Backup product supplier Druva is focused on providing hybrid operations to cloud users, with the company readying its cloud-to-cloud backup solution for AWS.
And other cloud providers, of course.
These developments are part of the recent pivot towards the cloud for the company.
It originally rose as an expert in endpoint backup for mobile and laptop hardware but followed it up by adding Phoenix data protection with public cloud as a target. Later, it unveiled disaster recovery as a service, along with a solution that allowed users access to cache cloud data on local hardware.
The next stop on the roadmap is logical.
Protection of cloud workloads, natively at that.
Initially, the firm plans to roll out support for the Amazon Web Services platform in 2018, but Microsoft Azure and other cloud providers are set to be added later down the road, according to demand, obviously.
Chief technical architect, W Curtis Preston, talked about this, saying:
“I don’t know if it’s a watershed year, but we’re seeing a lot more use of the public cloud. I’ve not talked to a single company that’s not thinking of moving something to the cloud.
Backup and disaster recovery – if done properly – are the best workloads to move to the cloud as soon as possible. The idea that I can do DRaaS and have an image ready to go and that I don’t have to pay for the compute for it until I move it to the cloud is perfect.”
The recent past has seen a number of storage technologies built for hybrid cloud make their way to the market. Qumulo QF2 file system and Cloudian Hyperstore 7 simplify file and object storage in hybrid cloud operations. Even Microsoft has jumped into the act, with its purchase of Avere.
And with cloud-to-cloud backup now becoming a key strategy for companies and organizations, it only makes sense for Druva to be part of this wider trend.
Keep tabs with what the company is planning for this upcoming solution here.