Rubrik -  - Arushi Jain

Arushi Jain

Rubrik Product Marketing. Former member of Stanford's Nerd Nation. Undercover creative nonfiction writer and connoisseur of hip-hop, stand up comedy, and movies.

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Rubrik -  - Clouditalia Drives Adoption of Modern Data Management in Italy with Rubrik

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Clouditalia Drives Adoption of Modern Data Management in Italy with Rubrik

Clouditalia is the first Italian company to provide integrated cloud and telecommunications services dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises. Last week at VMworld Barcelona, I sat down with Bernardo Marzucchi, CTO, and Delio Trapani, Data Center Technology Manager, to discuss how Clouditalia is using Rubrik to reinforce its competitive edge in the Italian market What differentiates Clouditalia from other Managed Service Providers? Clouditalia is a telecommunications and cloud services provider focused on small and medium enterprises (SME) in Italy. We have 35% of our management infrastructure dedicated to data protection. Our main difference is that we satisfy customers’ needs in a customized manner. Our ability to offer extremely tailored services directed towards our customers’ needs depends on providing the most innovative technologies available in the market. Clouditalia is the first mover in Italy which adopted Rubrik’s solution, giving us a strong competitive advantage in the market. Describe the current IT landscape in Italy. In Italy, the IT transformation is at an early stage. However, the rate of adoption of modern technologies in Italy is growing day by day. Our customers are rapidly embracing new and innovative solutions. What type of challenges were you experiencing with legacy solutions? Legacy solutions are…
Rubrik -  - Fortune 500 Consumer Retail Company Simplifies Data Protection with Rubrik

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Fortune 500 Consumer Retail Company Simplifies Data Protection with Rubrik

At VMworld 2016, I sat down with one of our customers at a Fortune 500 consumer retail company to discuss how they are using Rubrik and the benefits they have seen. As a result, they have wiped out management complexity for their backup and recovery environment and created a plan to expand their global footprint. What type of backup challenges were you experiencing? Our team was looking to simplify backup and recovery. We were previously using multiple solutions and were frustrated by the time needed to train employees let alone recover data. It just wasn’t feasible, and we needed faster recovery times. Additionally, our previous solution was extremely expensive. We have two heavy data centers, and we were running out of runway in our remote locations as well as our local locations. To expand storage space within our former solution would have been very costly. What sold you on Rubrik? While we were evaluating other solutions, when we saw your product, it spoke for itself. That was the biggest thing. I don’t think anyone on our team could effectively know how to use our previous product. With Rubrik, I can take anyone off the street, and in less than hour,…
Rubrik -  - ViaWest Delivers a Seamless Cloud Experience with Rubrik

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ViaWest Delivers a Seamless Cloud Experience with Rubrik

Since 1997, ViaWest has developed a personalized approach to work with clients to design, onboard, support, and manage their cloud environment. Michele Corvino, Director of Product Management, and Kevin Meilinger, Director of Content Marketing, discuss how ViaWest uses Rubrik to enhance its solution and optimize the cloud experience. What differentiates ViaWest from other Managed Service Providers? We have designed the client centric approach to optimize the cloud experience and provide customers with the ongoing support and guidance needed to achieve success in business. What makes ViaWest unique is our belief that we are not our clients’ vendor, but rather an extension of our clients’ teams working toward the success of their business in the cloud. This experience, coupled with our enterprise class infrastructure and facilities across the United States and Europe, allow us to design and implement custom server configurations that other MSP’s cannot deploy. Our advantage over other MSP’s is the way we approach our projects with our clients. The insight that we bring to the conversation is backed by over 15 years of managed hosting expertise, so we have extensive experience in configuration decisions, troubleshooting, and planning for the future needs of our clients through our Client Success…
Rubrik -  - World Vision Adopts Next-Gen Data Management with Rubrik

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World Vision Adopts Next-Gen Data Management with Rubrik

Nathan Sielaff, system engineer at World Vision, is responsible for backup, storage, and beyond. He strives to create a flexible and agile IT environment, so the organization doesn’t need to worry about underlying infrastructure and can focus its efforts on its mission. Tell us about World Vision and the organization’s mission. At World Vision we believe in a full solution to poverty and injustice. We provide emergency assistance to children and families affected by disasters and conflict, partner with communities for long-term solutions to alleviate poverty, and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor.  This is a complex problem, and requires a true community effort to create an impact.  We bring sponsors and donors together with children and communities in nearly 100 countries. As responders in the face of world disasters, we have to ensure we are agile and able to connect people at any time. Our areas of impact range across clean water, child protection, disaster relief, economic development, education, food and agriculture, health, domestic empowerment, faith, and gender equality. How does your group support the organization in its mission? We strive to provide a stable IT infrastructure to fully support our organization when disasters strike around the…
Rubrik -  - Security 101: What Security Really Means For Data Management

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Security 101: What Security Really Means For Data Management

