August 17th, 2017 by Adam Armstrong
Druva Announces Its DMaaS Cloud Platform
Today Druva announced what it is calling the industry’s first Data Management as a Service (DMaaS) solution, the Druva Cloud Platform. The new platform will deliver a unified control plane for data management services across endpoint, server, and cloud application data. Druva states that its new platform is able to reduce both risks and costs (more than 60%) through centralizing the visibility and control of the data.
Cloud platforms typically come with expensive to own and maintain dedicated hardware and storage infrastructure. Druva is side stepping this issue by offering its platform in a as-a-Service model. Though a single control plane, companies will have global visibility and policy management across all their data due to the platforms ability to have server, endpoint, cloud workload, and application data, uniquely optimized as a single, globally de-duplicated data set, and natively managed in the cloud. The new platform also includes features such as time-indexed metadata, global scale-out de-duplication, auto-tiering, RESTful APIs for access and ecosystem integration, and highly elastic search and analytics capabilities.
The new Druva Cloud Platform includes:
- Storage Engine: The new engine leverages heuristics and machine learning to optimize and can auto-tune data protection policies, therefore breaking the traditional static approach of yesteryear. This new and unique model for machine learning results in significantly shorter backup windows and achieves much more efficient utilization of IT resources.
- Unified Data Model: Druva’s new storage engine provides a unified data fabric across platform services, consistency of SLAs, and simplified data flow between services. Search, deletion, recovery, compliance monitoring and more are applicable across the full data set versus the disparate, often proprietary stored silos of information which organizations have grown accustomed.
- Security: 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 at FedRAMP.
Druva Cloud Platform is available in Tech Preview, it is expected to be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2017.