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Druva announces its expanded cross-cloud data protection platform

Yadin Porter de León

Still afraid of the cloud? Apparently not – security concerns about the cloud have lessened, and that’s one of the reasons why Cisco predicts1 cloud-computing workloads will make up 95% of data center traffic by 2021. And that traffic will triple, from 6 to 19.5 zettabytes, accommodating diverse apps from security and IoT to enterprise resource planning (ERP).

However, the right data management and protection tools for hybrid and heterogeneous clouds are not the legacy, on-prem solutions most IT pros are used to. The tools you’ll need are cloud-native and can cost-effectively handle the different demands of cloud-to-cloud SaaS/PaaS/IaaS apps. Some of these apps need simple resiliency for backup and versioning. Others need complex governance with features for searching and legal holds. And patching together multiple traditional solutions typically creates coverage gaps, compromising continuity and recovery and increasing the risk of data loss and non-compliance.

Get ready for World Backup Day 2018 – witness Druva’s new offering when THE CLOUD AWAKENS.

Cloud-Native Makes All the Difference

Taking advantage of a cloud-native data management and protection app could not be more different than running legacy software, either on-prem or in the cloud. There’s a reason they call it “as-a-service” – a cloud-native app eliminates a huge amount of IT overhead simply because it’s purpose-built for the cloud. You’re not integrating a connector, you’re not managing a VM, you’re just using the app.

Moreover, the sheer variety of local (data centers, branch offices, and endpoints) and cloud (IaaS, cloud apps, and PaaS) data sources has made legacy data management and protection solutions a logistical mess of unscalable and ineffective data silos. And, there are more data sources to monitor for compliance and to search for eDiscovery.

With cloud computing moving so quickly ؅– IDC reported2 that non-cloud IT spending is generally declining and that public cloud spending grew over 30% year-over-year in 3Q17 to $7.7B – it’s vital that enterprises adopt the right platforms from the start. This is especially true for any applications essential to data management and protection.

The Solution is at Hand

THE CLOUD AWAKENS will show how you can significantly improve data protection and compliance SLAs by leveraging a single control plane that spans SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS apps across on-prem and hybrid clouds. For example:

  • A VMware customer with an on-prem server failure can restore from the cloud within minutes.
  • The Druva platform protects Salesforce, Office365, Google, and Box SaaS users against accidental deletions and ransomware.
  • Organizations ensure resiliency, continuity, and visibility with Amazon EC2, S3 object storage, relational database services (RDS), and elastic block storage (EBS) resources.

Don’t miss THE CLOUD AWAKENS  – be part of the unveiling of the newest Druva cloud platform.

1Global Cloud Index study, Cisco, 2018.

2IDC Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, 2018