HYCU Unveils R-Cloud Platform For SaaS Vendors To Build Data Protection
Joseph F. Kovar
‘We want to protect the world from a SaaS perspective, and there’s 17,000 different SaaS services. How can we do that? We certainly can’t build 17,000 different SaaS products. We certainly can’t build integrations into 17,000 companies. And that’s when lightning struck. It shouldn’t be us building 17,000 integrations. We should be a platform that allows 17,000 SaaS vendors to write to us,’ says HYCU founder and CEO Simon Taylor.
Taking Data Protection To The Next Level
Cloud and SaaS data protection technology developer HYCU Wednesday introduced a new platform called R-Cloud that aims to make it possible for any SaaS vendor to add data protection to their offerings. HYCU founder and CEO Simon Taylor told CRN the aim was to make it easy for the 17,000 or so SaaS vendors, most of which have not implemented data protection for the data used by their applications because of the expense or lack of skills needed to do so.
With R-Cloud, HYCU has opened up the APIs of its flagship HYCU Protégé data protection technology to any SaaS vendor to build the needed integration for their applications and will even help write the integration if needed, Taylor said.
“We certainly can’t build 17,000 different SaaS products,” he said. “We certainly can’t build integrations into 17,000 companies. And that’s when lightning struck. It shouldn’t be us building 17,000 integrations. We should be a platform that allows 17,000 SaaS vendors to write to us.”
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HYCU, which sells its data protection technology exclusively through channel partners, on Wednesday also introduce R-Graph, an application that automatically discovers an entire environment’s data via a single sign-on and builds a tree so customers know where all their data is.
HYCU is well-funded and well-set for future growth, Taylor said. The company in June 2022 opened its Series B round of funding, which included strategic investors Cisco Systems and Atlassian. The round continued in September when Okta Ventures joined it. Total investment so far in HYCU is $100 million.
Here is a look at HYCU’s latest technology and where the company is going in the future.