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Rubrik -  - Announcing Rubrik Mosaic for NoSQL

Announcing Rubrik Mosaic for NoSQL

Today, we’re excited to announce Rubrik Mosaic™ 3.1, formerly Rubrik Datos IO, with enhancements to help organizations protect and manage their Apache Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise, and MongoDB NoSQL databases. This new release includes a host of new features, including support for Microsoft Azure Marketplace availability, the latest database versions and features, new productivity tools integration, and improved performance. Mosaic sets the standard for NoSQL database protection in the cloud, on-premises, and hybrid cloud.  Here’s a quick rundown of what’s new: Support for DataStax Enterprise 6.0 and DSE Search Mosaic now supports DSE 6.0 and 6.7 transparently. With version 6, DataStax implemented a new index format for SSTables that improves performance. Thanks to our partnership with DataStax, Rubrik Mosaic utilizes a new utility purpose-built by DataStax to offer support for DSE 6. If you’re considering an upgrade to DataStax Enterprise, you’ll want Mosaic 3.1. DataStax Enterprise Search is a popular feature, particularly for customers implementing catalogs, document repositories, ad-hoc reporting engines, and other applications that rely heavily on indexing. DataStax uses Apache Solr in the backend to enable search operations on any existing DSE table by creating a Solr index in DSE. With Mosaic 3.1, customers no longer need to rebuild…
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 -  - Rubrik SLA Domain: Settings, Ops, Considerations

Rubrik SLA Domain: Settings, Ops, Considerations

This multi-part blog series will take a deep dive into Rubrik’s SLA Domains to assist in understanding them better as well as configuring them optimally for your environment. SLA Domains Explained In the data protection world, Service Level Agreements (SLAs) define protection levels for workloads, availability targets, and objects that are crucial to a company. Collecting this information, implementing it, and staying compliant with the SLA is usually a tedious and difficult process. Rubrik uses SLA Domains to make those SLAs easier to achieve.  SLA Domains are comprised of these three components: Snapshot protection and retention  Replication  Archival When combined, these components protect and help manage the lifecycle of your most critical data. SLA Domains can be set to align with your company’s own SLAs, making compliance incredibly simple. Additionally, Rubrik’s SLA Domain construct is declarative in nature, allowing for a set it and forget it style of implementation. While it may seem like a small thing to use declarative policies, there is a major difference between old-style imperative backup jobs and Rubrik’s declarative SLA Domains. To understand the difference, imagine a situation in which you want to give your friend a LEGO set for them to build. The imperative…
Rubrik -  - Managing Encrypted AWS Snapshots with Rubrik Polaris

Managing Encrypted AWS Snapshots with Rubrik Polaris

Werner Vogels, CTO of AWS, has taken to wearing a T-shirt during his recent keynote speeches with the admonition, Encrypt Everything. This statement highlights the growing concerns over unauthorized access of data and regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation. Encrypting everything  is no longer just a nice-have, it’s a must-have for any business with workloads running in a public cloud. The challenge for most customers is knowing what encryption method to choose and how to properly manage their encryption keys. Making the wrong choices can leave a customer’s data as unprotected as it would be with no encryption at all. AWS, as well as other cloud providers, offers a number of options for simplifying the encryption of data in transit and at rest. This includes the capability to encrypt data stored in a customer’s Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes. This feature can be enabled with a check of a box, and the encryption is automatically handled using the AWS Key Management Service (KMS). To ensure end-to-end encryption, including when a snapshot of an Amazon EBS volume is taken and backed up, AWS will automatically encrypt the snapshot of any encrypted Amazon EBS volume. Supporting this capability is now…
Rubrik -  - Simplifying AWS Native Protection with Rubrik Polaris

Simplifying AWS Native Protection with Rubrik Polaris

Why Polaris for AWS? Last year, Rubrik introduced the world to Polaris, our innovative SaaS offering for a new breed of data management apps. Our first Polaris app was Polaris GPS, which provides customers with centralized management and monitoring of their globally-distributed Rubrik infrastructure. We quickly followed that up with our second application, Polaris Radar, which leverages machine learning to help customers detect and recover from ransomware. However, with organizations driving cloud adoption more and more, we always knew protecting workloads running in the cloud would be a key focus of Polaris. We spearheaded these efforts with Office 365 protection in our Andes release. This was just the beginning, and I’m happy to announce that Rubrik has now released native protection for Amazon Web Service (AWS) workloads using Polaris. Building on the capabilities of our flagship Cloud Data Management (CDM) product, Polaris integrates with the native snapshot capabilities and APIs provided by AWS for protecting Amazon EC2 instances and Amazon EBS volumes. This tight integration provides Rubrik customers with a central point of management to address various data protection use cases. Why should customers use Polaris to protect Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS? As a SaaS solution, Polaris provides many…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Protects NoSQL Databases on Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

