Druva’s CEO, Jaspreet Singh, and our CMO, Matt Morgan, joined co-hosts Dave Vellante and John Furrier in Las Vegas for an interview at VMworld 2017 on theCUBE. Druva, the global leader in cloud data protection and management, discussed the $80 million of growth equity funding, bringing the total raised to approximately $200 million. The Druva Cloud Platform is also a part of a forward looking strategy to ensure a cloud native software as a service delivery model across infrastructure and endpoints.
During the interview, Singh commented that while obtaining $80 million in new funding is great, it’s “no replacement for creativity.” According to Singh, 90% of the market that was surveyed is looking to consume the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud and “the new wave of providers have to be in the cloud.” He went on to explain how Druva is responding to this demand: “[W]e’re taking a big step forward, and we’re going to combine our products into a single platform” in the cloud. The Druva Cloud Platform delivers a single-pane-of-glass view for protection and management of endpoints, servers, and cloud applications. The platform provides a simplified global search, centralized visibility, and control, which will reduce the cost and complexity of managing enterprise data. “VMware users can consume Druva cloud data protection on-prem and in the cloud, and as a VMware ecosystem partner,” says Singh.
As Morgan explained during the interview: “Data protection is the gateway drug to leverage and as-a-service model. Once you get your data into a centralized store, there [are] incredible things that you can do.”
With the announcement of Druva Cloud Platform, Druva has accelerated its product strategy as follows:
Druva’s total funding is now nearly $200 million. Our annual growth in server data protection is projected to be 300 percent.
We have more than 4,000 enterprise customers worldwide, including Continental, Emerson, Flex, Fujitsu, and Lockheed Martin.The total amount of data protected by Druva now exceeds 40 petabytes.
Experience this transformational story firsthand from Jaspreet Singh (Druva’s CEO) and Matt Morgan (Druva’s CMO) on theCUBE via their VMworld 2017 interview.
“We see today’s digital transformation as a data transformation, and protecting data in today’s cloud-connected environment requires a fresh approach,” said Singh. “Druva’s as-a-service solution allows enterprises to eliminate costly and complex infrastructure to quickly and seamlessly protect, govern, and gain intelligence from their data when and where it’s needed.”
Druva’s approach to cloud information management ensures data availability and information governance across servers, endpoints, and cloud applications. Policies are created and centrally managed by IT with granular settings down to file types and locations that are backed up, how disaster recovery will occur, and tiering of data for archiving in the cloud — without the heavy burden of infrastructure.
Watch the full Druva Data Management-as-a-Service story here.