Druva adds backup to AWS Snowball Edge data transfer appliance

Druva has teamed up with Amazon Web Services to offer its data protection software on AWS Snowball Edge appliances.

Snowball Edge is AWS’s dedicated server designed for on-premises use cases. Think of it as a mini, skeletal, temporary equivalent of Azure Stack.

The data transfer appliance incorporates a self-contained AWS environment for use at a remote location with restricted or no internet access. The appliance is designed for local data acquisition and processing. It can then be shipped to an AWS data centre for migration to the public cloud.

This is similar to the data transfer functionality of Amazon’s original Snowball device,  This is basically disk storage in a box for transferring bulk data to AWS from an on-premises customer data centre.

Snowball Edge combines AWS functions such as EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), Greengrass running Lambda functions and the Simple Storage Service (S3). The device includes 100TB of storage capacity.

So where does Druva fit in?

Druva Cloud Platform runs on AWS and provides data protection, governance and analytics, delivered as a data management service. The data protection includes backup, disaster recovery and archiving. It is built on and uses AWS microservices.

This product is now available on Snowball Edge. Customers can apply backup policies and backup or restore directly to and from the device, taking advantage of Druva’s deduplication.

Druva on AWS Snowball Edge is available via early access to Druva and AWS customers in North America. AWS Snowball Edge can be ordered directly through the Druva Cloud Platform and is shipped by Amazon Web Services, pre-configured, directly to the customer.