastest backup and restore performance with lowest cost storage efficiency.
In addition, ExaGrid provides a scale-out architecture where appliances are simply added as data grows. Each appliance includes processor, memory and network ports, so as data grows, all resources required are available to maintain a fixed-length backup window.
This scale-out storage approach eliminates expensive forklift upgrades, and allows for mixing appliances of different sizes and models in the same scale-out system, which eliminates product obsolescence while protecting IT investments up front and over time.