Rubrik -  - Mikaila Garfinkel

Mikaila Garfinkel

Marketing Content Manager at Rubrik. Tech nerd. Lover of coffee and baby elephant gifs.

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Rubrik -  - NWS Holdings Limited Achieves Unlimited Scale and Immediate Hard Savings with Rubrik

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NWS Holdings Limited Achieves Unlimited Scale and Immediate Hard Savings with Rubrik

NWS Holdings Limited, headquartered in Hong Kong, is an infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company. The company has businesses and investments in Hong Kong and Mainland China with a diverse portfolio that includes toll roads, environmental management, aviation projects, healthcare services, construction, and public transport. Jacky Po and Benjamin Chan, IT Managers at NWS Holdings, discuss how their team leverages Rubrik for cost-efficiency and improved backup performance. What is the IT environment at NWS Holdings? BC: A two-person team supports the entire company’s west office infrastructure and staff. Our environment is 80% virtualized and runs approximately 80 VMs. Our team is primarily focused on achieving reliable data protection and data management agility so that we can scale. What challenges were you experiencing with data protection? BC: We previously relied on fragmented multi-point solutions that lacked scalability. Expanding our environment required substantial planning, as well as additive licensing and hardware costs. Our previous vendor also did not support global deduplication, which led to high storage overhead. In addition, backups were complex and time consuming, and required manual scheduling to accommodate expansion. How has backup and recovery improved with Rubrik? JP: Rubrik delivers hands-free management through an SLA policy…
Rubrik -  - Stora Enso Leverages Rubrik Edge for Simple Data Management Across All Environments

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Stora Enso Leverages Rubrik Edge for Simple Data Management Across All Environments

Stora Enso, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions, and paper on global markets. Benny T’Jaeckx, IT System Engineer at Stora Enso, discusses how his team leverages Rubrik at the company’s mill in Langerbrugge, Ghent for policy-driven management across all environments. Tell me about Stora Enso Langerbrugge and your role. Stora Enso Langerbrugge is a leading sustainable newsprint and magazine paper manufacturer that produces 540,000 tons of paper annually. My team supports five sales offices and three production units across the UK, Belgium, and France. So, we need a reliable data management solution for both our local and remote offices. Our environment consists of 189 VMs, as well as several physical SQL servers. Since we support eight locations across three countries, it is imperative that we have visibility into all our data and speed of recovery to ensure operational continuity across all our environments. What challenges were you facing with your previous solution? The biggest problem we faced was our lack of a data management solution for our remote environments. We have over seven remote offices and were previously relying on tape for backups. This manual process was complex, time-consuming, and…
Rubrik -  - Elenia Delivers Instant Recovery for Business Continuity with Rubrik

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Elenia Delivers Instant Recovery for Business Continuity with Rubrik

Elenia is the second largest electricity distribution company in Finland, supplying household, corporate, and public sector customers in over 100 municipalities throughout Finland. Antti Laakso, IT Specialist at Elenia, discusses how his team leverages Rubrik for time-saving backup management and instant recovery of mission-critical systems. Tell me about your role and the IT environment at Elenia. Elenia supplies power and heat to 420,000 residential, industrial, and community customers in Finland. We are leading the smart electricity networks field by integrating power distribution and data systems into a smart electricity distribution grid to provide real-time information. At Elenia, I am responsible for managing VMware backups and storage. Currently, we protect about 400 VMs with Rubrik in a fully-virtualized environment. An eight-person IT team supports approximately 400 employees, as well as our entire customer base. What challenges were you experiencing with your previous solution? Prior to Rubrik, we relied on multiple legacy solutions, which was increasingly complex and time-consuming to manage. If the business wanted tight RTOs and RPOs, it would have been tough to meet them. It could take one day to restore a mission-critical system, which negatively impacted our business. Additionally, there were times when backups failed or we couldn’t…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Alta Now Generally Available

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Rubrik Alta Now Generally Available

Today, we are excited to announce that Rubrik Alta is now Generally Available. At Rubrik, we built a simple and elegant solution to address our customers’ pain points in managing enterprise data, regardless of their infrastructure. We furthered this objective with Rubrik Alta, our ninth and most significant product release. Rubrik Alta delivers more new features than any previous release to offer the complete enterprise data management solution. Here are some key highlights: Protect and manage any environment – virtual, physical, or cloud With the introduction of Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV Hypervisor, Rubrik Alta rounds out support for the key modern operating environments in the enterprise. Customers can now orchestrate application data across multi-hypervisors and cloud environments. New application-aware data protection and management for enterprise apps Rubrik Alta introduces Oracle support by integrating with RMAN. Oracle database admins can continue to use their preferred tools while benefiting from policy-based management for replication, archival, and compliance reporting. Rubrik Alta also features groundbreaking innovation with new live mount recovery capabilities for physical SQL. For the first time, enterprises can power on SQL Server directly on Rubrik to any point in time, providing instant access to application data without moving data. CloudOn…
Rubrik -  - Leadership Lab: Mark Smith on Understanding Balance in Business

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Leadership Lab: Mark Smith on Understanding Balance in Business

