Latest Posts

Rubrik - Blog - Risk Management in the Multi-Cloud World: A CIO’s Perspective

Business

Risk Management in the Multi-Cloud World: A CIO’s Perspective

By now, nearly every enterprise is knee-deep executing on its digital transformation strategy as a way to maintain competitive edge and increase agility. As a result, the modern CIO is no longer just about building an impactful infrastructure, but is also critical for driving key business objectives. They are focused on leveraging the cloud for projects that enable business features and capabilities–web commerce, customer self-service, supply chain automation–while reducing costs and aligning to larger organizational goals. The cloud has become instrumental in delivering these critical features faster. When combined with the rising NoOps model, the cloud empowers developers to leverage APIs and abstract the complexity of managing core infrastructure, so they can focus more on building directly for the business. However, while the cloud unlocks a variety of benefits, it also brings its own set of challenges.  Whether it’s due to legacy applications that are costly to move, regulatory requirements, or just the decision to avoid vendor lock-in, most companies are unable to transition to just a single cloud provider. As a result, data can become fragmented, bringing more risk to more environments in an infrastructure that is harder to manage. It is on the shoulders of the CIO to…
Rubrik - Blog - 6 Pitfalls of Native MongoDB Backup (And How to Overcome Them)

General Tech

6 Pitfalls of Native MongoDB Backup (And How to Overcome Them)

Every enterprise and Fortune 500 organization is undergoing critical modernization efforts, such as digital transformation, customer experience, and cloud-native deployments. With high application availability as a critical requirement for modern applications (IoT, AI/ML, eCommerce, analytics), many enterprises are turning to distributed NoSQL databases. MongoDB continues to be the database of choice for application teams needing to tackle high-volumes of unstructured data, cloud-native and hybrid cloud deployments, agile application development, and cost-effective scalability. Although the cloud-readiness of NoSQL databases like MongoDB enables enterprises to power their cloud applications, no database should enter into production until a reliable, enterprise-grade backup and recovery strategy is in place. While native backup tools like mongodump and OpsManger exist, they are often an inadequate solution for enterprise-grade data NoSQL management. Below are the top 6 Pitfalls of native MongoDB backup and how enterprises can avoid them with Rubrik Datos IO. 1. LEGACY MEDIA SERVER BASED ARCHITECTURES LIMIT SCALABILITY The native MongoDB backup management solution relies on a legacy media server architecture to process and manage backup and restore operations. These legacy architectures centralize the control of the backup process and move/store the backed-up data through a single server, resulting in siloed performance and scalability. While using…
Rubrik - Blog - Cranfield University Chooses Rubrik for Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and Simplified Data Management

Customers

Cranfield University Chooses Rubrik for Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and Simplified Data Management

Cranfield University, a British postgraduate university, is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. Every year, Cranfield University delivers academic courses in 50 countries outside of the UK and executive development to over 15,000 people. Cranfield is one of the UK’s top five commercial research-intensive universities. We recently spoke with Edward Poll, Head of IT Infrastructure, about their experience with Rubrik. Tell us about Cranfield’s IT strategy. What is the IT team responsible for? As a leading global research institution, demand for agile services from our users is continuously increasing. We need forward-thinking technology within our infrastructure that will give us hands-free management and automated orchestration, providing DevOps-like functionality while minimizing downtime, so we can effectively support the university’s 1,600 staff and 4,000 postgraduate students. Cloud is also top of mind for us, especially for disaster recovery. Our goal is to leverage the agility and cost savings of cloud infrastructure. What challenges did you previously have with data protection? Previously, we were replicating to a third-party host. A weakness of this approach was that if our two on-site resilient data centres were completely down, we had no easy way to fully restore services from our…
Rubrik - Blog - Understanding RPO and RTO

General Tech

Understanding RPO and RTO

As enterprises utilize more and more business-critical digital services, information technology infrastructure and applications have become key strategic imperatives. Downtime and data loss translate to a huge business and financial impact that  must be minimized with an effective data protection strategy. When planning for a data protection strategy or a disaster recovery plan (DRP), there are several criteria to consider in order to align with the business impact of various applications and workloads. A Business Impact Analysis (BIA) can help assess and weigh the impact and consequences, both financial and non-financial, of an interruption in business operations. These findings can help organizations determine their availability Service Level Agreements (SLA), or the level of service expected by the customer from the entity that provides the service. Most often, multiple SLAs are defined to match the various levels of criticality that were determined during the BIA. For example, the following SLAs are commonly utilized: 99%, or two 9s, corresponds to 3 days 15 hours and 36 minutes of downtime per year. 99.9%, or three 9s, corresponds to 8 hours 45 minutes and 36 seconds of downtime per year. 99.99%, or four 9s, corresponds to 52 minutes and 34 seconds of downtime per…
Rubrik - Blog - Tips for Migrating Your App to the Cloud

General Tech

Tips for Migrating Your App to the Cloud

In this age of falling cloud computing costs and hybrid cloud infrastructures, many businesses are trying to find a path to migrate their apps to the cloud. There are a myriad of reasons why app migration is top of mind: Potential cost savings Disaster recovery uses App refactoring or modernization Access to burstable resources Integration with SaaS platforms or new cloud-based tools (e.g. Amazon RDS, Azure App Services, and Google Cloud Spanner) In this blog post, I will explore some of the concepts and requirements needed to migrate an app from an on-premises data center to another location. This secondary location is typically a cloud provider, but many of the concepts apply when moving to a DR site, or even a developer’s laptop. In our example, we’ll use one of the most ubiquitous three-tier apps available: WordPress. The diagram below describes the components of our app. Understand Your App Let’s be honest—apps can be complex. If you’ve amassed technical debt in regard to documenting your apps or have little understanding of how they connect with other apps or business processes, you will have some homework to do. You’ll need to document and fully comprehend all aspects of your app, including:…