What is Druva?

Druva is a cloud data protection and management software company based in Sunnyvale, Calif. The software-as-a-service company offers data protection, governance and intelligence.

Druva's specialties include enterprise endpoint backup, data loss prevention, secure file sharing, cloud server backup and archiving, server backup, and disaster recovery. The privately held company was founded in 2008 by Jaspreet Singh, Milind Borate and Ramani Kothandaraman.

As of August 2023, Druva claimed more than 5,000 customers at the midmarket and enterprise levels. The company had raised about $200 million in investments, including an $80 million funding round in 2017. In 2019, Druva announced a $130 million investment, and in 2021, the company secured $147 million in another funding round.

In 2018, Druva acquired CloudRanger, a company that provided data protection for workloads in Amazon Web Services (AWS). In 2020, the vendor acquired SfApex, a Salesforce developer tools and data migration service provider.

In 2021, Druva announced on World Backup Day that the vendor had surpassed 2.5 billion annual backups.

Data Security Cloud platform

Druva currently offers the Data Security Cloud platform. Data Security Cloud provides data management as a service for endpoints, infrastructure and cloud applications, combining data protection, governance and intelligence. The platform features auto-tiering, global deduplication, data visibility, policy automation, scalability into the petabyte range and security.

Druva's platform offers rapid ransomware recovery, which includes monitoring and detection tools to discover ransomware and help recover clean data. The software uses machine learning to detect data irregularities, such as changes in file types. Automated alerts flag any unusual activity in endpoints and cloud applications. Identification of the last good snapshot of data provides a recovery opportunity.

Druva also provides protection and management of data in AWS, Salesforce and Microsoft 365. It offers backup, recovery and retention, with management of an organization's complete footprint from one dashboard.

In 2023, Druva launched a generative AI tool called Dru. The technology can be used to automate after-action reports, provide security guidance and detect anomalous activity.

Prior to launching the Data Security Cloud, Druva's major products included the Druva Cloud Platform, InSync, Phoenix and CloudRanger.


Druva has positioned its data management and protection software to go up against such traditional backup vendors as Commvault and Veritas. Druva also competes with Cohesity and Rubrik. Those startups have raised hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for their converged appliances that provide data protection and management for secondary storage.

This was last updated in May 2024

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