Painless Protection for Cloud-Native Apps Across the Lifecycle
HYCU brings unified data protection to cloud-native apps with granular recovery for developers and engineers across 50+ services.
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Modern cloud-native applications built on containers, microservices, and serverless platforms have exploded in popularity. But this new decoupled architecture also creates major pain points around data protection and recovery.
Legacy backup solutions are siloed and lack context into the inner workings of cloud-native apps. Critical components go unprotected, leading to disruption when data loss or outages occur.
That's why HYCU is generating excitement with its new R-Cloud platform. HYCU auto-discovers your entire environment — infrastructure, databases, SaaS apps, and more. With its deep integration across 50+ services, HYCU provides unified data protection and seamless recovery when things go wrong.
I recently spoke with Subbiah Sundaram, SVP of Products, Andy Fernandez, Director of Product Management, and Don Jennings, Senior Director of Global Communications at HYCU, to get the inside scoop on their new milestone of 50+ supported services.
Here are key reasons why developers, engineers, and architects should take note of HYCU's differentiated approach to simplifying data protection in the cloud era.
The Explosion of SaaS Adoption Creates Risk
Sundaram set the stage by outlining the staggering pace of SaaS adoption over the past decade. Just a few years ago, there were 70,000 SaaS apps in use, but today, that number sits at over 300,000 and keeps rapidly rising.
While business users cheer the flexibility and collaboration SaaS enables, it creates a major pain for data protection. Critical information like workflows, documents, and communication data now sits outside the firewall.
As Fernandez explained, a typical modern application leverages dozens of decoupled cloud services across functions like compute, databases, security, CI/CD pipelines, monitoring, and more. The configuration and connections between these services are just as essential as the raw data itself. Disrupt any component, and the app grinds to a halt.
Legacy Backup Solutions Fall Critically Short
This new level of complexity renders traditional data protection approaches ineffective. As Sundaram outlined, "Legacy backup solutions are designed for monolithic on-premise environments. But, they lack intelligence in SaaS and cloud-native apps. Critical services like AWS, Lambda, CloudFormation, and SaaS tools go unprotected, leading to business disruption."
Sundaram emphasized that danger lurks not just in production environments but across the entire application lifecycle: "Developers must rethink protection across the entire application lifecycle. No developer wants to reconfigure and rebuild from scratch after data loss."
The Need for Granular Recovery
When data loss or outages occur, recovery is where the rubber meets the road. As Fernandez explained, backup is only half the battle: "HYCU moves beyond backup to provide granular, item-level recovery across services. For example, if a developer accidentally deletes a critical Lambda function tied to your CI/CD pipeline, they can easily restore that single item without any scripting."
For integrated SaaS apps, HYCU delivers sophisticated protection aligned to how these tools are actually used within each organization. No more one-size-fits-all all.
The Power of Cloud-Native Data Protection
So, what makes HYCU's approach to data protection so revolutionary for modern apps? A few key advantages:
- Unified view across infrastructure, SaaS apps, and legacy systems
- Deep native integration versus legacy agents
- True SaaS delivery model
- Consistent experience across 50+ services
- Cloud-scale performance and availability
As Hernandez summarized: "For builders of modern cloud applications, HYCU delivers compelling benefits: Reduce time spent on backup administration, eliminate custom scripts and tooling, prevent app downtime from data loss or human error, restore entire apps or individual components quickly, and gain confidence to innovate rapidly on cloud platforms."
New Milestone: 50+ Integrations
HYCU's massive early traction is evidenced by their newly announced milestone of 50+ supported services available on their Marketplace just months after launching R-Cloud.
As Sundaram explained, these integrations go far beyond basic backup to enable granular recovery: "This marks significant interest and adoption of the HYCU R-Cloud platform by customers and HYCU partners. As HYCU supports a wide range of SaaS services used by an entire organization, HYCU has partnered with organizations focused on different functional areas."
The integrations span across major categories:
- Core compute like AWS EC2 and EBS
- Database services like AWS RDS and DynamoDB
- Core platform services like AWS IAM and CloudFormation
- SaaS apps like Jira, Slack, Office 365, and more
Comprehensive AWS Support
In tandem with the 50 integration milestone, HYCU also unveiled major updates to R-Cloud's AWS support.
Jennings stressed HYCU's leadership position in the market: "The latest updates ensure HYCU delivers the most comprehensive protection for critical AWS services than any other third-party enterprise backup and recovery software provider."
HYCU takes protection beyond infrastructure to include AWS services leveraged across the cloud application lifecycle:
- IAM, CloudFormation, and Lambda for secure access, deployment, and serverless
- Amazon Aurora, DynamoDB, and RDS for cloud databases
- SaaS apps like Atlassian, Slack, and Salesforce used in the development
According to Sundaram: "Our newest updates for AWS customers demonstrate our commitment to keep all the components of the modern application ecosystem available and, most importantly, recoverable no matter what the disruption may be, simple human error or malicious actor."
The Verdict: RAD for the Cloud Era
As organizations accelerate their embrace of cloud-native infrastructure, HYCU is delivering an enterprise-grade yet developer-friendly data protection experience.
Instead of disjointed legacy tools that leave dangerous gaps, HYCU provides integrated RAD (recovery as desired) across the entire application lifecycle.
For once, critical data and services don't have to be left exposed. HYCU empowers developers with the confidence to build as they see fit in the cloud, knowing their apps are safeguarded from start to finish.
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