Druva Debuts Protection for Cloud Data

Druva is launching a suite of backup, security and governance services to help enterprises take back control they lose when they move data to the cloud.

Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading

August 17, 2017

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Druva Debuts Protection for Cloud Data

Druva on Thursday introduced a service designed to allow enterprises to back up and protect data in multiple public, hybrid and private clouds.

The migration to cloud broke enterprises' methods of backing up data to clusters of on-premises servers. And enterprises are facing new and severe attacks such as ransomware. The new Druva Cloud Platform is designed to help with both problems.

Druva Cloud Platform -- which the company touts as "data management-as-a-service" -- combines multiple existing products to form centralized administration and management.

Druva Cloud Platform provides backup, to Amazon S3 or Microsoft Azure, of data located on laptops, desktops, mobile devices and other endpoints. It also backs up on-premises servers. And it backs up cloud applications such as Microsoft Office 365.

The service simplifies data protection, with a single login and URL for access and long-term management, and saves 60% or more by eliminating hardware needs, Druva Chief Marketing Officer Matthew Morgan tells Enterprise Cloud News.

Druva Cloud Platform protects against ransomware and other threats by providing a virtual firewall to separate production data from archives, and blocking attackers from crawling data looking for vulnerabilities, Morgan says.

The service provides "infinite scalability" because it runs in the cloud without needing to buy additional hardware to expand, Morgan said.

Druva provides deduplication to reduce data volumes by 90% or more, and passes that savings on to the customer.

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Druva Cloud Platform also provides governance for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements; and data intelligence for anomaly detection, such as unauthorized data encryption, that might signal attack. It provides RESTful APIs for access from other applications.

Druva says it competes with on-premises backup hardware, such as Veritas, as well as next-generation hyperconverged storage solutions such as Nutanix.

Despite Druva's dismissal of Veritas as an on-premises provider, Veritas last month introduced a suite of services designed to help enterprises stay on top of proliferating data, handling management, backup, business continuity, archiving, compliance, across the cloud and on premises, in a single package. (See Veritas Looks to Stop Data Running Wild.)

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About the Author(s)

Mitch Wagner

Executive Editor, Light Reading

San Diego-based Mitch Wagner is many things. As well as being "our guy" on the West Coast (of the US, not Scotland, or anywhere else with indifferent meteorological conditions), he's a husband (to his wife), dissatisfied Democrat, American (so he could be President some day), nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan. Not necessarily in that order.

He's also one half of a special duo, along with Minnie, who is the co-habitor of the West Coast Bureau and Light Reading's primary chewer of sticks, though she is not the only one on the team who regularly munches on bark.

Wagner, whose previous positions include Editor-in-Chief at Internet Evolution and Executive Editor at InformationWeek, will be responsible for tracking and reporting on developments in Silicon Valley and other US West Coast hotspots of communications technology innovation.

Beats: Software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), IP networking, and colored foods (such as 'green rice').

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