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ExaGrid Systems Named a Visionary in Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

London, August 07, 2014 - ExaGrid Systems, Inc., a leading provider of disk-based backup solutions, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the first "Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances." [1]

ExaGrid, a fast-growing company in the backup storage industry, is placed furthest along the completeness of vision axis in the Visionaries Quadrant. Criteria used to measure completeness of vision include geographic strategy, vertical/industry strategy, marketing strategy, sales strategy, innovation, offering (product) strategy, and market understanding. Companies named as "Visionaries" deliver innovative products with capabilities that are often ahead of the mainstream in the market.

"Deduplication is considered to be a transformational technology by Gartner, because this technology is instrumental in modernising traditional tape backup," explained Gartner analysts, Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell and Jimmie Chang. "Due to the high duplicated nature of traditional backup jobs, which are often implemented as daily incremental backups with a weekly full backup, deduplication backup target appliances can often achieve 10-times to 30-times the storage capacity reduction ratio."

Traditional backup architectures don't provide the additional computing power with capacity needed to fix storage and deduplication compute problems, but ExaGrid's unique scale-out architecture does. ExaGrid's pay-as-you-grow approach gives customers the benefit of increasing ingest rate and capacity with the same restore throughput as ingest throughput. The result: backup windows stop expanding and restores are faster than ever before.

"We've solved the systemic problems caused by today's unprecedented data growth, giving our customers scale-out backup solutions that can handle any amount of data and permanently fix the backup window," said Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid. "We believe that Gartner's recognition and our industry-high customer retention rate are true testaments to our innovation and success."

Receive a complimentary copy of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances today.

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About ExaGrid Systems, Inc.
With more than 7,000 deployments worldwide, ExaGrid Systems is relied on by thousands of customers to solve their backup problems, effectively and permanently. ExaGrid's disk based, scale-out GRID architecture constantly adjusts to incessant growing data backup demands, and is the only solution that combines compute with capacity to permanently shorten backup windows and eliminate expensive forklift upgrades. ExaGrid is also the only solution to offer a landing zone retaining the most recent backups in their full undeduplicated format for fast restores, fast offsite tape copies and fast instant VM recoveries. Read hundreds of published ExaGrid customer success stories and learn more at

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[1] Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Deduplication Backup Target Appliances" by Pushan Rinnen, Dave Russell and Jimmie Chang, July 31, 2014.

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