SSE onboarded all 400 users to Microsoft 365 for Exchange before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Soon after, Druva gave the team the confidence it needed to quickly and cost-effectively roll out SharePoint and OneDrive, giving staff a seamless transition to working from home. Tabatabaie said, “With only one support call, Druva enabled our IT team to seamlessly transition 400 users to SharePoint and OneDrive across locations without extra costs.”
“We’re not provisioning, purchasing, or managing hardware, and we’re not paying for off-site storage,” said Tabatabaie. “It’s an optimal, cost-effective solution.”
Equally important, the team is saving management time. Boccio said the team cut its time managing backups in half with Druva. “I last logged into the Druva console six months ago. The weekly email reports show me that everything is working. Other backup products we have in use require me to log in every single day, but not Druva.”
That gives the team time for more strategic work. “We can focus on what the business really needs right now, which is preparing to reopen for in-person events, supporting staff, and researching new technologies,” Tabatabaie said. “That’s why we love Druva. We will always be tied to our physical venues, yet tools like Druva help us to be agile and flexible, and maximize the benefits of the cloud.”
Going forward, the team is confident about backing up more data in the cloud. “We know we can bring other applications into Druva and feel comfortable that our data is secure, and that we’re compliant with the regulations we need to be,” Tabatabaie added.