Press Release

University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources Division at Davis chooses Druva inSync for its Laptop Backup


Multi-platform Solution Protects Critical Data, Saves over 90 Percent Bandwidth and Provides Instant Access Across Smartphones and Tablets

Mountain View, Calif. – Oct. 6, 2011 – Druva, a pioneer in enterprise laptop backup and retrieval, today announced that the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) has chosen Druva inSync as its solution for laptop backup. Responding to the unique requirements for laptop data needs and security in higher education, Druva’s inSync protects data for office and remote users campus-wide with simple backup, point-in-time restores, and patent-pending data deduplication technology. Druva’s technology resulted in speeding backups by 10 times while using 90 percent less storage than competing solutions.

“With the rapid expansion of laptops and mobile devices on university campuses, new strategies for data backup and recovery are required,” said Jaspreet Singh, CEO of Druva. “UC Davis selected Druva to address the unique challenges of a small IT staff struggling with the management of the laptop backup process across a widely distributed environment.”

Druva’s auto-deploy client empowers users not only to backup and restore their own data—but also lets IT know if someone is not backing up data or if a client has stalled, so he can intervene. The school had found that many of their users avoided backing up their systems because they had bad experiences with the performance impact of other solutions. But with Druva inSync, the backup process is virtually invisible to them. In addition, inSync provides weekly reports of all backup processes so UC Davis can manage all aspects of the backup proactively to ensure coverage of all PCs.

Druva uses data deduplication technology as the key driver to improving bandwidth and reducing costly storage space. It works because inSync saves only a single copy of emails/attachments duplicated across users, no matter how many times users send it around. This is in contrast to other laptop backup systems that back up every email and every attachment for every user.

About UC Davis
For more than 100 years, UC Davis has engaged in teaching, research and public service that matter to California and transform the world. Located close to the state capital, UC Davis has more than 32,000 students, more than 2,500 faculty and more than 21,000 staff, an annual research budget that exceeds $678 million, a comprehensive health system and 13 specialized research centers. The university offers interdisciplinary graduate study and more than 100 undergraduate majors in four colleges — Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science. It also houses six professional schools — Education, Law, Management, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing.