Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced new consumption-based pricing for Druva Phoenix, the industry’s first public cloud solution to converge backup, archival and disaster recovery. There are no additional hardware or software costs and enterprises will now pay only for the actual storage they consume. When combined with Phoenix’s patented global deduplication that provides among the most efficient data reduction capabilities as well as auto-archival to cold storage of infrequently accessed data, organizations can minimize their stored data and overall server backup costs. With this announcement, Druva becomes the only enterprise data protection company to offer true “pay-only-for-what-you-use” consumption pricing plans.
“As businesses move more and more data to the cloud, Druva is helping to further reduce barriers for increased adoption by helping these organizations realize their true value. This is not limited to technology, but the business model too. We are the first to combine all-in-one backup, archival and DR in the cloud, and now we are bringing that same innovation to our licensing model too,” said Jaspreet Singh, CEO, Druva. “Only Druva has adopted true consumption-based licensing so organizations pay only for what they use—and nothing more. This new model gives our customers greater budgeting predictability and ultimately reduces their costs. We fully expect our competition to soon follow.”
Druva Phoenix is built upon a unique scalable, cloud-first architecture that offers unprecedented cost savings for enterprises. These savings are achieved by minimizing the backup and archival storage footprint while eliminating the need for expensive hardware and data center facilities. Phoenix achieves this through patented, client-based global deduplication, providing among the most granular and complete data reduction capabilities. This allows Phoenix to do ever-incremental backups, avoiding all subsequent full backup copies required by traditional methods. Deduplication across all data within a region coupled with variable block size-based matching allows more efficient data reduction, decreasing the data footprint by 50-100X in many cases. In addition, global deduplication offers dramatic savings in bandwidth consumption, resulting in faster backups. Coupled with auto-archival capabilities that automatically move infrequently accessed data to less costly cold storage helps to further reduce overall costs.
“It is impossible to have an IT transformation conversation without considering cloud services, particularly in regard to data backup, archive and disaster recovery scenarios,” said Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. “Druva has been a long-time innovator in each of those cloud-based data protection initiatives, including not only tactical backup but also strategic efforts around governance and archiving, so it isn’t a surprise that they continue to seek out evolutionary ways to help customers better consume cloud-based data protection services and scenarios.”
Legacy models, due to the lack of storage efficiencies, are forced to make up the cost difference through complex pricing models that typically provide inexpensive up-front storage but impose a stiff penalty when customers need to retrieve their data in an emergency. Or, they apply storage limitations on retention, forcing customers to follow a vendor’s retention model or pay more than expected. With Druva’s new approach, the pricing structure is transparent with no hidden fees or limitations to how much you store or for how long.
Druva Phoenix is a secure and elastic cloud solution that provides backup, archival and disaster recovery. It stores data indefinitely with limitless snapshots and flexible retention policies, while providing for continuous backup of physical and virtual servers, including the ability to automatically failover and spin up virtual machines in the AWS public cloud, ensuring always-on business continuity.
Druva is also announcing its Storage Consumption Challenge for organizations in North America with more than 5 TB of data stored for backup. The challenge will show companies – in just 15 minutes — how they can cut their storage consumption by at least half compared to what they currently consume, thereby lowering overall effective costs. If Druva is unable to demonstrate that an organization’s storage consumption can be cut by at least half, that organization will receive a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
For more information on the Druva Storage Consumption Challenge, which runs through June 30, 2016, visit https://www.druva.com/challenge for details and conditions.
Learn more about Druva’s consumption-based pricing and how it can lead to unprecedented cost savings for your organization.
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 https://www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.