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Rubrik -  - Our Perspective on Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant

Our Perspective on Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant

This week after a two-year hiatus, Gartner published its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions with a new lead analyst and supporting team. As many know, Gartner’s research can sway market perceptions–presumably based on the firm’s reputation for diligent research and, as Gartner notes, the firm’s “independence, objectivity and accuracy.”  While we continue to seek good relations with Gartner, to put it bluntly, it’s our opinion that the 2019 Backup and Recovery Solutions MQ is seriously flawed. We have engaged with the Gartner team over several months to remedy a number of significant issues and concerns to no avail, so we felt it was important that the market, including our customers, potential customers, partners and employees, have the full set of facts that are pertinent in objectively evaluating the information contained in this MQ.  Based on objective data, since the 2017 MQ, Rubrik has made significant progress in its business, out-paced all of its competitors, and has had a disproportionately large impact on the Data Center Backup and Recovery market. Yet, this progress has not manifested in any significant movement, as reflected in Rubrik’s position within the 2019 MQ. Note: The data cited below is as…
Rubrik -  - We’re Not for Sale.

We’re Not for Sale.

I’d like to address a press article suggesting Rubrik is for sale. This story is completely false. I want to make it unequivocally clear that Rubrik is not for sale. We are committed to building a long-lasting, independent company.  Over the past five years, Rubrik has achieved unprecedented growth and customer adoption in a $20B+ market. We are in the midst of a significant and permanent industry transition from complex legacy products to our groundbreaking Cloud Data Management solution. In our most recent quarter, we’ve achieved over 70% growth in our customer base with significant traction in the Global 2000. We were also named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™ and broke into the Top 10 of the Forbes Cloud 100.  We intend to continue building on our leadership position in the Data Management market, while enabling our customers to unlock the value of their data. We’re also expanding our strong ecosystem of partners to deliver comprehensive customer value. In an age of misinformation, I want to set the record straight: we’re flattered by the attention, but we’re not looking for a buyer.
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Collection to Be Certified in Ansible 2.9!

Rubrik Collection to Be Certified in Ansible 2.9!

Many of our customers leverage APIs and consume Rubrik Build projects to seamlessly automate and operate within a hybrid cloud environment. To provide the highest-quality integrations, we take a partner-focused approach when developing innovative solutions for the modern enterprise. To provide the best user experience, Rubrik has closely collaborated with Red Hat to design and develop our Ansible integration for Cloud Data Management.  Collections were announced as a part of Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8 and are designed to provide a consistent format that allows partners, such as Rubrik, to ship a bundle of modules, plugins, roles, and documentation together. Using Collections simplifies management of Ansible content while maintaining ease of consumption. The Rubrik Collection for Ansible empowers customers to more tightly integrate configuration management, provisioning, and data protection. With our latest Ansible release, I am pleased to announce that Rubrik’s integration with Red Hat Ansible will be certified against Ansible 2.9. “Rubrik worked with Red Hat as a launch partner to certify their Ansible Collection, giving our joint customers robust support when using Ansible to automate mission-critical services. The integration follows Ansible’s best practices and enables Ansible and Rubrik customers to make data protection a component of their automation…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Named a Data Resiliency Leader

Rubrik Named a Data Resiliency Leader

As modern enterprises advance their digital transformation strategies, data is growing increasingly fragmented and difficult to manage. When combined with the rising number of privacy regulations and security threats, it’s critical that IT leaders prioritize adopting cutting-edge solutions that can ensure data resiliency across multiple data sources.  Rubrik was architected to enable enterprises to protect and maximize value from data that is scattered across data centers and clouds. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that Rubrik has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Data Resiliency Solutions, Q3 2019. The report evaluated 10 vendors based on 40 criteria, which were grouped into three categories: current offering, strategy, and market presence. Despite being in the market for only five years, we’ve been recognized as a Leader and achieved the highest possible score in the strategy category, with among the highest scores in the security and backup optimizations criteria. Based on rigorous research and analysis, Forrester identified three capabilities that data resiliency solution customers should look for in a provider. Rubrik believes that its innovative platform aligns with these principles, empowering IT professionals to: Drive policy-based execution. According to Forrester, “It’s not practical for firms to operate the backup infrastructure using individual…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Recognized as Top 10 Cloud Company

Rubrik Recognized as Top 10 Cloud Company

Rubrik is honored to be named in the Top 10 of the Forbes Cloud 100 list alongside innovative and disruptive companies like Stripe, Snowflake, and DataDog.  The Forbes Cloud 100 list, compiled with the help of Bessemer Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, and industry CEOs, ranks “the definitive list of the 100 top private cloud companies.” The rigorous selection process evaluates estimated valuation, operating metrics such as revenue and growth, as well as people, culture and market leadership. In 2019, we improved our ranking by 12 spots as compared to 2018.  Rubrik has continued its unprecedented growth over the past year. In January, Rubrik announced a $261 million Series E funding round, increasing its valuation by $2 billion (Rubrik is now valued at $3.3 billion). We now count more than 1,600 employees across six continents that serve our thousands of customers, including CARFAX, Cisco, Expedia, Sesame Workshop, City of Las Vegas, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Our growth and continued success is a testament to the amazing customers, partners, and employees who bring a relentless commitment to innovation day in and day out.  Investing in Innovation  Since being founded by top engineers from Google, Facebook…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik is Certified for VMware vCloud Director!

