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Druva’s data protection now extends to federal government

It’s one thing to have a large customer with 100,000 employees and perhaps 2,000 data centers. It’s another to land an account with more than 2 million employees and 6,100 data centers. Yet, that is the position in which data protection solutions provider Druva Inc. finds itself as the company was granted the authority to operate under FedRAMP in November.

The FedRAMP certification allows federal government agencies to begin using Druva’s data protection solutions, such as data management as a service, in the public cloud.

“The public sector is off the charts for us. The FedRAMP ATO certification — we’re the only data protection vendor that has that,” said Matt Morgan, chief marketing officer of Druva.

Morgan visited the set of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, and spoke with host John Furrier (@furrier) and guest host Keith Townsend (@CTOAdvisor) during the AWS re:Invent event in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was joined by Mike Gustafson, executive chairman of the board at Druva, and they discussed the company’s data protection solution platforms, a newly released product, and the latest round of investment. (* Disclosure below.)

Runs on AWS GovCloud

The FedRAMP authorization covers Druva inSync, a single pane of glass for protecting information across endpoints and cloud applications. The solution is designed to run on AWS GovCloud in alignment with agency regulations and compliance standards.

“It’s a massive market opportunity,” Gustafson said. “It also puts you at a higher level in terms of the security capabilities that they went through and tested.”

In addition to the government certification, Druva also recently announced the release of Apollo, a new tool for system administrators to perform snapshot management of backup and recovery for AWS instances. “We’ve announced cloud-to-cloud data protection,” Morgan explained. “Data that’s born inside an EC2 [Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud] instance, for example, can be wrapped with the same data protection and management as we do for endpoints and servers.”

Druva’s latest announcements close out a strong year. The cloud services provider saw a 500 percent increase in annual recurring revenue on top of nine consecutive double-digit growth quarters. In August, Druva received additional investment of $80 million.

“Quite honestly, we could have potentially taken more, but the focus is on executing on what we know we can actually do today,” Gustafson said. “For companies of scale today, you have to have a ‘cloud-first’ mentality. That’s what Druva brought to the party.”

(* Disclosure: Druva Inc. sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither Druva nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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