Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced it has established a subsidiary in Japan, further strengthening its investment in the Japanese market. Druva has invested heavily in Japan over the past year, having localized its top-rated data protection and governance solutions and partnering with leading Japanese resellers and integrators, including NTT Neomeit and NetOne Systems. In addition, NTT Finance announced today it has made a strategic investment in Druva, recognizing the unique data protection and governance capabilities Druva brings to Japanese and global customers.
“Data protection is top-of-mind for global enterprises as today’s work environment becomes more decentralized. As data becomes more dispersed on laptops, mobile devices and in cloud services, organizations face greater challenges protecting this information,” said Jaspreet Singh, CEO, Druva. “Japanese organizations are especially security, governance and compliance-aware with unique requirements for their software solutions. Druva is excited to launch our Japanese subsidiary and address a growing need for a single solution for data availability, corporate governance and compliance management, all delivered with the ease-of-use and scale of the cloud.”
The mission of Druva Japan will be to provide support and training for reseller partners and customers while tailoring its product roadmap to align with the specific data protection-related requirements of Japan. Druva first localized its solutions for Japan a year ago. NTT Finance’s strategic investment will be used to further build and scale Druva operations in the region.
“NTT prides itself on identifying forward-looking, disruptive technologies that will accelerate business innovation in Japan and the world,” said Masayuki Utada, Senior Executive Manager of International Business Unit, NTT Finance. “Druva, which achieved the highest overall product score in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup report, is a top-rated data protection solution that integrates data backup and recovery, data loss prevention, and automated regulatory compliance monitoring for endpoints, servers, and cloud applications alike. We believe Druva will simplify and strengthen Japanese companies’ information security and compliance efforts, and that’s why we are investing in the company.”
Druva first announced its entrance into the Japanese market last year, with its NetOne Systems partnership, which made the company’s data protection solutions available locally. IT solution provider NTT Neomeit also became the first Japanese Managed Service Provider (MSP) of Druva at the time. Since then, Druva has appointed NetOne Partners as a distributor, and signed new Japanese partners including AP-Communications, CLCP, Serverworks, and SO-NET Business Associates. These partnerships will ensure Druva has the local expertise to deliver data protection and governance solutions that address regional data protection and privacy requirements. Druva is also introducing its PartnerSync program for new partners in Japan in order to ensure that Druva’s solutions can be made available to all industries and market segments in Japan.
To learn more, visit: http://jp.druva.com/partner-program
“Druva has built a very advanced solution for global data protection, governance and regulatory compliance – and now the company is bringing its world-class solutions to Japan,” said Shailendra Singh, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital India Advisors. “Sequoia is excited to support Druva’s quest to become a global category leader and their expansion into the Japanese market is a key step in that direction.”
Druva also announced its Japan leadership team. Hiroshi Yamamoto will serve as Country Manager for Japan and Kenichi Miwa will lead engineering efforts as the head of solution engineering. Furthermore, Pete Yamasaki, Vice President of Asia Pacific Japan, will be based in and use Japan as a base of operations for the region.
Druva leverages Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms to converge business continuity and data governance, dramatically reducing the risk, effort and cost of managing business critical information across the enterprise–everything from endpoints to the data center. Data is captured once as backup and made usable for multiple data protection needs including restores, disaster recovery, search, compliance and information governance. Druva calls this innovative approach converged data protection.
Druva’s new office is located at Global Business Hub Tokyo in Otemachi, Tokyo. Druva’s products are available in Japanese today.
To learn more, visit our Druva Japan website: http://jp.druva.com/
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 3 million devices. Learn more at www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.