ExaGrid wins Enterprise Backup Hardware Vendor of the Year Award

Bill Andrews, President and Chief Executive Officer of ExaGrid

ExaGrid®, the Tiered Backup Storage solution, announced that the firm was honored with the “Enterprise Backup Hardware Vendor of the Year” award, announced at the 19th annual Storage Magazine Storage Awards ceremony, “The Storries XIX,” held in London on June 9.

Why did ExaGrid stand out in its category?

Winners are determined by public vote. This further validates ExaGrid’s product architecture, especially in the enterprise sector, as ExaGrid offers the largest scale-out system in the industry—comprised of 32 EX84 appliances that can take in up to a 2.7PB full backup in a single system, which is 50% larger than any other solution with aggressive deduplication.

In addition, ExaGrid’s unique scale-out architecture enables organizations to simply add appliances 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, and eliminates planned product obsolescence while protecting IT investments up front and over time.

What were the executive’s thoughts on the milestone?

“We are thrilled to win the ‘Enterprise Backup Hardware Vendor of the Year’ award. Our team is dedicated to the continuous effort to innovate and improve on the Tiered Backup Storage solution that ExaGrid offers, with a goal to offer the best backup storage possible while improving the performance, scalability, and economics of backup. Many thanks to everyone who voted for us, we are truly grateful,” said Bill Andrews, President and CEO of ExaGrid.