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Hero Future Energies Expands Data Resilience With Druva, Slashing Management Time by 99%

Druva, a data resilience SaaS platform, appreciates its successful partnership with Hero Future Energies (HFE), one of India’s largest independent renewable energy producers and a member of the Hero family. Hero Future Energies (HFE) carries the illustrious legacy of the Hero Group. It represents a strategic choice made by the group to broaden its focus beyond the automobile industry, which is its primary activity, and join the field of power generation using clean and renewable energy sources.

The Challenge

The three-person IT staff at Hero Future Energies is modest yet effective. The company has a limited team because they believe in the modern ideal platform where the systems do most of the heavy lifting and the team only uses their resources and intelligence to manage the systems. This puts a lot of pressure on the team to choose the right systems. Initially, HFE would back up the company’s data on-premises using tape drives; however, it was time-consuming and increased the organization’s risk.

The company recently began its transition to the cloud, seeking to break from tape-based backups as well as backups of Microsoft File Servers and more than 300 devices. The team recognized the importance and capabilities of the cloud and chose Druva’s 100% SaaS-based solution for its reputation for quick and easy data recovery from ransomware or loss.

However, this was just the start, as HFE’s IT team soon realized its Microsoft 365 data was left unprotected. The team relied on Microsoft’s native backup capabilities, such as Teams, OneDrive, Exchange, and SharePoint, which were inconsistent, and left the team susceptible to accidental deletion and ransomware as a result of the solution’s 90-day limit on recovery.

The team began exploring its options to protect this precious workload, again emphasizing the need for this solution to be cloud-native.

Why Druva?

It was essential to ensure that Hero Future Energies’ security solution would grow as the company’s requirements for data storage altered. They assessed various options for data protection but didn’t achieve the reduction because of the price of the gear and software, as well as a lack of scalability with the on-premises options.

The Druva solution quickly established itself as the clear choice, especially since the staff was familiar with its committed support. Hero Future Energies now employs a range of Druva products to secure its data infrastructure. As a result, the team can confidently restore its 22 terabytes (TB) of data from separate, complete, and everlasting backups in the Druva Cloud powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Their data backup is expanding exponentially as well; therefore, the organization wishing to have faith in Druva Data Resiliency Cloud might expand along with them.

Druva’s built-in ransomware protection with a logical air gap and the ability to quickly recover specific files or huge amounts of data without having to make artificial backups helps HFE efficiently protect their data, and cloud-native backup and recovery entail no hardware, little administration, and the ability to grow and scale infrastructure up or down as needed.

The IT team used Druva to reduce storage costs by 2.35 times globally, in addition to saving time, but Druva’s journey with Hero Future Energies has just begun. The organization is already considering further ways to use Druva to streamline the work of the IT team and to make Druva a key part of their disaster recovery (DR) plans, which shows the organization’s trust in Druva to do what it says and to do it well.

The journey with Druva

The group managed tape backups locally for up to two hours each day. Reducing the time by 99%, the solution offers automated warnings that take two minutes to check in with the Druva platform. Vinod Sharma, Head of IT, claimed that Druva’s backups take care of themselves and said, “It entirely removes the guesswork from backing up data, and my team receives alerts by email if there is an action required.”

He added, “Druva post-sales support is outstanding, as this kind of supplier relationship is vital to us to optimize our IT environment. We now know that once you onboard a partner, anything else you try to accomplish is undermined if the services are subpar. The Druva Data Resiliency Cloud means we don’t have to fret about backups or spend time managing infrastructure. It provides us with tons of confidence. That is the ultimate freedom.”

About Druva

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