ContinuitySA Chooses ExaGrid as its Standard Go-to-Market Strategy
WESTBOROUGH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BCM—ExaGrid®,
a leading provider of hyper-converged secondary storage for backup,
today announced that ContinuitySA,
Africa’s leading provider of business continuity management (BCM) and
resilience services, has chosen ExaGrid’s disk-based
backup systems as its standard offering and go-to-market strategy
for clients needing to establish or upgrade their backup environments.
In an age of escalating events that threaten mission-critical business
data, ContinuitySA’s fully managed services assist clients in
understanding their risk profile and developing an appropriate
risk-mitigation strategy to enhance business resilience, including
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) resilience, enterprise
risk management, work area recovery, and BCM advisory.
“We offer fully-managed solutions to our clients for protection of their
environments. Using ExaGrid is pivotal in our offerings of
backup-as-a-service and disaster-recovery-as-a-service,” said Bradley
Janse van Rensburg, CTO of ContinuitySA. “We evaluated a number of
virtualized backup solutions but weren’t able to find one that offered
the level of price-performance that would meet our clients’ requirements
until we looked at ExaGrid and were impressed with its performance and
data deduplication. The system scales quite efficiently, and there are
encrypted versions of its appliances at attractive price points. We
converted from other technology to ExaGrid, and we’re happy we did.”
A growing number of ContinuitySA’s clients have switched to ExaGrid,
most of whom are running Veeam as their backup application. “Over 90% of
the workloads that we protect are virtual, so our main strategy is to
use Veeam to back up to ExaGrid,” said Janse van Rensburg. “The
ExaGrid-Veeam solution provides long-term retention for our clients
through the deduplication capabilities of both products. Reliability and
consistency of the solution are critical to us to ensure that we can
quickly recover a client’s data if they experience an outage.”
ContinuitySA and its clients are pleased with the many improvements to
their backup environment since adding ExaGrid, including:
- ExaGrid-Veeam data deduplication reduced storage consumption across
- One client’s backup window was reduced from two days to one hour, and
restoring a server took four hours instead of four days when using its
previous backup solution.
- Despite a few ransomware attacks, backups remain uncompromised.
“There have been several ransomware attacks on client data, but our
backups have been safe and uncrackable. We are always able to restore
our clients’ data and save them from complete data loss or the need to
pay ransomware funds. We have had zero data loss while using ExaGrid,”
said Janse van Rensburg.
Read the complete ContinuitySA
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About ContinuitySAContinuitySA is Africa’s leading provider
of business continuity management and resilience services to public and
private organisations. Delivered by highly skilled experts, its fully
managed services include ICT resilience, enterprise risk management,
work area recovery, and BCM advisory—all designed to enhance business
resilience in an age of escalating threat. By helping clients understand
their risk profile, and then developing an appropriate risk-mitigation
strategy, ContinuitySA provides peace of mind for all stakeholders.
ContinuitySA operates the continent’s biggest network of recovery
centres, with more than 20 000m2 of space in Gauteng (Midrand and
Randburg), the Western Cape (Tyger Valley), in Kwa-Zulu Natal (Mount
Edgecombe) as well in Botswana, Mozambique, Kenya, and Mauritius.
ContinuitySA is a Gold Partner of the Business Continuity Institute and
was inducted into the prestigious BCI Hall of Fame in 2016.
ContinuitySA. Our business is keeping you in business.
About ExaGridExaGrid provides hyper-converged secondary
storage for backup with data deduplication, a unique landing zone, and
scale-out architecture. ExaGrid’s landing zone provides for the fastest
backups, restores, and instant VM recoveries. Its scale-out architecture
includes full appliances in a scale-out system and ensures a
fixed-length backup window as data grows, eliminating expensive forklift
upgrades. Visit us at www.exagrid.com
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