Overall Satisfaction with Druva
We use Druva primarily for our mobile workforce. Users with laptops that do not spend much time on our production network needed a way to have easy access to data both on and off the VPN; they needed that data backed up in the case that they had a hardware failure, and they needed the capability to recover the data from a backup. From an administrative position we needed easy deployment and management; policy driven backups so we can tailor them to the department or to the individual using the management backbone and without having to touch each PC. We were looking for something that was easy to use but feature rich. Druva solves all of these problems for us and to be honest we have just scratched the surface. Druva also covers some interesting parts in the eDiscovery area as well as auditing and data management which we have begun to integrate into production.
- Backup to the cloud with minimal setup
- Allows users to recover their own stuff from a point in time without calling IT
- Easy to manage
- Easy to deploy
- Newer product
- Small customer base
- New features are added but need to be more forward with the info on it to customers
- Increased employee efficiency
- Empowerment of employees to solve their own issues with files
- Less help desk calls
Copiun was what we used prior to Druva, it is a full featured product but is no longer supported and was gobbled up by Good Software. We could not buy additional licenses for Copiun from Good Software so we wanted to move to an alternative. Druva is like Copiun on steroids. You choose where your data resides, on premises, in the cloud, Druva can back up to there. They have some serious tools around data protection and dedupe that make their cloud offering second to none.
This works very well with mobile users, I could see a case for using it for internal [needs] as well but there are better and cheaper options such as a Windows file server and some replication to take care of that. Don't have the infrastructure for that? Druva all the way then! Would be good in a ROBO situation where you want minimal footprint in a non-secure small office.