Talking Cloud Data Protection with Jaspreet Singh

Talking Cloud Data Protection with Jaspreet Singh

Chris EvansGuest Speakers

In this podcast, recorded in December 2016, Chris talks to Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO of Druva Inc, a cloud-focused data protection company.  The conversation covers the issues of how cloud-based backup differs from typical on-premises operations, the considerations that have to be thought of and how cloud backup can be used for more than just recovery.

You can find Druva online at and information on the TCO calculator, discussed on the podcast at

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  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:00:46 – Background information, why Cloud?
  • 00:03:40 – the changing face of backup
  • 00:05:00 – the components of a cloud backup service
  • 00:07:19 – the benefits of DR for geo-dispersed workloads
  • 00:09:00 – what are the negatives of using public cloud for DR?
  • 00:11:37 – mitigating bandwidth issues
  • 00:12:49 – What about issues of compliance?
  • 00:16:00 – What types of data are being backed up? Data only, VM’s and Migration
  • 00:18:10 – Backing up SaaS applications
  • 00:21:00 – What about data “born in the cloud” and backing up between clouds?
  • 00:23:36 – Metrics, dashboards and measuring backup success and machine learning
  • 00:29:00 – Converting VMs to run in the cloud
  • 00:31:00 – The benefit of running VMware in the public cloud
  • 00:35:00 – TCO and justifying moving to cloud-based backup
  • 00:38:00 – Wrap Up
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