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Frost and Sullivan Gets Druva

Frost & Sullivan gets Druva. That’s the impression you’re  left with after reading Frost & Sullivan’s most recent report on the North American Cloud Data Protection and Management Market, where Druva was presented with the North American Product Leadership Award for its “agile, high-performance, and cloud native Data Management-as-a-Service (DMaaS) platform.”

While most of Druva’s competitors continue to design market solutions that use on-premises appliances, Druva understands the market need for a cloud-based data management solution.

Druva’s competitors see their on-premises appliances as the central repository of customer data, and the cloud as a place to store another copy of data. More relevantly, Druva sees the cloud as the central repository for our customer’s data, while also supporting an onsite local cache of customer data, and it appears that Frost & Sullivan agrees with this distinct difference between Druva and its competitors.

There are multiple reasons why Druva views the cloud as the ultimate data repository.The first being is that the cloud is equally accessible to all. Remote devices, laptops, regional offices, and even reasonably large data centers all have sufficient bandwidth to backup and recover data via the cloud – if you properly design the service. Second, backing up directly to the cloud (while also providing a local cache) immediately places your data offsite and out of harm’s way. If it is backed up to any modern cloud, it’s also being replicated to three different locations! How safe is that? Also, Druva believes that putting customer data in one service (S3) and metadata in another service (DynamoDB) provides a level of security protection not possible with on-premises appliances that store data and metadata in the same place. Finally, Druva believes that the cloud is ultimately where the future lies. We are skating where the puck is headed.

Frost & Sullivan’s report highlights that Druva’s customers can buy to fit their current scale, and add services as their needs require. Our “security-first” approach is also highlighted in the report by recognizing that security has been built into every feature throughout the product development process.

About the Award

Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed a product with innovative features and functionality that is gaining rapid market acceptance. The award recognizes the solution’s features and the customer value enhancements it enables. Come take a look at the award-winning services at Druva.

For more information, watch our on-demand webinar “2018 Frost & Sullivan Research: Accelerating Growth with Cloud Data Protection” or read our press release.


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