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Rubrik - Blog - Leadership Lab: Melinda Wu on Driving Inclusion in the Workplace

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Leadership Lab: Melinda Wu on Driving Inclusion in the Workplace

Melinda Wu joined Rubrik in 2015 as the VP of Product Operations. With over 20 years of experience leading supply chains and manufacturing, she is an in-house expert in building and scaling strong teams. I had the chance to sit down with Melinda and chat about the biggest learnings in her career and her approach to building an inclusive workforce. You’re an industry veteran who has worked at leading tech companies like Hewlett Packard and Cisco. Why did you choose to join Rubrik, which at the time was only one year old?   While the business model and technology were compelling, it was the energy and passion of the founders that sealed it for me. Bipul was magnetic. When he described his long-term vision for the company, I knew I wanted to be part of what they were building. What’s one of your proudest moments in your career? I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of amazing people in my career, but I’m most proud of my time here at Rubrik. I joined when the company was roughly 50 people, so helping it grow to a recognized industry leader with over 1,400 employees is extremely rewarding. I’m proud…
Rubrik - Blog - Using Automation for Faster Cloud Adoption

General Tech

Using Automation for Faster Cloud Adoption

Most work conversations I’m involved in go something like this: blah cloud adoption blah agility blah. It’s true that public cloud provides an innumerable list of benefits, but to me, the most attractive aspect is a uniform, API-driven method of provisioning resources. This makes it inherently automatable, unlike so many frustratingly simple and tedious data center tasks. I always encourage organizations to use cloud as a gateway to automation. There are two primary avenues for automation: infrastructure provisioning and application-delivery aspects of the business. While easy in concept, automation requires a lot of initial investment before its value is returned. I like to start with focusing on the management aspect and automate most of the back-end operations tasks. For example, my team often builds and destroys Rubrik Cloud Cluster deployments as part of our testing, so this is something that made sense to automate. Across the team, some like to use automation tooling such as Terraform, while others prefer native template tools like AWS CloudFormation. We’ve made these use cases available on Rubrik Build so that you can use some of the same tools that we use internally. Terraform Modules We previously announced the Rubrik Provider for Terraform, which simplifies…
Rubrik - Blog - Transforming Company Culture: Rubrik Named to 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies List

Company

Transforming Company Culture: Rubrik Named to 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies List

Last week, LinkedIn announced its 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies List, which honors the 50 most sought-after companies in the U.S. The list is derived from a blended score that looks at factors such as engagement with employees, job interest, and retention and is based on the billions of actions from the LinkedIn community. We’re honored to be included on this year’s list alongside many other innovative companies. Rubrik has experienced an unprecedented amount of growth in recent years. This year alone, we’ve announced a $261M series E investment at a $3.3B valuation and have skyrocketed to over 1,400 employees across six continents. And as we scale, we remain guided by our core values: Relentlessness, Integrity, Velocity, Excellence, and Transparency (RIVET). Last year, we were proudly included on the 2018 LinkedIn Top Startups List. Being named to the 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies List reflects our commitment to building an open environment that is both challenging and rewarding and encourages employees to think outside of the box. Here are some of the reasons why our employees love Rubrik: Culture of Transparency Since day one, radical transparency has been part of Rubrik’s DNA. We invite all employees to attend our board meetings so…
Rubrik - Blog - Extending Cloud Data Management to vCloud Director Tenants

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Extending Cloud Data Management to vCloud Director Tenants

Last year, we proudly announced support for VMware vCloud Director and today, I am excited to further advance our integration with the Rubrik Extension for vCloud Director. Rubrik’s support for vCloud Director delivers simple and flexible multi-tenant self-service management. Our new plugin gives tenants the power to self-serve the same functionality that providers already enjoy from the vCloud Director user interface.   As of 9.1, the vCloud Director user interface (UI) plugin management allows for integration of custom, third-party modules directly into the context of the vCloud Director interface. This means that ecosystem partners, such as Rubrik, can integrate into vCloud Director by customizing the UI based upon HTML5 standards using Angular and Clarity. Once the Rubrik Extension for vCloud Director is installed, the following actions can be made available to allow for tenant self-service: On-demand Snapshots Assign SLA Protection Recover vApp File Recovery Export vApp Credential Management The following image demonstrates some of the Rubrik functionality available from the tenant: By leveraging the plugin registration process that is built into vCloud Director, service providers can dictate whether the plugins should be available to the provider portal or to the tenant portal. Additionally, the service provider can provide granular control…
Rubrik - Blog - Rubrik Live Mount: More Than a Recovery Feature!

Product

Rubrik Live Mount: More Than a Recovery Feature!

Rubrik’s Live Mount for VMware VMs is one of those features that has been around since the very first version of the product. But over the last 5 years, the feature has changed a bit, broadening to support both SQL Server and Oracle databases as well as Hyper-V VMs. And as the breadth of what Live Mount supports has expanded, so has its capabilities. Live Mount offers both security and efficiency enhancements, but the core technology that powers the ability to take point-in-time snapshots of objects stored within Rubrik and present them back to a source has remained unchanged. And let’s face it; 5 years is a long time, and during that time, we have seen Live Mount providing our customers a means to restore faster, as testimonials like the one below can attest. But aside from just faster recovery, we are also seeing our customers utilize Live Mount to solve some other challenges in their day-to-day operations. Being able to duplicate point-in-time copies of a production environment with Rubrik Live Mount supports many unique scenarios that stretch far beyond recovery. If you are wondering how Live Mount may fit into your operations, think of it as an enabler rather…