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Rubrik -  - Introducing Rubrik API Code Capture Chrome Extension

Introducing Rubrik API Code Capture Chrome Extension

If you’re familiar with Rubrik’s product suite at all, you’ve probably heard us talk about our API-driven architecture, a design principle that has been key to our technology since day 1. This architecture all boils down to our goal of helping customers leverage automation to simplify data protection and management tasks, allowing IT teams to spend time on more strategic projects.  Automation using Rubrik’s REST–and now GraphQL–endpoints can be executed for a variety of use cases. But one of the most common questions I hear from customers is how do I automate X task? One of the easiest ways to determine which APIs to use is to complete the workflow within the Rubrik UI and then monitor which APIs are being consumed during that process. To make this whole process even more efficient, I’m excited to introduce the Rubrik API Code Capture Chrome Extension, now available for anyone to download. This extension makes monitoring API calls more digestible for our end users, allowing them to easily determine which API calls should be used in their external scripts. While Rubrik API Code Capture is useful for any IT organization, it’s especially effective for those who are newer to automation and scripting. Benefits…
Rubrik -  - Role-Based Access Control Enhancements and Best Practices

Role-Based Access Control Enhancements and Best Practices

The Rubrik Andes 5.2 release, now Generally Available, introduced a variety of capabilities to advance enterprise security, compliance, and resilience. One of our most significant enhancements is with our Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) capability, which is designed to help maximize operational efficiency, safeguard against unauthorized access, reduce admin and IT support work, and make it easier to meet audit requirements. Least privilege—the practice of assigning each user the precise amount of privileges to perform their jobs and nothing more—is one of the most fundamental security principles. With our new RBAC capabilities, you can now enforce least privilege and separation of duties policies and achieve all of the above benefits. What is new for RBAC? Andes 5.2 introduces the following three RBAC roles:  Custom Role  Each organization has different requirements and operational processes. Oftentimes, the pre-defined build-in roles won’t be specific enough. They either grant too few or too many privileges that each user needs to undertake. To resolve this problem, Andes 5.2 allows you to create custom roles that grant the precise privileges based on your users’ responsibilities at a more fine-grained level.   Infrastructure Administrator Role  This role is designed for IT personas who are responsible for setting up the…
Rubrik -  - Bringing Flexibility and Choice to the Rubrik SDK for PowerShell

Bringing Flexibility and Choice to the Rubrik SDK for PowerShell

Rubrik prides itself on delivering an API-first architecture in which anything that can be done within the user interface can also be accomplished through an API request. This design brings flexibility to our customers, extending Rubrik Cloud Data Management functionality directly into their automation workflows, offering them choice around how they would like to consume Rubrik. We’ve taken this approach one step further by providing the ability to customize exactly how our PowerShell module acts and performs. Customers can now take advantage of module options and default parameter values with the addition of a user-based options file utilized by the module. Let’s dive into each option available. Default Parameter Values Customers can now define default values to any of the parameters within SDK by using these new cmdlets: Get-RubrikModuleDefaultParameter Set-RubrikModuleDefaultParameter Remove-RubrikModuleDefaultParameter These default values are then applied globally across all the PowerShell module cmdlets. For example, the PrimaryClusterId  parameter is present on a wide range of cmdlets within the Rubrik SDK. Rather than constantly providing this value manually during cmdlet execution, a default value could be sent automatically by executing the following code: Set-RubrikModuleDefaultParameter -ParameterName PrimaryClusterId -ParameterValue “local” As shown below, once set, the local value will be sent to…
Rubrik -  - Helping Customers with Their Cloud Journey

Helping Customers with Their Cloud Journey

There was a time not so long ago when adopting the public cloud was considered too big of a risk for the enterprise. Today, enterprises are seeing public cloud vendors as strategic partners and exploring new ways to leverage the innovation, agility, and scale of providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Tim Carr explains how enterprises are embracing the public cloud in a phased approach in this Gestalt IT blog post.  Source: Can a Backup Appliance Really Help your Enterprise Cloud Strategy? – Part 2 These cloud journey phases often look like this: Phase 1: Leverage basic public cloud services that require minimal changes to current workloads or processes. Phase 2: Build out an infrastructure using public cloud resources for new workloads or migrating existing on-premises workloads. Phase 3: Refactor applications to take advantage of public cloud scale and innovations, including more advanced public cloud services. Rubrik was born in the cloud era providing a web-scale platform from day one. Our very first product natively integrated with AWS with a hybrid-cloud operating model, and we’re taking that journey with you. The platform use cases expand as you move up the pyramid of phases in Tim’s diagram…
Rubrik -  - Now In Rubrik: Enhanced Performance, Flexibility, and Compliance for Enterprise Environments

Now In Rubrik: Enhanced Performance, Flexibility, and Compliance for Enterprise Environments

