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Druva Competitors and Alternatives in 2023

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Updated 6th March 2023, Rob Morrison

Druva is an innovative IT company that provides data management and protection for the cloud era. It was established in 2008 and is now located in Sunnyvale, California.

At the heart of the data management services provided by Druva is their platform – Druva Cloud Platform. It is built on AWS and it offers infinitely scalable and globally accessible enterprise data storage and management services. The cloud nature of the service allows to greatly lower the overall cost for customers by getting rid of unnecessary hardware, software management and capacity limitations.

Druva’s own patented cloud architecture makes an asset from your backup data, making everything more accessible and helping with tasks like governance streamlining, cyber resiliency improvement and so on.

Since Druva Cloud Platform is a SaaS (solution as a service) – it allows for easier control of your most critical data, gaining you visibility and control over your entire data storage with the full power of the cloud. There are three main products that Druva Cloud Platform consists of:

  • Druva Phoenix provides data management and protection for your data center workloads using a unique cloud-first approach. Druva Phoenix combines highly efficient and scalable backup, archival, disaster recovery and analytics services to greatly reduce overall costs, make it easier to protect your data and improve general data visibility for modern day’s complicated informational environments.
  • Druva inSync allows for unified data protection and information governance for both cloud applications and endpoints. It is capable of simplifying backup, compliance, archival and device management processes to decrease the overall cost and generally make end user data protection less complicated without making it weaker. Users can protect their mobile workforce with no decrease in productivity using glass management and self-help data recovery.
  • Druva CloudRanger is an easy-to-use solution capable of both data protection as well as disaster recovery jobs for AWS workloads. It can easily support your AWS infrastructure without any limitations to flexibility while keeping business continuity in order.

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What are the critical things your backup software should do for you?

Druva in general is known for its variety of features, including:

  • Support for multiple devices;
  • Extensive authorization and authentication protocols;
  • Simple subscription scaling options;
  • World class customer support available via different sources;
  • Featherweight server/client software;
  • Secure access protocols (HTTPS and LDAPS);
  • Auto management capabilities;
  • Free trial period;
  • High performance remote backup capability;
  • A variety of highly advanced management tools;
  • Backup auto-start in case of interruptions, and so on.

The backup market has been somewhat saturated for a while now, and Druva is one of the better known solutions. However, the world is constantly changing and new solutions continue to emerge. For example, there’s a number of features that enable a variety of Druva competitors to differentiate, including:

  • On-premise physical backup features;
  • Extensive logging of the entire backup process;
  • More conservative usage of a customer’s resources, including storage, bandwidth, system resources and so on;
  • Friendly and extensive UI/UX, and more.

There are many competitors to Druva, with many solutions offering a wider array of features in comparison. Some solutions, such as Veeam offer highly granular recovery for specific data files or elements of SharePoint/Active Directory. Cohesity, on the other hand, offers a similar level of data protection for AWS environments, as well as other cloud storage providers such as Microsoft Azure. Another potential alternative is Bacula Enterprise, with an especially large choice of modules for an great variety of services and solutions supported for its clients. Bacula Enterprise can create physical backups on-premise, has extensive Linux support, bare metal backup capabilities, advanced deduplication, and very high security levels against ransomware, etc. It is also compatible with a large range of hypervisors, public and private clouds, and many other storage destinations.

Bacula also offers single file recovery thanks to its native integration into an especially wide range of virtual machines. It offers extremely fast recovery of data from high transaction, large databases where – for a business – each second of downtime can be counted in lost dollars. Generally speaking, Bacula is a more than realistic Druva alternative if you’re looking to orchestrate cloud and hybrid backup with multiple on-premises capabilities, or need multiple storage destinations and high versatility.

About the author
Rob Morrison
Rob Morrison is the marketing director at Bacula Systems. He started his IT marketing career with Silicon Graphics in Switzerland, performing strongly in various marketing management roles for almost 10 years. In the next 10 years Rob also held various marketing management positions in JBoss, Red Hat and Pentaho ensuring market share growth for these well-known companies. He is a graduate of Plymouth University and holds an Honours Digital Media and Communications degree, and completed an Overseas Studies Program.