Druva Survey: 90 Percent of Organizations to Adopt VMware Production Environments in the Cloud by 2018

August 21, 2017

Insights Reveal as-a-Service Data Protection and Management is a Critical Imperative

Sunnyvale, Calif / BENGALURU, India August 21, 2017 – Druva, the leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced the results of its Druva 2017 VMware Cloud Migration Survey, centered on understanding how enterprises working in a VMware environment are approaching cloud migration.

The survey results show a powerful trend toward moving virtual workloads to the cloud in favor of its lower cost, with Amazon Web Services (AWS) being the preferred destination for workload migrations. Disaster recovery, workload mobility, and archival automation were all strong adoption drivers, with many organizations looking to save money and maximize IT initiatives focused on simplifying their infrastructure.

Key findings of the Druva 2017 VMware Cloud Migration Survey:

  • There is a major shift in the VMware market to migrate data centers to the cloud. 90 percent of companies are aiming to migrate their workloads by 2018, with a clear preference for AWS (47 percent), followed by Microsoft Azure (25 percent).
  • Data protection of virtual infrastructure is a key driver for cloud adoption. 82 percent of those surveyed cited disaster recovery as a critical reason to move to the cloud. While initially the IT community was skeptical about the cloud’s robust security, these perceptions are changing as professionals understand how it reduces the possibility of costly downtime and promotes productivity.
  • When disaster strikes: 81 percent believe DR for VMs is a core need. More than half of the respondents (54 percent) reported they wanted a single, central solution that would protect their data in either a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud environment. Regarding hybrid, 42 percent will have virtual infrastructure both on-premises and in the cloud.
  • SaaS-based solutions to the rescue: Enterprises want a single control plane for data protection. 73 percent of organizations feel a single control plane, offered as a service, is the preferred way to address protecting this new environment.
  • Many are questioning their long-term loyalty to the VMware hypervisor platform, in favor of cloud. 63 percent of respondents expressed that they are considering alternate hypervisors. This figure demonstrates that there is growing desire to natively build applications in the cloud instead of replicating VMware environments on public cloud platforms.

The shift toward moving virtual workloads to the cloud is not just about cost; it’s an initiative that’s seen as critical to IT and business needs,” says Dave Packer, Vice President Product marketing, Druva. “Downtime and poor application performance can be devastating to productivity, and we see an insatiable appetite by business users for a SaaS-based approach to solving seamless connectivity, access, functionality, and cloud integration challenges.”

Druva conducted its VMware cloud migration survey in July 2017 to better understand how people within the VMware ecosystem are approaching this initiative, what their timelines are for making the move, and what a VMware hybrid cloud environment will look like for them. This year’s survey was completed by 443 VMware professionals from multiple industries around the globe.

Download the 2017 VMworld Cloud Migration Survey Summary paper and accompanying infographic for the full results.

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About Druva

Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry’s first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers, and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence -dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost, and complexity of managing and protecting it.

Druva’s award-winning solutions intelligently collect data, and unify backup, disaster recovery, archival, and governance capabilities onto a single, optimized data set. As the industry’s fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 4,000 global organizations, and protects over 40 PB of data. Learn more at www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.

About TechnoBind

TechnoBind is the first Specialist Distributor in the Indian IT channel space, offering a hybrid distribution model placed synergistically between broad-based and niche distribution, to deliver high business value for its reseller partners. TechnoBind helps partners to implement solutions, which solve specific business pain points arising out of the rapidly changing facets of technology for businesses.

TechnoBind through its dedicated Cloud Services Business Unit is helping partners get their customers to adopt cloud. By employing the right strategy to harness benefits from cloud computing offerings, TechnoBind can help partners to be a part of this cloud journey of their customers thereby being relevant even when the on-premise to cloud shift happens.The company’s sole focus has been on technologies that help the customer handle his Data and the associated challenges of Data Treatment.

TechnoBind is the distributor for Druva in India.

