ExaGrid honored with two awards at the 13th annual SDC Awards event

Bill Andrews, President and Chief Executive Officer of ExaGrid

ExaGrid®, the Tiered Backup Storage solution, announced that it was honored with two awards at the 13th annual SDC Awards ceremony, Angel Business Communications’ premier IT awards – the Storage, Digitalisation + Cloud Awards, held in London on November 24.

Why did ExaGrid win in the two categories?

ExaGrid won “Storage Company of the Year” and “Vendor Channel Program of the Year,” making it the third year in a row for each. These award wins add to ExaGrid’s previous four wins this past fall, totaling six awards in 2022. ExaGrid’s Reseller Partner Program won “Vendor Channel Program of the Year.” ExaGrid offers one of the best deal registration programs to drive high margins along with deal SPIFFs and meeting maker bonuses.

ExaGrid offers an optional Solutions Architects certification at no charge to become an ExaGrid Certified Solutions Architect. ExaGrid works with resellers and distributors and has customer installations in over 80 countries. The programs are designed to be easy, with full support from the ExaGrid sales team – resulting in a 75% competitive win rate.

ExaGrid is known for having a Tiered Backup Storage system that provides its customers with stellar customer support, ensuring that partners’ customers receive class “A” support. ExaGrid won “Storage Company of the Year” for the third year in a row. In 2021, ExaGrid expanded its product line with greater scalability up to 2.7PB full backup to a single system.

In 2022, ExaGrid announced its Cloud Tier for Disaster Recovery in AWS and Azure and 30X faster Veeam synthetic fulls, improvements to its Retention Time-Lock features for ransomware recovery, and new features. ExaGrid has advanced IT tools and calculators to assist a customer in calculating the true cost of backup storage up front and over time.

These show clients what their costs of backup storage will be – inclusive of backup rotation, backup retention, yearly data growth, and second site disaster recovery. ExaGrid has had back-to-back record quarters in 2022 and has expanded to over 3,600 customers in over 80 countries. ExaGrid is cash positive, EBITDA positive, and P&L positive quarter after quarter.

ExaGrid is the only company that is completely dedicated to backup storage, with a goal to solve the issues commonly experienced with backup solutions while providing the best value, including the fastest backups, fastest restores, a fixed length backup window as data grows, comprehensive security including ransomware recovery and low cost up front and overtime.

What do the awards mean for ExaGrid?

“These two awards say it all. We apply 100% of our focus on serving our channel partners with our Tiered Backup Storage offering,” said Bill Andrews, President and CEO of ExaGrid.

“Congratulations to all the 2022 winners! We are certainly in good company. Since these awards are voted on by the public, it means a great deal to us. We will continue to push the limits with our Tiered Backup Storage solution and expert-level support,” Bill further said.

This is the 3rd year in a row that ExaGrid won more backup storage provider awards than any other vendor. It continues to gain recognition for its Tiered Backup Storage appliances, winning six awards in 2022, the most for any backup storage provider in 2022, including:

  • SDC Awards – Storage Company of the Year
  • SDC Awards – Vendor Channel Program of the Year
  • Storage Awards – Enterprise Backup Hardware Vendor of the Year
  • Network Computing Awards – Bench Tested Product of the Year
  • Network Computing Awards – Company of the Year
  • Network Computing Awards – Storage Product of the Year

What is ExaGrid’s Tiered Backup Storage?

ExaGrid provides Tiered Backup Storage with a front-end disk-cache Landing Zone, 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 the lowest cost storage efficiency. ExaGrid provides a scale-out architecture where appliances are 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.