As enterprises continue to search for ways to leverage and unlock new value from their data, IT teams face a new set of challenges. A surge in data silos, data growth, and multiple protection tools have increased complexity and risk for data protection. With time-consuming management and costly maintenance, legacy backup and recovery solutions can be roadblocks for IT teams to ensure agility and business continuity.  That’s why we’re thrilled to announce Rubrik Andes 5.2, which helps enterprises modernize data protection and management across on-prem, edge, and cloud environments. Our newest enhancements and features help customers improve performance, and facilitate security and compliance while minimizing complexity at enterprise scale. Here’s a rundown of what’s new in Rubrik Andes 5.2: Blazingly Fast VMware performance Rubrik Andes 5.2 introduces VMware multi-node data streaming, improving backup speed by up to 5x for large, multi-terabyte VMs. For VMware vSphere, our latest enhancements improve backup and restore speed by up to 3x for any size VM. Now resilient to network glitches, Rubrik helps ensure your VMware backup or recovery is completed faster than ever with embedded resiliency. The release also introduces the ability to restore from an archived VMware VM to any VMware VM.  Flexible…
Rubrik -  - How Rubrik Andes 5.2 Empowers DBAs With Flexible Recovery Options

How Rubrik Andes 5.2 Empowers DBAs With Flexible Recovery Options

Databases are at the heart of the data management strategy for all enterprises. This is because critical applications are built and hosted on databases—both relational and non-relational—so any downtime on databases has a direct impact on the company’s revenue. At Rubrik, we are committed to delivering value to our customers by simplifying their data management strategies across all environments. That’s why Rubrik Andes 5.2, our latest product release, delivers multiple enhancements and capabilities for Oracle databases that provide even more power and flexibility to DBAs. Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management (CDM) platform delivers enterprise-grade protection and DevOps-centric automation for Oracle databases, enabling customers to automatically backup their Oracle database workloads and leverage flexible recovery options in the event of database failure. This allows DBAs to devote their precious time to other demanding tasks without worrying about database backups or relinquishing restore control.  Rubrik’s data management solution for Oracle is built around recovery scenarios that DBAs perform on a day-to-day basis.  Clone Cloning is the most obvious use case for DBAs in terms of using the existing database backups. DBAs frequently clone critical production data and create clones that are used for testing and developing new applications. The Clone option (originally known…
Rubrik -  - Flexible Data Retention Using Enhanced SLA Domains

Flexible Data Retention Using Enhanced SLA Domains

With Rubrik Andes 5.2, we are thrilled to announce two substantive advancements to SLA Domains that ensure IT and compliance are in harmony throughout the data lifecycle: flexible data retention and legal hold. SLA Domains are the fundamental building block of the Rubrik Cloud Data Management platform and empower customers to automate the entire data lifecycle, including backup, replication, archival, and continuous data protection. Flexible Data Retention Backup administrators typically use pre-defined SLA retention policies for different object types that may vary depending on the  workload and if the objects need to be archived or replicated. Oftentimes, admins  need to change the retention policies of certain object types to meet new requirements from different lines of business, optimize storage consumption of servers that are decommissioned, or discontinue archival and replication of certain objects. When speaking with our customers, many stressed the importance of being  able to change retention policies without impacting the retention of existing snapshots. To address these needs, Rubrik Andes 5.2 provides the flexibility to avoid applying changes to existing snapshots anytime an SLA is edited or re-assigned.  Here’s a rundown of how flexible data retention works: The calendar view across all objects also provides granular visibility into…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Introduces VMware vSphere Enhancements for Faster, Stronger Protection

Rubrik Introduces VMware vSphere Enhancements for Faster, Stronger Protection

Have you ever wanted to move faster in life? Have you ever wanted to be more resilient?  Rubrik Andes 5.2 introduces a variety of capabilities and enhancements designed to bring speed and performance for modern IT environments. One of the biggest additions to the Rubrik Cloud Data Management (CDM) platform is enhanced VMware vSphere protection to make your backup performance faster, raise the resiliency of your backup and restore operations, and obtain more flexibility with file restores and VMware Tools. VMware Multi-Node Data Streaming When speaking with our customers, we discovered that many dealt with the challenge of managing very large VMs, especially during the initial ingest. With Rubrik Andes 5.2, we are thrilled to introduce a game-changing way of dealing with multiple-terabytes VMs.  Rubrik’s new VMware multi-node data streaming takes an innovative approach that drastically improves backup speed. To achieve this, Rubrik  breaks down a large VMDK into smaller pieces called shards and processes them in parallel on multiple Rubrik nodes. The system does everything automatically and can improve backup speed by up to 5x for large multi-terabyte VMs. To make sure that your ESXi hosts can handle that, you can always adjust the maximum number of concurrent jobs…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik As Built Report for Easier, Automated Documentation

Rubrik As Built Report for Easier, Automated Documentation

It’s in the back of your mind, lurking in the corner, consuming your every thought as you try meticulously to forget it. You may even think you can skip it or leave it for someone else. But you know that when the time comes, you and your peers will need it, and that ultimately it’s one of the most important parts of IT. Does this process of writing as-built documentation sound familiar to you? Luckily, you can now document your environment without the standard time investment and stress through a completely automated process that always provides the most up-to-date, accurate documentation. Meet the Rubrik As Built Report. Hello, As Built Report The As Built Report project, started by Tim Carman and Matt Allford back in 2017, aims to take the act of documentation and make it, well, as the title says: suck less. The project is a PowerShell based, open-source configuration document framework that can produce automated, as-built documentation in multiple document formats across a number of vendors and technologies. The As Built Report project solves three of the most common pitfalls of writing as-built documentation: Documentation is a tedious task: For many IT organizations, documentation is still a very…