Druva Offers Database Protection for Hybrid and Cloud Environments

According to a 2020 analysis by Gartner, 75 % of all databases will be deployed or migrated to a cloud platform by 2022. But moving database workloads, such as Oracle and SQL, can be complex and expensive.

There are typically two options, 'lift and shift' or pivot to a new architecture. DBTA recently held a webinar with Peter Elliman, director, product marketing, Druva and Jesse Kachapis director, solution architecture, Druva, who discussed how Druva offers direct-to-cloud data protection for databases running on-premises and in the cloud.

Infrastructure changes are disrupting data protection, Elliman said. According to Gartner, 80% of enterprises will migrate away and close their on-premises data centers by 2025. A survey by ESG revealed that 54% of CIO’s believe streamlining storage is the best opportunity for cost savings. And Gartner’s report stated, 40% of small businesses that manage their own network will be hacked—50% will not know.

The shift to cloud addresses existing challenges and enables new capabilities, Elliman noted. The company is seeing SaaS data protection as more than technology—it’s an operational shift. And On-premises databases are moving to the cloud—just not all at once.

There are different cloud migrations for SQL and Oracle, he explained, lift and shift (or re-hosting) is a common first step. Elliman and Kachapis recommended rethinking data protection strategies.

Cloud is the endgame, start getting your backup data there now, they explained. Look at cloud backup to solve both on-premises and cloud data protection challenges.

The Druva Cloud platform provides data protection, data governance, and cyber resilience, Kachapis said.

The solution can eliminate hardware, software mgmt., patching, and procurement. It also offers infinite scale with AWS availability, service tiers, and features. It can meet or exceed existing SLAs security and can have security certifications, built-in-zero trust architecture, and envelope encryption. The platform also includes ransomware protection and data isolation “air gap” TCO. And customers report declining costs as Druva passes on savings to users.

An archived on-demand replay of this webinar is available here.