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Druva Delivers Industry’s First Cloud Data Protection for Nutanix Workloads

With Nutanix Ready Certification, Druva Brings Nutanix Customers a New Level of Simplicity for Ransomware Recovery, Cloud Backup, and Disaster Recovery

SANTA CLARA, Calif. ‒ April 12, 2022 ‒ Druva Inc. today introduced the industry’s first at-scale SaaS data protection solution for Nutanix HCI hybrid cloud solution. The addition of Nutanix AHV support within the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud brings consistent protection for key Nutanix workloads across data centers, remote offices, and Nutanix Clusters on AWS. Recently recognized with the Nutanix Ready certification, the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud offers enterprises workload coverage through a secure, automated, and simplified platform that requires no additional hardware or software. 

As a leading multi-cloud architecture solution, Nutanix is designed to help organizations accelerate their hybrid and multi-cloud journeys with confidence and speed. Legacy data protection cannot match the simplicity, scale, and efficiency of Nutanix’s hybrid cloud infrastructure – relying on on-premises hardware or secondary storage is complex and often involves significant administrative overhead and infrastructure costs. As the leading cloud data protection solution, the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud is designed to help enterprises unlock the benefits of cloud. Now, customers can protect Nutanix workloads through a true cloud experience leveraging centralized data protection across platforms, applications, and geographies. 

“Security, data integration, and cost continue to be the top concern for IT leaders as they navigate the expanding multi-cloud world,” said Anjan Srinivas, Vice President and General Manager of Product, Druva. “As enterprises expand applications into a hybrid, multi-cloud architecture, they need a new innovative approach to data protection which is as agile and flexible as their infrastructure. As the only SaaS-based solution with support for Nutanix, the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud brings Nutanix customers a new level of simplicity that is enhanced with ransomware recovery, cloud archiving, disaster recovery, and ultimately, data resiliency, that isn’t available with legacy solutions.”

“The ultimate goal of the Nutanix Cloud Platform is to unify multi-cloud management, simplify the migration of applications and data, and help our customers unlock the advantages of the cloud,” said Thomas Cornely, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Nutanix. “As enterprises migrate workloads and leverage hybrid, multi-cloud strategies, the centralization of data protection plays a critical role in their ongoing data security and business resiliency. With expanded support now available within the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud, our customers have an excellent option to streamline data protection for their Nutanix workloads, along with their other enterprise workloads, within a single unified platform.”

Nutanix customers can now experience the radical simplicity, speed, scale, and flexibility of cloud via the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud, including:

  • Image-based backups: Image-based backups of virtual machines reduce the complexity and manual overhead involved with Guest OS maintenance and troubleshooting through agent based backups, and even helps with data protection of legacy Guest OS. 
  • Support for Prism Central and Prism Element: Back up VMs from Prism Central or Prism Element and restore to any Prism deployment, including Nutanix Clusters on AWS. 
  • Application consistency: Druva leverages Nutanix Guest Tools (NGT) for application-consistent snapshots of Nutanix AHV VMs.
  • Reduced cost with long-term retention: Meet legal and compliance needs by protecting data long term with automated storage tiering.
  • CloudCache: Retain optional local backup copies up to 30 days for stricter RTO/RPO or industry-specific compliance requirements using Druva CloudCache — Druva’s secondary storage.


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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