Heil Trailer Picks ExaGrid

Heil Trailer chooses ExaGrid for faster disk-based backups and restores, disaster recovery

November 9, 2008

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WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- ExaGrid Systems, Inc. (http://www.exagrid.com), the leader in cost-effective and scalable disk-based backup solutions with patented byte-level data de-duplication, today announced that Heil Trailer International has selected the ExaGrid system to gain faster and more efficient backups and restores.

Heil Trailer International produces a complete line of tank trailers and specialty trailers. Heil trailers are marketed both directly and indirectly through distributors to customers in the construction, trucking, railroad, oil field, towing and recovery, and heavy haul industries, as well as to various government agencies, both domestically and internationally. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Heil Trailer International has manufacturing facilities in the United States, Argentina and Thailand, as well as service facilities in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Heil purchased two ExaGrid systems. The primary ExaGrid system is located in Heils data center in Athens, TN, and a second system acts as a disaster recovery site and is located 45 miles away in its Chattanooga office. The ExaGrid system works alongside Heil’s existing backup application, Symantec Backup Exec.

“It’s been our experience that because ExaGrid performs data de-duplication at the byte level, it’s more efficient than products with block-level data de-duplication. Also, the fact that ExaGrid performs data de-duplication post-process instead of in-line means that backups and restores are faster,” said David Duggan, global network manager for Heil Trailer International. “And since the ExaGrid system only moves the bytes that change across the network, creating a disaster recovery site was more feasible because our replications are much, much smaller than they would have been without such effective data de-duplication,” said Duggan.

ExaGrid Systems Inc.

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