Druva - Looking for opinions.    

I need to revamp the backup regimes here. For years now i;ve been "veeam, Veeam, VEEAM". Now my supplier is saying... "hey, check out Druva". I had a demo of both the insync and the phoenix products ...and damn... i was pretty blown away by it. 1. SOURCE deduplication - making it cheap on the cloud storage. 2. Heavy analysis of backed up data allowing for automatic searching of GDRP / Sensitive documents. 3. Totally cloud native allowing us to store our data in any one of AWS regions etc. 4. Ties up together all the backups for ESXi, Physical servers, Office365, Gmail, + other cloud based services. 5. Android client for mobile users - a bit of a nice to have... but still... Has anyone got real world experience of Druva? What are your thoughts? There are some /r/sysadmin posts on it, but they are all years old. I kind of hope someone more recent would have something to say. Cheers all.    

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I use Druva inSync to backup ~2000 workstations. Works very well. Doesn’t have an impact on the user experience and they don’t even know it’s there. It just works. We have the unlimited plan and the cost is per user. So 1 user can have 10 computers being backed up or 1 computer and it’s the same price. I looked at Phoenix and I thought it was good but the storage cost wasn’t as good compared to the workstation side plus we already backup infrastructure for servers where as for workstations not so much.

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We use the on premise version (which they seem to be slowly killing off) and have found it very good. The support are always great too. Never had issues with it, been using for years.

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Anyone using the product for their servers know about backup validation? Their demo guy seemed blind\-sided by the question of "Can I automate backup validation by spinning up VMs from backup, throwing some custom scripts at it, and have it send me a report?"

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We recently moved to Druva. Phoenix to start with, but we're rolling out InSync now.Love it. It really has been set it and forget it. There's so many options and features in Phoenix... we get excellent dedup ratios. Fully recommend their stuff.

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