For more information, visit http://technobind.com


Druva Introduces Industry’s First Data Management-as-a-Service Solution

August 18, 2017

New Druva Cloud Platform Unifies Services for Data Protection, Governance and Intelligence Under Single Control Plane and Data Fabric – Offering a Simple and Holistic Approach to Managing Data Across Endpoints, Infrastructure and Cloud Apps

Sunnyvale, Calif BENGALURU, IndiaAugust 18, 2017 – Druva, the global leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced Druva Cloud Platform, an industry-first as-a-Service solution that is redefining the cloud data protection market. Druva’s new platform provides a unified control plane for data management services across endpoint, server, and cloud application data. By centralizing the visibility and control over enterprise-wide data, Druva Cloud Platform can dramatically reduce data risks, as well as the costs of data protection by more than 60 percent.

The acceleration of data growth and continued storage fragmentation, combined with surmounting pressures from malicious threats, loss, and corruption, and increasing regulatory requirements has raised stewardship complexity beyond reasonable cost and manageability. With this as a backdrop, global enterprises need a fresh approach to simplify the modern enterprise data strategy,” said Jaspreet Singh, CoFounder and CEO of Druva. “The Druva Cloud Platform is designed to mitigate this complexity and cost by providing data protection, governance, and intelligence across the full data footprint of the enterprise – all delivered as a service, something organizations have been trying to achieve for years, but only truly possible with a cloud-native approach that delivers the elasticity and compute necessary to meet these needs.”

An Industry First: Cloud Data Protection and Management, Delivered as a Service

The as-a-Service model of the Druva Cloud Platform eliminates the need for ever-expanding, dedicated hardware and storage infrastructure that drive up total cost of ownership, and the associated software that must replicate data between systems to address discrete data challenges (e.g., backup, disaster recovery, compliance, eDiscovery, analytics). With server, endpoint, cloud workload, and application data uniquely optimized as a single, globally de-duplicated data set, and natively managed in the cloud, companies can achieve global visibility and policy management across all their data from a single control plane.

The Druva Cloud Platform is powered by unique cloud technologies that deliver accessibility and scale, including features such as time-indexed metadata, global scale-out de-duplication, auto-tiering, RESTful APIs for access and ecosystem integration, and highly elastic search and analytics capabilities. Additionally the new Druva Cloud Platform includes:

  • Single Management Control Plane: Brings together the management and orchestration of the entire data footprint of the organization for data protection, governance, and intelligence to ensure data is properly stewarded for recoverability, accessibility, compliance alignment, legal data response, and workload mobility regardless of the data primary source location.
  • Predictive Storage Engine: The new engine leverages heuristics and machine learning to optimize and auto-tune data protection policies, therefore breaking the traditional static approach of yesteryear. This new and unique model for machine learning results in significantly shorter backup windows and achieves much more efficient utilization of IT resources.
  • Unified Data Model: Druva’s new storage engine provides a unified data fabric across platform services, consistency of SLAs, and simplified data flow between services. Search, deletion, recovery, compliance monitoring, and more are applicable across the full data set versus the disparate, often proprietary, stored silos of information that organizations have grown accustomed.

Additionally, Druva Cloud Platform stores data in a security-first design that offers an unprecedented level of global regulation adherence, for standards like HIPAA, SOC-2, and at FedRAMP.

As a key part of our nation’s critical infrastructure, meeting strict data protection and governance standards is a must as we adopt leading-edge cloud technologies,” said David Cordell, Chief Technology Officer, Port of New Orleans. “We trust Druva because the company’s unified approach has allowed us to modernize and consolidate our infrastructure to achieve better visibility, security, and control over our previously dispersed mission-critical data. We are excited about the new capabilities delivered by the Druva Cloud Platform and how they will help us continue to streamline data protection and security at one of the world’s busiest ports.”

Hybrid’ is the new norm for most modern organizations, so modern data protection has to accommodate on-premises servers, remote endpoints, and cloud-based data sources,” says Jason Buffington, Principal Analyst at The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG). “Druva has been an innovation leader in cloud-powered data protection for quite a while, so it should come as no surprise that they would raise the bar again. The amount of data that today’s organizations are dealing with continues to balloon, while everyone is feeling the pressure to govern and manage their data more effectively. The Druva Cloud Platform aims to do all of that and, as such, is something that many should take a careful look at.”

