Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced new Disaster Recovery (DR) functionality to extend its converged cloud-based data protection solution for enterprise infrastructure, Druva Phoenix. Introduced a year ago, Phoenix was the first to provide backup and archival of both physical and virtual server environments direct to cloud. With today’s announcement, Druva adds new DR functionality, creating a single platform supporting multiple, often disparate data protection capabilities. The first-of-its-kind, integrated public cloud offering eliminates software, expensive hardware, tapes and process complexity while saving enterprises anywhere from one-third to one-fifth of their total operating costs. Druva Phoenix is built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and leverages the public cloud’s elasticity, global presence and security, meaning companies can store, protect and manage large volumes of data simply, efficiently and effectively.
“Companies have been forced to juggle multiple hardware and software resources – including on-site tape, secondary disk hardware and backup software – to manage, protect and secure data. This has created organizational silos and significant expense. Phoenix has been designed as a one-stop-shop for on-demand, infrastructure data protection services,” said Jaspreet Singh, CEO, Druva. “By adding DR to Phoenix’s existing public cloud backup and archival capabilities, these silos are eliminated, saving enterprises money and resources.”
“The convergence of ‘data protection’ and ‘cloud-services’ continues to make increasing sense for organizations of all sizes, all of whom are looking for better recovery-agility while reducing costs and complexity,” said Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “Many IT professionals are asking ‘Why BaaS when you can DRaaS?’ as a growing recognition that most businesses cannot afford the downtime of waiting for data to be restored before the business processes can be resumed – and cloud-services can offer that agility. Druva continues to be an innovation leader in cloud-based data protection, so their broadening approach to cloud-centric Backup, Archive and Disaster Recovery within a single framework is a model that many should look earnestly at.”
Phoenix’s new DR capability enables organizations to continuously back up their VMware environments, and automatically recover and spin up their virtual machines in the AWS public cloud when disaster strikes, ensuring business continuity and eliminating the need for additional dedicated on-premise software, storage or hardware, significantly reducing cost and improving agility. With its advanced configuration settings, Phoenix provides the setup of detailed polices to automate network and security failover to a DR environment, significantly reducing downtime. Additionally, administrators can automatically spin up multiple copies of virtual machines across geographies and accounts for test and dev automation.
Druva Phoenix unifies hot, warm and cold backup and archiving processes, performing backups and restores 20 times faster than competitive solutions to ensure companies meet their recovery objectives. Druva’s cloud architecture creates a single converged platform that scales to support multiple workloads, all while natively using AWS storage technologies. Since only a single copy of data is stored, the risk and cost associated with maintaining multiple copies is eliminated.
In addition to the new DR capabilities, Phoenix also provides:
- Unified Backup & Recovery for Physical and Virtual Environments – Removes the need for costly multi-vendor approaches and provides ever-incremental backups for greater storage flexibility and recovery.
- Seamless Archival – Automates storage management and provides infinite retention ensuring data can be held and securely stored for decades.
- Test & Dev – Boots a copy of a virtual image in the cloud, allowing companies to create a replica of the production environment. Tests and validation can be run against a copy of the production data.
- Integrated Analytics – Converging multiple services provides administrators unified visibility to data and usage patterns.
In terms of cost, enterprises derive bottom-line benefits from the public cloud “pay as you play” pricing model and converged cloud-first approach. Companies save on administration, licensing and maintenance costs, as cloud removes the need for additional software, hardware, tapes, multiple vendors, gateways and more.
Druva Phoenix backup and archival is available today. Integrated disaster recovery is currently in limited availability with GA in 60 days at additional charge. To learn more about Druva Phoenix, visit www.druva.com/phoenix.
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 3,000 global organizations on over 3 million devices. Learn more at www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.