Today’s workforce is increasingly mobile, with a good portion of workers connecting to corporate resources outside of a traditional office. This shift has contributed to higher worker morale and reduced absenteeism -- often a boost to productivity. It’s also created challenges for backing up endpoints (laptops, tablets, smartphones and son) distributed outside the confines of the corporate environment.
While backup of endpoint data can be valuable, endpoint users don’t want the responsibility of doing it themselves, nor do they like the disruption that can often accompany the process. IT organizations are increasingly looking at WAN-based backup to a centralized location as their preferred method of protecting remote and branch office endpoints. This presents its own challenges considering the volume of data typically retained on endpoint devices and the bandwidth required to back it up.
Druva inSync is a fully automated enterprise laptop backup solution designed to protect corporate data for office and remote users. It is designed to greatly reduce the risk and cost of endpoint data protection while minimizing recovery time for distributed computers and laptops. It is a software-based solution that uses application-aware, source-based global data deduplication technology to reduce the volume of backed up data sent across the WAN and stored on disk.
This ESG Lab review documents hands-on testing of Druva inSync, an endpoint backup solution, with a focus on ease of deployment and use, near-continuous data protection, access and restore, and data deduplication in a mixed Windows and Mac environment.