When Druva was first deployed, Arzate tested it to be sure it could back up the organization’s on-premises and Microsoft 365 data and recognized this was a quick and easy process.
However, Arzate’s main reason for switching data protection providers was to find a solution the team could rely on that was easy to use and enabled a quick recovery from anything that disrupted services. He found that in the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud.
Arzate quickly saw the benefits of Druva and its single-look dashboard to provide insight into the status of backups, restore jobs, and more. He especially appreciates how this helps him understand what’s going on in the environment even though he’s not managing them day-to-day.
Since deploying Druva, MPISD’s security posture has improved “quite a bit” according to Arzate. Critical systems are being backed up off-site in a secure location giving his team the ability to retrieve those backups in just a matter of minutes without a major disruption to the continuity of services the team provides for staff, students, and the district.
This gives Arzate peace of mind because he knows if something bad happens his team is prepared to deal with it. He said, “Having a disaster recovery backup initiative or solution in place plays a key role when it comes to security." Having a quick recovery solution eliminates the need to worry about paying ransomware or struggling to locate your systems and backups.
Arzate recognizes that even if a desired feature is missing from the platform, it is actively being developed. That's why, when he came up with the idea of having an AI advisor to help locate specific files or backups, he knew that Druva would inevitably unveil a feature like Dru, the platform’s new AI copilot.
Arzate now appreciates the assurance that comes with having a cloud-native data protection system in place for the Mount Pleasant Independent School District. “I know that I made the right decision to go with Druva to protect our data in the cloud because of the technology behind it, how simple it was to deploy and implement it, and the ability to leverage cloud services in the event of a disaster.“