Virtualization was a game-changer for data centers when VMware’s innovative hosted hypervisor entered the scene not too many years ago. It allowed IT to create separate images of hardware and software onto which multiple OS, software and applications could reside while using existing floor space of a single physical machine. Organizations were able to set up thousands of virtual server machines reducing hardware costs across the industry. VMware’s success is clear, with Gartner calling the now multi-billion dollar company the dominant leader for x86 server virtualization and VDI.
As technology advanced, IT’s focus shifted from infrastructure to applications. This change has been so significant that IDC is forecasting the number of applications to be created and deployed over the next four years will exceed the number of applications deployed in the past four decades — and the platform of choice is public cloud.1
There is no doubt that cloud adoption is growing at a phenomenal rate. VMware’s own research indicates that 54% of their customers see rapid growth in cloud services, with 48% believing that cloud is their ideal end state.2 But once in the cloud, customers are discovering that data protection across multiple platforms is expensive and complex.
Solving this challenge explains why it made sense for Druva and VMware to work together to deliver comprehensive data protection to VMware customers.
Druva offers customers a simple, unified solution that protects, maintains compliance and delivers data insight across all VMware workloads. Born in the cloud, it intelligently collects data, unifying backup, disaster recovery, archival and governance into a single optimized data set.
“Customers increasingly want to run mission-critical workloads in the cloud to leverage its agility, cost savings, and enhanced security,” said Kristen Edwards, Director of Alliances Programs, VMware. “As we continue expanding the capabilities of VMware Cloud, partners like Druva are important to delivering on our vision of a centralized approach for data protection across both on-premise and cloud workloads.”
An agentless proxy allows Druva to integrate with vCenter, auto-discover virtual machines and configure change block tracking. Deployed through vCenter, the proxy can be configured to automatically load balance across multiple backup streams. Best of all, Druva is certified for VMware vSAN and VMware Cloud on AWS, giving customers peace of mind as they migrate virtual machines from on-premise into VMware Cloud on AWS.