Druva’s data protection service now available on Azure

Cybersecurity2Converged data protection firm Druva has allied itself with Microsoft Azure in a bid to expand its cloud presence to a wider public cloud and infrastructure market.

The new relationship gives Druva customers more global options for their data storage, privacy and security needs and a more impressive infrastructure vendor for companies with sensitive compliance and legal issues. Partnering with Azure helps Druva settle any regional data privacy issues that might otherwise dissuade them from using Druva as more companies realise that on-premise storage is becoming unsustainable, according to Druva.

Druva’s new Azure relationship, it says, gives customers have a wider set of choices as they try to decide how to keep up with data growth, security and regionally specific regulation requirements.

Azure will help Druva meet international and industry-specific compliance standards, such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRAMP, SOC 1 and SOC 2. Among the country standards it meets are the Australia IRAP, UK G-Cloud and Singapore MTCS. Microsoft was also the first to adopt the uniform international code of practice for cloud privacy, ISO/IEC 27018, which governs the processing of personal information by cloud service providers. Microsoft’s data centre locations will give Druva 21 storage regions around the globe, including Canada and China which will help Druva meet data residency needs increasingly specified by clients, it claims.

Customers need stronger data protection and security in the cloud now they’re running sensitive workloads, according to Druva CEO Jaspreet Singh. Microsoft will broaden Druva’s cloud-related options and give customers additional choice for deploying in the cloud securely and conveniently. “Druva has quickly grown to become the de facto standard for data protection workloads in the public cloud,” said Singh.

Azure will extend the data storage footprint of Druva inSync, the analyst endpoint and cloud service data protection system. Druva inSync plans will begin at $6/user per month. Azure support will be generally available in 45 days.