The Britpop Battle of Rubrik and Cohesity

The rivalries between data protection companies remind Chris Evans of the glory days of 90s Britpop. Instead of Blur and Oasis, for him the rivals of this new vanguard are Rubrik and Cohesity. He sees both as working to centralize data protection to offer it as a service, with the ultimate goal of fending off cloud-based solutions.

Druva acquires CloudRanger, expands backup capabilities to AWS

Max Mortillaro looks at Druva’s acquisition of CloudRanger, which offers a data protection solution for AWS. Max got to see a lot from Druva at their recent Cloud Field Day presentation, and thinks the acquisition will offer a nice compliment to the company’s existing Data Management as a Service portfolio.

Innovate or Die? Three Ways to Cloud Enablement

At Cloud Field Day last month, Ned Bellavance got to thinking about how companies approach cloud enablement. After seeing a variety of approaches, he highlights three ways for companies to succeed at this difficult task.

What it was like presenting at Cloud Field Day

W. Curtis Preston experienced an interesting situation at Cloud Field Day last month, presenting at an event after being a delegate. The experience on the other side of the table definitely was more stressful, and Curtis provides some wonderful insights from the experience. Overall, he found Druva’s message was received by the delegates, but he also highlights what he would have changed in hindsight.

The Three Facets of Backup

At Cloud Field Day last month, Chris Evans got to see three companies showing different facets of how to deliver backup. Veritas, Rubrik, and Druva all have different visions of how organizations should handle data management and protection. Chris takes a look at how some are transforming to handle new workloads, while others are expanding to add new functionality, scale, and scope.

Cloud Field Day 3; Day 3 – That One Thing….

Chris Porter finishes up his rundown of each day of last week’s Cloud Field Day in this post. That Friday saw two companies present, Druva and Veritas. Chris was intrigued by the possibilities Druva’s cloud-native data management as a service provided, particularly with running VMware workloads on VMC, effectively keeping all your infrastructure inside of AWS. Veritas’ CloudPoint stood out to Chris because of its unique support for native snapshots on EC2, Azure, and GCP instances.

Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Druva

Chris Evans continues his previews of Cloud Field Day presenters, ahead of next week’s event. In this post, he turns his eye toward Druva. He outlines how the company began in endpoint protection, but now with their Druva Cloud Platform protects Iaas, PaaS and SaaS applications. He thinks the company’s direction has promise, and he’s looking forward to seeing them at Cloud Field Day.

Druva Announces Cloud Platform Enhancements |

Dan Frith takes a look at the Druva Cloud Platform. This provides data management as a service, allowing you to provide protection for all your assets within a single service and interface. Dan first saw the company at Tech Field Day Extra VMworld US in 2017, and is looking forward to getting reacquainted next week when they present at Cloud Field Day.

Cloud Field Day 3 Preview – Data Protection

Keith Townsend prepared an overview of the data protection companies that will be presenting at Cloud Field Day. He looks at Druva, Rubrik, and Veritas, which all have the same overall goals for data protection, but go about it in very different ways.

CFD3 Prep Post: Druva

Justin Warren is getting ready for Cloud Field Day next month, taking a look at Druva in this post. The company offers an alternative to legacy backup and recovery, based on AWS, and can specifically backup SaaS-based applications. He’s definitely looking forward to learning more about how their solution specifically works on a day-to-day level.

Rubrik Acquires Datos IO – Backup Wars Looming?

In this piece, Chris Evans shares his thoughts on Rubrik’s recent acquisition of Datos IO. This makes sense as a way for the company to grab an early leader in the NoSQL backup market, and increases their overall backup capability surface area. Overall he sees this down the line of providing another way for Rubrik to transition from backup into an overall data management company.

Druva Is Useful, And Modern

Druva recently previewed their Druva Cloud Platform at a Tech Field Day Extra presentation from VMworld. Dan Frith thinks it’s an interesting combination of their Phoenix and inSync products into a single platform. The platform’s strength lies in its predictable cost model to customer and source side global deduplication.

The Eigencast 021: Productivity Through People

The Eigencast 021: Productivity Through People

Cloud Field Day 1- Druva

Cloud Field Day 1- Druva

Managing on-premises and Cloud backup and compliance with Druva

Managing on-premises and Cloud backup and compliance with Druva

CFD1 Prep: Druva

CFD1 Prep: Druva

Seven Clever Presentation Ideas From Tech Field Day

Tech Field Day is an unconventional event to be sure, and the delegates reward companies that go the extra mile. For our recent Boston event, we were pleased with the clever ideas the presenting sponsors came up with. I’m sure you’ll agree that they helped show the uniqueness of our sponsors!

Druva Launches at Tech Field Day 5

Druva is not as new a company as the “launch” nomenclature indicates. The company has spent years building a data protection product, inSync, for remote enterprise PCs and already boasts hundreds of customers. The company is profitable and successful already, but decided to come to the United States and initiate a growth effort.