What happens when one of UK’s leading job boards decides to modernize its outdated backup solution?
It teams up with Rubrik.
Totaljobs Group Ltd is the UK’s largest and fastest-growing online recruitment company, comprising 190,000 jobs across six job boards. Each month, 7 million jobseekers generate 3.3 million applications on Totaljobs. After struggling with various backup solutions implemented across multiple groups within the company, Totaljobs kicked off a search for a modern backup solution that could simplify daily management and easily scale with a fast-growing business. Holger Sell, Corporate IT Services Manager at TJG outlines their decision process for selecting Rubrik.
Struggling Under the Legacy Approach
“We had outgrown our current backup solution and wanted to move to a solution that was more modern, able to scale with us, and take up less of our time to manage. We used to deal with failed backups and very poor customer service when we needed to recover any data. In addition, having tape as an archive method meant recovery was extra slow and painful.”“We have virtualised 100% of our infrastructure and our previous solution showed its age. I looked at several known products including those known as market leaders for VM backups, and came across Rubrik during my search. What grabbed my attention was the refreshing simplicity of Rubrik’s converged data management solution. I had to try it.”
“We have virtualised 100% of our infrastructure and our previous solution showed its age. I looked at several known products including those known as market leaders for VM backups, and came across Rubrik during my search. What grabbed my attention was the refreshing simplicity of Rubrik’s converged data management solution. I had to try it.”
Overcoming the Status Quo
“Through the decision making process, convincing our parent company, StepStone, was a key milestone. They were heavily invested in the virtualized management software vendor, and going against the grain could have created a conflict. However, Rubrik offered a truly converged solution, with one point of contact for hardware and software issues. The interface was straight forward, questions were answered within hours, and my team had confidence in the product, unlike its competitors’ products, which we had also tried. The solution was so good that I asked myself if I was missing something! The overall support and feature set, together with a clearly defined roadmap made the decision easy for us.”
Modernizing Backup, DR, and Archival
“The solution works exactly as described; it’s insanely simple. I no longer have to allocate resources for changing tapes, do not need to be scared of patching servers whilst a backup job is running, and do not have to worry about over-running or missing jobs, which could have fatal impact on the business in case of a disaster. It does everything we ask for and more, especially for DR purposes. The AWS integration works really well and we can finally say goodbye to Iron Mountain, Peli cases, missing pickups and drop offs.”
“We are now implementing the full solution including instances at our remote offices. I see Totaljobs Group as a company making a difference – a place that helps 60,000 people find a job every month; a centre of excellence for innovation and product development. Rubrik’s innovative solution fits right in.”
What we love: the simplicity, instant recovery that just works, cloud archival, global search, and a fantastic support team.