Druva Intros SaaS Data Protection Support for Kubernetes

New growth opportunity for channel partners and MSPs.

Lynn Haber

September 22, 2020

3 Min Read
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Druva SaaS data protection support for Kubernetes is here. The company now offers beta support for Kubernetes workloads through the Druva Cloud Platform.

The new SaaS offer allows users to recover, migrate or clone Kubernetes workloads, alongside existing data center and cloud workloads from a unified interface. This solution unifies data protection for emerging applications, traditional workloads and hybrid environments.


Druva’s Stephen Manley

“Businesses are expanding their use of containers and Kubernetes to stateful applications, but existing protection tools are siloed and do not meet enterprise protection requirements,” said Stephen Manley, chief technologist at Druva. “With Kubernetes usage on the rise, too many production workloads lack adequate data protection. Now, central teams can securely and seamlessly incorporate Kubernetes protection into their existing policies, while enabling application owners to recover, migrate and clone applications when necessary.”

Druva says the SaaS data protection solution for Kubernetes offers users multiple benefits:

  • Application-consistent data protection.

  • Comprehensive application protection, including resources inside and outside Kubernetes clusters.

  • Secure SaaS management, with a platform built on AWS for global control.

  • Centralized protection, management and compliance with self-service recovery for DevOps and application owner.

  • Unified protection for Kubernetes, data center, cloud and device workloads.

Containers are popular. Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will run containerized applications in production, up from less than 30% today.

Partner Opportunity

Druva expanded Compass, its partner program, earlier this year.


Druva’s Timm Hoyt

“This announcement continues Druva’s commitment to helping our partners navigate their customers’ cloud adoption journey and digital transformation initiatives,” Timm Hoyt, global vice president of partners and alliances at Druva, told Channel Futures. “Kubernetes helps customers build applications faster by virtualizing physical and virtual infrastructure. However, there has been a major customer concern about how to protect the data within these containers. With this announcement, we are offering a new, simplified approach to protecting workloads.”

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Hoyt sees a growing need for partners, and opportunity for them as well, with Druva and Kubernetes.

“Now that Kubernetes and containers are cementing themselves as the next-generation model for creating and managing cloud application environments at scale, customers will require channel partners and MSPs to address this new need together. This will result in expanded [total addressable market] for the channel to capture. Druva positions us to help our partners solve this new workload need for their customers, alongside existing data center, device and cloud workloads from a unified interface,” said Hoyt.

Tech Data for Distribution

In August, Tech Data and Druva announced that the former will offer the latter’s SaaS data protection platform in North America. It’s the first time the two companies have partnered.

With Tuesday’s new product offer, the Tech Data partnership expands as well. Not only does the agreement encompass the entire Druva portfolio, the Tech Data partner ecosystem gets these new Druva capabilities once they are generally available.

Early access for partners is in the fourth quarter, with wider availability expected in the first half of 2021.

About the Author(s)

Lynn Haber

Content Director Lynn Haber follows channel news from partners, vendors, distributors and industry watchers. If I miss some coverage, don’t hesitate to email me and pass it along. Always up for chatting with partners. Say hi if you see me at a conference!

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