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Rubrik -  - St. Tammany Parish Hospital Achieves Data Management Simplicity

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 -  - Galliker Transport Leverages Rubrik to Keep Up the Pace of Innovation and Scale

Galliker Transport Leverages Rubrik to Keep Up the Pace of Innovation and Scale

Galliker Transport AG, based in Altishofen, Switzerland, provides logistic services internationally for a wide range of products: cars, cargo, food, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and flowers. It offers temperature controlled transportation services, as well as warehousing and value-added services. Its large customer base consists of medium-large enterprises across industries, including BMW, Mercedes, Tesla, Nestle, and B. Braun Medical. André Dousse, Team Leader of IT infrastructure at Galliker Transport, explains how Rubrik helps them keep up the pace with their growing industry. How has your industry evolved in the last few years, and what is the role of IT? 15 years ago, when I entered this sector, daily business was done with fax and telephone. Today, everything is IT driven. If an order goes in today and goods have to be delivered tomorrow morning, our IT has to be faster and more reliable. This is especially important for our industry because logistic companies highly benefit from being dynamic. Virtual data centers help us keep up with this need. All our mission-critical data is hosted on our virtualized platform. What were your challenges with backup? With our previous solution, we spent a lot of time just managing our backups. We had to check backups…
Rubrik -  - Assured Data Protection Launches Rubrik-Centric Business to Deliver Rubrik-as-a-Service

Assured Data Protection Launches Rubrik-Centric Business to Deliver Rubrik-as-a-Service

Assured Data Protection is the first global Rubrik-centric partner with management teams and data center presence in the UK and the US. I sat down with Rob Mackle, Managing Director and Co-Founder at Assured DP, to discuss how they deliver Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management platform to the market. Tell us Assured DP’s story, and why you decided to build a business around Rubrik. We are data protection veterans with over 75 years of collective industry experience. After being introduced to Rubrik through our value-added distribution partner BigTec, we decided to build a business with Rubrik as our core technology provider and to take its innovative Cloud Data Management solution to market. We live and breathe one product providing us with a competitive advantage compared to selling several services. A strong partnership with Rubrik allows us to deliver a customized approach and Rubrik-as-a-Service to enable our worldwide customers to realize all the benefits Rubrik has to offer. What drove the initial interest in Rubrik? Rubrik is the future of data protection. We love its fresh approach to data management: something we haven’t seen in our collective 75 years of industry experience. Whilst legacy vendors bolt new features onto outdated technology, Rubrik…
Rubrik -  - Fujirebio Diagnostics Cloud Out and Drive Business Outcomes with Rubrik

Fujirebio Diagnostics Cloud Out and Drive Business Outcomes with Rubrik

Tim Gable, Network Systems Manager, and Shane Hadden, Senior Network Engineer, at Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. discuss how they transitioned to an innovative data management solution to complement their shift to virtualization and public cloud. Tell me about Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. and your role at the company Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. is the world leader in the production of in vitro diagnostics and biomarkers. Our parent company, Fujirebio, Inc., is a leading healthcare company in Japan with offices in China, Sweden, Belgium, and the United States. Shane and I support the infrastructure that compromises our data center at our Pennsylvania location. The IT department as a whole is 14 team members, but the infrastructure team consists of only 2 – Shane and I. Since it is just Shane and I responsible for managing the network, storage, virtualization, backup, and recovery, we needed a system that was simple and easy to operate. Tell me about your environment Rubrik supports all systems at our Pennsylvania location with 250 end users as well as at our remote location in Texas with 25 employees. Currently, we have approximately 85 VMs under protection with Rubrik across two sites. Our environment is 100% virtualized, another major shift over…
Rubrik -  - Leading Health Food Manufacturer Sanitarium Opts for Cloud Data Management

Leading Health Food Manufacturer Sanitarium Opts for Cloud Data Management

Alastair Stuart, Infrastructure Services Manager, Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing, keeps an eye out for innovative, best of breed solutions. With more than 21 years of experience in IT, Alastair explains how Rubrik saved his team from tedious backup job scheduling and unlocked new data management use cases.  What type of struggles did you have with backup? We’re always looking for ways to do more with less. Our backup infrastructure required a lot of management, from configuring to fine-tuning our hardware and software stacks for optimal performance. We were dealing with troublesome issues such as tape handling difficulties, complexity of configuring several data repositories, and inefficiencies of deduplication across multiple depositories. What happened after you put Rubrik in place? Our previous backup solution required us to spend hours on tediously scheduling backup jobs. Rubrik provided a new level of management simplicity that took 20% of a system administrator’s time spent on backup down to 1%. We can easily automate workflows to our business service level agreements. The time savings we received are now directed towards investigating advanced technologies. Second, we were observing massive inefficiencies when storing our data to disk with multiple repositories. Rubrik rectified this issue by providing us with…
Rubrik -  - Clouditalia Drives Adoption of Modern Data Management in Italy with Rubrik

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 -  - Cloud Data Management Keeps Balance Innovations at the Forefront of Retail

Cloud Data Management Keeps Balance Innovations at the Forefront of Retail

This week, I chat with Todd Shutts, Senior Vice President of the Advanced Technology Group at Balance Innovations, about evolving retail to support cloud services, speeding up infrastructure upgrade roll-outs, and the smart way to utilizing public cloud. Balance Innovations offers a unique retail currency management software platform. How does your team help the company stay at the forefront of retail innovation? Balance Innovations delivers a cloud service platform to help retailers transform their currency operations. We overhaul traditionally manual tasks (store-level reports done in Excel and delivered via fax) into actionable data insights for a retail executive to increase efficiency and performance. We drive transparency into currency management, and when retailers can see it, they’re able to act much faster. My team is chartered with helping the organization build product, from tactical to long-term strategy. Over time, we have evolved our product delivery mechanism to cloud services. How are you evolving IT to support this business transition? To develop product that is easier to consume, deploys more quickly, and with fewer roadblocks, we have built cloud native systems on infrastructure- and platform-as-a-service technologies. Continuous integration and delivery, with a focus on DevOps, are key drivers of this new product…
Rubrik -  - Fortune 500 Consumer Retail Company Simplifies Data Protection with Rubrik

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

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…

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