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Driving Innovation in Data Protection and Securing Organizations’ AWS Backups: Clumio


Data is one of the most valuable assets a business has. As companies amass increasing volumes of data and store them across the enterprise—from on-premises data centers to hybrid cloud architectures—keeping that information protected and consistently available is more critical than ever. The importance of data protection increases as the amount of data created and stored continues to grow at unprecedented rates. There is also little tolerance for downtime that can make it impossible to access important information. Data protection regulations ensure the security of individuals’ personal data and regulate the collection, usage, transfer, and disclosure of the said data. They also provide access to data of the individuals and places accountability measures for organizations processing personal data and supplement it by providing remedies for unauthorized and harmful processing.

Clumio is one such company which was determined to take full advantage of the public cloud without taking short cuts; thereby it built a platform that focuses on bringing authentic SaaS to solve the challenges of data protection. It helps organizations simplify data protection in AWS. Its secure air-gapped SaaS solution enables organizations to achieve stringent compliance requirements, backup and restore data in minutes, and gain better visibility to optimize cloud storage costs.

Leveraging State-of-the-Art Data Protection Products

Backup for AWS Native Services: Reduce the cost and risk of getting to the cloud faster with a single data protection service for operational recovery, data recovery, and compliance for AWS. Manage operational recovery with the orchestration of in-account snapshots for free. The service creates air-gapped backup copies to support data recovery of files, volumes, or records, if production accounts are compromised. Long-term data retention and compliance is managed by a uniform set of backup policies with automated monitoring. The amount of data protected and retention times determine pricing, which deliver predictable costs.

Backup for Microsoft 365: SaaS offerings like Microsoft 365 require ransomware protection with the ability to restore quickly when needed at a cost-effective price point for long-term compliance. The protection provided by Microsoft is complex, costly, and does not provide what many compliance mandates stipulate that data backups be stored for as long as 7-15 years, not just 90 days. Native data retention solutions built into Microsoft 365 do not provide the granular level of backup and restore required by the enterprise, putting them at business continuity and compliance risk. Clumio’s enterprise backup as a service is uniquely designed to securely back up, protect, and restore Exchange, OneDrive, and SharePoint data in Microsoft 365 as a single service.

Backup for VMware Cloud on AWS: AWS has many built-in benefits, but when it comes to data protection, there’s a shared responsibility model. Customers are responsible for protecting their data in AWS and doing so across multiple AWS accounts is very challenging if you do not have the right solution. Increasingly enterprises are moving virtual machines (VMs) to VMware Cloud (VMC) in their transition to Amazon Web Services (AWS). VMC provides an efficient transition to AWS, eliminating infrastructure. Managing multiple backup environments for AWS data sources and VMC is complex and difficult to harmonize. Legacy backup tools for VMware were not designed to protect data in the public cloud. Clumio is a single service, built in the cloud that provides a cost-predictive, simple and secure solution to backup applications in VMC and AWS – and accelerate VMC adoption.

Clumio Discover: Fragmented and insufficient backup data in AWS makes it complex to plan and execute on a sound backup strategy. The complete lack of visibility into data protection footprint, asset details and reporting adds to the problem. Clumio Discover delivers the much needed global visibility into AWS backups and takes it even further by providing actionable insights to optimize your existing data protection plans - independent of the AWS backup solution in use. No need to develop and maintain complex scripts to find the right data as well as to recover it. Enable business continuity with Rapid Recovery. Get accurate analysis and reports on snapshots created per asset, their retention periods as well as opportunities to cut down on snapshots to control your AWS backup costs.

The Visionary Leader Upfront

Poojan Kumar is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Clumio. He brings over 18 years of experience in cloud computing and storage and is known for seeing an opportunity for change, innovating and capitalizing on it. Poojan founded and built PernixData that was acquired by Nutanix in 2016; he then served as Vice President of Engineering and Products. Earlier in his career, he was Head of Data Products at VMware and founder at Oracle Exadata.

“Clumio platform was designed to bringing the cloud values of scalability, performance, economics, and faster access to innovation.”