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Veeam and ExaGrid Optimize Data Protection

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Veeam and ExaGrid Optimize Data Protection
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Veeam Software, innovative provider of VMware data protection, disaster recovery and VMware management solutions for virtual datacenter environments, and ExaGrid Systems, Inc., a leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions with data deduplication, have joined forces to improve the recoverability of virtual machines (VMs). The integrated solution, which pairs Veeam’s industry-leading Backup & Replication™ and ExaGrid’s unique landing zone architecture, provides fast backups and efficient data storage and retrieval. Organizations can instantly recover and run a VM directly from the ExaGrid appliance when the primary VM is unavailable.

“The Veeam and ExaGrid engineering teams have worked together for the past year to make sure the two products work together in the most efficient manner possible,” said Rick Hoffman, Vice President of Channels and Alliances at Veeam. “We have fully certified the integrated solution so customers can deploy it with confidence and achieve outstanding and affordable data protection. While Veeam Backup & Replication is storage agnostic and can work with whatever system our customers choose, this combined solution provides exceptional value.”

The ExaGrid landing zone, a high-speed cache on the ExaGrid appliance, maintains the most recent Veeam backups in their original formats. This technology and architecture, operating in tandem with Veeam Backup & Replication, means users can instantly recover and run an entire VM directly from ExaGrid’s disk-based backup system should the primary VM be unavailable. While most other deduplication products only retain a deduplicated copy, often resulting in limited functionality, ExaGrid’s architecture allows customers to fully leverage Veeam Backup & Replication’s Instant VM Recovery feature to minimize downtime and disruption.

“Organizations realize that they need to back up and protect their virtualized applications while maintaining ready access to their data,” said Marc Crespi at ExaGrid Systems. “The ExaGrid disk backup with deduplication appliances provides a reliable, highly scalable and economical disk-based backup solution for Veeam Backup & Replication. This allows customers to achieve high availability of their virtualized environments, as well as recovery times measured in minutes, not hours.”

“We were very pleased with Veeam for efficiently managing our VM backups prior to implementing ExaGrid, and are even more pleased to see the advantages of the two products tightly integrated,” said Brian Muir, Network/Systems Administrator at Hoffman Corporation. “We’ve benefited greatly from being able to move our Veeam backups off the SAN and onto the much more cost-effective ExaGrid disk backup system. In addition, our VM restores are very fast. When evaluating backup alternatives, we couldn’t find anything like ExaGrid and Veeam to meet our functional and budget needs that was also easy to manage and set up.”

ExaGrid customers are also now able to download a free evaluation copy of Veeam Backup & Replication with any purchase of an ExaGrid disk backup with deduplication system.

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 performance degradation or forklift upgrades as data grows. With offices and distribution worldwide, ExaGrid has more than 3,500 systems installed, more than 1,000 customers, and 250 published customer success stories and video testimonials.

About Veeam Software

Veeam Software, an Elite VMware Technology Alliance Partner, develops innovative software to manage VMware vSphere®. Veeam vPower™ provides advanced Virtualization-Powered Data Protection™ and is the underlying technology in Veeam Backup & Replication™, the #1 virtualization backup solution. Veeam nworks extends enterprise monitoring to VMware and includes the nworks Management Pack™ for VMware management in Microsoft System Center and the nworks Smart Plug-in™ for VMware management in HP Operations Manager. Veeam ONE™ provides a single solution to optimize the performance, configuration and utilization of VMware environments and includes: Veeam Monitor™ for easy-to-deploy VMware monitoring; Veeam Reporter™ for VMware capacity planning, change management, and reporting and chargeback; and Veeam Business View™ for VMware business service management and categorization. Learn more about Veeam Software by visiting www.veeam.com

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Veeam Veeam Software, a VMware Technology Alliance Premier partner, helps organizations safeguard their investment in virtual infrastructure by providing innovative systems management software designed to reduce costs, increase productivity and mitigate risk. Veeam is an international company with U.S. headquarters in Columbus, Ohio and European headquarters in London, UK. The company was founded in 2006 by the team previously behind Aelita Software, well known for its award-winning Windows Server management solutions. In 2008, Veeam acquired nworks, adding enterprise management connectors that bridge the gap between VMware virtual infrastructure and enterprise systems management tools from Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. Veeam is rapidly expanding its presence and its partner network around the world, and will continue to offer innovative and practical solutions to help IT professionals better manage their virtual infrastructure. Today the company focuses on managing VMware servers, but as customer requirements grow, Veeam will support other virtual environments. With its drive for innovation, strong investment in R&D, and extensive product line, Veeam is well positioned for continued success.

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