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Druva investment proves 'lucky' for Thirteen

Druva helps Northeast England’s largest social landlord and developer strengthen business continuity and cyber resiliency.

Thirteen, Northeast England’s largest social landlord and developer, has selected Druva to protect its business-critical Microsoft 365 data for more than 1,600 employees. Faced with growing security concerns and a desire to minimise downtime in the event of a platform disruption, Thirteen can now ensure its Microsoft 365 data is secure, accessible, and can easily be restored.

As a landlord and housing developer of 34,000 properties, Thirteen provides quality homes and support for more than 70,000 individuals in need of housing. The company began its cloud journey four years ago after adopting Microsoft 365 to strengthen collaboration and closely manage compliance of business-critical and government-mandated data. However, Microsoft’s native data recovery features, which holds files for up to 90 days, failed to meet the company’s data storage requirements and put it at risk of irrecoverable data loss. Facing an increasing number of sophisticated threats, the IT team turned to Druva to keep their business resilient and agile. The Druva Cloud Platform ensures the company’s business-critical Microsoft 365 data is secure and recoverable, with stringent SLAs, and compliant with data regulations and governance requirements.

“There are a lot of systems we could do without,” said Hassan Bahrani, Head of IT, Thirteen. “But not Microsoft 365. It’s at the heart of our business, and Druva ensures that data is secure so our company can continue serving our customers. We will likely experience a ransomware attack, and how we recover is going to be testament to our character and the controls we now have in place.”

Following an extensive search for a cloud-native data protection solution, Druva’s innovative approach was apparent during the proof-of-concept. Druva Cloud Platform’s air-gapped architecture on AWS, native integration with Microsoft products, including Teams and OneDrive, compliance capabilities, and robust ransomware protection offered the company a single solution that fit all of its needs. Using Druva, Thirteen is able to recognise ransomware attacks quickly and recover damaged or deleted files 95 percent faster.

“In light of increasing cyber threats and evolving privacy regulations, organisations are navigating an IT landscape that has never been more complex,” said Nick Turner, Vice President of Sales EMEA, Druva. “Druva has built a solution that delivers immediate value and empowers businesses to thrive in the cloud era. Thirteen can now take control of their data and put more resources back into supporting their customers.”


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