Druva partners with Leidos for NASA NEST contract

Druva partners with Leidos for NASA NEST contract
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3 Mar, 2021

Sunnyvale, California headquartered cloud data protection and management company Druva on Wednesday said it has teamed up with science and technology solutions company Leidos as a subcontractor for NASA’s end-user services and technologies (NEST) contract. 

In February, Leidos announced that it will provide, manage, secure and maintain essential IT services as part of the NASA NEST contract for the US space agency’s scientific, research, business and computational activities across 10 centres. The potential value of the contract was announced by Leidos to be of $2.9 billion, provided all options were exercised. 

“Our goal through NASA NEST has been to transform NASA IT systems and, above all else, continuously enhance the end-user experience. We selected Druva for its global accessibility and robust security architecture. This will help meet the stringent security standards our customer demands,” Nate Apodaca, Leidos program manager for NASA NEST said in a statement. 

As part of the subcontract, Druva will protect more than 60,000 end-point workloads for NASA. This will enable NASA to protect, backup and restore files across the organisation, regardless of device or location using the AWS GovCloud.  NASA NEST team is moving from a traditional PC model to a device-agnostic, mobile-friendly model with built-in security and cloud-based resources, Druva said in the statement.

“Our partnership and support of NASA dates back more than five years, and we are both humbled and excited to expand our collaboration through NASA NEST,” Jaspreet Singh, CEO at Druva said.

Founded in Pune, Druva is backed by the likes of Sequoia Capital, Viking Global investors, Tenaya Capital and others. The company was valued at over $1 billion in its last funding round in June 2019. In November 2020, the company acquired Texas headquartered Salesforce developer tools and data migration service provider sfApex