Data security is not a new priority for enterprises. In earlier blog posts, we discussed the rising threat of ransomware and how a next-gen data management solution prevented a ransomware attack. Given the exponential growth of data and increasing trend in data breaches, it is imperatives that businesses apply the highest security standards to all their data. However, the concept of security is often confounded in the context of data management. To clarify the important terms, components, and their implications for data security within enterprise backup and recovery, I sat down with Adam Goldberg, who leads product development for Rubrik’s security solutions. Adam comes from a security background with previous experience at the Department of Defense.Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) FIPS 140-2 is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security standard used to accredit cryptographic modules. It is often a requirement for a product to be installed in a location where sensitive data is stored. The FIPS 140-2 standard extends far beyond the federal government. For example, financial and healthcare institutions collect, store, and transfer highly sensitive information that needs to be secured. While FIPS 140-2 features four levels of security, only Level…
Rubrik -  - Evaluating Rubrik From an End User’s Perspective

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Evaluating Rubrik From an End User’s Perspective

Lee Merrill, a Senior Technical Support Engineer at Rubrik, was formerly a customer of Rubrik. In this blog post, Lee shares his experience and what he learned while evaluating Rubrik from an end user’s perspective. How did you hear about Rubrik when you were a customer? I had an excellent experience as a Rubrik customer. We had some pretty significant pain points with backup and had been mainly looking at storage to ease our pain. Disk space was our major issue with backups, so we had to remove backups to keep things going. This was a constant pain and consumed a lot of time. A vendor of ours had heard about “this product” that we should check out. He thought it would solve our backup issues. Afterwards, we had our hands on our first Brik. Describe your experience when installing Rubrik A memory I have with Rubrik is setting it up with Eric. After we ingested one small 50GB VM, I thought we should put our file servers to the test.  Thus, 4-5TB VMs were next. At first, these had a couple issue with ingestion, but some of it was due to us only having 1GB nics. Support and engineering was…
Rubrik -  - Leadership Lab: Mark Leslie on Building Culture and Transformative Technology

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Leadership Lab: Mark Leslie on Building Culture and Transformative Technology

How do transformational leaders build game-changing companies? We bring you the first part of our Leadership Lab series where we ask next-gen executives, investors, and academics to share their perspectives on what they learned and what is driving future innovation. We sat down with Mark Leslie at Nutanix .NEXT, who is an investor in, prior board member of, and current senior advisor to Nutanix. He is the Managing Partner of Leslie Ventures and was the Founding Chairman and CEO of VERITAS Software. What lessons did you learn in building two companies before Veritas? One of the lessons I learned early on was that I used to say, “We are going to ship it on Tuesday no matter what.” This created a war inside the company. We ended up being sorry we shipped it on Tuesday, and I learned that it is all about shipping great products that work well – and you can’t ship them before their time. When you were CEO of Veritas, how did you address the issue of technical debt? We didn’t have that word in our vocabulary when we started. It is great that we have that definition now because we can define the delta between…
Rubrik -  - Welcoming Karl Driesen, Head of Sales, EMEA, to the Rubrik Family

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Welcoming Karl Driesen, Head of Sales, EMEA, to the Rubrik Family

We are excited to announce Karl Driesen as our new Head of Sales, EMEA. Karl Driesen is responsible for overseeing our strategic direction and growth across EMEA. Karl brings more than 20 years of industry experience in building and leading regional sales team and businesses. Prior to Rubrik, he has been instrumental in growing startups from early stage to IPO. As the former Vice President, EMEA of Palo Alto Networks, he built a team of more than 200 members and a business of over $200M in annual booking run rate in five years. Before joining Palo Alto Networks, Karl was the Vice President, EMEA at Infoblox where he grew the business from scratch to over $40M in annual bookings run rate in four years. Most recently, he started the EMEA business as the Vice President of Elastica (acquired by Blue Coat Systems). During our launch event this week, we sat down with Karl to discuss his perspective on expansion strategies for EMEA and qualities of successful companies. Q: In your career, you have acted as a “growth detector.” What do you look for when you are expanding a company into a new market? A: Before investing resources and time in…
Rubrik -  - Why Your Hospital May be Held Hostage Without Healthy Data Protection

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Why Your Hospital May be Held Hostage Without Healthy Data Protection

There’s a crisis in healthcare. The crisis we are referring to is not the economic system, but rather cyber threats targeted at hospitals’ data. In February, a cyberattack in Los Angeles left the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center paralyzed without access to electronic records while its hackers held its computer systems captive for a reputedly multi-million dollar ransom. The result – a 40 bitcoin (approximately $17,000) payment and a loss of operations for over a week. This cyberthreat, known as ransomware, is growing and is predicted to increase in 2016. In one week alone, three hospitals were hit by ransomware attacks. How do hospitals protect themselves from ransomware threats? To answer this question, we sat down with David Ramos, who leads the development of Rubrik’s security measures. Ramos has a Ph.D. from Stanford in Computer Science and discovered dozens of security bugs in open source software, including three in OpenSSL for which security advisories were issued. Ramos explains why hospitals are especially vulnerable to these types of attacks, and why data protection and security need to be integrated at the highest standard in a reliable backup solution. Q. What is Ransomware? How is Ransomware different from other cyber threats? A. Ransomware…