Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon S3 is a great service to safely backup your data where redundancy is guaranteed and the cost is fair. We use Amazon S3 for data that we backup and hope we never need to access but in the case of a catastrophic or even small slip of the finger with the delete command we know our data and our client's data is safely backed up by Amazon S3. Transferring data into Amazon S3 is free but transferring data out has an associated, albeit low, cost per GB. This needs to be kept in mind if you plan on transferring out a lot of data frequently. There may be other cost effective options although Amazon S3 prices are really low per GB. Transferring 150TB would cost approximately $50 per month.
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Druva Data Resiliency Cloud is an easy to use product that "just works'. To me it is a configure and forget suite of products. I think it is well suited for the protection of virtual workloads on VMWare, Hyper-V and AHV. In addition, to File servers and NAS appliances. In my opinion, it is not the best product for physical workloads, as image based backups are not supported.
Read full review Pros Fantastic developer API, including AWS command line and library utilities. Strong integration with the AWS ecosystem, especially with regards to access permissions. It's astoundingly stable- you can trust it'll stay online and available for anywhere in the world. Its static website hosting feature is a hidden gem-- it provides perhaps the cheapest, most stable, most high-performing static web hosting available in PaaS. Read full review We like the option of downloading backed up files both individually and as a group. The ransomware protection is a security feature that puts our minds at ease when it comes to the safety of our data. The Customer Success team does frequent reach outs and technical health checks. Read full review Cons Web console can be very confusing and challenging to use, especially for new users Bucket policies are very flexible, but the composability of the security rules can be very confusing to get right, often leading to security rules in use on buckets other than what you believe they are Read full review Advanced Ransomware Recovery doesn't work for all Druva offerings, that would be a great feature to have. The archiving feature could also offer more price flexibility. Seating up the initial configurations can be a little tedious due to the length of the documentation involved. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
The product was easy to deploy and has been easy to manage. The current pricing model is also acceptable. With all of this combined, it just makes sense to renew our subscription to the product. The only thing that may change this is if there is a product or service that we need that either they do not function with or if they do not offer
Read full review Usability
It is tricky to get it all set up correctly with policies and getting the IAM settings right. There is also a lot of lifecycle config you can do in terms of moving data to cold/glacier storage. It is also not to be confused with being a OneDrive or SharePoint replacement, they each have their own place in our environment, and S3 is used more by the IT team and accessed by our PHP applications. It is not necessarily used by an average everyday user for storing their pictures or documents, etc.
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Usability is really high on my list when it comes to software/applications. As with all new technologies, there is a bit of a learning curve, but things are relatively easy to find. Occasionally you have to do a few extra clicks, but for the most part, it's quite user friendly and intuitive. You don't have to go a dozen levels deep to find what you're looking for - or at least the surface level issue.
Read full review Reliability and Availability
Like any service, there are scheduled maintenance periods and unscheduled outages, however outages have been very limited and fortunately have not had any impact on our environment.
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Page response in the admin center is acceptable- rarely are we waiting for data to load. Backup speeds seem fine, and restore speeds are OK considering it's likely pulling data from cold storage. It often takes 30-60 seconds for the restore to begin transferring files, but speeds are acceptable thereafter
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AWS has always been quick to resolve any support ticket raised. S3 is no exception. We have only ever used it once to get a clarification regarding the costs involved when data is transferred between S3 and other AWS services or the public internet. We got a response from AWS support team within a day.
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I can't downvote this facet on account of my never having to call upon Druva's Tech Support. Self-help is always my first port of call and the documentation provided by Druva has allowed me to proceed to a point where I can confidently use the system. Even without support, I trust the system implicitly. That said, I'm pretty sure if and when I need it, it'll be awesome.
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They are very well knowledgeable. They conducted a two day training session and they explained each and everything.
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As an administrator, if I had a user who needed additional training, it was available. As an Administrator, the product was so easy I didn't need it
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Implementation from cloud ranger to Druva Data Resiliency Cloud platform was a seamless integration experience to upgrade the policies and license for continual backup/recovery support. This may be one of the best "set it and forget it" apps for backup solutions, that also allow notifications for failures etc...
Read full review Alternatives Considered
Overall, we found that Amazon S3 provided a lot of backend features
Google Cloud Storage
(GCS) simply couldn't compare to. GCS was way more expensive and really did not live up to it. In terms of setup,
Google Cloud Storage
may have Amazon S3 beat, however, as it is more of a pseudo advanced version of Google Drive, that was not a hard feat for it to achieve. Overall, evaluating GCS, in comparison to S3, was an utter disappointment.
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Commvault was just as expensive, but not very intuitive.
was fine for basic backups but would have been difficult to implement firmwide in a robust solution that protected all of our production data. Neither product was a smooth end-user experience, and it was unclear how reliable the backup and restore times would be.
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Across both Insync and Phoenix- it is almost too easy to add more data. Our Marketing team recently added a bunch of data from AWS glacier to Druva Data Resiliency Cloud warm storage, and the experience has been nothing short of excellent; we can pull these files off much quicker and effectively now compared to before.
Read full review Return on Investment It practically eliminated some real heavy storage servers from our premises and reduced maintenance cost. The excellent durability and reliability make sure the return of money you invested in. If the objects which are not active or stale, one needs to remove them. Those objects keep adding cost to each billing cycle. If you are handling a really big infrastructure, sometimes this creates quite a huge bill for preserving un-necessary objects/documents. Read full review Using Druva has simplified greatly the backup process. Once fully configured to your business needs, Druva provides a fast amount of backups. Druva has saved a lot of time for the IT team. Usually time is wasted by staff members searching for a missing email. Now, they reach out to us or use their own Druva account to locate a missing email quickly and easily. Read full review ScreenShots Druva Data Resiliency Cloud Screenshots