Wake-up Call: Ransomware Makes Cloud DR More Essential Than Ever

Ransomware has made disaster recovery (DR) way more important than it used to be. It has become so prevalent – and consequently damaging to companies – that I believe not preparing for it is nothing short of professional malpractice.  This is especially true because it’s not even that hard, at least not with today’s technology. When you consider that some companies are even suing their … [Read more...]

451 Research: “Druva Turns Up the Heat”

451 Research recently published a close look at Druva’s ascendency in what it calls the “white-hot” disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) market …The global research and advisory firm 451 Research recently published a close look at Druva’s ascendency in what it calls the “white-hot” disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) market. Citing the growing obsolescence of legacy hardware and the … [Read more...]

Perspective on S3 Glacier Deep Archive: AWS’ Latest, Lowest Cost Storage Tier

After unveiling AWS S3 Glacier Deep Archive at re:Invent 2018 in November, last week AWS announced general availability of its newest cloud storage tier. Through our close partnership with AWS, our team had the opportunity to take part in beta testing, and we are incredibly excited by the results so far. The new storage tier is designed to offer long-term retention at the lowest cost in the cloud … [Read more...]

Thoughts from Mr. Backup: Getting Back to Basics

With World Backup Day this Sunday, I find myself going back to the basics. Whether you’ve been doing backups and data protection for a long time or just a short while, it’s always a good thing to review the basics once in a while. This is especially true in today’s computing environments where data is literally all over the place. With that in mind, I present five tips for proper … [Read more...]

End Ransomware Threats With Good Backups

When the best offense is a good defense Modern enterprise cybersecurity always takes a layered approach. For example, only people with the right passes can enter a building. Firewall hardware protects network perimeters. Security software guards on-premise enterprise applications. This layered, “defense-in-depth” approach, when done right, reduces vulnerability to the onslaught of new and … [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...]

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...]