Mark Smith recently joined Rubrik as EVP of Global Sales and Business Development. He brings over 25 years of experience building high-performance global sales, marketing, and business development teams at companies such as Arista Networks, Infoblox, and NetScreen. He has also been named one of VARBusiness’ Top 100 Executives of the year. At Rubrik, we’re excited for Mark’s expertise, successful track record, and sense of humor. I had a chance to sit down with Mark and chat about what he’s learned throughout his career.   As a sales leader at four highly successful companies, what is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned? I’ve learned that everyone needs to be on the same page and share mutual respect. All teams must pull with the same energy and in the same direction to accomplish great things. Achieving this balance means eliminating the cynics and the passengers who are not pulling their weight. You’ve helped four companies grow from the startup stage to IPO. How does going public shape a company’s progress and innovation? From a sales and marketing perspective, it provides a huge uplift in awareness. The IPO itself is an enormous PR event and has a huge immediate impact. The growth a…
Rubrik -  - Getting (More) Physical: Rubrik Introduces Support for Physical Windows

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Getting (More) Physical: Rubrik Introduces Support for Physical Windows

We recently announced our 7th product release with version 3.1 of Rubrik Cloud Data Management. This update expands the enterprise capabilities of our platform by delivering rich visual analytics, software-based security, and broader support for physical workloads. Many of our enterprise customers have asked us to extend Rubrik’s platform to protect their Windows servers. That’s why we’re excited to introduce support for physical Windows. Customers can now leverage policy-based management, incremental forever backups, and instant file access for even more physical workloads. This addition builds on our support for physical environments, including SQL databases, Linux, and NAS. The new functionality delivers comprehensive and simple data management to file servers, web servers, database servers, and Windows apps. These are some of the key benefits: Policy-driven Automation Use a single pane of glass to easily manage policies for both virtual and physical workloads — VMs, Windows, Linux, and SQL servers. Define your own SLA policies by selecting the desired snapshot frequency and duration. Then sit back and relax as the engine automates execution of data protection for instant on- and off-site recovery. Granular Protection We’re providing granular folder and file protection inside Windows via filesets. A fileset lets you protect any set…
Rubrik -  - St. Tammany Parish Hospital Achieves Data Management Simplicity

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St. Tammany Parish Hospital Achieves Data Management Simplicity

Daniel Belanger, Tech Manager at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, discusses how he saved his team hours a day and simplified data protection by switching to Rubrik. What is the IT environment at St. Tammany? The team supports over 2,700 employees and affiliate physicians, as well as all of their patients. Our hybrid cloud environment is 95% virtual, and we currently run around 220 production VMs that host everything from file shares to email to clinical applications. What challenges were you experiencing with data protection? As a healthcare organization, data protection is extremely important at St. Tammany. With our legacy solution, we suffered from constant job failures, complex management, and capacity issues. We had major performance issues with our backup software since it was impacting our domain controllers. So, we had to remove the virtual aspect and do a file-level restore of our virtual servers. As a small IT team, we have a lot on our plate, and backups were consuming about 2 hours a day. It became too tedious to manage, so I began searching for alternative solutions. How has Rubrik helped overcome these problems? When I was researching alternatives, I wanted something that was simple. I needed a solution…
Rubrik -  - Envision the Future of Your Data with Rubrik

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Envision the Future of Your Data with Rubrik

Today we announced version 3.1 of the Rubrik Cloud Data Management platform. This is our seventh product release, and it builds on prior releases to support common enterprise environments, including: VMware virtualized environments, NAS, Linux and SQL databases, and remote offices. 3.1 extends our focus on enabling customers to capitalize on the agility of the cloud, heighten security, and leverage rich analytics to optimize operations. That’s why we’re excited to introduce Rubrik Envision, our customizable visual analytics and reporting tool. With Envision, customers can easily create and share detailed reports for platform analytics on data protection, compliance, and capacity utilization. Within an easy-to-use interface, here is how Envision delivers on-demand, actionable insight for enhanced data management: Customized Reporting Envision makes relevant data accessible to anyone from backup admins to IT directors. Easily customize pre-canned reports or create your own to monitor a cluster—all within the Rubrik web UI. There are over 15 attributes and nearly 40 measures available. In addition, use filters to determine which pieces of data should be included in a report. These elements deliver granular monitoring of your VMs or physical hosts. As a starting point, we offer these four system-built reports: Protection Tasks Summary: Weekly number…
Rubrik -  - Fireside Chat with Rubrik’s Founders: Our First Three Years

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Fireside Chat with Rubrik’s Founders: Our First Three Years

In 2014, a VC and three engineers embarked on founding Rubrik. Three years later, the company has grown at an unprecedented pace. In celebration of Rubrik’s 3rd Birthday, I sat down with each co-founder to learn about their experiences and insights on innovating a previously untapped industry. Bipul Sinha – CEO What has been the biggest surprise about starting a company? Hiring top-quality talent. When we started the company, all of us had careers that involved working with highly-talented people. Part of me expected our network to follow us to Rubrik. I found that this wasn’t the case, as many people who are established in their careers are hesitant to take on the risk of a startup. We have managed to succeed in hiring excellent talent, but it was much more difficult than I expected. How has your mindset on leading a business changed since founding Rubrik? The biggest shift has been in my mental framework. As a VC, you’re a skeptic and are looking at the downside. As a founder, you’re an optimist. I think of human beings as having two states: a state of intellect and a state of will. The VC is in this state of intellect. The founder,…