Articles about Exagrid

Backup dedupe bods ExaGrid: We're 'cash-positive' this is our year

Deduplicating backup-to-disk startup ExaGrid is now cash-positive and thinks this could be its breakout year. ExaGrid is one of several suppliers trailing along behind EMC's Data Domain unit in the deduplicating backup-to-disk system market. Even with what they claim is arguably superior technology, they fail to grow faster than …
Chris Mellor, 09 Jan 2014
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Exagrid... heave: Storage troops push out range-topping dedupe box

There is a new range-topper for Exagrid's deduplicating backup to disk arrays, the EX21000E. Backup data keeps on growing so backup to disk systems have to grow their capacity and speed so as to able to deal with the amount of backup data in the time window available. Exagrid arrays can be pooled in a grid of 10 machines with …
Chris Mellor, 22 Oct 2013

Exagrid hires former IBM exec, Hitachi bod to help flog disk grid tech

Exagrid, a supplier of deduplicated disk grid systems, clearly isn't worried about its products, but it has added two new execs to help boost the business side of things. Dana Prestigiacomo takes over the marketing veep brief from previous incumbent Bill Hobbib. Her previous employers include Thomson Reuters, IBM and CA …
Chris Mellor, 19 Jun 2013
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ExaGrid scoops the dedupe pool

Who's the mid-range deduplication boss? ExaGrid is, beating Data Domain and Quantum appliances in a survey ranking 37 dedupe appliances. ExaGrid's EX1300E has scooped the mid-range dedupe pool, being named Best-in-Class in a DCIG survey comparing appliances priced between $20,000 – $100,000, and beating Data Domain and Quantum …
Chris Mellor, 10 Sep 2011
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ExaGrid stuffs dedupe boost into hot new box

ExaGrid has boosted its deduplication performance by 30 per cent with a new box. The EX13000E follows on from the 10TB capacity EX10000E and holds up to 13TB of data. In ExaGrid's 10-node, globally deduplicating grid configuration the maximum capacity is now 130TB – up from 100TB. ExaGrid says this about its single-node …
Chris Mellor, 24 May 2011
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Gartner mages throw deduping backup appliance bones, claim EMC's in lead

Gartner has released its first deduplication target backup appliance Magic Quadrant, confirming EMC's Data Domain in the lead but placing HP in a distinct second place, Quantum as a challenger and Exagrid as a visionary – surprise all round. The MQ is a (the) classic 4-box diagram, placing suppliers in a 2D space defined by " …
Chris Mellor, 12 Aug 2014
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Exagrid slides out smoothly scalable Data Domain beater

Start-up Exagrid has introduced a 10TB dedupe appliance, configurable in a 10-node deduplication grid or cluster, with global reduplication across the nodes and Data Domain-beating performance. Exagrid provides disk-to-disk backup deduplication appliances that connect in a grid architecture for the mid-market. The company says …
Chris Mellor, 13 Oct 2009
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TAPE LIVES... virtually: SpectraLogic and Veeam twin old and new tech

Backup data source Veeam and backup data target SpectraLogic are getting into bed together, and offering combined old school tape/new school virtual server backup software. The arrangement involves Veeam's Availability Suite and Spectra's T-Series tape libraries and its near-line storage nTier Verde disk arrays. Veeam's …
Chris Mellor, 02 Dec 2014
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Spell Sepaton backwards three times ... Puff! It just vanished into HDS

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has bought Sepaton, the highest of the high-end enterprise deduping backup targets. Sepaton used to have a rewarding deal with HP until the StoreOnce came long. The news was announced in a blog post by Sean Moser, a senior veep for HDS' global portfolio and product management. Sepaton will be run as …
Chris Mellor, 13 Aug 2014

Storage startups: Hey VCs, it's not just the size, it's the frequency

Comment The funding pattern for storage startups has radically changed as newer young companies in hotly contested marts race for growth. The chart shows the various funding events we have recorded for 32 individual storage startups. These may be declared VC funding rounds or strategic investments. The units are millions of dollars, …
Chris Mellor, 07 Oct 2014
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NetApp: Revenues are down – but own brand kit wasn't to blame

Revenues down, profits up and no growth for three years: that's the picture from NetApp's first fiscal 2015 quarter results. The quarter finished on 25 July, and revenues were $1.49bn. They were $1.52bn a year ago, a 2 per cent fall, and $1.65bn in the previous quarter, 10 per cent less and a seasonal pattern. Net income for …
Chris Mellor, 14 Aug 2014
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Hunt the RAID killer: Exablox builds object storage that isn't

