What a wild ride it’s been since joining Druva at the beginning of June. In just a few weeks, we’ve announced a number of important milestones for the company including a round of funding of $130M and a new partner program, both showing the interest of investors in our market and our mission. We are lucky enough to work with industry leaders, and recently announced Bill Losch, CFO of Okta, joined our board. On top of all of that, the team introduced our new brand and website to the world, a significant accomplishment on its own by my team, let alone in combination with everything else above. With so much going on, it could be easy to forget that I’ve only been here a few weeks, and what got me to Druva in the first place.
When I initially heard of Druva, the first word that came to mind was contrast. I have never heard the words backup, data protection, and SaaS all in the same sentence. How does an industry with technological roots well planted in the ‘80s fit with a cloud-native architecture? From a technical standpoint, a cloud platform makes sense, but what about economically? On-premises hardware comes with constant investments in upgrade or maintenance for capacity that may never be used vs. crystal clear consumption-based model and decreasing costs over time in the cloud. Then I read the news: digital transformation driving a 100% growth of data every two years, companies are fined for lack of compliance with regulations such as GDPR, daily ransomware attacks, and more.
A change is needed. Now.
Only Druva makes this possible, providing a cloud-native data protection platform that provides an elegant answer to an existential challenge for businesses: data protection and management. I do not use the word “elegant” lightly. In addition to a much lower TCO, Druva’s Cloud Platform provides an incredibly easy to use experience, eradicating infrastructure, and complexity. It also allows businesses to yield the full value from data making it easily accessible in one place for discovery, compliance, and analytics.
The Druva difference
In addition to what Druva does, I was also impressed by how Druva operates. Three elements resonated with me:
I am incredibly excited. The Druva marketing team and I are already hard at work. Just this week, from meetings with AWS to working sessions with Marketo, Leadspace, and Leandata, we’ve have a lot going on. We’re going fast and we’re growing fast.
Cloud journeys and digital transformation will not happen if data is not adequately protected and managed. It’s time for data protection for the cloud era. We are, literally, a company on a mission.
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