Local cloud distributor Cloud On Demand is now a distributor for global data protection company Druva in sub-Saharan Africa.

In light of the announcement Cloud On Demand partners and resellers can now take advantage of on-premise and global cloud backup and protection offerings right here in South Africa.

“Our relationship with Druva adds a value component to our overall cloud portfolio offering and we are looking forward to providing these key services and products to the partners of Tarsus, SecureData and MB Technologies that are in our network,” says Jonathan Kropf, CEO at Cloud On Demand.

“We are also looking forward to assisting the company in developing, growing and establishing a healthy channel throughout sub-Sahara Africa.”

In order to fast track its ability to deliver on the growing data protection and backup demands of its existing customers, Cloud On Demand has already rolled out and set up a local cloud offering of Druva, for customers concerned about POPI and data sovereignty, to leverage with immediate effect.

Druva is the leader in protecting and governing data at the edge, providing organizations with visibility and control of their data in a time when organizations are increasingly mobile and distributed. Druva’s solutions are used by over 3,200 global customers and prevent data loss and address governance, compliance, and eDiscovery needs on laptops, servers, and smart devices.

“We see a great opportunity for Druva’s data protection and governance solutions in the Sub-Saharan African market, and Cloud On Demand is an ideal distribution partner for us in the region” adds Rick Powles, regional vice-president for Druva, EMEA. “With our industry leading solutions coupled with Cloud On Demand’s expertise and extensive relationships in the region, we are very much looking forward to developing our presence and building a successful channel business in the region”.