ExaGrid®, the industry’s only Tiered Backup Storage solution, today announced that the company was honored with three awards at the 12th annual SDC Awards ceremony, Angel Business Communications’ premier IT awards – the Storage, Digitalisation + Cloud Awards, held in London on November 24, 2021. These new award wins add to ExaGrid’s previous six wins this past fall, totaling nine industry awards in 2021.
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ExaGrid wins 3 awards at the 12th annual SDC Awards, held in London on November 24, 2021. (Photo: Business Wire)
ExaGrid’s Reseller Partner Program has been voted “Vendor Channel Program of the Year” for a second year in a row. In 2021, ExaGrid rolled out an optional Solutions Architects certification at no charge to become an ExaGrid Certified Engineer. ExaGrid works with resellers and distributors worldwide. The ExaGrid programs are designed to be easy for partners, with support from the ExaGrid sales team and without milestone commitments. ExaGrid is known for having a Tiered Backup Storage system that ‘just works’ and provides its customers with stellar customer support from an assigned level 2 engineer, ensuring that partners’ customers are well taken care of.
ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage has been voted “Storage Hardware Innovation of the Year” for a second year in a row. In January of 2021, ExaGrid announced a new line of appliances, including the EX84, its largest appliance to date. The largest configuration, made up of 32 EX84 appliances in a single scale-out system, allows for a full backup of up to 2.7PB with a single deduplicated repository, which is 50% larger than any other system on the market. The net is that ExaGrid offers fast backups, fast restores, a fixed-length backup window as data grows due to its scale-out architecture, ransomware recovery of encrypted primary data, and a system that scales to 50% greater capacity than any other solution in the industry.
ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage has been voted “Storage Company of the Year” for a second year in a row. In 2021, ExaGrid expanded its product line with greater scalability up to 2.7PB full backup to a single system and well as reduced data center footprint by 30%. ExaGrid has advanced it tools and calculators to further assist customer in calculating the true cost of backup storage up front and over time. These tools show customers what their costs of backup storage will be inclusive of backup retention, yearly data growth, and storage for second site disaster recovery. ExaGrid has had back-to-back record quarters in 2021, and has expanded its customer base to over 3,100 customers in 50 countries. 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 to its customers.
“We are so honored to win these three awards for a second year in a row, as they each speak to our company’s strengths – an innovative backup storage architecture, a customer-focused approach with high-quality support, and a strong channel program,” said Bill Andrews, President and CEO of ExaGrid. “Congratulations to all of this year’s winners! These awards are decided on by public vote so it means so much to us, and we are so thankful to everyone who voted, and to all of our partners, customers, and staff for their support.”
ExaGrid continues to gain recognition for its Tiered Backup Storage appliances, winning 9 awards in the fall of 2021, including:
- Storage Awards “The Storries XVIII” - Enterprise Backup Hardware Vendor of the Year
- Storage Awards “The Storries XVIII” - Immutable Storage Company of the Year
- Network Computing Awards - Company of the Year
- Network Computing Awards - Bench Tested Product of the Year
- Network Computing Awards - Storage Product of the Year
- Network Computing Awards - The Return on Investment award
- SDC Awards - Vendor Channel Program of the Year
- SDC Awards - Storage Hardware Innovation of the Year
- SDC Awards - Storage Company of the Year
ExaGrid Tiered Backup Storage – Built for Backup
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.
ExaGrid provides Tiered Backup Storage with a unique disk-cache Landing Zone, long-term retention repository, and scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s Landing Zone provides for the fastest backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. The retention repository offers the lowest cost for long-term retention. ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture includes full appliances and ensures a fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift upgrades and product obsolescence. ExaGrid offers the only two-tiered backup storage approach with a non-network-facing tier, delayed deletes, and immutable objects to recover from ransomware attacks. Visit us at exagrid.com or connect with us on LinkedIn. See what our customers have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and learn why they now spend significantly less time on backup in our customer success stories.
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