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Druva inSync adds cloud-to-cloud backup, Office 365 support

Druva inSync backup software expands into cloud-to-cloud data protection and data governance for SaaS platforms by adding support for Microsoft Office 365.

Endpoint backup specialist Druva this week moved into cloud-to-cloud backup by supporting Microsoft Office 365.

Office 365 is the first software as a service (SaaS) platform supported by Druva inSync backup software. Cloud-to-cloud backup copies data stored on one cloud service to another.

Druva inSync protects data for on-premises servers, endpoint devices and the cloud. It does backup, restore, archival, governance and compliance along with search, audit and e-discovery within a single platform.

Druva CEO Jaspreet Singh said Microsoft Azure will restore customer data lost in Microsoft 365 due to Azure outages but not if users delete files or if a file is infected by a virus. Druva inSync backs up data in 365 to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud so users can restore lost files from AWS. The restoration is initiated through inSync.

"If you lose a file and you don't know which cloud it's in, that is a problem," Singh said.

Druva InSync provides a federated search across endpoint and Office 365 data, identifying files, users, devices and storage locations whether on-premises or in the public cloud.

Druva plans to add backup for Box, Google Drive and Dropbox in the next few months, Singh said.

Dave Simpson, a senior analyst for 451 Research, said Druva has been branching out from just offering endpoint data protection and recovery to include file sync-and-share, server backup and governance capabilities.

Druva inSync protects data for on-premises servers, endpoint devices and the cloud.

While earlier cloud-to-cloud backup applications focused mainly on Salesforce.com and Google Apps, vendors have been adding Office 365 support in recent months. Datto Backupify for Office 365 launched this week, and EMC Spanning and Asigra recently added support for the Microsoft cloud service.

"Other companies are supporting Office 365, but Druva is going beyond backup," Simpson said. "They can do governance with anything that is applicable to 365 data."

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