The team considered legacy backup vendor solutions, but found them cost prohibitive. “We didn’t want to spin up a server to send data to the cloud and then back on-premises,” he added.
Then Ellington’s reseller suggested Druva. After a demonstration, the team knew instantly it wanted to switch to Druva, even without a proof of concept. Druva’s capability, dedicated customer service, and transparent pricing made it the obvious choice. “We chose Druva because it was cloud-native and had exactly what we needed,” Brett said. “When we compared it to other providers, it was like apples and oranges.”
Despite knowing Druva was the right choice, the team was initially concerned about how long the process would take to back up and deduplicate the data in the cloud. But they were reassured when it took just five hours. “We thought it would take forever, but then we saw how the data was de-deduped, then zipped up and sent to the cloud,” Brett said. “It was actually a really slick process, and went so much faster than I thought possible for our volume of data.”
Following its implementation, the company is achieving 2.43x global deduplication storage savings with Druva. “I’ve never felt so confident in a product, ever,” Brett said. “Especially for a solution in the cloud. It’s just amazing.” Brett and team also appreciate Druva’s customer support, particularly during the migration. “Druva’s team held our hands throughout the process and made us feel comfortable at every step,” Brett said. “Any nerves we had quickly disappeared.”