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Druva InSync Cloud Enables Enterprise-Wide Automated Deployment

And instant provisioning across geographies

This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2011.09.19
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Druva, Inc. announced enhancements to inSync Cloud, its automated enterprise-grade laptop backup solution that offers secure and fast backups to a virtual private cloud powered by Amazon Web Services.

The enhancements are automatic mass deployment to global laptops, central management of policies and data across multiple global regions, and high availability, with 99.5% uptime and 99.999999999% durability.
 
This latest release solves common IT backup challenges with an automated deployment feature that leverages utilities such as Active Directory, Microsoft SCCM and Casper (JAMF software) to deploy inSync to global users without requiring their involvement. Backups then run automatically, securely protecting every user's data.

This latest release also allows administrators to provision inSync Cloud across multiple global regions and manage global users and storage regions from a single Web console. Other enhancements include a new elastic cloud architecture that delivers higher availability through replication of instances across zones and on-demand storage expansion that enables enterprises to expand storage capacity and user numbers globally, with no limits.
 
"There are two major issues that should concern enterprises regarding backing up data stored on endpoint devices. First, users may interrupt scheduled backup processes at the first hint of their system being sluggish. The second is that current backup SaaS models offer little, if any, guarantee in terms of availability of data that has been backed up," said Lauren Whitehouse senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Druva solved this issue by offering enhancements that allow IT managers to instantly push out backup policies transparently to endpoints that cannot be tampered with by users, and providing enterprise-scale SLAs."
 
"The weak link in any laptop backup system has always been that most users don't install backup programs and won't remember to run them at regular intervals. When employees fail to back up data, enterprises risk losing critical data, customer goodwill, and even their competitive advantage," said Jaspreet Singh, CEO of Druva. "With this release, we're catering to enterprises with thousands of laptops spread across geographies that are struggling with how to keep their corporate data protected. Today we have the answer to this problem by combining instant mass provisioning with centralised global management, global deduplication, virtual private cloud, and enterprise-scale SLAs for continuous data protection and restores."
 
Built for the Enterprise, Deployed in the Cloud
The new version of inSync Cloud includes additional enhancements and new features including:

  • Enterprise-scale SLAs to deliver CDP and quick access and restore of data from a Web browser or mobile device (iPad/iPhone/Android).
  • Enhanced security with patent-pending distributed encryption key management, 256-bit AES encryption, secure HTTPS mode for server GUI, and strict data, compartmentalisation using Cassandra keyspace, S3 buckets, and RDS access credentials.
  • Elastic scalability with a multi-tier architecture and multi-zone replication to support growth across any region.
  • High availability, 99.5% uptime, and 99.99999% durability.
  • Global deduplication across all users to minimise storage consumption and reduce costs
  • inSync SafePoint for the Cloud, a data loss prevention add-on module with data encryption, device geo-location and auto/remote data wipe-off features to protect laptop data.
  • Multi-device access so a user can access files and folders from multiple devices using the inSync client application.
  • Administrator file downloads so an administrator can download user files and folders to any machine using a Web browser.

Pricing and Availability
The upgraded Druva inSync Cloud is available. Pricing starts at $1 per GB of de-duplicated storage and $2 per user per month. inSync SafePoint for the Cloud is an additional $1 per machine per month.

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Druva With Cloud-Based Laptop Backup Software

Including enterprise-scale SLAs and de-dupe

This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2011.04.19
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Druva Software announced inSync Cloud, a cloud-based, automated, enterprise backup solution to offer instant recovery of data from multiple, near-continuous restore points.  

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As an on-demand offering, inSync Cloud can be deployed rapidly, and enterprises and their users benefit from patented application-aware deduplication and integral WAN optimization that result in 90-percent savings in bandwidth and storage. The application also guarantees 100-percent accuracy in deduplication for backups and restores, not only on individual laptops but on multiple copies of the same data block that may exist on multiple laptops.
 
Druva InSync Cloud is designed for enterprises that value laptop data protection but need to avoid the complexity and management challenges of conventional data-protection solutions. The application can be deployed for individual users or groups in minutes and once deployed, runs as a background process; it requires no user involvement. Backups are instantaneous and have no affect on laptop performance.

With the announcement of InSync Cloud, Druva overcomes a challenge, cited by 73 percent of laptop users across industries, that 'intrusive backups' create a major obstacle to personal productivity. The solution also guarantees service-level agreements for availability and durability of backed-up data. The data from any point in the past can be accessed instantaneously over the Internet for a laptop PC, smartphone or tablet and restored in minutes.
 
"The biggest issues plaguing endpoint data backup is that the responsibility to complete backups can fall on the endpoint user, solutions don’t take remote workers into consideration, and the process can be disruptive to endpoint user productivity," said Lauren Whitehouse, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "The Druva inSync Cloud SaaS offering addresses these issues by providing policy control to administrators and scheduling control to endpoint users, and optimizing WAN transfer with application-aware deduplication. Druva further differentiates its solution with SLA guarantees for performance and data availability."
 
Druva's patented deduplication technology reduces bandwidth and storage requirements by backing up only unique copies of a file. "That’s important because bandwidth is the biggest bottleneck for cloud-based backups," said Jaspreet Singh, CEO of Druva. "A company should not be penalized for its storage growth.  We’re taking aim at out-of-control bandwidth requirements and storage costs with Druva InSync Cloud."
 
Druva InSync Cloud also addresses data security. Customer data is stored on Amazon Web Services' cloud platform, a secure, reliable and robust global technology infrastructure serving hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. In addition, Druva’s military-grade 256-bit SSL network encryption secures data in flight, and 256-bit AES encryption secures data at rest on the storage server. Furthermore, backups are client-triggered, meaning that the backup server accepts only inbound backup or restore requests and never sends outbound requests.
 
As with Druva's inSync Enterprise Laptop backup and restore offering, inSync Cloud delivers on Druva’s 'unbreakable backup' pledge, which ensures that backups will succeed even over the weakest WAN links, regardless of real-world network limitations. As IT departments can now deliver complete, scalable cloud-based endpoint protection, they can prevent loss of intellectual property in files that have been created on individual laptops and make those files available throughout the enterprise.
 
Pricing and Availability
Druva inSync Cloud is available. Pricing starts at $100 per 100GB of deduplicated data per month.

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