2011 Products of the Year

Druva Inc. inSync 4.1 Enterprise

Druva inSync grabbed second place in the backup and DR software and services category in Storage magazine's/SearchStorage.com's 2011 Products of the Year competition. Read our guide to the best data storage products of 2011

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Druva inSync Enterprise also targets endpoint backup, and our judges gave it high marks for addressing the laptop data protection issue effectively. One judge said the product is “really innovative and solves a major problem.”

Version 4.1 offers a number of upgrades, including secure access to backup data with multiple restore points from Druva’s client application, a Web browser or a mobile device. It also offers multi-admin support with profile-level quotas; user profile administration can be delegated to several administrators. Also new is Active Directory integration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A server-side deduplication subsystem called HyperCache is yet another enhancement. Druva claims this reduces disk I/O by up to 80% using an algorithm based on probability and frequency of block access, and that the improved deduplication performance allows inSync server to handle up to 200 parallel backups. The company says optimization for solid-state drives (SSDs) further improves backup concurrency and performance by 5x. In a recent test by Enterprise Strategy Group Lab, Druva inSync achieved 96% reduction (a 26-1 ratio) for backup files and demonstrated low resource consumption on the server and client.

Pricing starts at $40 per Druva inSync client. A single inSync server license supports up to 2,000 users.

Find out the other winners in the Backup and Disaster Recovery Software and Services category.


This was first published in February 2012

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