To learn more about Druva Cloud Platform, visit our website at: https://www.druva.com/products/cloudplatform/

Druva Cloud Platform is available in Tech Preview, shipping GA in calendar Q4 in 2017.

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About Druva

Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry’s first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence–dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost and complexity of managing and protecting it.

Druva’s award-winning solutions intelligently collect data, and unify backup, disaster recovery, archival and governance capabilities onto a single, optimized data set. As the industry’s fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 4,000 global organizations, and protects over 40 PB of data. Learn more at http://www.druva.com/ and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.

About TechnoBind

TechnoBind is the first Specialist Distributor in the Indian IT channel space, offering a hybrid distribution model placed synergistically between broad-based and niche distribution, to deliver high business value for its reseller partners. TechnoBind helps partners to implement solutions, which solve specific business pain points arising out of the rapidly changing facets of technology for businesses.

TechnoBind through its dedicated Cloud Services Business Unit is helping partners get their customers to adopt cloud. By employing the right strategy to harness benefits from cloud computing offerings, TechnoBind can help partners to be a part of this cloud journey of their customers thereby being relevant even when the on-premise to cloud shift happens.

The company’s sole focus has been on technologies that help the customer handle his Data and the associated challenges of Data Treatment. For more information, visit http://technobind.com


Arrow PC Network Stepped Toward Success; Transformed to IT Specialist

August 14, 2017

  • The company brings it all together-technical expertise, implementation, monitoring & maintenance-giving “World Class” customer experience
  • Experienced and highly skilled team with expertise in diverse   technologies
  • Recognised by leading Global Analysts, Forums and Entities for their certified products & solutions

NEW DELHI, India – August 14, 2017 – Arrow PC Network, the next-gen (hybrid) SI & solution providers, today announced that the company is registering a colossal growth with each passing year. Arrow as an IT organisation is well-versed with the latest technology trends and has continuously strived to enhance its technical capabilities and knowledge to meet the evolving needs of the market.

With a strong understanding of the competitive  Indian IT market dynamics, Arrow has successfully implemented several large projects across verticals namely, IT, BFSI, Health & Pharma, Lifestyle, Retails, Telecom & Manufacturing. Arrow PC Network offerings are adaptive to client needs and bring distinctive value across diverse technology catering effective, adaptive and perfective solution along with consultancy services and maintenance.

Mr Gurpreet Singh, Managing Director at Arrow PC Network said, “In today’s world, companies need solutions which are in sync with their businesses to stay ahead of the game. We understand our customers and together with our team, we bring an understanding of mechanical, process and business intelligence issues and integrate these disciplines into a working system accordingly.

Arrow’s professional team is known for their attention to detail, they help organisations to integrate business processes and IT systems to make the process more adept, which largely improves efficiency of the organization. Additionally, they assist organizations design, develop and deliver cost-effective technology-enabled solutions that allow clients to achieve high efficiency and performance.

The solutions we offer are highly reliable, fast and cost effective as well as customisable in accordance with customers’ requirements. Yes! We are service architect, technology broker and integration specialist conforming to the corporate and industry standards. We grow with values!” he added further.

Arrow provide services/solutions in key technology areas such as System Integration, Data Centers, Backup, Storage, Cloud Computing, Data Security, Software, Mobility, Virtualization, Wireless, Power Solutions and Networking. With advanced technology capabilities, company has managed to deliver comprehensive solutions and service to customers across India.

