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ExaGrid Named Storage Magazine 2012 Product of the Year Winner


ExaGrid Systems, Inc. (, the leader in scalable and cost-effective disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, today announced that its EX130 Encrypted Disk Backup with Deduplication System with Secure Erase was selected as a bronze winner in the Data Backup Hardware category of Storage Magazine/'s 2012 Product of the Year Awards.

The EX130-GRID-SEC encrypted disk backup with deduplication system with Secure Erase eliminates any risk of backup data security breaches by delivering unique, world-class security capabilities that encrypt data at rest and also can permanently and safely delete confidential data from disk following the backup process. The system accommodates up to 130 TB full backups, has up to 2.6 PB of logical storage and can hold up to 16 weeks of retention.

For organizations with high security concerns and rules, the standard approach of file deletion—which leaves the deleted data in place until later overwritten—is inadequate. ExaGrid's Secure Erase is the only solution that overwrites the affected disk areas with a secure erasure procedure to remove data that must be deleted. It is fully compliant with Department of Defense and National Institute of Standards and Technology standards.

ExaGrid's EX130-GRID with Secure Erase was one of the select few data storage products chosen first as one of 52 finalists from more than 160 entries, and eventually one of 14 selected as 2012's best data storage products. Storage Magazine and editors and other storage industry experts, along with storage users, judged the entries and selected winners based on: innovation, performance, ease of integration into environment, ease of use and manageability, functionality and value.

Supporting Quote

  • Mark Crespi, vice president of product management for ExaGrid Systems: “Securing backup data has become an absolute requirement for many organizations, in part due to government regulations such as HIPAA, GLBA, and Sarbanes-Oxley that place stringent requirements to secure and backup a wide range of data. This award is further recognition of the world-class enterprise security features found in ExaGrid's product line. ExaGrid's EX130-GRID with Secure Erase directly addresses our customers' needs for capabilities that allow them to permanently and securely delete selected files following the backup process so that they can comply with strict security and confidentiality rules.”

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 up to 90 percent over traditional tape backup. ExaGrid's patented zone-level data deduplication technology 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. ExaGrid is the only solution that combines compute with capacity and a unique landing zone to permanently shorten backup windows, eliminate expensive forklift upgrades, achieve the fastest full system restores and tape copies, and rapidly restore files, VMs and objects in minutes. With offices and distribution worldwide, ExaGrid has more than 5,200 systems installed at more than 1,600 customers, and more than 320 published customer success stories.

For more information, contact ExaGrid at 800-868-6985 or visit Visit “ExaGrid's Eye on Deduplication” blog:

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