Organizations need to back up Amazon EC2 servers and retain this data for multiple reasons including operational recovery, business continuity, compliance, or customer contracts. Natively, AWS offers the capability to take EBS snapshots or AMIs, but they are created in the same region and same account as the source. For business continuity, additional copies need to be copied into another account/region with overheads of isolated access setup and storage costs. Standard EBS snapshots on the standard price tier are also significantly costlier for long-term retention. As a result, managing snapshot data in multiple regions and accounts is costly, and adds complexity and operational challenges.
Lack of air-gap environment to protect against ransomware
As standard Amazon EBS snapshots are created in the same region as the source, in the same AWS account, this poses a greater risk of backups being deleted by ransomware, insider threats, or accidental deletion. Customers are now looking for secure, encrypted, and air-gapped backups that are isolated from their primary production environment to ensure business continuity.
Costly to retain snapshots when creating multiple copies
Standard Amazon EBS snapshot storage pricing is significantly costlier for long-term retention ($0.05 per GB of data stored). EBS snapshots are incremental but don't offer dedupe capabilities across snapshot data. If you require additional snapshot copies into another account/region, for business continuity or compliance purposes, you also incur the overheads of isolated account setup and costs. Managing snapshot data in multiple regions and accounts also adds additional complexity and operational challenges.
Introducing EC2 Backup to the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud
The Druva Data Resiliency Cloud removes the need for cross-account and cross-region snapshots and provides secure, air-gapped backups to protect against ransomware with a 50% lower TCO.
Powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Druva harnesses and builds on the native technologies and global reach of AWS.
“Modern organizations are flocking to the public cloud for its speed, scale and vast array of on-demand services,” said David Gildea, Vice President of Product, Druva. “Unfortunately, the increased demand for speed often leads to a reliance on standard data protection practices which are insufficient, costly, and incredibly complex. By combining critical snapshot, backup, and disaster recovery capabilities in a single seamless interface, AWS users can significantly increase their data resilience, reduce costs by up to 50 percent, and ideally position their company for future cloud growth.”