Gartner Report Says: Backup to the Future

Gartner Report Says: Backup to the Future

Gartner’s 2015 Enterprise Endpoint Backup Critical Capabilities Report provides a comprehensive vendor landscape and assessment of each of the industry players along with trends in endpoint backup. The most recent report reveals how the future of data is much more than backup.

Druva has done well in the Gartner Critical Capabilities report in past years, earning a top rating overall in the previous reports* and the analyst research has helped many organizations discover Druva who might not have otherwise been aware of us.  So it should come as no surprise that we’ve been sitting on pins and needles waiting for this year’s report to issue.  And we weren’t disappointed.  Not only was Druva rated highest by Gartner overall, but also for both cloud and on-premise deployment uses cases.  We also earned the top spot in 6 of the 11 critical capabilities evaluated in the report.  To say we were delighted would be an understatement.

But putting vendor assessment aside, the report offers a treasure trove of insight into the endpoint backup space and in particular, where it’s going. It is clear to the reader that endpoint backup is no longer about tactical backup and recovery, but about providing much more strategic value offering “a broader end-user data protection solution reducing various risks and increasing user productivity.”

We couldn’t agree more. We’ve typically described Druva inSync as a solution for much more than endpoint backup, because it addresses both data availability and governance needs.  This spring, we further broadened our description, self-describing as a provider of converged data protection.  The latter speaks to how Druva realizes greater utility from users’ data and seeks to convey the increased strategic value an organization can recognize from a single platform that offers not just backup and recovery, but also DLP, secure file sync and share, OS migration, eDiscovery enablement, proactive compliance and more.

The report also makes specific recommendations to organizations looking to deploy endpoint backup, specifically (and paraphrased)

  • Use enterprise endpoint backup for more than just backup, including PC migration, remote wipe, compliance and more
  • Follow the user, not the device.  Choose products that protect your data wherever it lies, even if it resides in a cloud application like Office 365
  • Work with other teams like your internal legal and compliance teams so you can get maximum value

Again, we couldn’t agree more and for some time we’ve focused on building a platform that enables just this.  In fact, we’ve delivered numerous “firsts” related to each of these recommendations:

  • The first to provide geo-location and remote wipe capabilities and the only vendor to offer persona backup, which not only backs up a user’s data, but also their personal settings
  • The first (and remains the only) vendor to not simply backup data from PC’s and mobile devices, but also that from cloud applications, such as Office 365, providing a single, aggregated store of a user’s data.
  • The first to offer legal hold capabilities with direct access for eDiscovery platforms

All in all, we’re super excited about this year’s Critical Capabilities report. Not only did Druva shine, but we believe the report validates our strategy—and where we’ve been going for some time.   

Get your own complimentary copy of Gartner’s 2015 Endpoint Backup Critical Capabilities Report and see how the players stack up.

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* Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup, Pushan Rinnen Et. al, 24 October 2013 and 09 October 2012

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Wynn White

Wynn has over 20 years of experience in marketing and product management, and a proven track record developing teams and driving strategy at high growth companies. He joins Druva from Birst, where he was VP of Marketing and instrumental in establishing Birst as a leader in cloud BI. Prior to Birst, Wynn built and led marketing at KACE where he helped drive the company's growth from 300 to more than 3,000 customers and eventual acquisition by Dell. He has also held marketing leadership roles at Oracle, Oblix, and BEA (the latter two acquired by Oracle).

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