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 to enable self service and strengthen their data protection offerings leveraging vCloud Director’s multi-tenant capabilities,” said Michael Haag, director of product marketing, VMware Cloud Providers.

In addition to our certification efforts, we have also added some key new capabilities. These enhancements are based on extensive feedback from our service providers and include:

  • Dashboards for Metrics and Reporting – Capacity and SLA Summaries
  • Event Monitoring and Event Details for Protection and Recovery tasks
  • Rubrik Organization Support
  • White-label capabilities

This builds on the capabilities announced earlier this year in the first release of the extension, where we introduced self-service capabilities available to the Provider and Tenants covering:

  • On-demand Snapshots
  • Assign SLA Protection
  • Recover vApp
  • File Recovery
  • Export vApp
  • Credential Management

Details of where to find the extension and all associated documentation can be found at Rubrik Build: Rubrik Build for the vCD Extension

To understand how Rubrik and the self-service capabilities of the vCD Extension can be consumed within your environment today, check out this detailed overview and reference architecture here.

Lastly, to understand more about the implementation of vCloud Director and Rubrik, we have co-authored a lightboard with VMware:

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