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About  Arrow PC Network

Arrow PC Network is the hybrid SI & solution provider. Arrow provides services/solutions in key technology areas such as System Integration, Data Centers, Backup, Storage, Cloud Computing, Data Security, Software, Mobility, Virtualization, Wireless, Power Solutions and Networking. With advanced technology capabilities, the company has managed to deliver comprehensive solutions and service to customers across India. The company assists organizations design, develop and deliver cost-effective technology-enabled solutions that allow them to achieve high efficiency and performance. To know more, please visit www.arrowpcnetwork.com


iValue hosts iStorm BFSI CXO conclave at Udaipur

August 9, 2017

  • iStorm BFSI 2017 dwelled on Deciphering the Digital Transformation (DX), critical to ensure relevance and growth.
  • Conclave was exclusive for BFSI vertical and registered a participation of 70+ delegates from leading Banks, Financial Institutions and Insurance Entities…

BENGALURU, India – August 9, 2017 – iValue InfoSolutions, a leader in the Digital Asset Protection and Data, Network & Application (DNA of every business) management area, recently hosted iStorm BFSI 2017 conclave, in the lake and palace city of Udaipur, between 21st to 23rd July. This is the 4th edition of iStorm and the 1st exclusive conclave for CXOs of BFSI vertical. The previous editions of iStorm were held at Pattaya, Bali and Dubai.

iStorm BFSI 2017 received an overwhelming response with participation of 70 delegates including leading Consultants, Industry experts, Regulatory body, OEM’s with relevant and compelling offerings and Cyber Security experts.The discussions highlighted Global and Indian trends in Business and Technology areas around Digital transformation, best-in-class industry practices to minimize risk and maximize opportunities in the DX journey, for the Banking, Finance and Insurance industry.

The event concluded on a grand note, with a panel discussion around “Are we investing enough, with business increasingly turning digital, to stay ahead of ever evolving threats“, amongst leading CIO/CTO/CISO’s and subject matter experts, evoked tremendous participation leading to interesting insights, perspectives and priorities for embarking on DX journey along with right investments around people, process and technology to ensure business ahead of threat.

iStorm BFSI from iValue has helped in understanding relevance, priority and criticality of DX initiatives. More importantly iValue has been able to simplify DX journey for enhancing business relevance and to maximize massive opportunity in the DIGITAL world, in a safe and secure way,” said Krishna Raj Sharma, Director – BFSI Vertical at iValue InfoSolutions.

Most of the leaders acknowledged with the fact that ‘Digital Disruption’ is already the way forward, with SMAC & IoT adoption being the base camp to digital transformation. The key takeaway for participants of iStorm 2017 were areas to focus on for DX initiatives in BFSI market along with an overall understanding of options available to stay safe and secure, keeping cognizance of fast evolving threat landscape in effective protection and management of Data, Network and Application – DNA of Digital business.DNA protection and management experts from HDS, HPE, Forcepoint, Array Networks, BMC and A10 Networks brainstormed with BFSI CXOs to share their expertise and experience in helping BFSI industry in India and abroad, which was of immense relevance and value for most participants since DX initiatives were one of the highest priority with multiple projects already under way.

Great venue and very professionally executed event. Had a good time interacting with customers and understanding their perspective on their Digital transformation journey,” said Vinod Ganesan – Director Sales – Hitachi Data Systems, Diamond sponsor at iStorm BFSI.

This event is very useful to upgrade security and help our business move towards digital transformation,” said Chandrakant Wasnik from SBI Funds Management.

Very useful, came across various technologies that can address many of the current problems that our organization is facing,” said Abhishek Sen of Bandhan Bank.

The event was an eye opener which stressed upon critical aspects of security threats and how to overcome them. It also touched upon the all critical digital transformation and way forward,” said Anant Potdar of Bombay Stock Exchange

Networking with the peers as well as congregation of the new age technology providers was insightful on the developments in the industry. Thanks for organizing this amalgamation with an opportunity for the providers to understand the expectations of the consumers,” said Sanjeev Sethi of Indian Bank.

The event was very successful and gave lots of insights into the topics of digital disruption and the industries readiness to cope with right investments in the short term and the long term. It also gave informative inputs on Cyber Security and its probable implementation for improvements…It was educative to listen to Mr. Ankit Fadia, a freelancer, ethical hacker of national repute… I wish iValue all the best in all its future events in bringing the technology gurus on to the same platform for knowledge dissipation,” said JK Jayaram of SBI.

