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Rubrik - Blog - Kick Ransomware in the Teeth with Polaris Radar

Architecture

Kick Ransomware in the Teeth with Polaris Radar

There’s a strong chance that you, a colleague, or a peer at another company has been hit by a ransomware attack. This means that someone penetrated your perimeter defense, likely through human phishing methods or insecure external access (such as RDP), and has landed malicious code within a permissive zone of your production environment. The outcome of these attacks comes in the form of encrypted content (files, folders, operating systems, etc.) that require cryptocurrency payment(s) to make it accessible once more. This pain can hit especially hard when: Identifying where the malicious code exists to remove or neuter it. Scoping out the damage and either paying the “ransom” or restoring data from backup. Determining how to prevent the intrusion from repeating, if possible. Fortunately, we at Rubrik understand this pain all too well. One of our earliest customers, Langs Building Supplies, had their production environment hit by a ransomware snag back in 2016. Their team acted quickly and used the immutable nature of Rubrik’s backups to recover the encrypted data without paying the ransom. Huzzah! Since then, we’ve taken the state of the art to a new frontier with the release of Radar, an application that lives on our Polaris…
Rubrik - Blog - Introducing Rubrik Go: Subscribe to Simplicity

Company

Introducing Rubrik Go: Subscribe to Simplicity

Today, we’re thrilled to announce Rubrik Go, a new evergreen subscription purchasing program designed to help customers easily modernize their data centers. The program applies a SaaS approach and empowers customers to enjoy future innovation through one simple and predictable subscription license. With Rubrik Go, customers can easily access the latest data management technology through free evergreen refreshes, streamlined software editions, and the flexibility to migrate data to the public cloud at any time with no additional costs. A trend we’ve seen among our customers is that as they try to modernize their data centers or migrate to the cloud, many are held back by the lack of flexibility with traditional licensing. This traditional on-premises model typically results in higher capital expenditures, a challenge for companies restricted by annual budgets and the inability to commit to large upfront costs. On top of that, many customers are tired of trying to access the latest technology without battling price hikes, lengthy contract negotiations, and unpredictable renewals. For example, if customers wish to migrate data to the cloud, they often have to repurchase their on-premises license. Rubrik Go is designed to solve these challenges easily. To enable agile infrastructures, Rubrik Go offers a…
Rubrik - Blog - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Achieves API-Driven Automation and Security with Rubrik

Customers

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Achieves API-Driven Automation and Security with Rubrik

With roots dating back to the late 1800s, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is one of today’s leading global law firm with offices around the world. Recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms and by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top 20 firms for client service, Pillsbury is highly regarded for their forward-thinking approach. We recently spoke to David Comer, Senior Network Engineer, about his team’s experience with Rubrik. Tell us about Pillsbury’s IT strategy. Our IT strategy is to be on the leading edge of technology. Both our global staff and clients expect our systems to be up and running 24/7, so we invest heavily in technologies that ensure high application availability. We are always looking for ways to consolidate, be more economical, and help our attorneys be as efficient as possible through innovative technology. What issues were you experiencing with your legacy backup solution? Our company relies heavily on Exchange, SQL, and Sharepoint to get our work done. With our previous solution, the recovery process for mounting Exchange Databases to recover mailbox items was extremely manual. It would take us an hour to restore a single VM,…
Rubrik - Blog - Bare Metal Recovery: The Rubrik Way

Product

Bare Metal Recovery: The Rubrik Way

While the rage of late has been a shift into more agile and efficient operating models based on DevOps principles, infrastructure-as-code, virtualization, and cloud, the reality is that organizations are still relying on physical on-premises infrastructures to provide services. For many organizations, these physical systems are hosting some of their most mission-critical applications, which means ensuring protection is a business necessity. However, physical servers also present some of the toughest challenges when it comes to data protection. Decoupling data from physical servers and providing an image level, or Bare Metal Recovery (BMR), restore process is much harder without the layer of abstraction hypervisors provide. Rubrik Andes 5.0 seeks to break down these abstraction challenges, providing end-to-end protection around physical Windows servers. Rubrik’s Road to Bare Metal Recovery At Rubrik, we designed our platform to be a unified solution that can protect data regardless of where it lives. We dipped our toes into physical data protection with our third product release,  which offered options for administrators to backup on a fileset level. While this functionality is great at providing support for dump-and-scrape backups or protecting a large set of user-created files, complete system recoveries led to lengthier RTOs. We addressed this…
Rubrik - Blog - Challenges of NoSQL Data Management: An Architect’s View

Architecture

Challenges of NoSQL Data Management: An Architect’s View

More and more enterprises are adopting modern NoSQL databases like MongoDB and Apache Cassandra (DataStax) to enable rapid development of next-generation applications (AI/ML, IoT, eCommerce, customer experience). However, while these databases can help speed up application development, they lack enterprise-class recovery solutions, putting organizations at risk of data loss. While NoSQL databases offer capabilities such as cross data-center database replication, they do not provide point-in-time backup and recovery. If data errors are introduced or data is accidentally deleted, the databases’ redundant-node replication can lead to almost immediate corruption of critical data across all nodes. In this post, I’ll dive into NoSQL data protection requirements and the technical challenges that enterprise- grade data management solutions must address. Comprehensive data management is a must for running mission-critical applications in enterprise environments (private cloud, hybrid clouds, or public clouds). As the shift to these next-generation applications and NoSQL databases increases, we see new data management requirements emerging: Eventually-consistent databases require novel point-in-time techniques for consistent state across a database cluster. The elastic nature of next-generation databases necessitates backup and recovery to be highly available, scalable, and failure resilient. Backups need to be maintained in native (source) formats for advanced data management services such…