Customer Stories

How to reduce Opex with the cloud

Bakshish Dutta

As businesses navigate through the challenging economic climate that a global health pandemic brings, they will need cash to survive. While some projects with low cash needs and faster time to value may continue, other projects, such as those around data center systems, could be limited or postponed.

The good news is that for many businesses the cloud offers a cash flow-optimized method of implementing new technologies for several reasons including:

  • Less cash spent upfront to acquire the technology versus buying data center systems, hardware, software, and services
  • Cloud technologies can enable you to swap Capex for Opex
  • The cloud can lower your Opex

How Integreon reduced Opex by 25% leveraging the cloud

Integreon, a global leader delivering alternative legal, business, and research support services for law firms, corporations, financial institutions, and professional services companies, leverages technology to transform the way its clients approach their businesses. With client operations in four continents, it started adopting cloud applications to support an increasingly mobile workforce.

But, when it came to data protection, Integreon was dependent on a legacy, on-premises solution — the Veritas Desktop and Laptop Option — to protect hundreds of endpoints for its professionals. After suffering several data loss incidents with Veritas, it became clear that they needed to find a new data protection solution that would deliver the same cloud-scale, cost efficiencies, and agility they were getting from their SaaS applications.

After finding Druva, Integreon’s CIO quickly recognized that it delivers the benefits and economies of scale in the cloud, unlike Veritas. They migrated endpoint backup to Druva and, shortly thereafter, their business-critical corporate data to Microsoft Office 365, which they also found ideal to protect with the Druva Cloud Platform. The CIO, Sanjeev Jain, now has centralized management of all backup data in the cloud, giving the team the visibility and control they need to maintain the business’s reputation with its clients.

The shift from on-premises to the cloud has, according to Jain, allowed Integreon to lower its Opex by 25%, as they have significantly reduced hardware, software renewal, and maintenance costs. Jain says Integreon has saved an additional 25% in labor costs because Druva is far easier to manage than its previous on-premises solution. He said, “Saving this considerable amount of manpower lets me utilize my staff for things that really require creative brainpower, such as setting up better systems.”

Cloud-native data protection facilitates business continuity

By replacing legacy technology with the Druva Cloud Platform, Integreon doesn’t have to worry that it’s difficult to provision hardware right now. Regardless of where Integreon’s 2,400+ professionals are conducting business, the CIO’s team can remotely manage backups from anywhere while lowering costs, and, perhaps, enabling other areas of the business to better respond during times of crisis.

Next Steps

Read the Integreon case study to learn more about how Druva enabled disaster recovery and business continuity readiness while delivering cloud-native data protection, governance, and recovery for Microsoft Office 365 and hundreds of endpoints worldwide.

“Instead of maintaining old legacy systems, IT resources can make a real difference, both for Integreon and their own careers. The employees’ feedback has been universally enthusiastic,” said Jain.