The event was very well organized. The presentations were very informative and very interesting. The panel discussion invited the attention of all towards the investment in security concerns, particularly in terms of time and efforts needed by organizations to protect the interest of all stake holders. It was a wonderful opportunity for networking. Looking forward for next storm,” said Raman Murthy of Bank of Maharashtra.

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About iValue InfoSolutions

iValue incorporated with a mission to empower organizations to effectively manage their “Digital Assets,” which are critical & differentiators of business, to ensure profitable growth.

iValue has 75+ compelling and complementing offerings around DNA protection and management, through direct partnership with 30+ “Best of Breed” OEM’s, for its 6000+ customers through 500+ global, national and regional system integrators.

iValue has a direct presence across 10 cities in India, with vertical, customer, solution and technology focused teams, addressing pre-sales, sales & post sales needs of Customer, Consultants & Partner, for Private, Public and Hybrid cloud needs. iValue overseas presence include Nairobi, Kenya office for Africa market and Singapore office for duty exempted purchases.

iValue won Deloitte Technology Fast 500 award for Asia-Pac for two consecutive year, 2013 & 2014 for fastest growing technology companies. iValue also was “Red Herring Asia 100” Finalist in 2014 & 2015. iValue has been growing consistently at 5+ times market growth rates over the last 9 years.

For more information, visit www.iValue.co.in or mail info@iValue.co.in


eScan Enterprise solution is named in “Hype Cycle for ICT in India 2017” report

August 7, 2017

MUMBAI, IndiaAugust 7, 2017 – eScan Enterprise solution has been named in the latest Gartner Research Report on “Hype Cycle for ICT in India 2017,” which is authored by Mr. Pankaj Prasad and Ms. Neha Gupta and released on 21st July, 2017. This Hype Cycle presents a snapshot of the technologies that CIOs should consider when implementing Enterprise Mobility Management solutions for their businesses. With the fast adoption of mobility at work spaces, it becomes more crucial to use the right solution to improve the productivity beyond securing only emails on BYODs. This also helps in enhancing the return on investment.

According to an analysis by Manjunath Bhat on Enterprises Mobility Management suites, eScan has been observed as a solution, that helps improve user productivity and operational efficiency for enterprises. The report highlights that EMM is used as a business enablement tool to fulfill two basic requirements: enable general productivity and digital business initiatives and is going to be one of the critical area of security reach for Enterprises. eScan being one of the leading enterprise security solutions has state of the art EMM solutions that keeps business critical data safe and protects from emerging cyber threats for mobile devices.

Mr Govind Rammurthy, CEO and MD, eScan, said that “It becomes critical for enterprises to ensure that the corporate data accessed or residing on the mobile devices are secured and can be accessed by admin in case of breach to safeguard sensitive business information. Our Enterprise solutions are developed keeping in mind the growing challenges faced by CISOs with multiple devices in the networks accessing business critical data. We are elated to be mentioned by Gartner in the “Hype Cycle for ICT in India 2017” as one of the leading EMM Solution providers. We will continue to push the envelope to develop solutions that are going to be an integral part of enterprise security in order to safeguard from ever evolving cyber threats.”

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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About eScan

eScan is an ISO (27001) certified pure play enterprise security solution company with over 2 decades of expertise in developing IT security solutions. eScan today has a presence in 12 countries through its offices and subsidiaries. It also boasts of a robust channel partner network of more than 50, 000 partners spread across 190 countries worldwide. It is trusted by more than 6,500 enterprise and corporate users spread across various industry segments such as Government, BFSI, Education, Defense, Telecom, IT & ITeS, Infrastructure, Hospitality, and Healthcare worldwide.

It is powered by some of the latest and innovative technologies, such as Proactive Behavioral Analysis Engine (PBAE) Technology, MicroWorld Winsock Layer (MWL) Technology, Domain & IP Reputation Check (DIRC) Technology, Non-Intrusive Learning Pattern (NILP) Technology, and sophisticated Anti-Virus Heuristic Algorithms that not only provide protection from current threats, but also provides proactive protection against the ever-evolving cyber threats. eScan provides 24×7 free remote support facility to help its esteemed users to provide real-time solutions for security related issues. For more information, visit www.escanav.com


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