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Druva and Tech Data partner to support digital transformation initiatives

August 26, 2020 Timm Hoyt, VP, Global Partners and Alliances

It is safe to say that the business world has been completely up-ended in the last six months. The landscape today has many new complexities, challenges and uncertainties that were simply “issues” or “plans” months ago, but which are now critical issues forcing private and public organizations to rethink their strategy, business operations, and path forward.

What has remained consistent throughout, however, is the fact that data is the lifeblood to any organization, and it is growing. The total amount of data is projected to grow 61% to 175 Zettabytes by 20251 across diverse platforms, applications, and distributed locations. Data is more valuable than ever to our businesses, and its potential value has skyrocketed since the spring of 2020. It has kept businesses alive, adapting to a remote workforce, and accelerating digital transformation to serve customers with new experiences and services. At the same time, this data has never been more at risk, exposed to a wide array of threats from mistakes, disasters to ransomware attacks. The reality is, the full value of data can only be realized when it’s fully protected.

As organizations accelerate their journey to the cloud to improve the approach by which they manage data and prevent economical and logistical disruption, they find themselves ill-equipped to protect cloud applications with legacy on-premises solutions. Ensuring their employees and organizational data are properly protected and governed has never been more important than it is today, and even less than it will be tomorrow.

Data protection is a leading use case for cloud migration and a perfect way to begin realizing the value cloud can bring your organization. On top of reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) and eliminating a need for legacy hardware world software, Druva continuously seeks incremental ways to bring customers the opportunity to safeguard their data and extract greater value from this expansive data set.

At Druva, a cornerstone in our customer engagement is our solution partner community that is driving access to new markets and customers.

To help expand our ability to work with these relevant solution partners, Druva is proud to announce a new partnership with Tech Data to leverage their leadership position with Solution Partners and ecosystem Alliance Partners like AWS, VMware, Microsoft, and Nutanix. This new partnership will bring more partners and businesses together to support digital transformation initiatives and directly impact the productivity, risk mitigation and financial viability of these organizations.

Why Druva is partnering with Tech Data

As a Fortune 500® company that has more than 15,000 employees worldwide and a recorded

$37 billion in sales in its last fiscal year, Tech Data provides an end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies that enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow, and advance.

Through this partnership, Druva will be able to offer channel partners and their customers its comprehensive workload coverage, which ensures data security, compliance, and business continuity as operations increasingly shift to the cloud.

Druva continues its mission

Druva continues to fulfill its mission by helping its customers protect, govern, and gain useful insights out of their data. It’s important that our partners be part of the journey, navigating customers through digital transformation via the adoption of a cloud-native SaaS platform for data protection.

For more details on our partnership with Tech Data, view the full press release.

In addition, you can learn more about Druva Compass by reading this blog or by visiting the Druva Compass page.


1 NETWORKWORLD, “IDC: Expect 175 zettabytes of data worldwide by 2025,” 2018