These days, roughly 40 percent of corporate data is being stored beyond the core data center at endpoints, in various remote offices and in-cloud, eventually leading to significant loss of control over and visibility into data. Creating a simple cloud platform that can help customers navigate through modern-day data risks, emerges Druva. The company has developed an industry first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers, and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance, and intelligence, which eventually increases the availability and visibility of business-critical information dramatically and reduces the risk, cost, and complexity of managing and protecting it.
The Pillar of Druva
Jaspreet Singh, CEO, and Co-founder of Druva grew up in India in an entrepreneurial household. This mindset is a direct result of his father’s service in the IAF (Indian Air Force). Thanks to the spirit of IAF, it spurred his interest in business with fresh perspectives on current challenges. Those perspectives first started in Germany, where Jaspreet and his roommate started their first local business and from there the desire to innovate has never slowed. For him, it was a formative experience; engineering a passion for delivering solutions that could meet a specific demand and solve challenges.
Later on, Jaspreet bootstrapped Druva while defining the product, sales, and marketing strategies that have resulted in Druva’s early and impressive success. This success has propelled him to one of the SaaS Report’s Top 5o SaaS CEOs and has witnessed organizations – including Nasa, Pfizer, and Lockheed Martin – join Druva’s ever-growing client list. Before founding the SaaS-based company, Jaspreet was a member of the storage foundation group at Veritas, and also held a number of engineering specific roles at Ensim Corporation.
Tackling the Need of Innovative Data Protection
According to Druva, enterprises are facing a problematic combination – the lack of innovative solutions for data protection coupled with exponential growth in data. Moreover, the rising occurrence of ransom-ware attacks are making data protection a higher priority for most organizations. So, there are two core issues that needs to be tackled: Data growth rates and the rise of security threats on data, the lack of innovative solution in both areas opens the door for Druva.
“First is scale, with more distributed and grown up data volumes, protecting and managing those has become more and more challenging and costly. Today, most data is handled outside of datacenters, in remote office locations, laptops, mobile devices, and not to forget in cloud applications. So, as expected backing up and protecting data from all these sources can be tricky, and there can be significant redundancy in backing up these data as they are coming from various sources. Adding to all these, buying hardware onsite to backup data makes the process quite tedious and cumbersome. Additionally, retrieving data makes the process quite a costly job, and one needs to pay upwards of 60 percent more than the actual needed cost,” asserts Jaspreet.
The second thing is security. With the rise in ransom-ware attacks in recent years, cybercriminals have figured out that data is the new oil and holding it for ransom can help them get some quick cash. So according to Jaspreet, the only available option is to have access to data only when one needs it.
Making the Industry a Lot Better
When it comes to cloud data protection and management, Druva is a global leader, delivering the industry’s first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from end points, servers, and cloud applications. The solutions provided by the company leverages a public cloud, like AWS, and Azure to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance, and intelligence – dramatically improving the availability and visibility of business-critical information; while reducing risks, costs and complexity of managing and protecting it. The organization’s awardwinning solutions intelligently collects all the data and unifies backup, disaster recovery, archival, and governance capabilities onto a single, optimized data set.
Druva believes that data protection and management solutions for enterprises have evolved very little in recent years as legacy data backup and compliance tools were built around the notion of moving siloed storage to disk drive, leaving the enterprise of today without viable options for exponential data growth or secure access to data. Druva cloud platform provides a unified control plane for data management services across endpoint, server, and cloud application data. By centralizing the visibility and control over enterprise-wide data, the Druva cloud platform can reduce risks of data breach dramatically and costs of data protection more than 60 percent.
A Unique Company
The Druva Cloud Platform is powered by unique cloud technologies that deliver accessibility and scale, including important features such as time-indexed metadata, global scaleout de-duplication, auto-tiering, RESTful APIs for access and ecosystem integration, and highly elastic search and analytics capabilities. Adding to all these, the new cloud platform includes Single Management Control Plane, Predictive Storage Engine, and Unified Data Model. The Druva Cloud Platform stores data in a security first design that offers an unprecedented level of global regulation adherence, for standards like HIPAA, SOC-2, and FedRAMP.
For now, Druva is completely focusing on and experimenting with machine learning and deep learning. This could be foundational for its technology in the near future. As far as the company itself, it wants to see a change in the way people think about data protection and management. Druva wants businesses to think about centrally managing all the data that need to be protected, using Data Management as a Service as the right solution to deliver the scalability, security, simplicity, and required savings.