New Forrester study — Enterprises receive over 250% ROI with SaaS data protection

Anjan Srinivas, VP of Product

Data integrity is of the utmost importance to enterprise IT teams today. As organizations grow, so too grows their data, and the need for extensive data protection. This is further complicated as ransomware and other security breaches increase. To combat cyber threats, enterprises are seeking to expand and shield their backup and recovery environments. In this situation, migrating one’s data to the cloud is an opportunity for enhanced data resiliency and integrity.

By storing data in cloud environments such as AWS, organizations guarantee 99.99% uptime and receive peace of mind that their backups are secured in an environment which meets leading international standards and accreditation. Druva recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study to quantify the return on investment (ROI) enterprises may experience after making the switch to a cloud-native, 100% SaaS data protection solution. The study provides IT leaders with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact and benefits of 100% SaaS data protection for their data resiliency needs. 

Forrester study determines Druva delivers an ROI of 253% and an NPV of $1.2M

To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with migrating data protection to the cloud, Forrester interviewed four decision-makers with experience using Druva:

  • Technical architect, industrial goods manufacturer
  • Cloud infrastructure services leader, utility company
  • System admin, chemical manufacturer
  • Chief information officer, logistical services provider


Prior to their adoption of Druva, those interviewed reported difficulty responding to a changing data landscape — specifically citing evolving data protection needs within siloed business units. Legacy solutions left the organizations with legal and compliance challenges, including lacking visibility and control, and putting their critical backups at risk in the event of a security breach. In addition, a lack of integration for backup and recovery methods meant clean data may never be recovered following a ransomware infection or other cyber threat or natural disaster.

Enter the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud

Following their investment in Druva, the organizations gained a centralized view of their data across all workloads from a single pane of glass. As a result, those interviewed reported the following key management and cost benefits:

  • A convenient, simple, and unified platform
  • Flexible backup and retention
  • Storage savings from dedupe and compression

“The product is very easy to use, which is the real key when you’re implementing. If senior management wants to get a file back, they don’t want someone struggling to recover that file.” — Chief information officer, logistical services provider

Incremental backupsdeduplication, compression, and flexible options translate to significant cost savings when faced with long-term retention requirements. Customers paid only for what they consumed and did not need to buy additional storage to allow for growth, performance, and surge capacity.

100% SaaS data resiliency doesn’t break the bank

Along with benefits including increased agility, management simplicity, and lower implementation/admin costs, Forrester documented the following quantifiable savings when organizations switched to Druva:

  • Decreased legacy solution and cloud service costs by more than $635,000 over three years.
  • Permitted a 100% data restore in a fraction of the time when compared to previous solutions.
  • Avoided hours of ransomware remediation by in-house experts.
  • Averted ransomware and other threat penetration, avoiding countless potential business losses.

“We found Druva to be the best solution — it totally fits our needs, from the financial to the technical side.” — System admin, chemical manufacturer

Forrester aggregated the interviewees’ experiences and combined the results into a hypothetical “composite organization.” Resembling the interviewees’ experience, the composite organization leverages Druva to back up 150 terabytes (TB) of data, with its data growing 15% annually. After extensive financial analysis, Forrester found that following the implementation of Druva, the composite organization saved $1.68 million over three years versus total expenditures (backup subscription, implementation, management and administration, etc.) of $475,000, which add up to a net present value (NPV) of $1.20 million, and an ROI of 253%.

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