|[April 10, 2012]
ExaGrid Solidifies Position as Leading Disk Backup with Deduplication Vendor for Mid-Market and Small Enterprise
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
ExaGrid Systems, Inc. (http://www.exagrid.com)
the leader in scalable and cost-effective disk-based backup solutions
deduplication, today announced that the company grew sales by 32% in
Q1 2012 compared to Q1 of 2011, further strengthening its dominant
position for GRID-scalable disk backup with deduplication systems in the
mid-market and small enterprise.
Along with strong sales growth, the company continued to execute in a
variety of important areas during the quarter. Key achievements in Q1
2012 include the following:
Expanding Global Customer Base and Market Share: With more than
4,200 systems installed worldwide, ExaGrid has grown its customer base
to more than 1,300 customers.
ExaGrid extended its position as the vendor with the largest
installed base of GRID-scalable disk backup appliances with data
deduplication in the mid-market and small enterprise markets.
Over 50 percent of ExaGrid's new customers have eliminated tape
and are replicating their data to an ExaGrid appliance at an
offsite location for Disaster Recovery.
The company continued to execute its global growth strategy, with
increasing sales in the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.
280 ExaGrid Customer
Success Stories and video testimonials describing first-hand
experiences with ExaGrid are published on the company's website,
including new case studies from leaders such as Barneys New York,
ClearVision Optical, Concur, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, and the
University System of Georgia.
Growth in Enterprise: ExaGrid has continued to grow its base of
customers that require the backup of large amounts of primary data.
ExaGrid continues to increase the number of customers that
reqired over 100TB of primary data to be backed up.
ExaGrid's disk backup with deduplication system uses a GRID
architecture, which allows it to scale up to 130TB for a full
backup without forklift upgrades or product obsolescence.
Customers can easily expand capacity by adding full appliance
nodes to the grid, maintaining consistently short backup windows
with no backup window expansion as data grows. The largest ExaGrid
configuration supports a total backup data capacity of up to 2
petabytes of data.
Global Channel Growth: ExaGrid continued adding new channel
partnerships to the company's network of nearly 500 VARS around the
world and delivered 95 percent of the company's business through
As a result of its strong international channel sales efforts,
ExaGrid has continued expanding the company's customer base in the
EMEA region and has also seen growing sales in the Asia Pacific
region, with new partners signed in Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong,
Malaysia, and Australia.
Industry Recognition and Leadership: ExaGrid earned the
following industry awards in Q1 2012:
In February 2012, ExaGrid was named in a survey of Business
Solutions magazine's VAR subscribers as a Best
Channel Vendor in 2012. ExaGrid achieved a total score of 4.52
out of 5 for service and support, channel loyalty, channel
program, product features, product reliability, product
innovation, and VAR margins.
Storage Magazine/SearchStorage selected ExaGrid's EX13000E
disk backup appliance as a finalist in the Backup Hardware
category of the magazine's 2011 Product
of the Year Awards.
Bill Andrews, president and CEO for ExaGrid Systems: "ExaGrid
ended Q1 in a strong competitive position in the mid-market and small
enterprise. We continued to differentiate ourselves from other
disk-based backup systems based on our best-in-class backup and
restore performance and unique architecture for cost-effective
scalability. Customers with larger data size backups represent a
growing share of our business. This rapidly growing segment recognizes
the compelling value of our disk-based systems that permanently
shorten the backup window as data grows and instantly restore virtual
machines and files, protecting the IT backup budget over time."
About ExaGrid's Technology:
The ExaGrid system is a plug-and-play disk backup appliance that works
with existing backup applications and enables faster and more reliable
backups and restores. Customers report that backup time is reduced by 30
to 90 percent over traditional tape backup. ExaGrid's patented
byte-level data deduplication technology and most recent backup
compression reduces the amount of disk space needed by a range of 10:1
to as high as 50:1 or more, resulting in a cost comparable to
traditional tape-based backup.
About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.:
ExaGrid offers the only disk-based backup appliance with data
deduplication purpose-built for backup that leverages a unique
architecture optimized for performance, scalability and price. The
combination of post-process deduplication, most recent backup cache, and
GRID scalability enables IT departments to achieve the shortest backup
window and the fastest, most reliable restores, tape copy, and disaster
recovery without backup window expansion or forklift upgrades as data
grows. With offices and distribution worldwide, ExaGrid has more than
4,200 systems installed at more than 1,300 customers, and more than 280
published customer success stories.
For more information, contact ExaGrid at 800-868-6985 or visit www.exagrid.com.
Visit "ExaGrid's Eye on Deduplication" blog: http://blog.exagrid.com/.
ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other
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