Druvaprovides software-as-a-service (SaaS)-delivered data backup and recovery built on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company was founded in 2008 and made initial headway into small and mid-sized enterprise environments with the Druva inSync endpoint backup and recovery product. Today, inSync is complemented by Druva Phoenix, which offers backup for physical and virtual servers and NAS systems, as well as Druva’s acquired CloudRanger capabilities for AWS backup and recovery. Collectively, these capabilities comprise the Druva Cloud Platform.
Druva Cloud Platform leverages a scale-out storage architecture based natively on AWS Simple Storage Service (S3). In being cloud-hosted, it does not require deployment of on-premises hardware or software. Data can be automatically tiered to Amazon S3 Glacier for long-term retention, and AWS Snowball Edge is leveraged for seeding and reverse seeding for on-premises sources. Druva’s 2019 acquisition of CloudLanes enhanced its on-premises-to-cloud data migration and archiving capabilities.
Druva Cloud Platform taps AWS’ load balancing technology to dynamically provision the AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances required for backup jobs. For additional efficiencies, source-side deduplication is applied globally. The AWS DynamoDB database is used to store file and deduplication metadata, to perform deduplication lookups, and to store the backup and history indexes. AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) is used to store configuration data including disaster recovery plans.
For security purposes, backup data is stored in a Druva-managed AWS instance that is separate from the production source. Data and metadata are stored separately, encryption is applied for data at rest and in flight, and role-based access control (RBAC) is available. Additionally, Druva Cloud Platform integrates with Splunk for Security Information Event Management (SIEM).
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