Cloud based backup is not only allowing Premiere Networks to meet its zero downtime policy, but it’s also facilitating its corporate cloud migration strategy. Per Ruben, “Now that we have cloud backup with Druva, it’s giving us opportunities to move more workloads to the cloud faster.”
Additionally, with Druva, Ruben is projecting a big reduction in costs. “Our five-year TCO projection with Druva is much less than it was with the products we previously used. One such contributor to a lower TCO, in addition to eliminating hardware and software costs, is Druva’s built in global deduplication, which allows us to use less storage than we did with Avamar,” added Ruben.
Another big benefit that Premiere Networks is achieving is increased speed of backups and restores. After the initial implementation, Ruben’s team deployed Druva CloudCache, and are now achieving 50% faster backups and restores as compared to Avamar on-premises, while still maintaining 10 days of data locally. “With Druva we can quickly restore local data and access historical data stores in the cloud, both of which happen faster than with our previous on-premises solution. Additionally, we can deploy disaster recovery at the time it’s needed,” said Ruben.
Premiere’s small IT team saves a lot of time and is more productive. “Using a cloud-based backup solution means I don’t have to worry about patches, upgrades, hardware failures or flying out to remote sites to resolve issues. With Avamar, I used to spend at least an hour a day going through logs, checking backups, and making sure everything was functioning properly. But, since switching to Druva, I haven’t had to do that,” said Matt. He now has 80% of the time back that he previously spent managing backups because he gets weekly reports from Druva that have dramatically simplified management.