Data Management Essentials: Backing up Office 365

Do you need to backup Office 365? Microsoft might have some native protection capabilities, but it does not provide essential data protection and it is important to realize there are things it doesn’t protect you from, like rouge administrator or hackers doing something bad to your environment.Ransomware and Rogue AdminsA perfect example of the importance of backing up Office 365 is a ransomware … [Read more...]

Future Proofing with Cloud Backup

Data backup and recovery has been around almost as long as the data center. For the last 30 years, the idea of backing up data to a box has been the status quo, but does that logic still apply in the age of cloud and distributed databases? As enterprise data moves to the cloud, it only makes sense that cloud backup solutions should also be a top consideration to ensure alignment with the business. … [Read more...]

Filesystems vs. Databases

Originally written January 2009, updated February 2019 It’s interesting to see how databases have come a long way and have clearly out-shadowed file-systems for storing structured or unstructured information.Technically, both of them support the basic features necessary for data access. For example, both of them: Ensure data is managed to ensure its integrity and quality Allow shared access … [Read more...]

Security Is a Corporate Posture

Are you confident in your own technology? We are all quick to answer “yes,” but what about your corporate culture? Is security embedded in your company’s values and thinking? It’s worth taking a deeper look at your approach to security – challenge your own point of view, leverage external perspectives and talk through questions you may have previously dismissed. Information security is of … [Read more...]

Druva Channel Program Recognized by CRN

For the third consecutive year, Druva has been recognized by CRN as a leading channel program for its focus on empowering resellers and solution partners. Timm Hoyt, Druva’s global vice president of partners and alliances, was named a 2019 Channel Chief for his vision and commitment to building a channel partner program that embraces the cloud and makes partners a critical part of the journey.With … [Read more...]

Data Management Essentials: RPO and RTO

In this ongoing video series, W. Curtis Preston, aka Mr. Backup, and Chief Technologist at Druva will walk through some of the key principles and terminology of data management, such as RPO/RTO, endpoints, object storage vs. block storage and how to protect corporate data. You can always leave us questions in the comments or find us @druvainc.When talking about data protection, two of the most … [Read more...]

Thoughts from Mr. Back-up: AWS Backup

Everyone has been asking what I thought about Amazon’s latest announcement: AWS Backup (I got a lot of “What does Mr. Backup think about AWS Backup?”). After reading the first sentence of the product description, I can see why they might ask that question. “AWS Backup is a fully managed backup service that makes it easy to centralize and automate the back up of data across AWS services in … [Read more...]

A Simple Definition: What is an ‘Endpoint’?

Originally posted February, 2015, updated February 2019 Jargon abounds in the technical world of IT, with obscure-but-precise language sometimes getting in the way of conceptual understanding. The term endpoint fits the bill. While it may make sense to a seasoned IT professional, the rest of us may need a little help. What exactly is an endpoint? Why does it matter?Download Executive Brief: 3 … [Read more...]

What Microsoft Won’t Tell You about Office 365 Subscription Plans

Originally published June, 2015, updated February 2019. IT managers are by nature conservative. It comes with the job. So your first reaction to the thought of replacing traditional software installations with subscription services is likely to be, “What’s the catch?”Download Analyst Report: How Druva Closes the Gaps in Office 365 Data ProtectionThat’s especially true of Office 365, Microsoft’s … [Read more...]

Meet Druva: Luigge Romanillo

For this month’s employee spotlight, we spoke with Luigge Romanillo, a recent hire at Druva. In addition to talking about his experience since joining, Luigge offered some advice on how to impress in an interview and what helped him land the job at Druva. Hopefully his tips can help you, too!What is your new role and how long have you been at Druva now?I’m a corporate account executive and I have … [Read more...]