It has been an action-packed month for Rubrik. After only three and a half years in business, we were named a Visionary in the Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup & Recovery Solutions and reached a $150M annualized run rate. We achieved Advanced Partner Status with AWS and launched a Global Service Delivery Partner program.

We’re continuing this exciting momentum at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, where MVP and 2017 NBA Champion Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors, will be joining Rubrik on Tuesday, August 29. Follow us on Twitter for more details: @rubrikInc.

Rubrik is thankful for the strong support of our partners, customers, and community. We recently had the opportunity to invite Kevin, a noted Silicon Valley investor and philanthropist, to VMworld to learn more about the future of enterprise technology. While this is going to be an amazing experience for the VMworld community, we are also using this opportunity to raise funds for youth initiatives supported by the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation (KDCF).

The KDCF works in the US and internationally to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic, and social programs. All week, Rubrik will fund a free-throw competition in which every shot you make from the “charity stripe” will go towards a donation to the KCDF.

We’re thrilled about this opportunity and can’t wait to see what you can do on the court. Don’t panic — you’ve still got a few days to practice.

Don’t miss the other activities we have going on at VMworld. Stop by Rubrik booth #412 to experience beautiful custom visuals, live demos, and daily raffles every couple of hours. On Monday at 2pm, we’ll host an exclusive book signing with vExperts Frank Denneman and Niels Hagoort. And for technical deep dives, attend our alliance partners and tech marketing team’s presentation to learn about our latest product offerings and integrations. You don’t want to miss out on any of it, so come by every day for something new!

To see what we’ve got going on next week, check out our full agenda. Oh yeah, we’re also throwing a party with our partner AWS, featuring Ice Cube. Come to the Marquee Nightclub in the Cosmopolitan on Tuesday, August 29th. Make sure to RSVP and arrive ready to celebrate!