Pune Startup launches Vaultize – Cloud-Based Enterprise Backup & DR

Pune Startup Anoosmar Technologies, has just come out of stealth mode, and announced the public beta of Vaultize, which they describe as:

Vaultize is next generation data protection: cloud-based backup and disaster recovery that also enables collaboration between users, synchronization of devices and sharing over web. Vaultize turns your zero-returns investment in backup into an asset that improves availability, increases productivity and makes sharing easy.

Anoosmar Technoloies has been founded by Anand Kekre and Ankur Panchbudhe, both of whom are Pune old-timers, with an ex-Veritas (Symantec), and ex-McAfee background. Both of them have been in the data protection, security, and storage space for over 10 years, and have deep expertise in enterprise infrastructure software. Between them they have 64 US patents.

Before you dismiss Vaultize by comparing it with Dropbox, or , remember that Vaultize is not a consumer product – it is targeting the enterprise space. In that sense, I see Vaultize as more of a competitor to Pune’s Druva. However, given the backgrounds of the founders of Druva and founders of Vaultize, I would be tempted to guess that Druva is likely to be more interested in enterprise backup, and replication and generally areas more to do with performance and availability in an enterprise, while Vaultize is likely to move more in the direction of archiving, and e-discovery and generally areas more to do with risk management and legal compliance. But that’s pure speculation – I might be wrong.

Also check out the customer case studies page and the management team page.

Druva is one of the few Pune software product companies that has received funding from well known VCs, and hence, Anoosmar, which has a similar pedigree and similar target markets, is a company to watch closely.

4 thoughts on “Pune Startup launches Vaultize – Cloud-Based Enterprise Backup & DR

  1. You are correct Navin – it would be unfair to compare us to Dropbox et al, because from day 1 our focus was on organizations. So, features like centralized admin, policies, AD support, etc were always there.

    I would also like to add that we made a conscious decision at the beginning itself to bootstrap. We looked at our business model and design, did a round of market validation, looked at our finances, and felt that with what cloud technology offered, we need not go for funding (initially). I feel this encouragement to bootstrap (at least initially) is a nice side effect of cloud computing.

    And regarding where we are headed, I would only like to say that we have only laid the foundation now, for something more exciting :-).

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