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ExaGrid Backup Appliance Named Product of the Year by Storage Magazine

Originally founded in 2002 and located in the city of Westborough, Massachusetts, ExaGrid Systems, Inc. focuses on disk-based backup and recovery hardware. By specializing in both data compression and data deduplication at the byte level, ExaGrid's backup appliance is able to work with a company's pre-existing backup hardware in order to minimize the amount of disk space that is required to complete a full data backup.

As such, it could as no surprise that they've been named "Product of the Year: Backup Hardware" by the team with Storage Magazine. The topmost accreditation in the category of backup hardware, the award is quite an honor for ExaGrid.

ExaGrid's current CEO, Bill Andrews, was ecstatic about the news. He was quoted as saying: " We are thrilled to have been chosen by the Storage magazine/ panel of judges as recipient of Product of the Year in Backup Hardware. This top distinction further validates ExaGrid's unique architecture and second generation approach of using a landing zone and scale-out architecture for disk-based backup with data deduplication."

Customer Satisfaction

While their newest accolade is bound to garner some brand new attention, ExaGrid already has a rather large and impressive customer base. Some of their most reputable and popular customers include 7-Eleven, Metropolitan National Bank, SUNY Cortland, ACNB Bank, Suffolk Federal Credit Union, Rio Hondo College, Lynn University and many more.

Gayle Crouch, IT director with 7-Eleven, explained how the brand has been able to use ExaGrid in order to bolster data backup and archival on behalf of the more than 100 stores throughout Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Crouch was quoted as saying: "We needed to consolidate our backups using a single method and we knew that disk-based was the only way to go. We didn’t want to deal with tapes and we needed a simple solution that would minimize our backup times and automate our backup processes."

Suffolk Federal Credit Union was able to reduce their operating expenses while simultaneously minimizing their data backup times with ExaGrid. Systems administrator Brian Downs was quoted as saying: "Our backup and restore processes simply weren’t efficient. It was getting harder and harder for us to get our backups completed and restores were a total nightmare. We were also concerned about our ability to quickly recover from a disaster because our backup data was so old."

About ExaGrid

ExaGrid Systems, Inc. currently boasts more than 7,000 individual deployments around the globe. With thousands of customers and a plethora of products meant to fulfill the needs of all their users, ExaGrid is undoubtedly one of the most popular and successful backup hardware providers in existence today. For more information on ExaGrid, including details on any of their products, you are invited to visit their official website at

Apart from detailed information on all of their products and services, the official ExaGrid website also serves as a highly valuable resource for online technical support. Those who are interested in trying out ExaGrid can even request a customized quote through their website.


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