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High Performance Disk-Based Backup with Data Deduplication

ExaGrid's disk backup with deduplication system is the only solution purpose-built for backup that leverages a unique architecture optimized for scalability, performance, and price. The system scales as needed by adding ExaGrid appliances, which virtualize into a GRID architecture automatically, adding capacity and processing power while acting and being managed as one unified system.

ExaGrid disk-based backup appliances include GRID computing software, which virtualizes them into a single pool of long-term capacity. Capacity load balancing of all data across servers is automatic, and multiple GRID systems can be combined for a total logical backup capacity of more than 7PB. Only with ExaGrid's full server in a GRID architecture and adaptive deduplication do you get:

ExaGrid Appliance Nodes
ExaGrid Model Raw Capacity (TB) Usable Capacity (TB) Capacity for Weekly Fulls (TB) Capacity for 16 Weekly Fulls (TB) Max Backup Thruput (TB/hr)
EX2000 7 4 2 32 0.36
EX3000 9 6 3 48 0.72
EX3000 9 6 3 48 0.72
EX5000 16 10 5 80 1.08
EX7000 20 14 7 112 2.40
EX10000E 26 20 10 160 2.40
EX13000E 32 26 13 208 2.40
EX21000E 48 42 21 336 4.32
EX32000E 72 63 32 512 7.56
EX40000E 96 78 40 640 8.00
ExaGrid Appliance Nodes with Encryption
ExaGrid Model Raw Capacity (TB) Usable Capacity (TB) Capacity for Weekly Fulls (TB) Capacity for 16 Weekly Fulls (TB) Max Backup Thruput (TB/hr)
EX7000-SEC 20 14 7 112 2.40
EX10000E-SEC 26 20 10 160 2.40
EX13000E-SEC 32 26 13 208 2.40
EX21000E-SEC 48 42 21 336 4.32
EX32000E-SEC 72 63 32 512 7.56
EX32000E-SEC 96 78 40 640 8.00

With ExaGrid disk-based backup appliances, backups are written directly to a disk landing zone, avoiding inline processing, ensuring the highest possible backup performance resulting in the shortest backup window. Adaptive deduplication performs deduplication and replication in parallel with backups while providing full system resources to the backups for the shortest backup window. Available system cycles are utilized to perform deduplication and offsite replication for an optimal recovery point at the disaster recovery site. Once complete, the onsite data is protected and immediately available in its full undeduplicated form for fast restores, VM Instant Recoveries and tape copies while the offsite data is ready for disaster recovery.

Example GRID Configurations
ExaGrid Model Raw Capacity (TB) Usable Capacity (TB) Capacity for Weekly Fulls (TB) Capacity for 16 Weekly Fulls (TB) Max Backup Thruput (TB/hr)
EX61-GRID 144 120 61 976 12.3
EX80-GRID 192 156 80 1,280 16.0
EX120-GRID 288 234 120 1,920 24.0
EX160-GRID 384 312 160 2,560 32.0
EX200-GRID 480 390 200 3,200 40.0
EX240-GRID 576 468 240 3,840 48.0
EX280-GRID 672 546 280 4,480 56.0
EX320-GRID 768 624 320 5,120 64.0
EX360-GRID 864 702 360 5,760 72.0
EX400-GRID 960 780 400 6,400 80.0
EX440-GRID 960 780 400 6,400 80.0
EX440-GRID 1056 858 440 7,040 88.0
EX480-GRID 1152 936 480 7,680 96.0


Simple, Turnkey Appliances

ExaGrid’s disk backup appliances work seamlessly with the industry’s leading backup applications, and the appliance typically installs in about one hour. The product line’s multiple appliance models can be combined into a GRID configuration of up to 2.4PB raw capacity, allowing full backups of up to 1PB

ExaGrid appliances are comprised of Intel® processors, enterprise SATA/SAS drives, RAID 6 with hot spare, and ExaGrid software. Since each appliance includes the appropriate amount of processor, memory, disk, and bandwidth for the data size, as each appliance is plugged into the switch and virtualized into the GRID, performance is maintained and backup times do not increase as data is added. This combination of capabilities in a turnkey appliance makes the ExaGrid system easy to install, manage, and scale.

Scalable GRID Architecture

Multiple core ExaGrid disk-based backup appliances include GRID computing software which allows them to virtualize into one another when plugged into a switch. As a result, any of the multiple appliance models can be mixed and matched into a single GRID configuration of up to 2.4PB raw capacity and allowing full backups of up to 1PB. Once virtualized, they appear as a single pool of long-term capacity. Capacity load balancing of all data across servers is automatic, and multiple GRID systems can be combined for additional capacity. Even though data is load balanced, deduplication occurs across the systems so that data migration does not cause a loss of effectiveness in deduplication.