Druva, the leader in converged data protection, today announced it has established a subsidiary in Japan, further strengthening its investment in the Japanese market. Druva has invested heavily in Japan over the past year, having localized its top-rated data protection and governance solutions and partnering with leading Japanese resellers and integrators, including NTT Neomeit and NetOne Systems. In addition, NTT Finance announced today it has made a strategic investment in Druva, recognizing the unique data protection and governance capabilities Druva brings to Japanese and global customers.

The mission of Druva Japan will be to provide support and training for reseller partners and customers while tailoring its product roadmap to align with the specific data protection-related requirements of Japan. Druva first localized its solutions for Japan a year ago. NTT Finance’s strategic investment will be used to further build and scale Druva operations in the region.

Druva first announced its entrance into the Japanese market last year, with its NetOne Systems partnership, which made the company’s data protection solutions available locally. IT solution provider NTT Neomeit also became the first Japanese Managed Service Provider (MSP) of Druva at the time.  Since then, Druva has appointed NetOne Partners as a distributor, and signed new Japanese partners including AP-Communications, CLCP, Serverworks, and SO-NET Business Associates. These partnerships will ensure Druva has the local expertise to deliver data protection and governance solutions that address regional data protection and privacy requirements.  Druva is also introducing its PartnerSync program for new partners in Japan in order to ensure that Druva's solutions can be made available to all industries and market segments in Japan.  

Druva also announced its Japan leadership team.  Hiroshi Yamamoto will serve as Country Manager for Japan and Kenichi Miwa will lead engineering efforts as the head of solution engineering.  Furthermore, Pete Yamasaki, Vice President of Asia Pacific Japan, will be based in and use Japan as a base of operations for the region.  

Druva leverages Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud platforms to converge business continuity and data governance, dramatically reducing the risk, effort and cost of managing business critical information across the enterprise--everything from endpoints to the data center. Data is captured once as backup and made usable for multiple data protection needs including restores, disaster recovery, search, compliance and information governance. Druva calls this innovative approach converged data protection.

Druva’s new office is located at Global Business Hub Tokyo in Otemachi, Tokyo. Druva’s products are available in Japanese today.

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