Supported Backup Applications
ExaGrid supports a wide variety of backup applications, utilities, and database dumps. In addition, ExaGrid allows multiple approaches within the same environment. An organization can use one backup application for its physical servers, a different backup application or utility for its virtual environment, and also perform direct Microsoft SQL or Oracle RMAN database dumps – all to the same ExaGrid system. This approach allows customers to use the backup application and utilities of their choosing, use best-of-breed backup applications and utilities, and choose the right backup application and utility for each specific use case.
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If you change backup applications in the future, the ExaGrid system will still work, protecting your initial investment.
ExaGrid supports many unique features and interfaces such as improved performance for Veritas Backup Exec GRT, AIR for Veritas NetBackup, OST for Veritas Backup Exec and Veritas NetBackup, the integrated Veeam Data Mover for Veeam, Veeam SOBR support, Oracle RMAN Channels support, and many others.
Many backup applications perform software-based data deduplication. ExaGrid deduplication leverages the backup software and adds additional deduplication to increase the overall ratios, resulting in additional savings in disk and bandwidth.
ExaGrid is the only solution that provides a unique landing zone that maintains full copies of the most recent backups from all backup applications, utilities, and direct database dumps so that restores, recoveries, and tape copies are as fast as reading from disk.
The combination of Acronis® Backup with highly efficient ExaGrid disk-based backup appliances provides customers with an easy-to-manage process and cost-effective solution for both onsite and remote site backup and storage.
ExaGrid Systems is an Arcserve technology partner – providing the Arcserve customer a highly cost-effective alternative to tape backup.
The ExaGrid system leverages the ability of BridgeHead Healthcare Data Management (HDM) to perform MEDITECH backups to disk, and adds the benefits of ExaGrid’s compression and byte-level data deduplication to save you money over standard disk solutions.
The ExaGrid system supplements Carbonite™ Amanda Enterprise, which was designed to address the challenges of explosive data growth and demanding requirements for data availability – providing a backup and recovery solution that combines fast installation, simplified management, enterprise-class functionality, and low-cost subscription fees. As an open-source product, Amanda Enterprise only uses standard formats and tools – effectively freeing you from being locked into a vendor to recover your archived data.
ExaGrid improves the storage economics of Commvault environments. ExaGrid works with Commvault deduplication to provide for a 20:1 reduction in storage consumption (a 3x storage savings over just using Commvault deduplication) and can dramatically improve restore performance and solve scaling challenges.
The ExaGrid system supports cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup using NetWorker backup software from Dell EMC. ExaGrid is a Dell EMC Velocity Technology ISV Program Partner.
HYCU is the only purpose-built application and data protection solution for Nutanix. Not only does it preserve HCIS simplicity with native integration and a hypervisor-agnostic architecture that includes AHV, but it also makes fully reliable backup and recovery a sure thing. Nutanix customers using HYCU can get faster, more reliable backups with ExaGrid’s high-performance scalable, disk-based backup appliance while also integrating quickly and easily with their Nutanix infrastructure.
By backing up to an ExaGrid appliance via a LaserVault, IBM iSeries customers can gain improved backup performance, fast and reliable data restores, and rapid recovery from system or site disasters.
When IBM Spectrum Protect customers install ExaGrid, management becomes dramatically simpler. Spectrum Protect and ExaGrid customers can quickly and efficiently back up their data with the lower cost up front and a lower cost over time. ExaGrid is 3 times faster for backup and up to 20 times faster for restores than any other deduplication appliance solution.
The ExaGrid system supplements Idera™ SQL Safe™’s backup capabilities, providing improved data protection management, fast and reliable online data restores, enhanced security, and rapid data recovery from system or site disasters.
The ExaGrid system supports cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup using Micro Focus Data Protector backup software. ExaGrid also supports the ability to replicate Micro Focus Data Protector backups to a second site for offsite disaster recovery protection.
ExaGrid Systems is a member of the Microsoft Partner Program and works with Microsoft to ensure Microsoft SQL Server and ExaGrid compatibility.
Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN), a command-line and Enterprise Manager-based tool, is a common method for efficiently backing up and recovering Oracle databases. Customers can simply send Oracle backups via the RMAN utility set directly to an ExaGrid disk-based backup system, bypassing the use of a backup agent.
ExaGrid supplements Quest LiteSpeed’s backup capabilities, providing improved data protection management, fast and reliable online data restores, enhanced security, and rapid data recovery from system or site disasters.
The ExaGrid system supplements Quest™ NetVault™ SmartDisk, enabling Quest NetVault™ Backup, which is a comprehensive backup and recovery software solution that protects data and applications in diverse IT environments from one intuitive console. Multiple platforms are supported, including Windows, SQL Server, Oracle, UNIX, Linux, Mac, and VMware.
ExaGrid offers VMware customers using Quest vRanger the industry’s fastest backups and restores, along with tremendously high data deduplication ratios (up to many 1,000s to 1).
The ExaGrid system supplements RedGate® SQL Backup Pro’s backup capabilities, providing improved data protection management, fast and reliable online data restores, enhanced security, and rapid data recovery from system or site disasters.
ExaGrid provides reliable, cost-effective, and scalable disk-based backup for both physical and virtual environments with StorageCraft ShadowProtect software.
ExaGrid customers can simply transfer file system data from Unix or Linux systems to the ExaGrid server, bypassing the use of a backup agent.
VMware customers using industry-leading Veeam backup software can get faster, more reliable backups with ExaGrid’s high-performance, scalable, disk-based backup appliance while also integrating quickly and easily with their existing infrastructures.
ExaGrid was the first disk-backup appliance vendor to achieve Veritas’ highest level of qualification for both basic and optimized duplication (replication) with Backup Exec via the OpenStorage Technology (OST) program.
ExaGrid’s support of NetBackup OST allows both onsite and offsite backup data stored on the ExaGrid system to be managed from within the NetBackup console. The backup catalog is also kept up-to-date for the replicated offsite backups. ExaGrid is certified as supporting the Optimized Duplication, A.I.R., and Accelerator OpenStorage Technology (OST) features.
ExaGrid is the only storage for backup solution in the market that automatically resynthesizes NetBackup Accelerator backups, maintaining a full copy ready to restore at 20x faster than any other solution, including Veritas appliances.
Using Veritas System Recovery, superior backup and disaster recovery for desktops and laptops can utilize the benefits of ExaGrid’s compression and byte-level data deduplication to save you money over standard disk solutions.
The ExaGrid system provides Zerto customers with Zerto Offsite Backup plus deduplication, delivering cost-effective longer-term retention for the offsite backups of VMs that have been replicated from the primary site to the DR site.