Druva: Cloud-Native Backup

Druva: Cloud-Native Backup

Curtis Preston, aka "Mr. Backup," explains (thanks to Druva’s cloud-native state) how Druva’s compute side automatically scales up and down, and instances (VMs or containers) can scale throughout the day to meet backup requirements in the moment, as needed. Druva is made for the cloud — it uses S3, Dynamo DB and RDX.


Druva’s Vision: Push Button Backup


Druva’s vision of the future, according to W. Curtis Preston, Druva’s chief technologist, “is to make it much easier for the average customer to get our technology into their hands much, much quicker. So our tech is very easy to use. All of the infrastructure for backup we manage is completely run inside AWS. But getting to our tech always requires a sales rep … So the idea here is to make that technology easier, to make you say, ‘Gee, I'd like to try Druva,’ [and] push a button.”


Being Cloud-Native Facilitates As-Needed Scaling


Preston tells Dave Littman, managing editor of Truth in IT, “Our product is cloud native, meaning that we design the infrastructure to run in the cloud. So specifically, the compute side automatically scales up and down, the number of instances, either VMs or containers, that we're running throughout the day to meet the backup needs of what's happening at that moment. The number of those resources scales up and down throughout the day, and then everything else that we use as a service. So we use the storage as a service. We use S3, we use Dynamo DB to store the metadata, we use RDX to store the configuration data, so everything else we consume as a service. So we've designed everything for the cloud, which both makes it super easy to scale and also reduces our costs in the cloud, which is something we can pass on to the consumer.”


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To learn more about what Druva has to offer, check out the full video interview here: Druva: Cloud-native Push Button for Backup


Mr. Preston also invites people to listen to his podcast, “Restore It All,” which can be heard on backupcentral.com and SoundCloud.com.