Thanks to its expanded use of the Druva Data Resiliency Cloud, Shearman & Sterling has been able to enhance its security posture, lower the costs and complexity of data protection and DR services, and consolidate data centers.
“Druva enabled us to decommission Data Domain in Asia, saving a couple hundred thousand dollars, and now Druva is helping us decommission our entire data center in Frankfurt, which will save us close to $600,000 more. Thanks to Druva, we are on track to reduce our TCO by 30% or more,” Espinosa added.
Additionally, Druva makes data restoration easier and faster, specifically in the isolated environment. Before, it took the team three days to restore large VMs while file shares took a full week to be recovered in the cold site. Now, the team can restore two file shares in four hours, which is 97.6% faster than before. Bringing our cyber recovery RTO closer to 3 days from the previous 14 days. On average, backups and restores with Druva take less than 20 minutes to complete, and the success rate is 100%.
The team also has assurance in its ability to scale storage for backups quickly and predictably. “If a new legal client needs us to store 50 TB of data, we adjust our needs on-demand with Druva and we’re set,” Espinosa said. “Before, we would have to order hardware and software and wait up to seven months for delivery. Druva helps us tremendously with client relations,” she added.
Using Druva also makes it easier to meet legal hold obligations. “We don't need to purchase additional licenses for legal holds in Microsoft as we did before because Druva has the capability built in.”
“With Druva, we will have visibility into VM backups 24x7, which we didn’t have with Veeam,” Espinosa said. “Druva also has out-of-the-box integration with observability platforms we use like Splunk and ServiceNow, so we don’t need custom scripts.”
Ultimately, the greatest benefit for the firm is increased confidence and protection of its brand. “Our CTO can talk about our data security posture to our executive team and the board with much greater confidence, and we have assurance our brand is protected thanks to our partnership with Druva,” Espinosa added.