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New AWS Digital Workplace Competency validates Druva’s expertise in protecting remote workers

September 30, 2020 Ashley Frizzell, Partner Marketing Manager

Today, Druva announced our third AWS Competency designation – the AWS Digital Workplace Competency – further validating our deep expertise of building on top of AWS and our commitment to deliver an industry-leading data protection solution for customers undergoing a digital workplace transformation.

The urgent requirement to evolve quickly in today’s remote work environment is largely satisfied by implementing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) collaboration apps that enable purchasing teams to spend less on initial investments while still delivering a solution that can easily scale.  Forbes’ Cloud 100 list, the annual ranking of the world’s top private cloud companies, notes that “this year’s standouts are keeping businesses surviving—and thriving—from real estate to retail, data to design.”

But as organizations turn to cloud-based solutions to either survive or hopefully thrive, they still need to think about the security of this new digital infrastructure – which is underscored by the ever-present threat of data loss or theft.

That’s where Druva comes in: By delivering automated data protection for SaaS applications such as Slack and Microsoft 365, end user devices, and virtual desktops like Amazon WorkSpaces, businesses can rely on Druva to protect virtually any device, from anywhere, through a SaaS-based platform built completely on AWS. This latest competency designation from AWS validates our capability to do so at a caliber few other organizations have achieved.

But any certification cannot be validated unless truly affirmed by our customers.  Take for example Policy Services, a financial services firm that had been archiving Microsoft 365 with a legacy provider. The firm was seeking out an alternate solution after reaching a point where it had become both difficult and time-consuming to restore emails and inboxes.  Druva’s ease of use was jaw-dropping for the Head of IT at Policy Services:

“The actual implementation of Druva inSync was dead easy because there was no setup. We started with Office 365. I provided a list of usernames and when the proof of concept transitioned into production, all users were added automatically for me.”

By turning to Druva as a simpler alternative to their current solution, Policy Services was able to get more done, faster, to ensure their collaboration app data was always accessible and recoverable.

Another customer who turned to Druva to protect their SaaS applications was Ipswich Grammar School.  After migrating from Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft 365, they realized they needed a backup solution built for the cloud. If they stayed with their existing data protection vendor, they would have been required to purchase multiple products to manage their new cloud workloads and their existing data center workloads. Plus, given the size of their student body (1,000+ students), they needed a solution that they could rely on to back up large volumes of data.

Ipswich Grammar School learned about Druva through Aliva, a Brisbane-based technology and managed IT services partner. They turned to Aliva to understand their options to ensure they had coverage for Microsoft 365, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive. Druva’s cloud-based backup solution provided comprehensive coverage, faster backups, and ultimately lower costs with long-term data retention and improved IT productivity.

Druva’s solution for the digital workplace is validated by our end users on a daily basis, and now with this recent recognition from AWS, our SaaS-based data protection solution is validated by the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform.  Customers can now identify Druva as an AWS Partner Network (APN) Advanced Technology Partner with deep industry experience and expertise to help them thrive as they advance their digital transformation initiatives.

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Hear our CMO’s thoughts about the significance of this recognition here

Read more about the new AWS Digital Workplace Competency here

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