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Rubrik -  - NWB Bank Simplifies Compliance Reporting and Saves Time with Rubrik

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NWB Bank Simplifies Compliance Reporting and Saves Time with Rubrik

Headquartered in the Hague, Netherlands, Nederlandse Waterschapsbank N.V. (NWB Bank) is a leading bank within the Dutch public sector. Founded in 1954, NWB Bank is the fifth largest bank in the Netherlands in terms of balance sheet. NWB Bank is supervised by the European Central Bank and has the highest credit rating from both Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. The bank mainly serves local authorities (water boards, municipalities and provinces) and institutions under the guarantee of decentralized governments, such as housing corporations and healthcare institutions. We recently spoke with Michel Vaessen, ICT Manager and Rob Heemskerk, Network Engineer at NWB Bank. Tell us about your team and their responsibilities at NWB Bank. Vaessen: I oversee a nine-person IT team dedicated to supporting the bank’s internal users and external clients. Our central mandate is managing the company’s infrastructure, ICT projects, and network applications. We also provide digital services to our external clients and are currently working on creating a client portal to provide our customers even more insight into their loans and accompanying documentation. Data availability and employing cutting-edge technology are fundamental to our IT strategy. Rubrik fits perfectly with this vision and will allow us to reap the benefits of…
Rubrik -  - Petit Forestier Deploys Rubrik for Cost Efficiencies and Easy Google Cloud Platform Integration

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Petit Forestier Deploys Rubrik for Cost Efficiencies and Easy Google Cloud Platform Integration

Headquartered in Villepinte, France, Petit Forestier is the European leader in refrigerated vehicle and container rental, providing key products for businesses whose success depends directly on controlled temperatures of their products and maintaining the continuity of the cold chain. The company has a portfolio of over 15,000 customers in diverse business sectors and more than 3,500 employees. With a network of 237 sites worldwide, Petit Forestier maintains an expansive fleet of more than 49,000 vehicles to serve its customers. We recently spoke with Guillaume Laurency, CIO and Johan Barre, Project Manager, Infrastructure, about their experience with Rubirk. Tell us about Petit Forestier’s IT strategy. Laurency: As a family-owned company, we care deeply about our employees. We want to ensure they have a world-class experience by equipping them with modern IT solutions that will last for the next decade. We need infrastructure that will scale to support our company’s growth and transition to the cloud. Rubrik is a true long-term partner for Petit Forestier, future-proofing our infrastructure as we develop their digital transformation and cloud strategy. Rubrik is more than just backup, providing us with greater use cases that can drive business objectives and deliver additional value to other teams. What…
Rubrik -  - JE Dunn Achieves Significant Cost Savings and Automation with Rubrik

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JE Dunn Achieves Significant Cost Savings and Automation with Rubrik

JE Dunn Construction has been a leader in the commercial construction industry since 1924, providing construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, JE Dunn has 21 offices nationwide and over 2,500 employees. It is the 11th largest domestic general building contractor in the United States, generating over $2.9 billion in revenue in 2017 alone. We recently spoke with Jason Hull, Senior Systems Manager, about their experience with Rubrik. Tell us about JE Dunn’s IT strategy. What is the IT team responsible for? IT is tightly integrated with our business strategy. Our IT team provides trusted, innovative technologies that enable our executive management, project teams and clients to advance transformational business solutions. My team that is responsible for data protection and data center operations, supporting 2,500 employees and over 50,000 accounts. We empower lean processes at our construction sites with technology, enabling our teams and partners to be more collaborative and productive. On top of that, we’re committed to providing stability, availability and performance. Rubrik is a crucial part of achieving that strategy. What challenges were you previously having with data protection? As we begun to evaluate new vendors, we wanted a solution that was disrupting the backup and…
Rubrik -  - Polaris Radar: The Last Line of Defense

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Polaris Radar: The Last Line of Defense

Ransomware is getting increasingly more sophisticated, and attacks are getting harder and harder to avoid–even when strong security measures are in place. In fact, over 70% of organizations were infected by ransomware after it successfully bypassed their detection and prevention measures.* Ransomware rapidly mutates into new variants, making it extremely difficult to detect with traditional signature-based approaches. That’s why we built Radar, a Polaris app that increases resilience in the face of cyber attacks. Rubrik’s approach includes multiple layers of defense, such as anomaly detection, data analysis, and instant recovery.   Dealing with Ransomware No one likes having their possessions held for ransom and being blackmailed into paying cash for something that is already theirs. Typically, a data center is infiltrated undetected via an endpoint device from a phishing attack that will begin to rapidly encrypt files based on various criteria. At this point, the victim can either pay the ransom or lose their data. There are three main reasons corporations choose not to pay ransoms: It encourages ransomware hackers to carry out more attacks. It shows that the organization is willing to pay, making them a higher priority target. Paying doesn’t always result in getting the decryption key. Dealing…
Rubrik -  - VMworld 2018: Rubrik Style

