Company Overview: HYCU
Back-up and recovery for hyper-converged multi-cloud.
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I had the opportunity to meet with HYCU today, the sixth on the IT Press Tour #31. Simon Taylor, CEO, led off the “Leverage to Scale” presentation with an overview of where the company has been providing purpose-built back-up and recovery for Nutanix to growing to provide solutions for the rest of the cloud. They currently have more than 1000 customers in 52 countries and are as close to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as they are Nutanix.
While Veritas was built for Unix, Commvault for Windows, Veeam for VMware, HYCU is being built for multi-cloud. As budgets moving to lines of business (LOBs) with more control and power, hybrid-multi-cloud infrastructures are proliferating with data protection being siloed and mired in the past.
HYCU is purpose-built for each platform, agentless to provide IT with governance and compliance layer they need while letting LOBs freedom to choose their infrastructure with purpose-built backup and recovery services. The way you are consuming your platform is the way you should be consuming your backup.
HYCU's market penetration is based on partnering with the platform. With Nutanix, HYCU is selling 100% through the Nutanix channel. HYCU mapped their channel to Nutanix with the same distributors, resellers, an MSPs globally.
HYCU for Google Cloud is a pure service offering sold through GCP marketplace. Customers invoiced by Google.
During the meeting, Simon introduced HYCU Protégé, multi-cloud protection as a service with cross-cloud disaster recovery, data migration, and application recovery, with centralized policy management. Protégé removes the borders between clouds, provides disaster recovery, DR Policies, predefined recovery settings in case of disaster, DR automation, single-click business service DR, and multi-cloud optimization.
Subbiah Sundaram, V.P., Products, went through the customer journey and what they need to think about at each step:
- Lift and shift
- Data migration — What are the prerequisites for data migration?
- Backup in the cloud — What is the cost of backup in the cloud? What is the most efficient cloud backup solution?
- Attributes of the right data protection solution (DPaaS):
- Dynamic deployment
- Elasticity — scale up and down as needed
- Platform leverage
According to Subbiah, the challenges with the current offerings are as follows:
- Legacy = static deployment, scale-up, checkbox integration.
- On-prem scale-out backups = static deployment, scale-out within an elastic, minimal platform integration.
How is HYCU positioned uniquely? It's purpose-built for each platform to make back up invisible, to elastically scale without any storage encumbrance, to be application aware, to enable the right choice for every workload.
HYCU backup and recovery for GCP is the first purpose-built backup and recovery for GCP offered as-a-service on the GCP marketplace. There are no upfront licenses, it's monthly utility billing. There is no complex infrastructure to manage, it's auto-deployed HYCU infrastructure. There is no expensive and complex scaling, simply cloud scaling up and down.
Key takeaways from HYCU:
- Rapid adoption of purpose-built on-prem and cloud solutions.
- Introduction of HYCU Protégé:
- Cross-cloud migration
- Disaster recovery
- Application recovery
- With centralized management
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