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Why Titan Machinery Chose Druva’s Microsoft 365 Data Protection Over Barracuda and SkyKick

Mike Taylor, Content Marketing Manager

When Roman Badevic, Global IT Architect Lead at Titan Machinery, joined the company in 2017, he faced a significant challenge — consolidating multiple standalone on-premise IT landscapes into a single, cloud-based global landscape. As the team began moving in this direction, it became clear that an additional data protection layer for Microsoft 365 would be necessary to reduce risk and back up business-critical data.

Titan Machinery, the largest distributor of agricultural and construction machinery in the U.S. and one of the largest importers and distributors of such equipment worldwide, had experienced massive growth in its Europe offices over the last five years, largely due to M&A activity. The company had grown 150%, going from 300 to 750 employees, which only further emphasized the need to ensure their critical data was protected.

Given Titan's other strategic IT initiatives, Badevic knew they wouldn't want to dedicate resources to managing a data protection solution. Prior experience with data protection solutions led Badevic and his team to look for a SaaS-based solution to avoid managing and provisioning hardware and software.

Druva Offers Clear SaaS-based Advantages for Microsoft 365 Backup

With Titan's cloud-first initiative underway, Badevic knew this was the ideal time to evaluate data protection solutions to safeguard the company's Microsoft 365 data. After evaluating a handful of solutions, Badevic and his team narrowed down their options to Barracuda, SkyKick, and the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud.

Badevic and his team eventually chose the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud because of its scalability, simplicity, and cost savings. The Druva solution provided all the data protection they needed without impacting the small team and without any dedicated time for maintenance.

As Badevic explained, "We searched for a backup solution that could cover our needs to ensure our data security. Druva was one of the candidates we reviewed, and in the end, the simplicity of the product took us in." The Druva Data Resiliency Cloud has allowed Titan Machinery to protect all its business-critical Microsoft 365 data without any management required.

Titan went from having no data backup system in place to protecting 100% of its business-critical Microsoft 365 data in the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud. The addition of this comprehensive new data backup system hasn’t impacted Badevic’s small team; in fact, no one is dedicated to administering Druva as a full-time job. And given Druva’s nature as a 100% SaaS-based solution, there’s no need to dedicate time to running or updating the platform either. Badevic explained that with Druva, “We do not have any kind of maintenance. Everything is automated. If there's an error, Druva always fixes itself. This makes us feel extremely prepared should we need to recover from ransomware.”

What’s Next?

Badevic is confident in his decision to choose Druva again, saying "It does exactly what we need it to do. And the greatest value is, my team and I don’t have to worry about it." 

Read the case study to learn more about how the team keeps its Microsoft 365 data secure and recoverable 24/7 in the industry-leading Druva Data Resiliency Cloud.