Essence IT carries the burden of regulatory compliance and meeting legal obligations. With Druva inSync, Colin’s team governs, backs up, and restores all user data in Google Workspace to any AWS account, zone, or region. “Druva helps us comply with GDPR because we can ensure backups are stored in the right region, something our previous platform could not do,” said Colin.
In October 2020, Google changed the retention policies for items in the trash – all files will be automatically deleted after 30 days. But Colin’s team has eliminated all concerns of data loss in Gmail and Google Drive. “Whether it’s accidental or malicious deletion, I don’t worry about it because I have confidence that data is being backed up,” said Colin.
One of the confidence boosters is the 5X faster restores that the team has done with Druva inSync compared to its previous backup tool. “We recently had to restore some files, which I was able to do in about eight minutes. With our previous tool, it would have taken me about 40 minutes to find the file,” he said.
Druva’s speed of development is significantly faster than the previous backup tool. “During the POC we found a few things we needed Druva inSync to do. We asked, and Druva accomplished it in about three weeks, which is about 50X faster than our old tool,” he said.
Paying for storage by user and not by storage capacity also aids the business in cost control. “Trying to do a backup on a per storage capacity would be cost prohibitive, and could very easily scale out of control. Druva inSync eliminates those concerns,” added Colin.
Druva will be a facilitator of Essence’s growth as it continues to diversify its client base, tools, and support even more workforce mobility. “As we continue to adopt SaaS applications, such as Microsoft 365, Slack, and others, we can leverage Druva inSync to protect that data,” said Colin.