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Druva Cloud Platform Surpasses 2.5 Billion Annual Backups on World Backup Day, Helping Thousands of Businesses Embrace the Cloud Era

As the 2021 Data Management Company of the Year, Druva is helping customers simplify complex IT challenges, protect critical SaaS applications, and combat rising cyber threats

SUNNYVALE, Calif. ‒ March 31, 2021 ‒ Druva Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced it has surpassed 7 million daily backups as it continues to set the standard as the industry’s largest cloud data protection platform operating at scale. Daily backup activity surged by more than 40 percent over the last 12 months as Druva has expanded its footprint across 16 global Amazon Web Services (AWS) Regions and has helped thousands of organizations embrace cloud data protection to navigate unprecedented challenges. With more than 2.5 billion backups completed annually, 169PB of data under management, industry-first innovations, and a platform purpose-built for the cloud era, Druva has also once again been named Data Management Company of the Year by Data Breakthrough, an independent market intelligence organization. 


The dramatic and rapid shift to remote working has pushed digitization initiatives to the forefront, with 68 percent of IT decision makers having accelerated their digital transformation plans since the pandemic.* As cloud migrations continue, data has become both more valuable, and in greater need of protection, than ever before. In tandem, IT teams need solutions which can protect data regardless of where it is created or stored, unlock its value to the organization, and strengthen business resiliency. The Druva Cloud Platform is built with automated backup and recovery features and proven ransomware protection that help businesses improve data agility, accelerate cloud migration efforts, and lower overall costs. These features, combined with the platform’s scalable cloud-native architecture and comprehensive workload coverage for protecting critical applications, helped Druva secure recognition as Data Management Company of the Year for the second consecutive year. 


“With all the complexities of the modern IT landscape, organizations deserve a simple, secure and automated solution for backing up their data, no matter where it lives,” said Thomas Been, Chief Marketing Officer, Druva. “Business resilience has become dependent on data resilience, and whether you’re facing a cyber attack, data privacy regulations, or seeking insights to drive your business forward, data protection has become entwined with everyday operations. As the world moves to the cloud, Druva is uniquely positioned to help customers in this moment.”


Druva Cloud Platform is designed to simplify data management and transform backup data into an asset. Over the last year, the company has continued to deliver product enhancements, innovations, and industry-firsts for Druva Cloud Platform users. In September, the company unveiled the industry’s first SaaS based protection for Kubernetes applications and their underlying infrastructure. Additionally, Druva introduced a series of ransomware recovery enhancements and an integrated backup and archive offering for NAS systems


The 2021 Data Breakthrough Awards recognizes the world’s top data technology innovators, leaders and visionaries across a range of categories, such as Data Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence, and more. This year, the award program received over 1,750 nominations across the globe. Druva’s recognition from the Data Breakthrough Awards for the second consecutive year adds to a list of awards the company has received over the last several months. Druva recently received 11 Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service and was recognized as a Cyber Catalyst designated solution for its meaningful impact on cyber risk. 


How Druva customers are leading the way in the cloud era:

“The Druva Cloud Platform helps us to ensure 24/7 business continuity. Even if we have a crisis like a hurricane or COVID-19, with Druva our teams access backups from anywhere in the world,” – Aaron Matatov, IT Infrastructure Manager, OHEL


“With Druva we can quickly restore local data and access historical data stores in the cloud, both of which happen faster than with our previous on-premises solution. Now that we have cloud backup with Druva, it’s giving us opportunities to move more workloads to the cloud faster,” – Ruben Oganesyan, Director of IT, Premiere Networks


“I used to spend at least an hour a day going through logs, checking backups, and making sure everything was functioning properly – and that was just for VMs. Since switching to Druva, in 15 minutes I can see 100% of VMs, endpoints, and Microsoft 365 backups,” – Kevin Pennington, VP of IT, National Raisin Company


Additional Information for World Backup Day:

  • Podcast: Learn about World Backup Day on our podcast 
  • Blog: Read the blog on taking the pledge to keep your data safe 
  • LinkedIn Live Customer Commentary: Hear more from Druva and OHEL on the importance of backup in this LinkedIn Live
  • Value of Data Survey: Access more insights from Druva’s Value of Data survey in this eBook

* Druva, Value of Data Survey, 30 March, 2021.

About Druva

Druva enables cyber, data and operational resilience for every organization with the Data Resiliency Cloud, the industry’s first and only at-scale SaaS solution. Customers can radically simplify data protection, streamline data governance, and gain data visibility and insights as they accelerate cloud adoption. Druva pioneered a SaaS-based approach to eliminate complex infrastructure and related management costs, and deliver data resilience via a single platform spanning multiple geographies and clouds. Druva is trusted by thousands of enterprises, including 60 of the Fortune 500 to make data more resilient and accelerate their journey to cloud. Visit and follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

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Justin Augat VP, Product Marketing & Communications Druva Inc. +1.508.846.7518