With the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud successfully deployed, AWH now has the multi-layer defense against ransomware it was searching for. Drake’s team is confident its data center workload and Microsoft 365 backup data are protected from encryption and deletion should a ransomware attack hit their organization. Unlike the on-premises Veeam solution previously used, Druva’s cloud-native architecture provides multi-layer cyber defense for data and accelerates the recovery process.
“The driving force for us to select the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud was that when we tested it, it did what it said it would do, and was extremely easy to use. Regarding the latter, I’m referring to the backups – timing of them – and recoveries. What impressed us was how quickly it backed up to the cloud, and, more importantly, it was 3x faster and much easier to restore,” said Drake.
Another benefit from the team’s perspective is Druva’s global, source-side deduplication. “We needed solid encryption and deduplication to reduce the amount of data that gets transferred to the cloud. The 3.14 deduplication ratio we get with the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud was a significant factor in our deciding to go with Druva,” said Drake. “Since we began using Druva, the backup windows are always met or exceeded.”
Ultimately, AWH has a solution that is empowering its cloud journey while protecting backups of VMware VMs, Windows file servers, and Microsoft 365 data through an air-gapped, secure architecture. The organization was able to eliminate aging hardware, and can now simplify management of backups and disaster recovery through an automated, cloud-based solution, reducing security risks and allowing AWH to focus on its data, not infrastructure.