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VMworld 2018: Rubrik Style

I first got involved with VMworld in 2015, and every year brings something new both in the depth of learning and the unique community activities. And, of course, I’ve been able to meet some great people I now call my friends. VMworld is quickly approaching, but this time, I have a different seat to watch and participate from. This is the first year I get to go as a Rubrik Technical Marketing Engineer, and to say I’m excited is a major understatement. The team has many activities planned that are sure to help anyone attending. We hope to see you at our sessions, booths, and legendary VMworld party with performances by The Roots and Run-DMC. So you don’t miss anything, here’s a quick rundown of what to expect from Rubrik at VMworld 2018: Special Events We have A LOT planned at Rubrik booths #1334 and #1474 this year. In addition to the events listed below, stop by for some fresh swag and the chance to win our daily raffle. Follow us @rubrikinc to stay up to date on all of our activities and sessions. Book Signing with Duncan Epping, Niels Hagoort, and Frank Denneman Monday, Aug 27, 5:00-6:00 pm, booth #1334…
Rubrik -  - In the Eye of the Beholder: Rubrik Alta 4.2

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In the Eye of the Beholder: Rubrik Alta 4.2

In any new release, there are the major features–the items you mention when asked for a 30-second version of “what’s new.” Rubrik Alta 4.2 is no exception, and we’ve talked a lot about the high-level themes and larger features. Perhaps it’s my IT Operations background, but while I get excited about the banner features, I also find the “smaller” items fascinating. I still remember reading release notes as a customer and seeing a feature or feature improvement that, while minor to many, was hugely impactful and an indication of development maturity. If developer cycles aren’t also put towards improvement to existing features or “minor additions,” that’s not healthy and is especially challenging for current customers. Given that, I’d like to take a few minutes to focus on a few less notable, but still important, 4.2 features. Let’s call them “In the Eye of the Beholder” features. Edge on AHV & Hyper-V I’ve spent a lot of time with customers who have extensive Remote Office / Branch Office (ROBO) architectures. Backup and recovery in these environments can be painful–lack of physical space, tape rotation, budget challenges, performance, and more. While Rubrik in the data center traditionally has a 3 or 4 node minimum,…
Rubrik -  - Encrypting Your Data in the Cloud: Rubrik CloudOut with Google Cloud Storage

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Encrypting Your Data in the Cloud: Rubrik CloudOut with Google Cloud Storage

With the rise of ransomware attacks and other security threats, data encryption is mission-critical for any company’s security strategy. The risk of improperly encrypting data is especially amplified in the cloud era, when sensitive data is stored outside of customer data centers and in public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. While these providers offer a number of tools to help customer encrypt data before it is stored, these tools can be complex and difficult to use. Addressing the top enterprise pain points is what Rubrik was founded on, and security has been core to its platform since day one. This includes end-to-end encryption, both in transit and at rest, which we extend to our integration with public cloud providers. The Rubrik approach simplifies how data encryption is implemented and masks complexity from users. Rubrik has a wide breadth of cloud capabilities, from simple archival to DR and test/dev. Many customers leverage our CloudOut capability for archival of their backup data in public cloud providers, often as a replacement for tape. This approach is typically more cost effective and more reliable, and offers better response times in the event that data restoration is required.…
Rubrik -  - Accelerating the Cloud Journey with Rubrik and AWS

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Accelerating the Cloud Journey with Rubrik and AWS

Today, we’re proud to announce that Rubrik has achieved AWS Storage ISV Partner Competency, which recognizes our powerful cloud technology and proven ability to support customers evaluating and using AWS. The AWS Competency Program simplifies the adoption of new solutions by providing AWS customers with quality APN Partners who have demonstrated technical proficiency and success in specialized areas. Earning the highest level of partnership that an AWS partner can attain is a testament to Rubrik’s cloud-first approach to data management. That’s why I want to take a step back to talk about our integration with AWS and how companies are leveraging Rubrik when on-ramping to the cloud. At Rubrik, our customers are on a journey to modernize their infrastructure and meet the changing demands of businesses. More often than not, this journey takes them to cloud providers such as AWS that can help them achieve cost efficiency and increase business agility. Rubrik was built to accelerate our customers’ cloud adoption, whether it’s by simplifying archival to Amazon S3, streamlining recovery and migration to AWS, or enabling multi-region and hybrid environments. For each phase of the journey, Rubrik has built capabilities into its platform that simplify the process of moving data…
Rubrik -  - AWS EC2 Protection with Rubrik

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AWS EC2 Protection with Rubrik

For most IT professionals, data protection is a difficult and thankless task. Adding to the pain, data protection tools can be even more complex and brittle than manual processes. Take, for example, the protection of virtual machines/instances in the public cloud. The primitives help protect your data, but automating the process often requires cobbling together various scripts and services that have to be constantly maintained. Solving these pain points was a major part of the recent Rubrik Alta 4.2 release. Based on customer demand, we’ve made simplifying the protection of cloud workloads a key benefit of our platform, beginning with Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instances. In a previous post, I provided an overview of the various AWS primitives, such as EBS snapshots and Amazon Machine Images, that are involved with EC2 instance protection. This post will go under the hood of how Rubrik uses these primitives to automate and simplify protection. What Challenges Are We Solving For? We designed Alta 4.2 to address the top data management challenges we heard from customers and prospects who are running workloads in AWS. This includes those who are new to the public cloud and those who run primarily in the cloud. Here…