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Thirteen Recovers Microsoft 365 Data 95 Percent Faster with Druva Cloud Platform

Druva helps Northeast England’s largest social landlord and developer strengthen business continuity and cyber resiliency

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – June 10, 2021 – Druva Inc., the leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, today announced that Thirteen, Northeast England’s largest social landlord and developer, has selected Druva to protect its business-critical Microsoft 365 data for more than 1,600 employees. Faced with growing security concerns and a desire to minimize downtime in the event of a platform disruption, Thirteen can now ensure its Microsoft 365 data is secure, accessible, and can easily be restored.

As a landlord and housing developer of 34,000 properties, Thirteen provides quality homes and support for more than 70,000 individuals in need of housing. The company began its cloud journey four years ago after adopting Microsoft 365 to strengthen collaboration and closely manage compliance of business-critical and government-mandated data. However, Microsoft’s native data recovery features, which holds files for up to 90 days, failed to meet the company’s data storage requirements and put it at risk of irrecoverable data loss. Facing an increasing number of sophisticated threats, the IT team turned to Druva to keep their business resilient and agile. The Druva Cloud Platform ensures the company’s business-critical Microsoft 365 data is secure and recoverable, with stringent SLAs, and compliant with data regulations and governance requirements. 

“There are a lot of systems we could do without,” said Hassan Bahrani, Head of IT, Thirteen. “But not Microsoft 365. It’s at the heart of our business, and Druva ensures that data is secure so our company can continue serving our customers. We will likely experience a ransomware attack, and how we recover is going to be testament to our character and the controls we now have in place.”

Following an extensive search for a cloud-native data protection solution, Druva’s innovative approach was apparent during the proof-of-concept. Druva Cloud Platform’s air-gapped architecture on AWS, native integration with Microsoft products, including Teams and OneDrive, compliance capabilities, and robust ransomware protection offered the company a single solution that fit all of its needs. Using Druva, Thirteen is able to recognize ransomware attacks quickly and recover damaged or deleted files 95 percent faster. 

“In light of increasing cyber threats and evolving privacy regulations, organizations are navigating an IT landscape that has never been more complex,” said Nick Turner, Vice President of Sales EMEA, Druva. “Druva has built a solution that delivers immediate value and empowers businesses to thrive in the cloud era. Thirteen can now take control of their data and put more resources back into supporting their customers.”


Additional information

  • Customer Testimonial: Read more about Thirteen’s deployment with Druva
  • Blog: Read how Druva provides Thirteen with a flexible, secure way to backup and restore its Microsoft 365 data 


About Druva Cloud Platform

Built for the public cloud with a microservices architecture, Druva Cloud Platform is secure by design, always up-to-date, and offers all-inclusive, consumption-based pricing. The industry’s largest cloud-native SaaS platform operating at scale, Druva Cloud Platform enables organizations to centrally protect data, no matter where it lives: cloud environments, leading SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365, Google Workspace and Salesforce, hybrid environments, or endpoint devices. Leveraging this innovative SaaS platform, organizations can reduce the cost and complexity of data protection, accelerate and protect cloud projects and increase cyber resilience and regulatory compliance. 

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