September 20, 2019
Score 8 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Druva inSync
Druva InSync is used on an enterprise basis for data protection for all Mac and Windows endpoints. The key business driver for its implementation is risk of data loss due to device loss/theft/corruption or ransomware.
- Backup for Druva specified folders (My Documents, Desktop, etc) on an end user device.
- Good Dedup ratio and related savings
- Reasonable cost model.
- InSync provides protection for Druva specified endpoint folders but does not provide a complete OS-level backup. As a result it cannot guarantee the restore will capture EVERYTHING. Think of InSync as an end user data protection tool.
- Less backup options are provided for Mac and Linux endpoints vs. what is afforded for Windows endpoints. For example, Mac backups allow admins to include only Apple Mail, Safari, Address Book and Network while Windows includes Outlook, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, MS Office (including templates) and Network.
- InSync supports encryption for all files that InSync backs up on Windows devices only.
- We don't spend too much time with InSync administration because the solution is quite simple relative to other more complex tools like CommVault.
- Users can restore data themselves using the InSync client which also saves time/money.
- We're seeing a 55% compression rate which directly reduces costs.
We do not see value in backing up data in these cloud apps as we're comfortable with their basic, native data protection SLAs.
We have yet to explore these compliance features although we have been trained on their use. As we grow, we think these could be valuable from a compliance perspective since we don't have other purpose built compliance tools.
We have explored these features and find them interesting since we don't have other purpose built tools in place. As we mature our Security, Hold and eDiscovery governance processes we will take a closer look.
CommVault and Zerto are far more complex yet powerful tools which are better suited to more complex shops with more granular protection, retention and disaster recovery requirements. If you're requirements are relatively straightforward and you have mostly Windows endpoints, I would recommend Druva as the leader in the endpoint cloud data protection space.
The InSync deployment went well. The only major chunk of work that Druva couldn't help with involved deploying the clients to all users and ensuring none were missed.
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