Leveraging Druva, the Forest of Dean Trust team has the simplicity, visibility, and data protection it needs to operate confidently.
“The Druva Data Resiliency Cloud is truly set and forget it,” Stigant said. “It does everything it says on the tin.” And her team appreciates the proactive emails the Druva platform sends if something does need attention.
“The alerts give us a sense of security that we can trust Druva,” Stigant said. “I know when something’s wrong without having to manually check it all the time.”
The ICT team also appreciates having a single pane of glass to manage all VM and NAS backups. In fact, it means the team spends 25 percent less time managing backups using the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud compared to Veeam. But even that doesn’t quite capture the impact.
“With Veeam, we had to let a lot of security-related items slide because our team was so stretched,” Stigant said. “We could only manage backups on a monthly basis because it took half a day. Now, with Druva, we know we have clean, viable backups whenever needed, 24×7.”
The team is also saving a quarter of the previous maintenance costs because it doesn’t need to provision and manage on-premises hardware and software for backups. It frees up resources to invest in other technology for staff and students.
What’s next for Stigant’s team? Moving more infrastructure into the cloud. “We plan to get rid of Synology all together and transition over to site recovery in the cloud,” Stigant said. “So when we have the site fail-over, the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud will do our NAS backups and it’ll fail over to reserve site recovery.”