There is yet another new thing being offered “as a service” in town. That would be DMaaS, or data management as a service, and as of March 7 it’s been made available through global consultancy and software developer Wipro and edge device data management provider Druva.
The two companies have partnered to provide the cloud service for Wipro’s LiVE Workspace suite of enterprise administrative tools. Along with Druva’s longtime service for Windows devices, this deal enables the service for Apple devices, which are making more and more of an impact in the enterprise.
LiVE Workspace provides enterprises with what it calls an “anywhere, anytime, any device” digital workplace. This aims to enable companies to offer their employees a choice when deciding which tools empower them to be more productive.
Through this service, Druva and Wipro contend that companies can more effectively enhance data protection and management while at the same time providing a better IT experience to employees.
Druva Has Evolved in the DM Space
Druva has evolved tremendously in this space during the last several years. In fact, it has been a pioneer in providing these services for edge devices, such as laptops and tablets.
Starting out as a mere cloud-based data backup service for mobile devices, Druva expanded into data governance and compliance services in 2015. Druva's market differentiator is that it offers a single platform that converges data availability—backup, restore and share and now comprehensive governance (compliance, archival/search and audit)—across entire end-user information on endpoints and cloud.
Whereas data used to be centralized in the data center and kept compliant with data regulations and enterprise policies, the modern enterprise is now mobile-first, with more employees relying on endpoints and cloud services to get their work done, CEO and founder Jaspreet Singh told eWEEK at that time.
'Bring Your Own App' Wave
"The new cloud or BYOA [bring-your-own-app] wave is having even a greater business impact than the preceding BYOD one," Singh said. "The dispersed data landscape it has created, with so much data outside the firewall, limits any business's ability to protect and control how data is accessed and used. Druva gives IT the ability to reclaim control of this data by helping organizations ensure their data, regardless of location, is fully protected and governed."
Three years later, edge computing—in which most of the processing of data loads is taking place on devices that aren’t servers—is now what it’s all about in the IT world. In fact, it's one of the biggest trends in the industry right now.
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