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.
You mentioned ‘fastest-growing.’ Can you quantify that?
Sure. Two years ago, we grew 450 percent, then 200 percent, 150 percent. Year on year on year, we have consistently had over 100 percent growth. And I think that speaks volumes about the extent to which HYCU was really becoming a major player in the data protection space. And in the Gartner Magic Quadrant, for the first time ever HYCU was listed as a visionary.
Congratulations on that. Does HYCU provide its own cloud for customers”
HYCU truly believes in freedom of choice. From a storage perspective, we don’t buy into this paradigm that you automatically sell storage along with data protection. We believe flexibility is what makes HYCU so successful. And so we’ve integrated with every single cloud vendor so that you can actually choose which target you want to use. You can also use SMB, NFS or NAS devices as a target. I think we run the gamut in terms of providing that level of flexibility. So it’s simple. It’s turnkey. And it also doesn’t lock folks in. And I think one of the challenges we’ve seen over and over again is that our competitors are also selling storage, or in some ways discounting the heck out of the software just to stick customers with a big storage bill. We believe customers from a TCO perspective are better off deciding which storage works best for them and then using the world’s best multi-cloud data protection solution to provide the data protection layer.