Cloud data protection & management company Druva has launched its storage tiering system with support across all layers of AWS cloud storage, including S3, Glacier and Glacier Deep Archive.

Druva’s cloud-based solution offers the ability to intelligently tier data across hot and cold storage, which optimizes spend and performance while eliminating disruption to users or applications. The result would be cost savings and more frequent opportunities to optimize data storage.

Druva intelligent storage tiering would ensure end-to-end data protection driven by machine learning, policy management via one-click actions across all tiers, and easier management through a central dashboard to manage archiving, deletion and governance processes.

Mike Palmer
“Using Druva, customers can now meet their disaster recovery, governance, compliance, or ransomware protection requirements through one simple solution,” said Mike Palmer, Chief Product Officer, Druva.

The company offers automatic tiering or user-driven tiering to best meet customer needs. For customers who want maximum savings with minimum investment, Druva would be able to manage the process end-to-end via automatic tiering, blending warm and cold pricing across long term retention-eligible data. Alternatively, organizations who prefer close oversight of their data have the ability to manually select data tiering based on specific warm and cold tiering.

“IDC estimates approximately 60% of corporate data is ‘cold,’ about 30% ‘warm’ and 10% ‘hot,’” said Phil Goodwin, Director of Research, IDC. “Organizations have typically faced a tradeoff between the cost of storing ever increasing amounts of data and the speed at which they can access the data. Druva’s collaboration with AWS will allow organizations to tier data in order to optimize both cost and speed of access. Customers can now choose higher speed for the portion of data that needs it and opt for lower costs for the rest of the data that does not. This announcement highlights Druva’s ability to bring these potential cost advantages to market through its SaaS delivery model.”

AWS Cloud Storage

Druva’s architecture leverages AWS cloud storage tiers to “seamlessly” scale with offerings like AWS S3, Glacier and Deep Archive to make it easy for customers to stay on top of latest cloud storages, accelerate data-driven innovations and reduce TCO by up to 50 percent.

“Enterprises are constantly searching for ways to shift budget to innovation projects,” said Mike Palmer, Chief Product Officer, Druva. “Driving down the cost of storage and administration is seen by the enterprise as the best opportunity to move money from legacy. Beyond cost-savings, the ability to see multiple tiers of data in a single pane of glass increases control for governance and compliance and eventually analytics. It also shows customers that the public cloud architecture decreases risk, cost and enables them to deliver on the promise of data. Using Druva, customers can now meet their disaster recovery, governance, compliance, or ransomware protection requirements through one simple solution.”

Learn more about Druva and data protection at VMworld 2019 (booth #827) or join one of their two sessions during the show.

Druva is a privately held company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and is funded by Sequoia Capital, Viking Global Investors, Tenaya Capital, Riverwood Capital and Nexus Partners.

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