US retailer goes all-in on cloud for data protection, eliminating traditional infrastructure and reducing storage requirements
SUNNYVALE, California ‒ March 28, 2019 ‒ Druva, Inc., the leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced that Northgate Markets, a network of 40 retail outlets, has selected Druva to protect its business-critical financial and retail data, enabling the company to realize cost savings of 60 percent over its hardware-based solution. Druva’s ability to offer instant storage scalability, service reliability for compliance and provide high performance recovery - all through a cloud-based platform - ensures Northgate Markets can properly manage and protect existing and future workloads without the need for expensive and ineffective appliance-based solutions.
As a regional, family-owned organization of more than 7,000 employees, Northgate Markets provides customers with everything from groceries and prepared food to financial services. Given this range of offerings, the retailer must ensure compliance with a variety of international regulations. Recognizing that a cloud-first backup and recovery solution could improve visibility and control, bring a greater ability to meet necessary regulations and dramatically lower costs, Northgate Markets turned to Druva. Only Druva’s SaaS-based data management technology was able to offer the organization a single solution for retaining and managing sensitive data, which includes 450 virtual machines across two data centers, while meeting data recovery SLAs and international regulations.
“In looking for a new solution, we wanted a cost-efficient data solution delivered as-a-service where we wouldn't have to manage hardware, but most solutions were a step backward and retrofitted to appear to work for the cloud,” said Harrison Lewis, CIO, Northgate Markets. “Druva’s technology is different. It just works like magic, the IT team loves it, and I can’t imagine any other way to protect our data.”
After deploying Druva Phoenix, a data protection and management solution designed for enterprise workloads, Northgate Markets experienced a 70 percent data storage reduction using Druva’s patented global deduplication approach. This reduction greatly minimized bandwidth needs, and in turn helped the organization easily meet its recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) goal of minutes. The organization was also able to eliminate complex management overhead, legacy solutions, and the need for a multi-vendor approach.
“The beauty of the cloud is in its ability to free organizations and their IT teams to focus on high priority items that move the business forward, and no longer require individuals to be experts in everything,” said Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO, Druva. “With features like advanced governance capabilities, global deduplication and direct to cloud disaster recovery, Northgate Markets no longer needs multiple vendors to solve its data protection challenges. Instead, the IT team is now able to focus on delivering the best experience to their customers.”
Druva Phoenix is available as part of the Druva Cloud Platform, which provides a single pane view for data management and protection across cloud and on-premises data sources — improving data resiliency, visibility and alignment to data governance needs. By providing a common services layer, the Druva Cloud Platform unifies Druva Phoenix, Druva CloudRanger, and Druva inSync so organizations can consistently apply data policies, monitor their data at the global level, recover from site disasters and data loss and better manage the data lifecycle across environments. The platform readily scales to accommodate petabytes of data due to its AWS native architecture and enables customers to take control of their most critical data stored across end-point devices, in the data center, and with SaaS services.