Exablox was cofounded by a video-making, rock-climbing CTO intent on killing RAID. El Reg got a closer look at Exablox by attending a press tour at its HQ last week and looking deeper into its object storage-based filer. Co-founder and CTO Tad Hunt explained that he became frustrated with filer performance while taking time out …
Chris Mellor, 09 Dec 2014

Last of the indie dedupe firms: We CAN fight off backup giants

Interview Bill Andrews, Exagrid's CEO, is a driven man, even though he's been at Exagrid for seven years. But Andrews still has a job of work ahead of him bringing Exagrid out from under Data Domain's massive market shadow. In these days of every mainstream storage vendor having deduping backup-to-disk arrays – with the notable exception …
Chris Mellor, 28 Sep 2012
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There's a lot more to backup than you thought

If backup is too often an afterthought, have you considered its even poorer relation, archive. You haven’t? What a surprise. The fact is, businesses and their infrastructure depend upon common services for general efficiency, management focus and cost control. All organisations do, and it would be a nightmare if they didn't. …
Chris Mellor, 23 Oct 2014
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Sepaton launches super-duper big data-slurping deduper

Sepaton has updated its 16-node deduping disk-to-disk backup mill with hybrid dedupe methods and has planned a capacity jump to 16 petabytes. The S2100-ES2 generation is being followed by this new VirtuoSO product, which keeps the clustered node limit of 16 dedupe heads front-ending a disk drive array but bumps up the processing …
Chris Mellor, 16 Oct 2013

IBM wrestles controls, pulls midrange array sales out of death dive

IBM's move away from legacy DS3000/5000 storage arrays to newer XIV and StorWize midrange arrays is paying off with growing sales. A graph of vendors' external disk array revenues, drawn up by Stifel Nicolaus analyst Aaron Rakers, shows an IBM upturn in the last quarter. IBM and EMC are the only two enjoying a rise, everyone …
Chris Mellor, 09 Oct 2012

Kissane to mould NetApp: Time to turn off the tap on ONTAP

Comment NetApp has sharpened its focus on corporate strategy by moving incumbent product strategist Jay Kidd to a chief technology officer role and recruiting Jonathan Kissane from CA to a new chief strategy officer role. Kidd, previously SVP for product strategy and development at the storage firm, and an ex-CTO at Brocade, now reports …
Chris Mellor, 12 Oct 2012

It's not just crap PC sales: Dell's storage revs are also slipping

Has the spark has gone out? Despite acquisitions Dell's storage revenues have been declining for over a year. The effort to develop synergies between the products hasn't delivered the sales goods yet. Is it time for a re-think? Dell has just announced second fiscal 2013 quarterly results with revenues 8 per cent down year-on- …
Chris Mellor, 22 Aug 2012

Report: EMC walks away with dedupe appliance market

When it comes to the disk-based backup appliance market, there is EMC and IBM and then there is everyone else. Market analyst IDC has just released a report, "Worldwide Purpose-Built Backup Appliance 2012–2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares", that shows EMC utterly dominating the disk-based backup appliance market with its Data …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jun 2012
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Compellent micro-manages data to gain efficiency

CeBIT By micro-managing data with its coming 64-bit software, Compellent is aiming to increase its automatic data placement tiering granularity sixteenfold and greatly increase SSD use efficiency. Currently its Storage Centre O/S is 32-bit software and it automatically moves 512KB pages of data between faster and slower tiers of …
Chris Mellor, 02 Mar 2011
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'Mr Backup' tracks race for dedupe speed trial domination

NEC's HYDRAstor crushes its competitors into the dust in the inline deduplication speed races, being more than three times faster than Symantec, which is in turn twice as fast as Data Domain. The numbers come from W Curtis Preston, aka "Mr Backup". He has used published figures from the vendors, and is careful to quote clustered …
Chris Mellor, 04 Nov 2010
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Data Domain gets new boss array

Data Domain has a new high-end array, the DD 890, which is paired up to give a speed boost to Data Domain's Global Deduplication Array. It has also introduced a DD 860 system, IBM i server support and an archive version of its technology. Data Domain is EMC's business unit providing deduplicating storage arrays for backup data, …
Chris Mellor, 18 Jan 2011

