Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced that Build Group has deployed Druva Phoenix to protect its critical data across multiple locations. The construction contractor firm, based in San Francisco and active in Southern California, replaced its existing on-premise server backup solution with cloud-based Phoenix, resulting in faster backup performance as well as easier management and recovery processes for the company.
With more than 400 staff members spread across multiple offices, Build Group has an overall IT strategy that is based on moving services and data into the cloud where possible. However, construction projects generate huge volumes of data from computer-aided design (CAD) files and SQL databases to more standard office productivity files and email. A traditional backup and disaster recovery system had been implemented that protected all the data generated in each location.
As part of its overall cloud strategy, Build Group’s IT team started looking for new services that could replace this traditional approach as well as making backup easier to manage. Their search led them to Druva Phoenix, which requires no hardware and is 100 percent in the cloud.
“We see the cloud as the way of the future, so we’re always looking to adopt cloud services and reduce hardware on-site. Druva stood out for its approach to user experience as well as support for cloud services – the portal was really easy to use, and it provides automated management of data from warm stand-by data to long-term storage for audit. We have to store data for a decade, so this new approach represents significant cost savings for us compared to managing this data internally,” said Adam Kailian, IT systems administrator at Build Group.
Druva Phoenix is based on the Amazon Web Services cloud and integrates with AWS’ Virtual Private Cloud network and Glacier cloud storage service. As new files are created or edited, the data is automatically sent to the cloud. Using global deduplication, the overall volume of storage required is significantly reduced compared to hosting data internally across multiple offices.
“Since we have implemented Phoenix, we have been able to reduce the overall amount of data that was sent over the network for backup. Users have complimented us on improving network performance. However, the best element here is that we have a simpler management process in place for protecting all our critical data,” said Kailian.
Druva Phoenix is the industry’s first all-in-one solution to bring together backup, archival and disaster recovery and harness the ease of use and scalability of the public cloud. Data can be cached locally for fast backup and recovery when required, helping companies meet their recovery time and recovery point objectives, and automatically be moved to cold storage after a specified period of time for increased cost savings.
“As the efficiencies of integrating backup, archival and DR result in reduced storage consumption and lower costs, public cloud services are increasingly attractive to businesses of all sizes. Not only do these organizations save on incremental hardware and software costs, they’re able to take advantage of the simplicity and power of the cloud,” said Jaspreet Singh, CEO at Druva.
Druva is the leader in converged data protection, bringing data-center class availability and governance to the mobile and distributed enterprise. With a single dashboard for backup, availability and governance, Druva’s award-winning solutions minimize network impact and are transparent to users. As the industry’s fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 4,000 global organizations on over 4 million devices. Learn more at www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.