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ExaGrid Penetrates Middle East Backup Storage Market with Dedicated Sales Team and Distributor Partnership

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In conjunction with VAD Technologies, brings unique backup storage
appliances to the region

ExaGrid®,
a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup,
today announced the expansion of its Middle Eastern coverage with the
appointment of Rami Nasser as ExaGrid's Regional Sales Director for the
Middle East, India, and Africa. In addition to its Israeli office,
ExaGrid will be adding sales offices in Dubai, Turkey, India, and South
Africa. ExaGrid has simultaneously partnered with distributor VAD
Technologies
to strengthen its channel footprint by providing VAD's
resellers with an exceptional backup storage product offering to their
enterprise customers.

Nasser has been with ExaGrid for a year and a half, and previously held
numerous management positions at CA and Arcserve over a span of 16
years. His extensive sales management, business development, and
enterprise storage management expertise are central to the effective
execution of ExaGrid's aggressive expansion strategy.

Nasser has been pivotal in formalizing ExaGrid's distributorship with
VAD Technologies in the Middle East. "We are excited to partner with
ExaGrid in the Middle East region," said Mario M. Veljovic, General
Manager at VAD Technologies. "We are constantly looking for disruptive
next generation data centre technologies to ensure that our resellers
can offer the latest and greatest high performance enterprise solutions
to their customers, and ExaGrid complements our mission perfectly! We're
proud to work with such an innovative leader as ExaGrid in the
hyper-converged secondary storage market."

Currently on the ExaGrid MEA team are Mohammed Jaffrey and Francois Eid.
Jaffrey has over a decade of experience in the MEA market with
particular expertise in storage, backup, archival, and technical
workflows having held regional roles Quantum, Nexsan, and LaCie (a
division of Seagate).

"ExaGrid's technology for the backup storage market is revolutionary,
particularly in addressing urgent customer needs for faster backups and
faster ingest rates, restores, and VM boots," said Jaffrey. "Customers
don't need to worry about forklift upgrades or high TCO with ExaGrid's
efficient scale-out architecture. I am excited to be part of ExaGrid's
journey."

Eid brings 18 years of experience designing end-to-end solutions in IT
infrastructure, storage, data protection/management, and cloud, having
worked at Hitachi, Quantum, Commvault, and Fujitsu Siemens.

ExaGrid's published customer
success stories
and enterprise
stories
number over 360, more than all other vendors in the space
combined. These include a two-page narrative and customer quote,
demonstrating how satisfied customers are with ExaGrid's unique
architectural approach, differentiated product, and unrivalled customer
support. Customers consistently state that not only is the product
best-in-class, but ‘it just works.'

About VAD Technologies
VAD Technologies is an established IT
and Technology value added distributor, headquartered in Dubai, UAE.
Catering to Enterprise and SME markets through a strong channel
footprint across Middle East and North Africa. Delivering world-class
technology products and solutions that transform the IT landscape and
provide the best Return of Invest (ROI) and lowest Total Cost of
Ownership (TCO) for its Customers. The Company continuously develops its
high-performance enterprise solutions portfolio with special focus on
hyper-converged Infrastructures, Enterprise Storage Systems, IT
Infrastructure, Physical Security and Cybersecurity. Supporting their
Partners with Sales & Marketing, as well as Professional Services, such
as Consulting, Training, Deployment and Technical Support, forms a key
part of its Go-To-Market Strategy and Vision for the Region. Learn more
about VAD at www.vad.ae.

About ExaGrid
ExaGrid provides hyper-converged secondary
storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and
scale-out architecture. ExaGrid's landing zone provides for the fastest
backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture
includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a
fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift
upgrades. Visit us at www.exagrid.com
or on LinkedIn.
See what ExaGrid
customers
have to say about their own ExaGrid experiences and why
they now spend significantly less time on backup.

ExaGrid is a registered trademark of ExaGrid Systems, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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