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Druva’s expands expertise in protecting VMware hybrid cloud with new VMware Ready validation

September 29, 2020 Peter Elliman, Director of Product Marketing

Druva has a long history of partnership with VMware, which makes sense given the leadership position we each hold in our respective spaces – server virtualization and cloud-based data protection. That is why Druva is proud to announce that we’re one of the first SaaS data protection vendors to receive the VMware Ready for VMware Cloud certification. We are confident that data protection delivered as a service from the cloud is the best choice for organizations migrating workloads to the cloud or building new ones in the cloud, and this certification underscores Druva’s expertise in delivering this value to customers.

VMware vSphere was one of the first workloads that Druva believed could benefit from cloud-based backup. Just as virtualized machines (VMs) bring a new level of flexibility, portability and automation to administrators and developers, cloud-based backup, delivered as a service, brings simplicity, automation, and resilience to those same teams – making the effort to scale data protection services up and down across data centers, remote offices, and branch offices easier and less expensive. Just as VMs can move across physical hosts, Druva makes it possible to automate protection using tags and offers infinite scale-out capability to support any of your growing needs.them as the organization grows.

Certification is an important part of assuring customers that Druva integrations have met specific VMware interoperability standards by using specificVMware APIs and following recommended best practices. Druva has been a VMware Advanced Technology partner since 2016 and was the first SaaS-based data protection provider to be certified for VMware Cloud on AWS. So it should be no surprise that we would complete the new VMware Ready on VMware Cloud certification process which expands the platforms we can support to include VMware Cloud on Dell EMC as well as VMware Cloud on AWS.

What does this mean for customers adopting or considering VMware Cloud?

  • A simple and consistent experience for data protection regardless of where data lives
  • Data protection that scales up and down on-demand in tandem with your needs
  • Efficient cloud-to-cloud data protection that eliminates ransomware risks
  • A highly-efficient backup storage model with global deduplication across VMs and automated storage tiering for long-term retention
  • Greater productivity by eliminating backup infrastructure management (on-premise and in the cloud)
  • Expanded resilience capabilities with automated and orchestrated failover of VMs to meet recovery time objectives (RTOs) of minutes
  • Predictable and transparent consumption-based pricing with no hidden costs

Don’t take my word for it. Our customers can describe both their motivations in switching to Druva and benefits achieved in their own words. The University of Manchester in England, an institution with over 7,000 staff and researchers, chose Druva over their legacy provider to protect VMware Cloud on AWS. Their benefits included:

  • 50% cost reduction vs. legacy provider
  • 2x global deduplication savings
  • Ability to use more AWS services so its IT department can expand the value it delivers to its end users

Stuart Catteral, an Enterprise Information Architect at The University of Manchester, describes why his team made the move to Druva in this short 3 minute video.

Another customer, the State of California – Governor’s Office, will be presenting with Druva at VMworld 2020 to explain why they choose Druva to protect both on-premise VMs and their VMware Cloud on Dell EMC environment.

The one consistent theme that resonates across VMware and VMware Cloud customers is a desire to have a unified data protection service that supports VMware environments wherever they run, optimizes storage consumption, and enables new services like cloud-based disaster recovery and useful integrations like those with Okta, ServiceNow, and others. If you’re considering VMware Cloud, take a few minutes to re-evaluate your data protection strategy by speaking with Druva. You could have a trial running in under 15 minutes. And then you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t switch sooner.

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