Tiered Backup Storage


ExaGrid’ s unique approach to backup storage delivers the fastest backups, restores, VM boots, and offsite tape copies as well as the only fixed-length backup window as data grows. In addition, ExaGrid’s scale-out architecture and various size appliances allows customers to buy what they need as they need it, avoiding disruptive and costly forklift upgrades. Customers are able to mix older and newer appliances in the same scale-out system, eliminating product obsolescence and protecting their IT investment up front and over time.

Highest Performance for Backups

Fastest backup performance for the shortest backup window by writing directly to a disk-cache Landing Zone, avoiding compute-intensive inline data deduplication.

Backup windows kept permanently short as data grows by adding full servers (with processor, memory, disk, and bandwidth) in a single scale-out system.

Fastest Restores and VM Boots for Instant Recovery

Fastest restore and tape copy performance from the most recent backup kept in its whole form. No reassembly from small blocks and large hash tables is required.

Fast VM boots for instant recoveries from a high-speed Landing Zone, which maintains a non-deduplicated copy of the most recent backup. This approach avoids the time-consuming data rehydration required when using solutions that only store deduplicated data.

Most Cost-Effective Solution with No “Forklift” Upgrades

Scalable next-generation architecture with full appliances provides plug-and-play expansion. To add an ExaGrid appliance, you simply plug it in and let ExaGrid’s scale-out software virtualize the backup capacity pool.

Multiple appliances allow full backups per appliance of 6TB, 10TB, 18TB, 27TB, 36TB, 52TB, and 84TB. Appliances can be mixed and matched with up to 32 appliances in a single scale-out system, allowing you to pay as you grow. Newer appliances can be added to older appliances in the same system to eliminate product obsolescence. With thirty-two 84TB appliances, a single system can support 5.37PB of usable storage and can ingest a 2.69PB full backup.

50% lower total system cost up front vs. competing systems. Over time, the total system cost is also 50% lower because the costly “forklift” upgrades associated with a first-generation front-end controller/disk shelf architecture are eliminated.

Scale-out architecture allows for cost-effective growth, eliminates product obsolescence, and maintains a fixedlength backup window as data grows.

Unique Landing Zone reduces downtime by keeping a full copy of the most recent backup in complete form for instant recovery of VMs, full systems, and files. Competing solutions must rehydrate the most recent  backup from millions or billions of deduplicated chunks causing much longer recovery time.

Adaptive Deduplication performs deduplication and replication in parallel with backups while providing full system resources to the backups for the shortest backup window and an optimal recovery point (RPO) at the DR site.

Plug and play expansion – various sized appliance models allow full backups of up to 84TB per appliance at an ingest rate of 488TB/ hour. Combining up to 32 appliances in a single scale-out system allows for  scalability up to a 2.69PB full backup (5.37PB usable storage). In addition, ExaGrid supports second-site repository storage of up to 5.37PB for DR and long-term retention.

ExaGrid includes replication to an offsite ExaGrid for disaster recovery, cross replication for multi-site DR and supports offsite tape copy creation.

Private, hybrid, and public cloud DR support.

Global deduplication across all appliances in a system.

Bandwidth throttling for WAN efficiency.

Management software notifies via SNMP or email that the system is reaching capacity thresholds.

RAID6 guards against up to two simultaneous disk failures.

Self-Encrypting Drive (SED) technology (encrypted models only) ensures that data at rest is always protected.

WAN encryption for secure data transfer.

Support of Oracle RMAN Channels for multi-hundred terabyte databases with automated performance load

balancing and failover.

Support of the Veeam Data Mover for synthetic fulls that are 6x faster.

Support of Veeam SOBR for automated end-to-end scale-out backups to backup storage.

Support of Veritas Backup Exec and NetBackup OST.

Support of HYCU for Nutanix AHV and ESXi.