Rubrik -  - John Koo

John Koo

Head of Corp Marketing at Rubrik. Marketing at Pure Storage. Product Management, Marketing at VERITAS. Husband, dad, sometime cyclist.

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Rubrik -  - Rubrik Hosts Kevin Durant at VMworld Las Vegas 2017

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Rubrik Hosts Kevin Durant at VMworld Las Vegas 2017

It has been an action-packed month for Rubrik. After only three and a half years in business, we were named a Visionary in the Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup & Recovery Solutions and reached a $150M annualized run rate. We achieved Advanced Partner Status with AWS and launched a Global Service Delivery Partner program. We’re continuing this exciting momentum at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, where MVP and 2017 NBA Champion Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors, will be joining Rubrik on Tuesday, August 29. Follow us on Twitter for more details: @rubrikInc. Rubrik is thankful for the strong support of our partners, customers, and community. We recently had the opportunity to invite Kevin, a noted Silicon Valley investor and philanthropist, to VMworld to learn more about the future of enterprise technology. While this is going to be an amazing experience for the VMworld community, we are also using this opportunity to raise funds for youth initiatives supported by the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation (KDCF). The KDCF works in the US and internationally to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic, and social programs. All week, Rubrik will fund a free-throw…
Rubrik -  - Hello Nutanix, Let’s Elevate Data Protection

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Hello Nutanix, Let’s Elevate Data Protection

Hyperconverged infrastructure has been trending in the data center. CIOs like the ROI of eliminating infrastructure layers, while IT managers and engineers are drawn to consumer-like usability, rich automation, and simplified management experience for building and operating a modern environment. Let’s say you simplified your primary environment with a hyperconverged solution like Nutanix.  It wouldn’t make much sense to hitch it to a legacy data protection solution. Best case, managing your data protection could be more work than managing your primary environment. Worst case, your data protection could impact application performance on your new environment. This is the quandary facing customers considering hyperconverged infrastructure. It makes perfect sense that Rubrik teamed up with Nutanix via their Elevate Partner Program. Rubrik’s r300 Series is now a validated, Nutanix Ready solution for backup and disaster recovery. Customers can confidently deploy our joint solution for VMware vSphere while benefiting from immediate infrastructure reduction, easy and rapid deployment, and web-scale architecture. One of our joint customers, Matthew Day at Langs Building Supplies, said it best, “Nutanix and Rubrik are complementary technologies. Both are rock solid scale-out platforms that allow IT to drive business outcomes. Together, they destroy the complexity barrier, allowing us to focus on what we really…
Rubrik -  - Building a Company with Great Partners

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Building a Company with Great Partners

This week we announced AHEAD as our 2015-16 Partner of the Year. We’re excited to present AHEAD with this recognition for not only the work they’ve done with us this year, but also for the kind of business they are building. As we build Rubrik into an enduring institution, our channel partners will be an integral part of our customers’ experience. It follows that on-boarding the right partners with an aligned vision and customer-centric ethos is something that we care a lot about. Since our r300 Series GA eight months ago, AHEAD has been a supporter of Rubrik’s Converged Data Management vision: radical simplicity, consistent performance and cloud economics for backup and recovery. In fact, Rubrik is now part of AHEAD’s vision, called Cloud Delivery Framework. Cloud Delivery Framework is new IT operating model incorporating virtualization, data protection and automation that is meant to provide simplified end-to-end infrastructure services. We’ve also been impressed with how AHEAD drives their vision to reality. They have invested in engineering resources to design and test their Cloud Delivery Framework. AHEAD currently runs a Rubrik environment in their Chicago lab, and has validated a reference architecture for Converged Data Management. This kind of work has…
Rubrik -  - Welcoming Chris Wahl to Rubrik

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Welcoming Chris Wahl to Rubrik

Today at Virtualization Field Day 5 (#VFD5) we were thrilled to welcome the newest member of the Rubrik family, Chris Wahl. Chris is a respected voice in next-generation data center technologies and has earned his reputation in the community over the past decade with hands-on experience with enterprise infrastructure design, service orchestration, and data center automation. However, many of us know Chris through his blog, Wahl Network, which ranks in the Top 10 Virtualization Blogs and has earned the favorite independent blogger designation for three years running. He’s also led and presented at VMware User Groups (VMUGs) across the globe, co-authored Networking for VMware Administrators, and holds two VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) certifications. The Opportunity Ahead So, why did Rubrik and Chris join forces? “For far too long, backup and recovery has been a neglected corner of the data center,” Wahl says. “Recent technology breakthroughs have opened the door for Rubrik to create a simple solution that abstracts away the vast majority of data protection road blocks. It’s an extremely exciting time to be working in this space.” We couldn’t agree more. Getting the Word Out on Rubrik There’s no excuse for complex, brittle architectures, frustrating user experiences and worst of all…