SaaS unicorn Druva rolls out updates for Microsoft Teams, Slack among other features

SaaS unicorn Druva rolls out updates for Microsoft Teams, Slack among other features
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31 Oct, 2019

California-headquartered cloud management and protection firm Druva has rolled out new updates, including support for Slack and Microsoft Teams as well as advanced backup, recovery and global policy capabilities for Amazon web services (AWS) workloads. 

The company has also announced integrations with ServiceNow, Splunk and Okta, which are popular could services providers. 

Despite adopting tech buzzwords like “cloud migration” and “data security”, most companies are far from actually being on the cloud or securing their data. Most enterprises still depend on on-premises data computing. SaaS companies like Druva claim that their solutions ease companies’ transition to the cloud. 

“IT teams enable velocity by choosing platforms built natively to support integration, automation, security and compliance. Druva’s data protection solutions cover their on-premises and cloud workloads, eliminates costly and frustrating infrastructure management and enable secure and unified access to enterprise data for next-generation analytics capabilities and more,” said Mike Palmer, chief product officer, Druva.

The updates rollout is a significant shift for Druva as it earlier focussed on data protection services for mainly AWS environments. The company’s cloud platform is built on AWS and is offered as-a-Service.

It now looks like the company is expanding its presence in the cloud management market by rolling out support for Microsoft Teams and Slack. 

Druva revealed that select customers will have early access to its new capabilities for Slack beginning in November, and will be generally available for all customers by Q1 2020. 

Druva’s integration with Okta is now available to all Druva customers. The other integrations with ServiceNow and Splunk will be available by the end of 2019, Druva said.

“At Okta, we’re on a mission to enable any organisation to securely use any technology. Our integration with Druva provides our joint customers with seamless and secure access to the Druva platform, making it easier for them to protect their most valuable data,” said Ernesto Tey, vice president, global strategic alliances, Okta.

Founded in 2008 by Jaspreet Singh, Milind Borate and Ramani Kothandaraman, Druva delivers a SaaS-based platform to protect and manage enterprise data across endpoint, data centre and cloud workloads.

Last month, Druva was issued three patents by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its data search and deduplication of services.

In July, it had acquired CloudLanes Inc., a Silicon Valley-based startup that specialises in enabling the migration of on-premise data to the cloud. The financial details of the transactions were not disclosed.

The company recently reached a valuation of over $1 billion after it raised $130 million in a funding round led by investment firm Viking Global Investors.