Druva breaks the datacenter to cloud barrier

Druva on AWS Snowball Edge allows petabyte-scale workload mobility to the cloud

Druva breaks the datacenter to cloud barrier - CIO&Leader

Druva announced the Druva Cloud Platform, Druva’s Data Management-as-a-Service solution, is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Snowball Edge. This solution allows enterprises to freely move data between on-premises and cloud without the lock-in, complexity, and cost of legacy hardware, enabling them to speed up their infrastructure to cloud transition.

Organizations are rapidly adopting cloud infrastructure for application services. According to Druva’s recent survey, data protection is a key motivator for a transition to the cloud, with 85% recognizing the need given the cloud’s scalability, distributed architecture, and added resiliency. However, even as this transition takes place, businesses require short recovery times for mission-critical services on-premises, which forces organizations to maintain older, complicated systems for rapid recovery.

AWS Snowball Edge is a data migration and edge computing device with 100TB of capacity and support for computing tasks via built-in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and AWS Lambda function capabilities. Druva is using these advanced capabilities to facilitate a fast transition of data to and from the cloud. Enterprises get the benefits of workload mobility and the advantages of advanced cloud services like disaster recovery and replication -- improving their overall business continuity SLAs without the need for dedicated appliances or secondary storage devices. Pre-packaged with Druva’s cloud data management technology and delivered directly from AWS to the customer, organizations experience a true as-a-service offering, simplifying provisioning and management, at no additional cost.

Key Benefits of Druva on AWS Snowball Edge

Additional benefits customers can expect from the integration include:

  • Plug and play workload mobility. With Druva on AWS Snowball Edge, simply apply backup policies and backup or restore directly to and from the device. With global deduplication technology, only a single copy of data is stored - ensuring maximum storage on device.
  • Flexibility with no compromise to data protection. Once data has been migrated to the cloud, and if an organization decides to move to the direct-to-cloud model, customers can simply unplug the device and ship it back, with no interruption to their data protection service.
  • Ship petabytes securely. AWS Snowball Edge devices use tamper-evident enclosures, 256-bit encryption, and industry-standard Trusted Platform Modules (TPM) designed to ensure both security and full chain-of-custody for your data.
  • “Offered as-a-Service” at no additional cost. Procurement of AWS Snowball Edge is offered within the Druva Cloud Platform through the Phoenix Data Protection Service and is bundled in the Enterprise and Elite packages at no extra charge to customers.


Druva on AWS Snowball Edge is currently available via early access to Druva and AWS customers in North America. AWS Snowball Edge can be ordered by Druva customers directly through the Druva Cloud Platform and is shipped by Amazon Web Services, pre-configured, directly to the customer.

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