Rubrik Protects NoSQL Databases on Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

The days of siloed compute and storage are rapidly coming to a close—replaced by Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) deployed in the cloud or on-premises. The move to HCI is driven by the need to simplify operations, reduce costs, and rapidly scale. With this shift, many are moving to Nutanix Enterprise Cloud to consolidate and modernize their data centers, scale their enterprise applications, and simplify operations. Modernization of applications is running in tandem with the move to HCI. To stay ahead of the competition, organizations are driving data modernization projects that monetize data, engage more customers, and create e-commerce apps—and do it all quickly. Success is measured by time to market, reduction of legacy systems, and lower infrastructure costs. That’s why organizations are moving away from monolithic applications in traditional data centers and to a new generation of cloud-native applications that support distributed and shared-nothing architectures (NoSQL, Big Data, etc.), microservices, and containers. Modern applications are fueling the aggressive adoption of non-relational NoSQL databases (Apache Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, etc.), which are chosen for their superior performance, scalability, and native fault tolerance. Not only are these next-gen databases fast and built for the highly available nature of these applications, they…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Live Mount: More Than a Recovery Feature!

Rubrik Live Mount: More Than a Recovery Feature!

Rubrik’s Live Mount for VMware VMs is one of those features that has been around since the very first version of the product. But over the last 5 years, the feature has changed a bit, broadening to support both SQL Server and Oracle databases as well as Hyper-V VMs. And as the breadth of what Live Mount supports has expanded, so has its capabilities. Live Mount offers both security and efficiency enhancements, but the core technology that powers the ability to take point-in-time snapshots of objects stored within Rubrik and present them back to a source has remained unchanged. And let’s face it; 5 years is a long time, and during that time, we have seen Live Mount providing our customers a means to restore faster, as testimonials like the one below can attest. But aside from just faster recovery, we are also seeing our customers utilize Live Mount to solve some other challenges in their day-to-day operations. Being able to duplicate point-in-time copies of a production environment with Rubrik Live Mount supports many unique scenarios that stretch far beyond recovery. If you are wondering how Live Mount may fit into your operations, think of it as an enabler rather…
Rubrik -  - Bare Metal Recovery: The Rubrik Way

Bare Metal Recovery: The Rubrik Way

While the rage of late has been a shift into more agile and efficient operating models based on DevOps principles, infrastructure-as-code, virtualization, and cloud, the reality is that organizations are still relying on physical on-premises infrastructures to provide services. For many organizations, these physical systems are hosting some of their most mission-critical applications, which means ensuring protection is a business necessity. However, physical servers also present some of the toughest challenges when it comes to data protection. Decoupling data from physical servers and providing an image level, or Bare Metal Recovery (BMR), restore process is much harder without the layer of abstraction hypervisors provide. Rubrik Andes 5.0 seeks to break down these abstraction challenges, providing end-to-end protection around physical Windows servers. Rubrik’s Road to Bare Metal Recovery At Rubrik, we designed our platform to be a unified solution that can protect data regardless of where it lives. We dipped our toes into physical data protection with our third product release,  which offered options for administrators to backup on a fileset level. While this functionality is great at providing support for dump-and-scrape backups or protecting a large set of user-created files, complete system recoveries led to lengthier RTOs. We addressed this…
Rubrik -  - Protecting Encrypted Amazon EBS Volumes with Rubrik

Protecting Encrypted Amazon EBS Volumes with Rubrik

Encrypting your data has moved from being a “nice-to-have” to a mandatory procedure when creating or storing data on-premises or in the cloud. Cloud providers have generally taken the lead in making encryption a simple-to-use service on their platform. One example is Amazon Web Services (AWS), who offers users the ability to encrypt data in transit and at rest with many of their services, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Elastic File Service (EFS), and Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS). Rubrik has integrated with AWS encryption services from its inception, beginning with Amazon S3 and Rubrik CloudOut, and now including Amazon EBS snapshots. This integration provides not only the ability to encrypt data that Rubrik manages in AWS, but also key management through the AWS Key Management Service (KMS) and customer-deployed key management systems. These integrations give our joint customers the flexibility to control their encryption keys seamlessly while using Rubrik for data management in AWS. I’ve been writing about how Rubrik helps customer with protecting their Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances using Amazon EBS and Amazon Machine Images (AMI). The earlier blog posts in this series can be found here: Your Primer on Amazon EC2 Protection Amazon…