Rubrik is Certified for VMware vCloud Director!

At Rubrik, we take a partner-focused approach to develop innovative solutions for the modern enterprise. Many customers leverage Rubrik’s solutions for VMware (vSphere, vSAN, VMware Cloud Foundation, vRealize Suite, vCloud Director, and Continuous Data Protection) to seamlessly automate and operate within a hybrid cloud environment. Rubrik has collaborated with VMware to design and develop our vCloud Director data management solution. This also includes delivering the Rubrik Extension for vCloud Director using the vCloud Director Extensibility Framework introduced in vCloud Director 9.1. This extension enables Rubrik actions and workflow to be directly executed within the vCloud Director user interface. The Rubrik Extension for vCloud Director empowers service providers and global system integrators to offer self-service data management for their customers. We are pleased that Rubrik’s integration with vCloud Director will be listed on the VMware Compatibilty Guide. Products listed on the VMware Compatibility Guide are supported by VMware’s Global Support Services organization, providing customers the buying assurance they need. “Rubrik worked with VMware as a design and launch partner to deliver a tightly integrated solution that can be consumed directly within the vCloud Director user interface. The integration follows VMware’s best practices and enables joint VMware and Rubrik service provider partners…
Rubrik -  - Now in Rubrik: Orchestrated DR, Continuous Data Protection, and SLA Policy-Based Advancements

Now in Rubrik: Orchestrated DR, Continuous Data Protection, and SLA Policy-Based Advancements

At Rubrik, we’re committed to developing strong technology partnerships so that our customers can seamlessly use Rubrik’s innovative solutions to meet business SLAs with their existing systems. One of these critical technology partnerships is with VMware, as many of our customers running on VMware leverage Rubrik to protect their environments, eliminate data management complexity, and unlock massive savings. Today, we’re thrilled to announce additional innovations for VMware with Rubrik Andes 5.1, which delivers groundbreaking solutions for data classification, DR orchestration, and continuous data protection across Rubrik Cloud Data Management (RCDM) and Rubrik Polaris SaaS platform.  Cloud DR Orchestration. VMware to AWS. When it comes to DR runbook creation and execution, many organizations continue to rely on manual processes. These labor-intensive tasks are often error prone, slow, and can lead to loss of critical data. To ensure a high degree of availability and protection, all organizations will benefit from the use of DR orchestration – creating automated, repeatable, testable plans that are integrated directly into IT environments and processes.  Polaris AppFlows is a new SaaS application that delivers radically simple DR orchestration: failover, failback, application migration, and non-disruptive testing from VMware data centers to AWS. AppFlows is tightly integrated into the…
Rubrik -  - Introducing the Rubrik Authorized Support Partner Specialization

Introducing the Rubrik Authorized Support Partner Specialization

Rubrik has employed a 100% channel-driven go-to-market strategy since day one and this has played a key role in our success to date. Last year we formalized this approach with the launch of the Rubrik Velocity Partner Program, our first global program for resellers. The program has been extremely well received by our partners and we are continuing to offer more ways for partners to grow their Rubrik business — today, I’m excited to launch the Rubrik Authorized Support Partner (RASP) Specialization.  This exclusive specialization extends Rubrik’s world-class support through a small group of hand-picked partners with a proven track record in delivering level 1 and level 2 technical support. Our RASP partners will receive the same rigorous training as Rubrik’s own level 3 support engineers and are empowered to act as the first point of call for joint customers. The RASP network is an extension of our own team, and we stand by to assist our customers if advanced troubleshooting is required.  The RASP Specialization allows for a select, high-performing group of partners to further differentiate themselves and grow their Rubrik business. Customers will experience new benefits as well, with increased choice for the type of support and services…
Rubrik -  - Transforming Company Culture: Rubrik Named to 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies List

Transforming Company Culture: Rubrik Named to 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies List

Last week, LinkedIn announced its 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies List, which honors the 50 most sought-after companies in the U.S. The list is derived from a blended score that looks at factors such as engagement with employees, job interest, and retention and is based on the billions of actions from the LinkedIn community. We’re honored to be included on this year’s list alongside many other innovative companies. Rubrik has experienced an unprecedented amount of growth in recent years. This year alone, we’ve announced a $261M series E investment at a $3.3B valuation and have skyrocketed to over 1,400 employees across six continents. And as we scale, we remain guided by our core values: Relentlessness, Integrity, Velocity, Excellence, and Transparency (RIVET). Last year, we were proudly included on the 2018 LinkedIn Top Startups List. Being named to the 2019 LinkedIn Top Companies List reflects our commitment to building an open environment that is both challenging and rewarding and encourages employees to think outside of the box. Here are some of the reasons why our employees love Rubrik: Culture of Transparency Since day one, radical transparency has been part of Rubrik’s DNA. We invite all employees to attend our board meetings so…