Permabit goes into dedupe hyperdrive

Permabit has upped up its Albireo technology's deduplication speed by 250 per cent, reaching 400GB/sec. This is compared to the 77GB/sec recorded in late 2010. The tech company claims that its Albireo technology is the only tech suitable for deduplicating primary storage, as it has no impact on primary data access performance. …
Chris Mellor, 16 Aug 2011
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Sepaton recruits ex-Quantum CTO

Analysis No-tapes backup data storage company Sepaton (read it backwards) has recruited a new chief technology officer, who comes to it via Quantum and NetApp. Jeff Tofano joined Sepaton this month and runs the grandly-named Office of the CTO, in which resides Dennis Roland, who is the Director of Advanced Technology. Tofano left …
Chris Mellor, 21 Sep 2011
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Tape vendors thrust LTFS tool at punters: Go on, you know you want our tape

IP Expo: Tape Summit Two years after its inception, the Linear Tape File System (LTFS) is the tape hardware industry's best hope to claim a piece of the tape software interface and repair the damage done by decades of proprietary and hard-to-use backup software. We've all heard that "tape is dying" from the various disk array vendors, while others …
Chris Mellor, 19 Oct 2012
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Sepaton plans to crush mid-range boxes

Sepaton, the large enterprise deduping storage vendor, reckons its big boxes can replace lots of those pesky, seemingly continuously accumulating Data Domain mid-range boxes with a single system that does the job properly. There are a few stand-alone survivors from the deduplicating array start boom of 10 to 15 years ago. …
Chris Mellor, 14 Feb 2012
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Symantec dishes equal backup dedupe portions

Symantec is delivering on last year's deduplication promises by adding client/server and media server deduplication to its two backup products, NetBackup 7 and Backup Exec 2010. Backup Exec 2010 is claimed by Symantec to be the first backup and recovery product to offer granular recovery of Microsoft Exchange, SQL and Active …
Chris Mellor, 26 Jan 2010
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Niche storage suppliers hold the line in recession

Comment Niche storage suppliers are going great guns in the recession while broad product line suppliers, like IBM and EMC, are suffering. Looking inside IBM's overall good results, the recession-blighted fourth quarter of 2008 inflicted damage on its product revenues. Revenues from Systems and Technology, covering servers and storage, …
Chris Mellor, 27 Jan 2009
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BridgeSTOR dedupes primary storage for small biz

Startup BridgeSTOR is going to offer compressed and deduplicated primary storage so that small and medium businesses (SMBs) can hold a lot more data for a lot fewer dollars. The company is using hardware dedupe and compression along with flash caching and small form factor drives to deliver fast performance and application- …
Chris Mellor, 15 Nov 2010
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Does anyone really want to embed dedupe code?

Comment Which storage OEMs will embed Ocarina or Permabit deduplication code in their products? Deduplication, or data reduction as it's becoming known, involves scanning data, whether in block or file, and replacing repeated block groups or chunks with pointers. Typically this is done with backed up file data, where there is lots of …
Chris Mellor, 28 Jun 2010
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Dedupe this: NetApp buying Data Domain

Comment Announcing its intent to be king of the dedupe hill, NetApp is buying Data Domain for $1.5bn. The announcement overshadowed NetApp's fiscal 2009 earnings which beat Wall Street estimates. The IT world has been agog with rumours of a big takeover, Cisco and EMC being often mentioned, but Data Domain and NetApp was an unexpected …
Chris Mellor, 21 May 2009
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Storage, recession and you

The recession is already knocking on the storage industry's door. A dozen storage vendors' results and forecasts show some already announcing losses and cost-cutting while others are waiting for the hammer to fall. The tape automation business is already affected and drive arrays and data protection software are preparing for …
Chris Mellor, 01 Nov 2008
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NetApp deduping virtual tape in limbo

Updated with NetApp response NetApp is halting further development of its deduplicating NearStore product following its failed attempt to buy Data Domain. It is walking away from any development of deduplicating nearline storage products. At a top level, NetApp divides data into hot to not-so-hot primary data, secondary storage, and then virtual tape …
Chris Mellor, 05 Feb 2010
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Permabit's killer dedupe technology

Fast primary data deduplication, a Holy Grail of storage vendors, is set to be a practical reality with Permabit's Albireo product, a software library that can be integrated as a component by storage and application OEMs. Primary data deduplication has been seen as a CPU-cycle sucking monster that slows down application …
Chris Mellor, 07 Jun 2010