In the first installment of this six-part series of Druva blogs, we discussed “Why enterprises are turning to the cloud for data protection” and the savings, scalability, security, and simplicity inherent to cloud-native solutions. Here, in our second blog of the Cloud Data Protection series, we’ll review the different architectures you may encounter as you look at data protection offerings.
Moving essential business processes like data protection to the cloud is, according to Gartner, inevitable. Indeed, they assert that “By 2020, anything other than a cloud-only strategy for new IT initiatives will require justification at more than 30% of large-enterprise organizations.” Since the cloud is so flexible, in addition to an all-in, cloud-only strategy, you can configure cloud data protection in a number of ways to meet your enterprise’s unique needs.
The most popular setups for enterprise data protection are:
This approach offers the best cost optimization opportunities, as cloud resources are only consumed as needed for data protection tasks. IT overhead is reduced as the management tasks are shifted to the data protection provider, as is the maintenance of the cloud infrastructure.
However you choose to deploy your data protection solution, Druva is a flexible, cloud-native solution that works with both hybrid and cloud-only architectures. Druva offers cloud backup and disaster recovery across endpoints, data center, and cloud workloads — without requiring any dedicated hardware, software, or skilled resources. Druva Cloud Platform is built on AWS, making it secure, infinitely scalable, and globally accessible.
If you missed our previous blog, check out “Why enterprises are turning to the cloud for data protection.” Stay tuned for the next installment in our series!
1Gartner, Cloud Strategy Leadership