ExaGrid®, a leading provider of disk-based backup storage with data deduplication, today announced that independent analyst firm DCIG once again ranked the ExaGrid disk-based backup appliance as "Recommended" in its recently published 2016-17 Deduplicating Backup Appliance Buyer's Guides.
This body of research assists organizations in matching their business and technical requirements for disk-based backup to best available products.
Dominating the buyer's guide rankings, ExaGrid earned the top two positions in all four versions of the guide – the U.S. Enterprise, Sub-$100K, Sub-$75K, and Sub-$50K.
According to DCIG's analysts, the report found that ExaGrid offers a unique architecture that combines a landing zone and full appliances in a scale-out GRID, differentiating the company from its competition. "This is the third consecutive year that ExaGrid has earned top-most positions in the DCIG Buyer's Guides, which underscores the value of our differentiated product architecture and the speed and reliability it delivers," said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. "We're very proud of this continued distinction."
"The availability of DCIG's body of research into backup appliances, coupled with the ability to quickly self-select the features that are 'must-haves' in an organization's environment, changes the dynamic of how organizations can make these important buying decisions," said DCIG's President and Lead Analyst, Jerome Wendt. "Organizations now have better, more comprehensive, and more objective information at their fingertips than the vendors with whom they routinely engage. This puts organizations in a better position to make an informed product selection and provides a solid foundation for negotiating product purchases."
According to the report, ExaGrid's scale-out architecture, unique landing zone, and ongoing virtualization enhancements helped the EX40000E and EX32000E appliances place in the "Recommended" grouping. Since DCIG's last guide, ExaGrid added to its top-end capacity by introducing the EX40000E. The new offering includes a 33% increase in raw capacity per appliance, increases the maximum number of appliances in a single GRID from 14 to 25, and accommodates a full backup of up to 1PB at an ingest rate of 200TB/hr.