Druva Survey: 90 Percent of Organizations to Adopt VMware Production Environments in the Cloud by 2018

Posted by: at 8/20/2017 09:42:00 pm


Insights Reveal as-a-Service Data Protection and Management is a Critical Imperative

Sunnyvale, Calif / BENGALURU, India - August 21, 2017 

Druva, the leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced the results of its Druva 2017 VMware Cloud Migration Survey, centered on understanding how enterprises working in a VMware environment are approaching cloud migration.

The survey results show a powerful trend toward moving virtual workloads to the cloud in favor of its lower cost, with Amazon Web Services (AWS) being the preferred destination for workload migrations. Disaster recovery, workload mobility, and archival automation were all strong adoption drivers, with many organizations looking to save money and maximize IT initiatives focused on simplifying their infrastructure.

Key findings of the Druva 2017 VMware Cloud Migration Survey:

There is a major shift in the VMware market to migrate data centers to the cloud. 90 percent of companies are aiming to migrate their workloads by 2018, with a clear preference for AWS (47 percent), followed by Microsoft Azure (25 percent).
Data protection of virtual infrastructure is a key driver for cloud adoption. 82 percent of those surveyed cited disaster recovery as a critical reason to move to the cloud. While initially the IT community was skeptical about the cloud's robust security, these perceptions are changing as professionals understand how it reduces the possibility of costly downtime and promotes productivity.
When disaster strikes: 81 percent believe DR for VMs is a core need. More than half of the respondents (54 percent) reported they wanted a single, central solution that would protect their data in either a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud environment. Regarding hybrid, 42 percent will have virtual infrastructure both on-premises and in the cloud.
SaaS-based solutions to the rescue: Enterprises want a single control plane for data protection. 73 percent of organizations feel a single control plane, offered as a service, is the preferred way to address protecting this new environment.
Many are questioning their long-term loyalty to the VMware hypervisor platform, in favor of cloud. 63 percent of respondents expressed that they are considering alternate hypervisors. This figure demonstrates that there is growing desire to natively build applications in the cloud instead of replicating VMware environments on public cloud platforms.

"The shift toward moving virtual workloads to the cloud is not just about cost; it's an initiative that's seen as critical to IT and business needs," says Dave Packer, Vice President Product marketing, Druva. "Downtime and poor application performance can be devastating to productivity, and we see an insatiable appetite by business users for a SaaS-based approach to solving seamless connectivity, access, functionality, and cloud integration challenges."

Druva conducted its VMware cloud migration survey in July 2017 to better understand how people within the VMware ecosystem are approaching this initiative, what their timelines are for making the move, and what a VMware hybrid cloud environment will look like for them. This year's survey was completed by 443 VMware professionals from multiple industries around the globe.

Download the 2017 VMworld Cloud Migration Survey Summary paper and accompanying infographic for the full results.


About Druva
Druva is the global leader in Cloud Data Protection and Management, delivering the industry's first data management-as-a-service solution that aggregates data from endpoints, servers, and cloud applications and leverages the public cloud to offer a single pane of glass to enable data protection, governance and intelligence -dramatically increasing the availability and visibility of business critical information, while reducing the risk, cost, and complexity of managing and protecting it.

Druva's award-winning solutions intelligently collect data, and unify backup, disaster recovery, archival, and governance capabilities onto a single, optimized data set. As the industry's fastest growing data protection provider, Druva is trusted by over 4,000 global organizations, and protects over 40 PB of data. Learn more at www.druva.com and join the conversation at twitter.com/druvainc.

About TechnoBind
TechnoBind is the first Specialist Distributor in the Indian IT channel space, offering a hybrid distribution model placed synergistically between broad-based and niche distribution, to deliver high business value for its reseller partners. TechnoBind helps partners to implement solutions, which solve specific business pain points arising out of the rapidly changing facets of technology for businesses.

TechnoBind through its dedicated Cloud Services Business Unit is helping partners get their customers to adopt cloud. By employing the right strategy to harness benefits from cloud computing offerings, TechnoBind can help partners to be a part of this cloud journey of their customers thereby being relevant even when the on-premise to cloud shift happens.The company's sole focus has been on technologies that help the customer handle his Data and the associated challenges of Data Treatment.

TechnoBind is the distributor for Druva in India.



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"The shift toward moving virtual workloads to the cloud is not just about cost; it's an initiative that's seen as critical to IT and business needs.Downtime and poor application performance can be devastating to productivity, and we see an insatiable appetite by business users for a SaaS-based approach to solving seamless connectivity, access, functionality, and cloud integration challenges."

Dave Packer
Vice President Product marketing
Druva


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