Druva Announces Converged Cloud Solution for Backup, Archival and Disaster Recovery

Druva, a provider of converged data protection solutions, has announced new Disaster Recovery (DR) functionality to extend its converged cloud-based data protection solution for enterprise infrastructure, Druva Phoenix. Initially introduced a year ago, Phoenix provides backup and archival of both physical and virtual server environments direct to cloud.

Druva adds new DR functionality, creating a single platform supporting multiple, often disparate data protection capabilities. Druva Phoenix is built on Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud) and leverages the public cloud’s “elasticity, global presence and security,” meaning companies can store, protect and manage large volumes of data “simply, efficiently and effectively.”

“Companies have been forced to juggle multiple hardware and software resources — including on-site tape, secondary disk hardware and backup software – to manage, protect and secure data,” said Jaspreet Singh, CEO of Druva. “This has created organizational silos and significant expense. Phoenix has been designed as a one-stop-shop for on-demand, infrastructure data protection services. By adding DR to Phoenix’s existing public cloud backup and archival capabilities, these silos are eliminated, saving enterprises money and resources.”

secure cloudPhoenix’s new DR capability enables organizations to continuously back up their VMware environments, and automatically recover and spin up their virtual machines in the AWS public cloud when disaster strikes, ensuring business continuity and eliminating the need for additional dedicated on-premise software, storage or hardware.

With its advanced configuration settings, Druva Phoenix would provide the setup of detailed polices to automate network and security failover to a DR environment, significantly reducing downtime. Additionally, administrators can automatically spin up multiple copies of virtual machines across geographies and accounts for test and dev automation.

In addition to the new DR capabilities, Druva Phoenix also provides:

  • Unified Backup & Recovery for Physical and Virtual Environments – Removes the need for costly multi-vendor approaches and provides ever-incremental backups for greater storage flexibility and recovery.
  • Seamless Archival – Automates storage management and provides infinite retention ensuring data can be held and securely stored for decades.
  • Test & Dev – Boots a copy of a virtual image in the cloud, allowing companies to create a replica of the production environment. Tests and validation can be run against a copy of the production data.
  • Integrated Analytics – Converging multiple services provides administrators unified visibility to data and usage patterns.