Tech/Engineering

Why enterprises are turning to the cloud for data protection

June 25, 2019
Prasanna Malaiyandi, Director, Product Architecture

This is the first in a six-part series of Druva blogs that discuss how a cloud-native approach to data protection and management enables less complexity, greater capabilities, and lower overall costs. Upcoming blogs will cover the basics of cloud data protection architectures, how the cloud minimizes data risks and malware, as well as specific ways the cloud enables lower infrastructure and operating expenses.

Many organizations are struggling to scale outdated tape-based backups and redundant capacity as the amount of data that needs to be protected skyrockets. For data protection and management as well as virtually all modern enterprise business processes, they’re turning to the cloud.

According to a recent survey by Cap Gemini, 15 percent of new enterprise applications are cloud-native today and this will jump to 32 percent by 2020. 1If you add hybrid and cloud-enabled applications, the number is much greater, and according to a survey of 2,000 IT managers from Intel Security, 80 percent of enterprises have a cloud-first policy in place2. Why is the cloud so attractive? What makes a cloud-native app such an improvement over on-premises solutions for data protection and management?

Using cloud computing to protect and manage data makes sense on many levels. With software as a service (SaaS), a data protection app runs on the SaaS application’s platform rather than on an enterprise’s on-premises infrastructure. A SaaS data protection and management solution like Druva leverages all the inherent strengths of cloud computing:

  • Savings — It can reduce operational costs up to 90 percent and deliver up to 50 percent  TCO savings while reducing data center footprint.
  • Scalability — With virtually infinite storage resources, the solution can scale on demand into the multi-petabyte range.
  • Security — Cloud-native storage architecture and encryption design isolates data and complies with the strictest certifications such as HIPAA, SOC-2, FIPS, and FedRAMP.
  • Simplicity — Automated policy management and a unified data model breaks silos and makes administration easy with no hardware, software, or patching/upgrading overhead.

With these kinds of benefits, it’s easy to see why the cloud is the first place to look for powerful and cost-efficient solutions.

How can Druva help with your cloud-first initiatives? 

Druva delivers data protection and management for the cloud era. Druva Cloud Platform is built on AWS and offered as-a-Service, delivering globally accessible, infinitely scalable and completely autonomous enterprise data resiliency. Customers drive down costs by up to 50% by freeing themselves from the burden of unnecessary hardware, capacity planning, and software management.

Druva’s patented cloud architecture transforms backup data into an asset, making it more open and accessible so customers can streamline governance, improve cyber resiliency, and gain critical insights to uncover opportunities and expedite decision making.

Watch for the next blog in this series!

For more detail about why the cloud is the place for enterprise data protection and management, download the Cloud Data Protection for Dummies book and our CIO’s Guide to Cloud-first Data Protection.


1https://www.capgemini.com/service/cloud-native/
2https://www.mcafee.com/us/solutions/lp/cloud-security-report.html