SUNNYVALE, Calif. ‒ August 25, 2021 ‒ Druva Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced it has experienced rapid adoption of its SaaS application data protection over the last 12 months as the demand has continued to surge for comprehensive data protection and management for leading SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365, Salesforce and Google Workspace. Leading organizations including Anglo-Eastern, Drummond Community Bank, Expel, Essence, Ipswich Grammar School, Katz Media Group, Policy Services, Sharks Sports & Entertainment, the State of California Governor’s Office, Thirteen, and Sembcorp trust Druva’s simplified and secure cloud backup and recovery for critical data created and stored on SaaS applications.
According to Gartner, Inc., the SaaS applications market is expected to reach a total spend of $117.7 billion in 2021¹. This, combined with the firm’s forecast that less than 50 percent of an enterprise’s data will reside in a traditional data center by 2022², means organizations increasingly require a new, modern approach to manage their ever-growing data sprawl. While organizations rush to migrate to myriad cloud-based applications, insufficient cloud data protection and management can expose businesses to substantial cyber risk, compliance liabilities, and lost customer trust. SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365 and Salesforce offer limited but expensive data protection capabilities, signaling the need for customers to manage the process independently in order to ensure viable data recovery. The Druva Cloud Platform helps enterprises overcome such challenges and gain greater control over their SaaS data through a secure and unified approach. Now, businesses can protect and manage their data in the same place it’s being created — in the cloud.
“Organizations continue to expedite deployments of SaaS applications, but there is a disconnect between creating data within these services and the expectation it is sufficiently backing up this sensitive data,” said Prem Ananthakrishnan, Vice President of Products, Druva. “Relying on a service’s data retention policy is not an effective data protection strategy, and the reality is very few of these services include SLAs for protecting customer data. With Druva, teams can ensure critical data is available whether it’s to protect against unplanned data loss, recover from ransomware attacks, meet compliance and applicable regulations, or comply with potential legal hold and audit requests.”
Customer Case Studies
Anglo-Eastern Protects its Microsoft 365 Data from Ransomware and Accidental Deletion
Anglo-Eastern, a leading global provider of ship management services, started its digital transformation in 2019. As part of that initiative, it first moved its collaboration platform to Microsoft 365 for its 1,800 employees. After using a legacy solution and relying on a Microsoft API that limited overall backup performance, the team deployed the Druva Cloud Platform to back up and protect business-critical data in Microsoft OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams from cyberattacks and accidental deletions. The strategic advantage of Druva being cloud-native was apparent, requiring only one tenth of the time to manage backups when compared with a competitor’s solution. The cloud protection with Druva has resulted in a companywide increase in confidence in the cloud.
“We’re definitely noticing higher levels of trust among our users in our systems and the IT team,” said Michael Mok, Head of Infrastructure, Anglo-Eastern. “More employees are willingly moving their data to OneDrive, rather than storing it on USB drives or other platforms. We’re sending a clear message as a team that we facilitate a corporate cloud strategy by making a commitment to protect files and data regardless of its location being on-premises or in the cloud.”
Expel Protects Against Salesforce and Google Workspace Data Loss
Expel, the leading Security Operations Center (SOC)-as-a-Service provider, deployed the Druva Cloud Platform to protect its critical Salesforce and Google Workspace applications, as well as its mobile workforce. In selecting a solution aligned with its own cloud-first mentality, Expel was able to meet its strict security standards without compromise, while simultaneously realizing an estimated $200,000 in annual savings and experiencing 33 percent faster migrations and device refresh times for its distributed workforce.
“We needed a unified platform to manage different workloads – something that would let security teams stop playing a game of alert whack-a-mole and instead focus on managing the risks unique to their business,” said David Stoicescu, Deputy CISO, Expel. “But when we evaluated traditional on-premises solutions, we found significant limitations. The team did a proof of concept with Druva, and from a third-party vendor risk perspective, Druva knocked it out of the park.”
Drummond Community Bank Backs Up Microsoft 365 Data and Ensures Compliance
Founded in 1990 by a group of local business owners, Drummond Community Bank has a small-town charm, backed by an impressive cloud-based IT infrastructure. The bank was an early adopter of cloud and SaaS tools, and migrated to Microsoft 365 in 2019. However, the bank’s outsourced IT partner was not archiving the application’s data, potentially exposing the bank to non-compliance fines and lost customer trust should an unexpected event occur. The team needed a cloud-first solution that could reduce IT costs and complexity, while improving compliance and cyber resilience.
“The restoration process with Druva was so simple and intuitive, it was ridiculous,” said Josh Branch, CTO, Drummond Community Bank. “I have the confidence with Druva to roll out the rest of the Microsoft 365 suite to our users because I’ve got a fully compliant, cloud-native, data protection solution that proactively notifies my vice president of IT and myself via email. I check it monthly and then move on with my day. How easy is that?”
- Customer Testimonials: Hear more from Drummond Community Bank, Expel, and Anglo-Eastern about why they trust Druva to protect their critical SaaS application data
¹ Gartner, Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Public Cloud End-User Spending to Grow 18% in 2021. Published 17 November 2020.
² Gartner, Gartner Top 10 Trends Impacting Infrastructure & Operations for 2020. Published December 2019.
About Druva Cloud Platform
Built for the public cloud with a microservices architecture, Druva Cloud Platform is secure by design, always up-to-date, and offers all-inclusive, consumption-based pricing. As the industry’s largest cloud-native SaaS platform operating at scale, Druva Cloud Platform enables organizations to centrally protect data, no matter where it lives: cloud environments, leading SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365, Google Workspace and Salesforce, hybrid environments, or endpoint devices. By leveraging this innovative SaaS platform, organizations can reduce the cost and complexity of data protection, accelerate and protect cloud projects and increase cyber resilience and regulatory compliance.
Druva delivers Data Protection and Management for the cloud era. Druva Cloud Platform is built on AWS and offered as-a-Service; and its customers have driven down costs by up to 50 percent by freeing themselves from the burden of unnecessary hardware, capacity planning, and software management. Druva is trusted by thousands of companies worldwide, including over 50 of the Fortune 500. Druva is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and its investors include Sequoia Capital, Viking Global Investors, CDPQ, Neuberger Berman, Tenaya Capital, Riverwood Capital and Nexus Partners. Visit druva.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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